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Win2k hangs during startup

By nrb ·
The first time this happened Win2k stalled at the OP prompt list where you have options to choose which operating system to activate. The computer did this for two days until it mysteriously fixed itself. It ran as normal for three weeks til now when it hangs at the Win2k loading page. I'm now in my second day of being shut out of my computer.

Can you advise me on how to fix this?

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Win2k hangs during startup

by voldar In reply to Win2k hangs during startu ...

I don't understand exactly what your problem is (if u have one or two OS on your computer) but I sugest you to copy a boot.ini file from another computer and try to copy it on your computer. If u have two or more OS take good care on modifying the new boot.ini file accordingly.
Use the recovery console to do that, and also use the fixmbr command.
If none of the above works use the REPAIR installation method. (insert CD - start installation - new installation - repair).

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Win2k hangs during startup

by tduval In reply to Win2k hangs during startu ...

Safe mode boot ;
if unsuccesfull, console boot

Else, re-install in same directory, you won't loose your applications installed

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Win2k hangs during startup

by pctech In reply to Win2k hangs during startu ...


Should the other suggestions not work, I would run a hardware diagnostics test with the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic tool. You may have a failing hard drive. Should you have made any recent installations, hardware or software, just before this started, try "Safe Mode" boot and remove the last installed software/hardware.

I hope this helps

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