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By steve.b.klein ·
During bootup of a Windows2000 pc I am getting the message
"The sysyem cannot log you on now because the domain GATEWAY
is not available." Unable to boot in safe mode or log in as any user,
getting the same message. Any ideas??

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by calves In reply to Windows 2000 Boot Questio ...

The first impression is that your NIC is not working. Does it have the trafic lights active?
Second, you might need to remove this server from Server Manager and WINS before your next reboot, there is if the machine or any machine with the same name was previously registered in the domain.

Good luck!

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by ec364 In reply to Windows 2000 Boot Questio ...

If this happens only once in a while, then it's just that the logon server is not available at the split of second that your workstation requests for logon due to traffic. All you have to do is restart Win2K. Click Start/Shutdown/Restart or Log off <username>.

But if the logon box doesn't come up at all, then update the NIC's driver. You have to remove the NIC from the Device Manager in System applet from Control Panel and restarting your PC and supplying your NIC driver. Also check the cable.

Enjoy!

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by McKayTech In reply to Windows 2000 Boot Questio ...

I guess my first question (and maybe a dumb one) would be "Is there a Gateway domain it should be finding?" or was this machine setup as a member of a domain to which it is no longer connected.

If there really is a Gateway domain on your network,then I agree with the other answers that suggest a closer look at the physical network connection including the NIC, NIC driver and patch cable.

If there isn't a Gateway domain, you might be looking at a re-install of the OS although I hope someone else has a better answer.

paul

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