Windows 2000 server not booting

By gmagezah ·
I have an HP Proliant ML370 server running Windows 2000 Server. The problem started when i could not find it on the network from my machine, after rebooting it's hanging when says "preparing network connections". I then rebooted in safe mode and it hanging on the log on screen after inserting the password. If I try booting with a Wnidows 2000 server CD it can't find C drive to repair since it has SCSI hard drives. Is there a tool I can use to boot and repair windows.

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Easy you can press the F6 Key at the first Blue Screen

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Windows 2000 server not b ...

And when prompted insert the SCSI Drivers copied to the Root of a Floppy in the A Drive and press Enter. The System will then load the SCSI Drivers and allow you to do a Repair Install of 2000 Server.

Or you could use a Program called nLite to make a Slipstreamed Install Disc with the SCSI Drivers included.


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Windows 2000 repair

by gmagezah In reply to Easy you can press the F6 ...

Thanks OH Smeg, I have now tried to do a repair and it's hanging while seting up. I then reinstalled Windows 2000 in another folder, now what I need is tool or fix that can fix the hanging windows when you are not running it.

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Have you tried a Repair Install of the original OS this way?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Windows 2000 repair

This article describes how to use the Windows 2000 Professional Setup CD-ROM to perform an in-place upgrade over the existing installation, if you have first performed the emergency repair process and the computer still does not operate normally.
This procedure is a last resort before reinstalling the operating system. Note that the time required to complete the following procedure is equal to the time that it takes to reinstall the operating system.

To perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows 2000 Setup CD into the CD-ROM drive, start the computer, and then press a key to start from the CD-ROM.
2. On the Windows 2000 Setup screen, press ENTER to run the To set up Windows 2000 now, press Enter command.
3. Press the F8 key to accept the License Agreement.
4. Setup should now detect your installation.

Note If the Setup program does not detect a previous installation but just continues to the partitioning screen, there is a problem. An in-place upgrade may not be possible.
5. When you are prompted to repair the existing Windows 2000 installation, press R. Windows 2000 Setup performs an in-place upgrade of the existing installation. Note that you might lose some of your customized settings for the system files.
For more information about the repair processes, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306952 ( What an in-place Windows 2000 upgrade changes and what it does not change
238359 ( Differences between manual and fast repair in Windows
816579 ( How to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows Server 2003

The full M$ knowledge Base Article and links are available here

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