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By JHook ·
HI!
Ok I "exploded" win2K on a brand new Compaq Deskpro En Small form factor 866mhz. I installed the wrong version of Mcafee so I uninstalled it. It didn't prompt to reboot, but, I did anyway. Now It takes forever to boot, I clocked it at 30 minutes and I eventually got a blank screen, after I logged in (after 15 minutes). Anyone ever here ever see anything like this? I'm dieing to get to the registry, but, even in safe mode no deal. Last known good doesn't work either. Ran HD diags as well. HELP!

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by montea7 In reply to Windows 2K Boots in Slow ...

If you can get to recovery console run listsvc and see if perhaps there are not some McAfee drivers or services still being loaded. If there are you can disable them using listsvc.

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by JHook In reply to Windows 2K Boots in Slow ...

Thanks, for the quick response, I did finally manage to get into services. I stopped all Networking Associates services. I even deleted all references to it in the registry. No luck, I didn't manage to get to a recovery console.

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by dmiles In reply to Windows 2K Boots in Slow ...

The registry may have become corrupt with file associations.
Once you get the machine up go to Control Panel,double-click the system icon and then select the performance tab,check to see if any drivers are running in DOS Compatibility mode.
Check the Compaq web site for compatibility problems or drivers that may have caused this to happen.

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by JHook In reply to Windows 2K Boots in Slow ...

I did finally manage to get into services. I stopped all Networking Associates services. I even deleted all references to it in the registry. No luck. Thanks for the feedback.

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Windows 2K Boots in Slow ...

It might be faster to start from scratch, fdisk this system drive, and re-install...If this system came from Compost with win2k, then use the recovery CD.

Yeah, i seen similar things...I crippled a win2k installation when I inadvertantly attempted to install win9x drivers and apps for a trident sound card...it took me 2 days to find ALL the refernces in the regristry and remove them.

Good luck guy...

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by JHook In reply to Windows 2K Boots in Slow ...

Thanks, I always hate to pull the whole engine out when I could turn a couple of screws instead, but, It was quicker starting over. Thanks!

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