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Windows 2000 Booting Issues

Q: Windows 2000 Booting Issues

Hello This is my first post to this forum but hopefully a Booting 2000 Issues Windows good one I have a PC running win k A few days ago it displayed the message Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt lt windows root Windows 2000 Booting Issues gt system ntoskrnl exe Please reinstall a copy of the above file After reading about the problem I decided to boot the computer from my win k CD and select to repair the windows installation from my emergency disk Well that took care of the message displaying but now windows does not attempt to boot at all Here is the twist I have a seagate GB hard drive installed on the PC via a SIIG PCI UltraATA controller card Since this is the case I had to press F when running the recovery CD and insert my controller card driver floppy disk Since the recovery process accurately found and checked my hard drive I figured that would fix everything But now after rebooting it almost seems like it is not even trying to access the hard drive to boot windows anymore After going thru the motherboard BIOS and then the controller card BIOS it seems like it gives up just a blank black screen and perhaps cannot find the hard drive Do I need to re-install my controller card drivers again even though I installed them during recovery when I pressed F and inserted the driver disk If so how and where do I install them I can still get to the hard drive using quot DOS quot in win k CD recovery console so I know the physical connection is there Any help would be greatly appreciated I have alot of data on the hard drive and would prefer not to lose it Thanks nbsp

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A: Windows 2000 Booting Issues

Try doing a repair again, frantically hit the f6 key as before to install the drivers. This time do a fast repair and select all three options. I can't recall their names. If you can't see what i'm talking about let me know and i'll do it on a machine at work tomorrow.

Then try to boot to windows.
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I am using laptop computer with the OS Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
and other capacity 196 mb ram and 12 gb hard disk ( 6 gb free)

during past few days , my system was very very slow in performance and today suddenly it is not booting at all..

While booting the system, i am getting these following messages

windos 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt

/WINNT/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEMced startup option for windows2000

press f8 ..

you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows 2000
setup using the original setup floppy disk or CD ROM .

Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair

Now the problem is, the message is very clear.. i shd go for windows 2000 cd or boot floppy.. But i dont have none of these..

Pls help me out for this issue.. and give me an alternative..

many thanks..
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A:HP 2000 WITH Windows 8 not booting.

Before you head for the dumpster have you checked on the warranty? Most new systems come with a year from the manufacturer and some even get an extension from the vendor. HP had good tech support when I was building and configuring them. If they still do that might be a place to get more help. I would also expect that you can get the installation disks with the operating system and drivers from HP. Might be a service change but it should still be less than a replacement laptop.
Keep us posted
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A recently installed device driver, or software that installs a driver (Third party Firewall, Antivirus, or CD-burning application) is usually the cause if normal mode won't start but safe mode will.Start in Safe Mode and uninstall any recently installed software which fits the above description.
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A:Problem Booting Windows 2000 Operating System

Hiya and welcome

Can you get to safeMode:

If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
When you see the black-and-white Starting Windows bar at the bottom of the screen, start tapping the F8 key. The Windows 2000 Advanced Options Menu appears.
Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected. In most cases, it is the first item in the list and is selected by default.
Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
Ah, I see that you've already tried the options in F8. Have you tried the option Last Known Good Configuration?

1. Restart the computer.
2. Press F8 when you receive the following message:
Please select the operating system to start
3. In Windows Advanced Option Menu, use the arrow keys to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
4. If you are running other operating systems on the computer, click Microsoft Windows 2000 from the list that is displayed, and then press ENTER.

WARNING: After you start your computer by using the last known good configuration, changes that you made since the last successful startup are lost.

If you can start your computer by using the last known good configuration, the last change that you made to the computer (for example, the installation of a driver) may be the cause of the incorrect startup behavior. It is recommended that you either remove or update the driver or program, and then test Windows for proper startup.

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Do you have pc cillin as your antivirus ?

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A:Windows Booting Issues

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A:Portable Windows XP Booting issues

Hi There

Its actually not a good idea to have windows XP on a portable drive as when you move it to a diffrent PC the configuration of the OS changes to that PC, So I would recommend Installing XP onto your home drive and do not try booting XP from a portable HDD again as this damages the files on the disk as the OS has to install new devices everytime itstarts

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A:Windows 2000 startup issues

Have you done some virus scans on it?
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all by itself, without being touched... I have been reading on the net for 3 days now and can't seem to find anyone with similar problems... if anybody has any suggestions please let me know, I am at my wits end here!


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A:Windows 2000 shutdown issues

Have you tried the Wingate technical support forums? Since this seems to be a Wingate issue, they might be able to help you better than us.

It sounds like to me that maybe when the clients logon and poll the Wingate server for thier automatic proxy settings, that somehow wingate is restarting the computer.

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A:Dell Inspiron 14Z 5423 windows 10 booting issues ??

Hi douglas, 
      Does  your laptop have warranty?. if so you can call dell support to fix the laptop
I think i have a possible solution by replacing cmos battery. since i don't have warranty and majority of the tech people  bluntly say it is motherboard or chipset failure. please open the youtube link and find a "James C" comment which says he fixed the 3 beeps  by changing a cmos battery
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A:Sound Card compatiblity issues w/ Windows 2000

One of the big problems with win2000 is that a lot of hardware won't work because the drivers haven't been developed yet. Odds are the manufacturers are working on it. You can either wait for the driver that will eventualy come out or replace the sound card with one that you know there are drivers for.

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Try this article:
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A:dual booting with 2000& XP

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A:Dual booting 7 and 2000

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A:No keyboard or mouse when booting into win 2000

Not sure this will help, but remove both the keyboard and mouse, from within the device manager, and then restart your system, and see if Windows will find them again.
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dear friends
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A:win 2000 server booting problem

Hi Rajesh,

If the CD-Rom won't work at all, then
you can still boot if you've made
the 4 disk "boot up" set.

You may have to do that from another
2000 Adv. Server machine. Once you've
created the boot disks, then you can
choose repair as the options come up.
It will ask for your CD, which should
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A:Blue Screen Whilst booting 2000

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A:hp 2000-2b09wm corrupted bios not booting

Hi, From what you said, I understand that the PC got issues after you try to flash the BIOS. The possibility is that the BIOS is corrupted and it might require a service from HP Service Center where they can rectify the BIOS issue. If the PC is still in warranty, please contact HP Support and arrange for a repair at the earliest.  

I work for HP............................just trying to help where I can, but not speaking on behalf of HP.Clicking Kudos! is a nice way to say "Thank You" if this helped you .... also mark "Accept It As A Solution" so that others get a benefit from it..
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A:{Advice Offered} - Windows 2000 Professional, 2000 Server, 2000 Anvanced Server--the difference?


Win2K Professional is, indeed, just NT Workstation 5.0

The real difference between Win2K Server and Win2K Advanced Server is scalability. To quote a CNET article: "Three versions of the operating system will be available next week (it's an old article): Windows 2000 Professional, aimed at PCs and workstations; Windows 2000 Server, for file-and-print servers; and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, supporting clustering, which is a way of making several systems act as a single, more powerful computer.

To quote the FAQ from
Windows 2000 Professional is the workstation edition of Windows 2000. This is basically Windows NT Workstation 5.0, although Win2K Professional of course includes all of the new technologies for Win2K.

Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server is the server edition of Windows 2000, which is designed to serve small- to mid-sized businesses and workgroups. Server supports up to 4GB of physical RAM and up to 4 processors per computer. Advanced Server supports up to 8GB of RAM and 8 processors per computer.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is designed for large businesses and computer clusters. Datacenter supports up to 32 processors per computer and up to 64GB of RAM, as well as built-in clustering and load-balancing features.

Is that what you wanted?


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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A:XP Pro booting issues

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Have you looked in your bios settings? The C disk should be selected as your main boot device....
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"then it would come to a black screen stating to push F1 to continue"

Is that all it said?

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A:Booting Issues

Hello Ragumshnagum

Yes, I think you may have some uninvited guests there

I am sorry but we cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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A:booting issues

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A:Issues booting up

Could possibly be a dead CMOS battery- unlikely if the board is new.
Next I would try to clear CMOS:

clear cmos

Remove power from the system.
Hit the power button to discharge the capacitors.
Move the CCMOS jumper to the clear position- or reset with CMOS button if the board has one
Remove the battery from the motherboard.
Do something else for an hour.
Replace the battery.
Place the jumper back in the normal position.
Restore power and boot up immediately into BIOS.
Select "Load Optimized Defaults" and set the recommended voltage for your RAM
Save & exit.

It could also be a short. You can eliminate this by assembling the basics of the system out of the case (on top of the motherboards anti-static bag and box):
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-1 stick RAM
-keyboard (pref PS/2 esp. for older boards)
-connect GPU to monitor
Power up. If no POST then recheck with remaining RAM
Retest with remaining RAM sticks.

This is a basic guide for preliminary troubleshooting.

Your next post should ideally include your motherboard and RAM manufacturers and models, unless your next post is entited "thanks guys, I'm up and running"
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A:Booting Issues


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Hope this helps

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A:Booting Issues

boot into the recovery console and run
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A:Booting Issues

No, the problem is not necessarily the motherboard nor the CPU. It could be, but unlikely. Dead machines are almost never caused by a bad board or cpu. The Crosshair is a good motherboard, and the AMD rarely fails unless overheated... and your other components look good...

Unfortunately it is more difficult to trouble shoot when it won't boot up...
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I would check all of these:
Are all internal cables connected, or do you see something loose. Sometimes cables and connectors fall off sometime after the technician errs.
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Drive Diagnostic test:
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A:Booting Issues

Eldoret said:

Hello, I bought a new computer about a month agoClick to expand...

Hmm. It might be best to return it under warranty, as it has a HardWare issue.

But just in case:

Pull out the back power cord
Hold the ON button in for 30 secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Put the power cord back in securely
Turn on

Still the same?
Return under warranty
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A:Booting Issues

Hi James Penner and Welcome.
Can you run the tool detailed here:Windows 7 - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.I know it says BSOD but it collects other info as well with which folks will maybe able to help you.
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A:Booting Issues

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A:Booting Issues

Boot into safe mode. Check the device manager for problems. Install latest video drivers. Install the proper chipset drivers for your motherboard and OS.
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A:Booting Issues

Sounds like damaged profile, which can be overcome.
Fix a corrupted user profile, Win 7 -
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A:Booting up issues

Hello Xiled, welcome to Vista forums!

I believe some have had problems with Vista recognizing G11s.
I'm sure others with experience with them will help if I'm correct about that.
It will speed up as "SuperFetch" learns what to load at startup in anticipation of your needs.

You may also want to have a look at the tutorials at the links below.

Speed Up the Performance of Vista

Keep us informed!

Later Ted
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A:Booting issues....

Hi carrie640...

it is more likely a hardware issue of some kind. Things to check are whether all the cables are connected securely at the back. The PSU may well be faulty regardless of the fact the fan spins so that's worth looking into. Also, remove the power source completely and reseat the RAM, GPU and ensure there is no sign of heat damage to the board.

When the machine boots, does the hard drive light come on at all?
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A:Booting from CD issues

Enter your BIOS, and search for a setting that says something like enable USB support or enable legacy USB etc. Set it to enabled and try again.

If this doesnt work, try a PS/2 keyboard.
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