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W2K constant rebooting

by mmorasch / February 1, 2004 4:37 AM PST

A friend of mine just called me up saying that his computer won't boot up. He said that it goes to the screen saying that it is starting up Windows 2000 and then it reboots. He said that the BIOS looks fine and that nothing has changed since yesterday (when the computer worked)

Any ideas?

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Re:W2K constant rebooting
by Michael Geist / February 1, 2004 5:40 AM PST
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Re:W2K constant rebooting. Some additional Recovery Console work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 1, 2004 6:31 AM PST
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Re:Re:W2K constant rebooting. Some additional Recovery Console work.
by JenDScot / February 15, 2004 6:37 AM PST

The only suggestion I can offer is to try the repair option from 2000 cd first, then if not successful go to repair from the recovery console using the chkdsk /r switch. If that is not successful, then the Master boot record or MBR is corrupted or(TRY FIRST)> try disconnecting all external devices to see if the system boots up, as a conflicting device can cause addressing issues booting up a system.

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