If it is network related, I can often unplug the network card or disable it for troubleshooting.
Even in SAFE MODE, the IEFIX program (hint:google.com) has been useful in system repairs without me nailing down the exact cause/cure. A real time and money saver. Have the 2000 CD handy.
I am only able to start Windows 2000 Pro service pack4 in safe mode. When I attempt a regular start up it gets hung up in the first startup screen. The event log is repeatedly showing the following errors when I try to re-boot:
-The server did not register with DCOM within the required time out.
-The IP address lease ***.***.1.101 for the Network Card with network address ********5861 has been denied by the DHCP server ***.***.1.1 (the DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message)
These are only the most recent errors found. I have had other ones that refer to the DNS Client service, TCP/IP Protocol Driver service, the NetBios and 10 every restarts or so, i get this event:
-The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.