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Win 2K Pro login immediately logs out

Dual boot Win 98SE/Win 2K Pro system. Tried to install 80 GB disk but Award v 4.51 Bios won't permit > 33.8 GB. Seagate DDO program used.  Removed 80 GB disk but now when I logon I get message that user settings are loading, screen briefly changes to normal background color, then get message that user settings are being saved and back to logon screen. User has admin privileges. Local admin password forgotten or doesn't work. Can logon to Win 98SE but Win 2K is on an NTFS partition originally created with Partition Magic 6.0 and is not visible to Win 98.

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I think the permissions on the profiles directory are not correct.

Take your harddisk to another computer with Win 2000 and change these permissions.

Or try repairing Windows 2000 from the D:\i386\winnt.exe

Or reinstall Windows 2000.
Your drive letters have changed as a result of removing the 80GB drive - Windows 200 was either using a paging file on that disk or was using it for temporary files, etc...

If you were using a 2nd drive, it is likely that the Disk Manager utility shipped with the 80GB HDD set it up with a primary partition, which means that it would grab a lower drive letter than the logical drive on which your Windows 2000 installation resides.

You need to get your machine back to where it was prior to your removing the hard drive.
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