Several windows errors (eg. no text on screen, wondows update error, etc)
Posted on 2003-11-19
I just installed Windows 2000 Prof. but during installation I got a message saying that file ntdsa.dll could not be found on the cd. This is very weird because I have used that cd before and I never got that problem at all (and the cd is in perfect condition). Anyway, I had to click on the "ignore" button to carry on with the installation. After installing, I applied SP4 and other critical updates from Windows Update, but there were several times when I got an error message from Windows Update saying "Windows Update encountered errors"...After several times, I managed to apply all the updates.
Tha computer seemed to be working fine and the next morning it started up fine, but when I tried to shut down the system, it stayed for at least 20 min. on the "Saviing your configuration" windows message box and I got the message "Low Virtual Memory" twice but it just wouldn't shut down, so I had to pull the plug. After that, it just wouldn't starup normally (got frozen on one of the Windows loading screens) and after pressing F8 and choosing "Use Last good known configuration" I managed to log in. After that, I used the computer all day long problem-free.
That was yesterday. This morning I turn on the computer and it starts up normally but then I notice there is no text on the screen! The Start button is there but it doesn't say "start", the clock is not showing, the Start menu is there (the shape) but there is no text in it....weird! When turning off the system, I got the usual "Windows is shutting down" text messages but also without text! After that, I reboot the machine and then I had no problem at all........
Is this random or what?!
Help much appreciated...