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windows 2000 keeps rebooting before you can login

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i am trying to login to windows 2000. i installed service pack 4 and after restarting the computer,i can't login.  the system keeps rebooting.  this is not my computer and I don't have the windows 2000 cd.  help!!

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by:sunray_2003
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Try doing this

Right-click "my computer"
go to properties
go to advanced
go to settings under "startup and recovery"
and uncheck "automatically restart"

Check to see if you get any error message.. Post back with that
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by:ljohn27616
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the problem is as soon as i click ok at the login screen, the computer reboots..i can't get past that screen
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by:sunray_2003
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can you go inside safe mode ? press F8 when you reboot the machine , go to safe mode and remove service pack 4 ..

then reboot and check if it is fine
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by:ljohn27616
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i tried going into safe mode and when i try to login, i still get the same problem..i can't login normally or in safe mode...it keeps rebooting
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by:sunray_2003
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Looks like you need to have a bootdisk to start booting your OS cos you donot have the CD>

http://bootdisk.com/

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guidway earned 125 total points
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it appears that win2k SP4 has a lot of problems... my thought would be to do a repair install or if possible somehow remove SP4 until the bugs are fixed.

info about the bugs in SP4 can be found here: http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/39644/39644.html
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by:NapoleonII
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Hi there!  I had that same issue occure to me when I tried to upgrade one of my computers to SP4.  I check the Knowledge base and didn't find any answers there, so I just booted into safe mode, and went to the control panel (start/settings/control panel), and then went to unistall  software, uninstalled the sp, and got back to the original configuration.  I haven't discovered yet how to install that sp, so I'll probably just upgrade to W2K3 shortly....
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by:ljohn27616
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i am going to try to bootdisk
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by:ljohn27616
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thanks for the help guys..i appreciate it
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by:pcbrat
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there is a disk that you can use to boot too and run the uninstall of sp4.

we have this problem with updates.....we call it the "boot barf bluescree" although there is no blue screen..

LOL

here is the link....it is an awesome product :)

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
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