Windows 2000 crashes at logon screen! Help?
Posted on 2004-04-17
I turn on the computer. It goes through POST fine, it goes through the Win2K startup sequence fine. I see the "Press CTRL-ALT-DEL' screen that precedes the name/password entrance screen. I can move my mouse, click the help dialog, everything works great.
Until I try to press a key on the keyboard. Any keyboard input causes the machine to freeze. Mouse locks, keyboard lights (numlock, etc.) stop responding, the works. It does this in normal mode AND safe mode. I have tried multiple keyboards, they all have the same result.
I really need to access this machine, if only to make backups. I don't have another machine handy to swap the drive into. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!