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Windows 2000 Keeps restarting in splash screen

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Hi, I have Windows 2000 that keeps restarting in splash screen, and it also restarting in safe mode. There's a blue screen right before it's restarting, but it's turn off very quickly I cannot get it read. Is there any solutions for this?? Can I get that blue screen message in recovery console?? thanks.
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by:mattisflones
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No, you wont get that screen in the console.. Did you try doing a recovery?
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by:jvuz
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Can you give the  exact error message
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by:mersiung
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I cannot get the error message because it's too fast, what king of recovery? I did fixmbr & fixboot but still didn't work.
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by:mattisflones
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The OS repair.. Fixboot and FixMBR doesnt fix didley squat in the OS.
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by:mersiung
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How do I do the OS repair??
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by:mattisflones
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Insert the OS CD, restart, follow teh options and select a repair.. Its quite self explainatory..

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q229/7/16.ASP&NoWebContent=1
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by:mersiung
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The options is just ERD & rcovery console, I don't have the ERD for this installation, and I don't know how to repair from recovery console.
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by:mattisflones
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Is this a OEM version of the OS? If so youre screwed.. and you have to reinstall.
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by:Rob Stone
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Edit the boot.ini from the recovery console and put the /sos and /basevga switches in to see if that helps.  I doubt the basevgaa will help as safe mode also falls over but the /sos might tell you if a service is causing the blue screen. Then you can disable the service from recovery console if its that.

Any new hardware been added recently? Is the PC Overclocked?
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by:mersiung
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do you know how to get in to root (C:/) ??
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by:robrandon
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What if you boot up and press the F8 key.  Then try 'Last Known Good Configuration'.
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BigC666 earned 125 total points
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howdy,

also you can try this http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307545
 hope that it helps
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by:mersiung
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I used /sos but the blue screen still too fast. All the options in F8 not working (always restarting). How about if I reinstall, will all the programs wiped out??
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by:BigC666
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the link i sent you refers to xp, however it works with win2k,win3k aswell, before you do a repair NOT reinstall, try to do what the link says.

let us know
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