Windows 2000 Pro Keeps Rebooting
Posted on 2004-09-04
I have a Windows 2000 Professional SP4 installed on a ECS K7VZA v3.0 running a AMD 900MHz Athlon. This sytsem is running onboard sound which is enabled along with a 64MB ATI Radeon 7500 AGP video card. It also has a DLink DFE500TX network card. The PC has one hard drive and its a Maxtor 40GB 7200 RPM ATA133.
I downloaded a utility from the internet which was supposed to fix the Windows 2000 installer to correct a problem which I was having when trying to install Office 2000 Pro. After running the program and restarting the computer Windows 2K now continously reboots infinitely. The system gets to the black screen with the white bar indicators at the bottom with the words "Starting Windows 2000". The white indicators reach right to the very end (far right) and then the computer reboots. This process continues over and over again.
I have tried every single option available thru the Windows 2000 Advance Options Menu with the system continously rebooting. I have tried running Windows 2000 Recovery Console option and tried the REG command as previously outlined by LucF in a previously posted similar topic. I get the error " The Command is not recognized", Type "HELP for a list of supported commands". I've also tried running Microsofts Windows 2000 Registry Repair program called ChkReg.EXE with no sucess. I have run a virus scan on the system by hooking the drive as a slave on another computer. no virus found. I've also ran the PowerMax utility by Maxtor on the drive with passing colors. I've also tried running the Fast Repair option via Emergency Repair Option with no luck.
I can read the contents of the drive from the Recovery Console without problem. I can also hook up the drive as a slave ar stated above and read the contents. I really prefer to maintain the curent installation if at possible without having to backup the files and proceeding to format and re-install. I've yet to try the In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000 option.
Many thanks for the time and a sincere thanks to LucF.