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W2K Server, logon screen looping

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Hi,
   I've just had to rebuild the mirroring after a scsi controller failure.  When the machine booted backup , I ctrl alt del'd and logged on and it came up with an error saying that there was no paging file or that it was too small, when I okayed the message it took me back to the logon screen.
Now after i enter the password to login, it looks like it is going to work, then sends me straight back to the ctrl alt del screen.

Unable to try logging in locally as this is the Domain Controller for the site, hence needing to try and resolve quickly

have also tried logging in safe mode, and it does the same thing

any help/suggestions greatly appreciated

ta
jk
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Hi
This is worth a look if you can't login even via safe mode,
After installing or removing a hard disk in Windows 2000, you receive a 'Limited Virtual Memory' error on startup?
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBM/tip6300/rh6346.htm

Deb :))
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That seems a bit drastic though - can you get into it remotely? ie through terminal services at all ? or through connecting remotely via regedt32 and checking the page file settings in :
HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\control \sessionmanager\memorymangement\ paging files

You may be able to adjust them remotely so you can login.
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by:nihlcat
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This KB article seems relevant, but not totally practical.  However, option 5 might be a good quick fix if you can boot to a DOS prompt.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;249321
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hmm,
 have tried to change the registry entry that contained the drive mapping and now get
"LSASS.EXE  -  System Error, security accounts manager initialization failed because of the following error@ Directory Services cannot start. Error Status 0xc00002e1."


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Well that makes sense since lsass is part of window security.  With any luck, you can follow these instruction and get up and running <<Crossing fingers>>

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBF/Tip2500/rh2599.htm
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by:johnkeogh
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Managed to boot into NTFSDOS, make the registry changes to change the mounted drives. Then was able to log in...

Now just have to go through transferring roles back....

Thanks

John
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