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Win2000 in a loop checking drives, won't boot.

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When trying to boot, Windows 2000 claims two out of four logical drives need to be checked for errors. It does so, then restarts the computer and when Windows starts, goes right back to checking the same drives again.

I can get to Safe Mode.


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CHKDSK runs at every boot!

Chkdsk Runs Each Time That You Start Your Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316506

This can be caused by a corrupt registry, you can repair the registry using the steps in the link below

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry That Prevents Windows XP from Starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307545

Or

Click Start >Run >type "regedit" {enter}

Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

Double click the "BootExecute" value, and remove all the entries

If this doesn't clear the problem you may well have a problem with your Hard Drive go to the manufacturers website for diagnostic tools

Maxtor/Quantum (Fireball) http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm
Western Digital http://support.wdc.com/download/
Samsung http://www.samsungelectronics.com/hdd/support/utilities/utilities_index.html
Seagate http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
fujitsu/Seimens http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic

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