Windows reboots after I log in
Posted on 2004-10-31
I have a Windows 2000 professional system running on a Pentium III at 550 Mhz. The system was running fine. The other day I applied some updates. I installed drivers & program for a CDRW drive that was already in the system and working as a normal CD. I think I also applied a windows update before I did this but can't remember if I rebooted between the windows update and the CDRW software install. Immediately after I did this I started having problems with my system.
I can turn the system on and it will boot ok to the signon screen, I can leave it in this screen forever and its fine.
As soon as I sign in under either my account name or the administrator account, it'll get to the point where the wall paper is displayed and the icons set on the desktop, then it reboots.
I've tried going in in safe mode in order to back out the install for the CDRW, I get the blue screen of death (OH NO!). It's a bunch of text that comes out on it but the primary message across the top of the screen is this:
*** STOP: 0X0000001E (0XC0000005, 0X00000000, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
There were a bunch of suggestions as to what to do after this, one of which was to boot into safe mode (kinda useless), I do have adequate disk space, gigs and gigs worth. I also honestly don't think its a BIOS thing, this was caused by me installing something on the PC.
I thought I created a W2K emergency boot disk (2 in fact) but can't find them now. If you saw my room, youi'd know why)
Again, I only get this blue screen if I try to boot into safe mode. If I try to boot normally it's not until after I log in that the system reboots on me.