Windows 2000 Stop Error 0x000000C5

Posted on 2004-11-18
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have Windows 2000 Pro. I'm receiving a stop error 0x000000C5 ( A device driver has corrupted the executive memory pool.) I'm not able to boot in safe mode and I don't have the Windows 2000 CD. What options do I have for correcting this problem. I was able to boot in safe earlier. I tried to run the driver verifier, but it wouldn't re-boot so that I could see which driver was corrupting to system. I was thinking about upgrading to Windows XP, but I don't have any way of backing up the files. Please give me some recommendtions!!!
Question by:slimb23
LVL 21

Expert Comment

ID: 12622680
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

cpc2004 earned 1500 total points
ID: 12624409
This is a hardware problem as you cannot boot to safe mode. It maybe the faulty ram or faulty power supply unit. If you have two memory stick. Take out a memory stick and reboot W2K. If it still fails with same problem, swap it with another memory stick.

If it still fails, go to bootdisk.com and create a boot disk for W2K. Check BIOS boot sequence to boot from floopy. If you can boot from floopy disk, check c:\windows and verify any windows modules are changed recently. Maybe they are changed by a new device driver or virus.

LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Wayne Barron
ID: 12625034
cpc2004 = c:\windows
Try  = c:\winnt

   cpc2004 has some good information here for the problem.


Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Often times it's very very easy to extend a volume on a Linux instance in AWS, but impossible to shrink it. I wanted to contribute to the experts-exchange community a way of providing a procedure that works on an AWS instance. It can also be used on…
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Integration Management Part 2
Suggested Courses

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question