Windows 2000 Cannot Boot or See C: Drive
Posted on 2005-04-15
HELP - I've looked everywhere - i cannot boot into Windows 2000 Professional
1st error was a chkdsk error message. I tried the WIN2k Recovery options and now its still booting with "The session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly"
** I have a 2nd pc with Win 2000 (work PC) and a laptio with Win XP **
No problems for over 2 years - this PC is critical and I cannot lose the data files !
(No decent backup - some files backed up a month ago...)
From what I've found on Google the partition appears to be there
I boot with the Win2k CD - go to Repair - Recovery console
C:\ "The path or file specified is not valid"
MAP -- (The CDs and A: drive are ok) The C: drive is shot
? 0 MB \Device\Harddisk0\PArtition0
? 38147MB \Device\Harddisk0\PArtition1
? 16MB \Device\Harddisk0\PArtition0
FIXBOOT - comes back with "successsfully written" but still can't access C: drive
Is the 1st partition "Extra" or something ????
What I did
New laptop this week - setup wireless router to replace wired router
LAPTOP is fine - problem with Gateway desktop (about 4+ years old)
-- Only laptop is wireless
Setup laptop to share files on Gateway PC- Many problems - went to Google to get tips
1 tip was to run a Win XP config program on the older Win2k PC
Then I shared the C: drive using my name - I may have removed "Everyone" - not certain ?
All was fine - About 3 am Norton Antivirus runs ad this morning had a message it couldn't load some file. I then found I couldn't access internet - even tried DOS - PING
Then I re-booted - That was it - COULD NOT GET BACK TO WINDOWS 2000 !
1st message was "could not load autchk somethinig....
PLEASE HELP !