Problems logging into a Windows 2000 SP4 SERVER.
Posted on 2006-05-12
I am having problems logging into one of my Windows 2000 SP4 server. This is a member server in my AD/Win2k3 domain. Its basically a file server with some SQL DB's on it. Anyhow.
When I login to the machine, I get the logging into profile window and then it stays at a blank background with my mouse cursor on the screen and doesn't go any further than that. I tried SAFE MODE, no dice, I tried last known good configuration, no dice... I tried logging into the machine using local and domain admin accounts with no dice.
Next thing I did is right after I logged into the machine I would bring up task manager. I know if you go FILE RUN, and type explorer.exe you can manually run your desktop up on your screen. Well when I would start task manager, I would see explorer.exe run and then followed by a DrWatson.EXE..like explorer.exe tries to run and then crashes. Not sure how to fix it, but remember, I can't log into the machine to run scripts. Thanks