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Windows 2000 fails to boot = /idlist and runtime errors

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Windows 2000 machine boots all the way up to showing the desktop background when an error reading: (552 in the title bar at top) "runtime error '5' invalid procedure call or argument".  I click on "ok" and that is as far as I can get .. sort of.  The background picture is displayed but no icons and no bottom menu bar.  The "windows" key will not inittiate any menus.  However I can launch taskmanager.  If i then launch control panel from a command line everything appears and runs normally.  There is another error message that pops up though and it reads: "cannot find the file '/idlist,:132:828.' (or one of its components)  Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available."  Upon every reboot the 828 number changes randomly.

I have run chkdsk /f via safemode command prompt, installation disk, and normally with no result.  I tried to run sfc /scannow but i keep getting a message that the wrong disc is in the cd player.  I need to install a "service pack disk" but I have only an installation disk with the service pak built in.  I see there are registry entries referring to /idlist %I %L.  If I try to launch explorer.exe from the command line in task manager it will not launch and shows the same error - and yet it will launch after launching control panel.  I have run an antivirus program and it did show where bloodhound.exploit.64 had been quarantined just prior to the start up problem, but scans clean now.  I have turned off all start ups in the system configurator, as well as the startup services that are not microsoft.

I am trying to avoid doing an installation disk repair as I will lose settings and service packs and updates, so if you have any suggestions I would appreciate it - thanks.
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