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Odd loop towards end of boot in w2k

By junja ยท 5 replies
Jan 16, 2008
  1. Good day all

    My Win 2k hangs on booting. When it reaches "Recording your parameters", it starts looping indefinitely, every minute.

    It's a problem mentioned in an earlier message with the same title as this one but there's no record of a solution.
    I've tried replacing my 3 user.dat files from a backup I made yesterday - one of them had an allocation error. (I've got 98 on the same disk and did a scandisk and surface check using that.)

    I've tried a repair using the cd - but it made no difference.

    Any ideas ?
    Having read the post above, I'll try replacing the registry files from the backup ..
    I can reinstall, I know, but I'm busy and the setup would take days of work to replace.
    Junja
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    This might be a problem related to the boot sector of your hard drive.
    Boot from the install CD and opt for repair - at the prompt run fixmbr - reboot.
    If that fails, using another PC, locate and download the makers diagnostic tools for the drive, install onto a floppy and boot from that. Run the diags and any fixes offered.
    If that fails, imho the best long term fix would be a reinstall once you have backed up your files.
     
  3. junja

    junja TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks AlbertLionheart
    I've checked the partition - no problems.
    The problem occurs towards the end of booting, so the boot sector is fine.
    Junja
     
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Will it boot into safe mode? If so the problem is almost certainly a driver.
     
  5. junja

    junja TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    No, it won't - not even to the command line.
    I've bitten the bullet ..

    Thanks all the same.
    Junja
     
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    No worries - hope it all works in the end
     
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