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Win2K freezing on boot screen

By josbd
May 23, 2005
  1. I've had this problem a couple of times. Win2K gets to boot screen and then freezes. If I boot in safe mode it freezes at MupSys. Now I found by accident that removing a usb plug, ANY usb plug, when the system freezes, will get the programme loading again and no further probs. I haven't installed any new hard or software in months, and I have nothing really to point the finger at.

    What I would like to know is whether there is a "fix" for this at all?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Try and replace it with this one (from my own W2K/SP4)
    There are 2 (the same) instances:
    \winnt\system32\drivers and
    \winnt\servicepackfiles

    Your version might be corrupt
     
  3. josbd

    josbd TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 196

    Thank you so much, that really is kind of you!

    I presume I overwrite the existing versions in both areas.

    Much appreciated!

    Jo
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Yes, just overwrite it (if it lets you).
     
  5. josbd

    josbd TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 196

    Right, I have successfully overwritten both entries. Since it was a fairly random prob, I probably won't be able to tell that it has worked until I suddenly realise I haven't had the problem in months, so many many thanks for your help!
     
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