Windows 2000 professional cannot boot anymore

By stork838
Jun 10, 2009
  1. I installed kind of a security patch for XP onto 2000 pro by mistake, and after reboot, it shows the blue screen...and said 'there might be a virus or damages on hardwares'...something like that...but I know it's the patch that made the OS not working. But I do not know how to solve this problem..
    I have to preserve all data safely.
    could u help me?
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I'm not sure you CAN install a patch meant for Windows XP on aW2K system. But if you did:

    Control Panel> Add/Remove Programs> be sure 'show updates' is checked> uninstall the patch.

    If necessary, you can do this in Safe Mode:

    Boot into Safe Mode

    * Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard.
    * Select the Safe Mode option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
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