windows 2000 booting problem

By ddsa ยท 4 replies
Sep 25, 2006
  1. i have an PC which have windows 2000 on it w/ 512MB ram, 1.2G.b Hz, and the problem i'm getting is that whenever i try to boot up windows 2000 it tries to boot and suddenly the logo screen was freeze and it stop from booting, i have tries boot from "last known good configuration" and it still doesn't work, however it allows me to boot from safe mode.
    Please help me on this problem thank you very much!
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    are you receiving any kind of error codes?
  3. ddsa

    ddsa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    there are no error code shown, the windows 2000 logo screen freeze suddenlly during boot up
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Lots of things could be responsible, but it is most likely a software problem.

    The question I like to ask myself though is 'What caused the software problem though'? Did failing drive media corrupt your registry or other files? Did a virus do a number on your system? Did Windows screw up again? Did a recent software or driver install cause this? These are all questions we don't have answers to, so we should look into finding answers for them.

    You should run a drive diagnostic using a manfucturer's diag. A list can be found here: to run out drive problems.

    Under Safe Mode, if you Start > Run > cmd.exe you can type chkdsk /f and reboot your computer to run a file system check. Does it turn out to be good? Did you have problems? If so, what were the problems listed?

    Under Safe Mode with Networking, perhaps you can run a virus scan.

    Under Safe Mode, Start > Run > eventvwr.msc
    What does the system event veiwer tell you? ARe there any critical errors under the System or Applications section that are recent? If so, what do they say?

    Under Device Manager in Safe Mode, maybe we can take a look at your installed devices? Anything look funny? If a driver is to blame, perhaps we can remove that device and force Windows to redetect and reinstall it. Common causes from freezing on bootup might include the graphics adapter or IDE/SATA controller.

    Do you have the Windows 2000 CD and product key? We can attempt to 'upgrade' your system, which will reinstall Windows but keep most of your settings and files... But refreshes your system files with nice, new ones.

    Just some ideas to get you started.
  5. stealthless

    stealthless TS Rookie


    im having the same problem,plz tell me if u find a way to fix it
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