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ryanjoachim

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Can anyone tell me why a computer running Win 2000 might constantly restart itself as soon as the login screen appears?

Also, how would I trouble-shoot something like this?

Thanks for any help!
 
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Can you boot into safe mode? Hit F8 rapidly before you get to the "Starting Windows" screen.
 

ryanjoachim

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Right now I haven't tried anything. I am just trying to find out all of the different ways there are to trouble-shoot a problem like this...

kind of a test for myself :)
 
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Well unless you can get into Windows via safe mode you will not be able to trouble shoot anything.
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Well...

If you can logon via Safe Mode, check the Event Viewer for errors...

Also if you can logon, turn off Automatically Reboot, maybe you can get a BSOD with an error code, instead of a reboot...

If you can't, only alterrnatave I can think of is a repair install...

Edit:***

Forgot one try loading the Last known good...
 

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If you can start in safe mode, run spybot, ad-aware, and do a complete virus scan. There are a lot of bugs / spyware that will alter winlogon.exe.
 

ryanjoachim

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In case safe mode doesn't work, any ideas as to what else could work?

Do you think running scan-disk in ms-dos mode would help any?

Thanks for all the posts!
 
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Well...

If the Last known good doesn't work, then a repair install, would be the next guess...

Do you think running scan-disk in ms-dos mode would help any?
If you are talking from a DOS or W98 boot floppy, and if it is NTFS, then scandisk won't see the drive...
 
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