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Windows 2000 Keeps Rebooting at Startup

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  1. richyoung

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    I have a Windows 2000 pro installation on my Dell laptop. On bootup it gets to the login screen, then seems to reboot and start up all over again. I have used the recovery console to 1) Repair the installation.
    2) Chkdsk
    3) Fixboot
    4) Fixmbr
    None of these have worked. Any suggestions before I have to do a complete reinstall?
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    Is this an upgrade from a previous OS, such as Windows 98, or was it a clean install??
     
  3. richyoung

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    It was a clean install.
     
  4. skinnywhiteboy

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    In that case, have you installed any new apps, drivers, etc. on it lately before it started doing this?? There is also the possibility that you could just have a corrupted installation, in which case you would have to redo the system.
     
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    A USB stick was used, some files were copied across (bout 10mb worth). None of these were opened. So it may point toward the usb stick.
     
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    What was the memory stick used for and what kind of files are we talking about??
     
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