Windows 2000 server hangs during bootup

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Ralph, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Guest

    Recently our HP TC2110 had the motherboard fail. After HP
    replaced the motherboard, I tried to boot up Windows 2000
    server. The progress bar gets about 3/4 of the way across
    then the system freezes.

    I assume I have a corrupt file in startup.

    So I try to reinstall windows 2000 server and after it
    loads all the drivers, it freezes on "Windows 2000 server
    starting".

    Any suggestion?

    Ralph
     
    Ralph, Sep 12, 2003
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  2. Hi Ralph,

    Will the server start in Safe Mode (F8 during boot options)? If so then a
    faulty / mismatched driver is loading.
    239780 Safe-Mode Boot Switches for Windows Boot.ini File
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=239780

    Take a look at the System logs in EV while in safe mode for clues.

    If not in safe mode, can you get in with Recovery Console?
    229716 Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=229716

    Is the motherboard *exactly* the same as the prior version? Mismatches
    between firmware and O/S drivers could be the problem.


    Did you completely reinstall the O/S or are you using the previous install
    on the HD? Consider:
    292175 How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=292175



    "Ralph" <> wrote in message
    news:0bba01c3797b$6d2d00b0$...
    > Recently our HP TC2110 had the motherboard fail. After HP
    > replaced the motherboard, I tried to boot up Windows 2000
    > server. The progress bar gets about 3/4 of the way across
    > then the system freezes.
    >
    > I assume I have a corrupt file in startup.
    >
    > So I try to reinstall windows 2000 server and after it
    > loads all the drivers, it freezes on "Windows 2000 server
    > starting".
    >
    > Any suggestion?
    >
    > Ralph
     
    Tom Acker \(MSFT\), Sep 19, 2003
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