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Windows 2000 server hangs during bootup

 
 
Ralph
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      09-12-2003
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
 
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Tom Acker \(MSFT\)
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      09-18-2003
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" <ralph-> wrote in message
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> 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



 
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