Hangs at Startup 2000 Logo Screen - SOS!

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

In the boot up process, the screen freezes at the Windows 2000 Logo
Startup Screen, at the bottom is the "Starting Up" progress indicator
completely filled, then just hangs at this point.

I've tried all the F8 Advanced Troubleshooting Options i.e.
Safe Mode, Last Known Good Config, etc., but
stops at the exact same point every time.
Any other options left at this point since I don't appear to have the
option to reinstall Win2000?

Grateful for any advice!
Asta
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Looks like not to be solved easily. It sounds like all boot drivers are
    started and loaded and SMSS is about to start, or SMSS is about to start
    Winlogon, or autocheck, or somwthing else...
    Did you update a driver that is loaded in all configurations (like a RAID
    controller)?

    or:
    Are you familiar with WinDBG?


    --
    Chau chau,

    Pascalos


    "Asta" wrote:

    > In the boot up process, the screen freezes at the Windows 2000 Logo
    > Startup Screen, at the bottom is the "Starting Up" progress indicator
    > completely filled, then just hangs at this point.
    >
    > I've tried all the F8 Advanced Troubleshooting Options i.e.
    > Safe Mode, Last Known Good Config, etc., but
    > stops at the exact same point every time.
    > Any other options left at this point since I don't appear to have the
    > option to reinstall Win2000?
    >
    > Grateful for any advice!
    > Asta
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Sorry, as a lay woman, I don't even understand your questions
    (how embarrassing). Guess I'm looking for simply instructions to
    boot up.

    asta


    "Pascal Damman" wrote:

    > Looks like not to be solved easily. It sounds like all boot drivers are
    > started and loaded and SMSS is about to start, or SMSS is about to start
    > Winlogon, or autocheck, or somwthing else...
    > Did you update a driver that is loaded in all configurations (like a RAID
    > controller)?
    >
    > or:
    > Are you familiar with WinDBG?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Chau chau,
    >
    > Pascalos
    >
    >
    > "Asta" wrote:
    >
    > > In the boot up process, the screen freezes at the Windows 2000 Logo
    > > Startup Screen, at the bottom is the "Starting Up" progress indicator
    > > completely filled, then just hangs at this point.
    > >
    > > I've tried all the F8 Advanced Troubleshooting Options i.e.
    > > Safe Mode, Last Known Good Config, etc., but
    > > stops at the exact same point every time.
    > > Any other options left at this point since I don't appear to have the
    > > option to reinstall Win2000?
    > >
    > > Grateful for any advice!
    > > Asta
    > >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Asta wrote:

    >Sorry, as a lay woman, I don't even understand your questions
    >(how embarrassing). Guess I'm looking for simply instructions to
    >boot up.
    >
    >

    w2k can take minutes to get past that point, trying to load up things.
    How long have you waited?


    --
    A sufficiently advanced computer network protective attitude is indistinguishable from paranoia.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    And: ..

    has something been changed lately, like a new scanner, camera, something...
    Or did Windows or other program say/ask something about installing some
    software?

    --
    Chau chau,

    Pascalos


    "Quaestor" wrote:

    > Asta wrote:
    >
    > >Sorry, as a lay woman, I don't even understand your questions
    > >(how embarrassing). Guess I'm looking for simply instructions to
    > >boot up.
    > >
    > >
    >
    > w2k can take minutes to get past that point, trying to load up things.
    > How long have you waited?
    >
    >
    > --
    > A sufficiently advanced computer network protective attitude is indistinguishable from paranoia.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    I can only tell you what I did immediately before this happened -
    tried to install microsoft's critical updates which apparently failed,
    then the pc froze (which had been recurring lately) and therefore, had
    to reboot and now I simply can't get back in! ugh!

    Thanks again!
    asta

    "Pascal Damman" wrote:

    > And: ..
    >
    > has something been changed lately, like a new scanner, camera, something...
    > Or did Windows or other program say/ask something about installing some
    > software?
    >
    > --
    > Chau chau,
    >
    > Pascalos
    >
    >
    > "Quaestor" wrote:
    >
    > > Asta wrote:
    > >
    > > >Sorry, as a lay woman, I don't even understand your questions
    > > >(how embarrassing). Guess I'm looking for simply instructions to
    > > >boot up.
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > > w2k can take minutes to get past that point, trying to load up things.
    > > How long have you waited?
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > A sufficiently advanced computer network protective attitude is indistinguishable from paranoia.
    > >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    At this stage I recommend that you install Win2000 over the
    top of the existing installation, to preserve the current settings.
    I'm aware of you writing that re-installation is not an option.
    If it really is not then you may be stuck with an inoperative
    PC.


    "Asta" <Asta@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6A167D23-51AF-4D0F-B3D5-5D50AF0D5BDC@microsoft.com...
    > I can only tell you what I did immediately before this happened -
    > tried to install microsoft's critical updates which apparently failed,
    > then the pc froze (which had been recurring lately) and therefore, had
    > to reboot and now I simply can't get back in! ugh!
    >
    > Thanks again!
    > asta
    >
    > "Pascal Damman" wrote:
    >
    > > And: ..
    > >
    > > has something been changed lately, like a new scanner, camera,
    something...
    > > Or did Windows or other program say/ask something about installing some
    > > software?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Chau chau,
    > >
    > > Pascalos
    > >
    > >
    > > "Quaestor" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Asta wrote:
    > > >
    > > > >Sorry, as a lay woman, I don't even understand your questions
    > > > >(how embarrassing). Guess I'm looking for simply instructions to
    > > > >boot up.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > w2k can take minutes to get past that point, trying to load up things.
    > > > How long have you waited?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > A sufficiently advanced computer network protective attitude is
    indistinguishable from paranoia.
    > > >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

    Or:

    Repair from the CD, but that will ask you "difficult questions". I think the
    suggestion from Pegasus is the easiest and quickets option.


    --
    Chau chau,

    Pascalos


    "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

    > At this stage I recommend that you install Win2000 over the
    > top of the existing installation, to preserve the current settings.
    > I'm aware of you writing that re-installation is not an option.
    > If it really is not then you may be stuck with an inoperative
    > PC.
    >
    >
    > "Asta" <Asta@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6A167D23-51AF-4D0F-B3D5-5D50AF0D5BDC@microsoft.com...
    > > I can only tell you what I did immediately before this happened -
    > > tried to install microsoft's critical updates which apparently failed,
    > > then the pc froze (which had been recurring lately) and therefore, had
    > > to reboot and now I simply can't get back in! ugh!
    > >
    > > Thanks again!
    > > asta
    > >
    > > "Pascal Damman" wrote:
    > >
    > > > And: ..
    > > >
    > > > has something been changed lately, like a new scanner, camera,
    > something...
    > > > Or did Windows or other program say/ask something about installing some
    > > > software?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Chau chau,
    > > >
    > > > Pascalos
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Quaestor" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Asta wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > >Sorry, as a lay woman, I don't even understand your questions
    > > > > >(how embarrassing). Guess I'm looking for simply instructions to
    > > > > >boot up.
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > w2k can take minutes to get past that point, trying to load up things.
    > > > > How long have you waited?
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > A sufficiently advanced computer network protective attitude is
    > indistinguishable from paranoia.
    > > > >
    >
    >
    >
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