Trying to recover from system disk failure

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I am using Windows 2000 Professional. I recently had my system disk
fail. Luckily I had made backups of the system disk and the registry
onto the other drive. I followed the procedure in Knowledge Base
Article 249694, installing a new copy of Windows 2000 and then
restoring the backed up disk and registry. When I first rebooted the
machine after the restoration I got the error msg,
"\SystemRoot\system32\drivers\cmaudio.sys device driver could not be
loaded. Error status was c0000034". I have an old installation on
that disk which did boot properly so I was able to access the file
system and look at the registry hives. The cmaudio.sys file was right
there where is should be in C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\cmadio.sys so I
tried running the repair procedure. Now the system seems to boot OK
but when I try to log onto the Administrator account I get the
message, "The system cannot log you on now because the domain XXX is
not available.", where XXX is the name of the local machine. This is
puzzling because I thought I was storing the profile locally. I
loaded the software hive from C:\WINNT\system32\config\software. I
looked at the key Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList and
there was only one SID entry. I looked in it and confirmed that
ProfileImagePath was set to "%SystemRoot%\Profiles\Administrator". I
then looked on the disk and saw that C:\WINNT\Profiles\Adminstrator
existed and seemed to contain everything I'd expect.

So what is happening here? Did I screw up the migration to the new
disk? Why is the OS not allowing me to log on? Why is it looking for
a remote profile?


Charles P. Lamb
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    I'm still trying to solve this problem and have done much more
    experimentation. I've discovered that it is getting the "domain name"
    for the message from the registry entry
    system\ControlSet001\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName\ComputerName .
    I discovered this by changing this entry and the name in the message
    changes along with it. Any ideas?


    Charles P. Lamb
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