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Windows 2K Pro - reboot loop


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I installed a new graphics card, which Windows 2K did not detect on bootup. Having googled a bit, I concluded I needed to disable the graphics chip on the motherboard, which I attempted to do by disabling the 'VGA display adapter' in the hardware control panel.

On doing this, the machine now will not finish booting - it gets to the point where the desktop is about to appear, then reboots and starts booting completely from fresh.

I managed to get the new graphics card to work by disabling the onboard graphics in CMOS, but it will still not boot.

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Edited by Jezzaaa, 02 June 2006 - 11:23 AM.

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If it will boot to safe mode, enable the VGA display in device manager and reboot
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If it will boot to safe mode, enable the VGA display in device manager and reboot



Okay - tried this, no joy. It gets to the 'Starting Windows 2000' progress bar, which finishes. It then sits there for ~10s, then reboots in an never-ending loop.
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See if enabling the onboard graphics gets you into windows, then you can enable the VGA display
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See if enabling the onboard graphics gets you into windows, then you can enable the VGA display


The problem began before I disabled the onboard graphics in the BIOS - I disabled the VGA controller in windows in an attempt to get it to recognise the new graphics card, but instead it booted up with the display only visible with the monitor plugged in to the onboard graphics, then began the rebooting loop.

Disabling onboard graphics in the BIOS means the display now apppears with the monitor plugged into the new card, but the looping continues.
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This is probably quickest now

http://www.microsoft...dc_rec_ztkn.asp
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