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firefiter

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I think I hate computers. I have a desktop that I am running win2000 on. About two weeks ago the system started rebooting on it's own. That was ok with me unti today when it decided to reboot and continuously reboot. It will get to the logon screen, go through all of the process and just at the point where the desktop is populated, it reboots :tazz: I have gotten it to come up in 'enable vga mode' once and 'enable boot logging' once. I got dso disgusted during one of the 'boot' loops that I just let it go and walked away. When I came back 15 min later it was at the desktop. I could not drag and drop or paste anything. Wondering if some system file has become corrupt. This system is not hooked to the web. It is part of a small network of office computers. PLEASE HELP!!!!!! Any help would be appreciated.
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austin_o

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Can you boot into safe mode? Try this from M$
at boot up, press F8.
Use the arrow keys to highlight the appropriate safe mode option, and then press ENTER.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.
Notes

In safe mode, you have access to only basic files and drivers (mouse, monitor, keyboard, mass storage, base video, default system services, and no network connections). You can choose the Safe Mode with Networking option, which loads all of the above files and drivers and the essential services and drivers to start networking, or you can choose the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, which is exactly the same as safe mode except that a command prompt is started instead of the graphical user interface. You can also choose Last Known Good Configuration, which starts your computer using the registry information that was saved at the last shutdown.
Safe mode helps you diagnose problems. If a symptom does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and minimum device drivers as possible causes. If a newly added device or a changed driver is causing problems, you can use safe mode to remove the device or reverse the change.
There are circumstances where safe mode will not be able to help you, such as when Windows system files that are required to start the system are corrupted or damaged. In this case, the Recovery Console may help you.
NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.


If you can't boot into safe mode, do you have a W2K install disk that you can boot to?
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dsenette

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check your system temps. get some canned air and thoroughly clean the inside of the machine. get this http://www.memtest86.com/ and test your ram
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Thanks to all that sent replies. After some thorough testing, I discovered that I had a motherboard malfunction. Had to move the harddrive to another computer. Using a boot mananger to go from harddrive to harddrive. Seems to work fairly well. Thanks again for your help. Please close this thread as I have found the problem.

Thanks

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