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Win 2000 SP3 update

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1. Checked for windows updates.

2. MS update site advised that no other updates could be performed until I downloaded and installed Win 2K SP3.

3. I downloaded and installed the update with no apparent problems.

4. After rebooting, my laptop starts to boot up and then displays the following message "winlogon.exe has generated errors and you must restart......".

5. My laptop starts to reboot automatically and it continues to loop around.

6. I tried to boot from the Win 2000 install CD, but it won't boot up. I can hear it spin a few times, but nothing.

7. Can't boot up in Safe Mode either, same error.

8. This laptop also has the Micosoft Anti-Spyware beta software and is up to date.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Windows 2000 is up to SP4 and since you are just installing SP3 there is a very good chance your system was infected with various things being so far out of date in regard to security patches. You need to go into the BIOS and make sure it is set to Boot to the CD-ROM first. If it is and still does not boot either the CDROM or the CD is bad and needs to be replaced. Check the bottom of the CD for scratches, dirt or fingerprints.

If you do not have any data you need on the HD I strongly suggest reformating and reinstalling Windows 2000 from scratch, then immediately install an Antivirus program such as Avast and a Firewall such as ZoneAlarm, then install SP4 and finally run windows updates to install all the remaining patches.
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