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Windows 2000 SafeMode not working


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okiecowgirl

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[FONT=Optima][COLOR=blue]Computer crashed with a lot of errors while going on the internet. Friend turned off virus protection with out me knowing. When I turned on my computer, I get a window that says F1 or Tab. When I hold down the F8 key at the start of the computer nothing happens. If I let the computer try to come on I get a Drive Not Ready-Insert Boot Diskette in A: Press anykey when ready. When I put in my 4 boot diskettes and press recovery , A drive reads this but but after pushing recovery nothing happens. I dont own the CD for this program. Pentium III, Windows2000 Professional....I feel screwed.
Help Please. :tazz:
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This is definitely not my area my expertise, but I think you need to reset the order of your bios.

Can you get into your bios? I don't know what computer you have, but usually its F2.

I think the order of your boot should be:

C drive; A drive; SCSI (I can't remember the initials). You can google it.

Another mod can jump in at any time and save me. :tazz:
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I happen to have the same problem. Something kind of interesting though... I do have my original windows 2000 boot CD that will install the OS. If I put that in and wait for the prompt:

Press any key to boot from CD...

and then eject the CD, my W2K OS starts up as normal.

I have tried rearranging my boot orders from bios, but somehow it just isn't recognizing my HD, because I have put it first but that doesn't work.

Any thoughts?

BCF from Highland UT.
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