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Windows 2000 won't finish booting
« on: February 15, 2005, 07:37:45 PM »
I shut down my Dell Optiplex at work to reboot - was getting lots of WordPerfect 8 crashes. (Had also recently (a few weeks ago) loaded Word 2003 and Excel 2003 - no real problems with them.)

When I turned the PC back on, it got all the way to the Windows 2000 splash screen with the blue status bar at the bottom.  The status bar made it all the way across to the right .... and then nothing happened.  After awhile, I turned off the PC and tried again - same thing.  Repeated several times - no luck - got to same point and it sat there.

Tried to boot into Safe mode - wouldn't boot.

Used the boot-up floopy and the Windows CD and got to DOS c:\winnt.  Tried chkdsk - no problems.

I'm stuck - trying to avoid reloading the OS but out of ideas.  Can anyone help?

(We've got Norton Anti-virus and a firewall on our network.  Six other PCs on our small network - no problems with them.  Think we're virus clean.)