Answer:To load the last known good configuration in Windows
2000 / XP reboot the computer and as it's booting booting press and
hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options
Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys
to move to "Last Known Good Configuration" and press your Enter key.
Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Advanced Options menu
- If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or
Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows turn off
your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows
should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you
the Safe Mode screen.
With some computers if
you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a
stuck key message as the computer is booting. If this occurs instead of
pressing and holding the "F8 key" tap the "F8 key" continuously until
you get the startup menu.
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA modeLast Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
can be seen from the above example, you should be able to highlight and
press enter to load the last known good configuration. Once completed
the computer should restart and attempt to load into Windows.
Will running the Last Known Good Configuration delete anything?
running the last known good configuration will restore your last good
system settings and will not delete anything. The only thing you may
have to reinstall programs you have recently installed because the
configuration for those programs may have been lost.