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Windows 2000 pro can't safe mode exit

Stupidly went into safe mode to try and find solution to D:/not accessible error message and now stuck in safe mode, have tried to boot normally and all the other configurations in safe mode no joy. PC just boots into safe mode each time.

As msconfig not on win 2k downloaded version and installed on the pc and went through options ie boot ini tab and make sure safe mode not checked but still no joy. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Steve

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  • Steve07 Jul 19, 2008

    Thanks for replies as new to site hope I am replying correctly.



    Thanks Ginko, what exactly do you mean by a Windows installation from Windows as not aware of this option, having previously tried booting with windows cd in drive and no go and inserting windows cd in drive after booting up get error message D://not accessible even though drive properties and troubleshooting shows drive working correctly.



    Thanks RyCarr got sfc in command prompt screen and get 7 options tried 3 of the options scannow, scanonce and enable all in brackets and / as shown, out of brackets, lower and upper case just goes back to prompt



    Any help much appreciated from either of you



    Steve07

  • Steve07 Jul 19, 2008

    Thanks Ginko, I have tried inserting windows cd after pc up and running but all I get is error message D://is not accessible, initially went into safe mode to see if I could find reason for error message and got stuck in safe mode.



    Thanks any help much appreciated to get out of safe mode and then how to get cd (D drive) working, sorry to be a pain



    steve07

  • Steve07 Jan 01, 2009

    Thanks to everyone who helped on this issue. It is now fixed and win 2000pro now reloaded with CD drive working fine.



    Not sure how to sign off and close this help???

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Before you can boot from cd, u need to set the cmos boot choice so system attempts to boot from the cd , FIRST, then the hard drive,,, default is ,,floppy HD, then cd,,
rearrange to have cd choice first,,
once booted from the cd, delete , present partitions, then create a new one,, or better yet 2 so defraging the OS is faster.
you will be asked about partitions during win install,,,set asside 10g for the operating system

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What makes you say it's in safe mode? Does it tell you, or are you assuming it's in safe mode because of the resolution? Try adjusting the resolution...

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  • Ryan Carrier Jul 19, 2008

    Don't reinstall yet! Whenever you suspect a corrupt system, open a command prompt and type sfc then click ok. (On an xp system, type sfc /scannow). This checks for wrong versions of system files or corrupted files. Rarely do you have to reinstall if you know what you're doing!

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The system is corrupted, that is the reason why it starts only in safe mode.
Easiest way to proceed is reinstalling Windows 2000 pro as an update installation.
To do this start a Windows installation from Windows (not from dos booting with disk inside).
Do not do new installation, do upgrade installation, it will preserve all your data, and most of your software and settings.
Do a backup of all your data first.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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    I mean instead of booting with disk inside you put Windows install disk after Windows has started on your pc, and start disk under windows, not as boot.

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