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Old 01-30-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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Windows crashed again. It won't boot


Windows 2000 Professional - he, he - has crashed again, the 5th or 6th time since I have it (waw, what a novel information!)

Anyway, I have a question. Does anyone know what would be wrong in windows if it boots correctly but just before showing login dialog it reboots.
Sorry, I know it is not windowsquestions.org
What file I could replace/edit from within Linux, if its possible at all?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 04:34 PM   #2
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D and R
 
Old 01-30-2004, 04:44 PM   #3
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It's probably not possible to repair your Windows 2000 install from within Linux because of limitations on writing to NTFS partitions. Try booting into safe mode or using the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to do a repair boot. I smell a bad device driver or maybe registry setting.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 04:56 PM   #4
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Cruxus, of course you are right. NTFS... I forgot about it.
I'll try the safe boot. Thank you.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 05:28 PM   #5
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Some drivers were crashed god knows why. Safe boot helped.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 05:39 PM   #6
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Re: Windows crashed again. It won't boot

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Originally posted by linuxfond
Sorry, I know it is not windowsquestions.org
are you sure? http://windowsquestions.org ?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 05:58 PM   #7
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Talking

THAT'S COOL! Nice!
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:13 PM   #8
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Zero out your windows drive and put another flavor of LINUX.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 05:46 AM   #9
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Certainly you are right. That's what I thought to do.
Maybe, Slack?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:00 AM   #10
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Hmm, you are very brave.
If I was you, I would get Mandrake, or Suse , if you don't have to lay out money.
Install the thing and learn a few months.
Then, try slack.
Also, if you decide on slack anyway, do some reading first.
Slack is very good, but not to friendly in the beginning.
Unless you find a slack-friend !

furthermore, I have installed windows2000SP4 already 6times, and it never crashed on me.
Use fat instead of ntfs.
I have it, but rarely use windows.

just my opinion--others might differ.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:53 AM   #11
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I know nothing about Slack. I just see here lots of people using it.

As for MDK, I use it since 8.2. Now I have both 9.1 (this box) and 9.2 (laptop). That's what I use at work and home 99% of time. I even wrote (with help of LQ and couple of books) some custom applications, which can't run under Windows.

I still have a dual boot. However I hardly use Windows.

I tried SUSE. Looks good. I tried RH. Looks good too.

Maybe I simply zero out the Windows and use it to test the newest flavors of MDK before I decide to upgrade my main drive.

Well, I heard Slack is not so obvious for a beginner, though I never saw it myself. I'll think about it.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:04 PM   #12
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if you really want to use slack, you can do
if you go to one of the first pages on this forum, you can choose a distro specific enty.
choose slackware, and post your first question that you are an absolute ????? when it comes to slack, but you relly want to learn it.
They will help you.
It will be harder, but you might learn more.
just one more thing.
Don't zero out windows.
You might get stuck that bad, that windows will be your only way to get on the internet.
good luck
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:23 PM   #13
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hey, i zeroed out my windows and have been a happy puppy ever since
 
  


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