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    W2k - won't boot

    First the facts, have sp3, also most all critical updates, (not the latest two as on this machine it won't load. Had the Sobig and Welchia worms, both removed with Norton tools. Upon starting, Windows goes to it's starting windows and then , blue screen of death, with 00x00000050 page fault in a non-paged area, which is up for 4 seconds and then the machine reboots. This machine worked 4 days ago, ran a complete scan in safe mode.
    Tried using the last known good configeration. It will boot in safe mode.

    Any thoughts

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    Re: W2k - won't boot

    Srabinov--

    Good news there. It'll boot into SM. LKG disadvantage is it fails a high percent--also it's snapshot or retore configuration, if you will, is from the last time you booted up which could be a long time for some. Here's what I'd do--I'd F8 to Safe Mode and try System Restore or if you can't get it for some reason, or even if you can if that doesn't do it, I'd try Safe Mode with a Command Prompt Via F8 key, and then use the command for SR from the command prompt. Loading less drivers, ect. so sometimes that works better. Here is some instruction on how to do that:

    See Links Post 302306 which will help you with Safe Mode and System Restore including Screen Shots and if this doesn't work you could always perform a parallel or repair install--see:

    Post 307406 on Repair Install with Screenshots.

    SMBP

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    Re: W2k - won't boot

    Any luck booting or fixing the problem?

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    Re: W2k - won't boot

    Yes, it was a corrupt video card driver. The system is still suspect, but now the user can access the pc and our network. We had saved many docs to floppy, and now it can be saved to the server in his user folder.

    Thanks for your help.

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