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    jca1
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    Forced System shutdown

    I installed what has turned out to be a nasty piece of software that was supposed to increase the replication speed of Lotus Notes while connected through a dial-in connection. After installing the software, though, my TCP/IP applications (such as Outlook Express and I.E.) were unable to connect to any Internet servers. Being less than impressed, I used the Windows Control Panel "Add/Remove Programs" to remove the application. After doing so, though, I'm in worse shape than ever.

    Now, when the machine boots, at about the time the Windows login dialog appears, I get a dialog notifying me that Windows will be automatically shutdown in 60 seconds. Here's the message:


    "The system is shutting down. Pleae save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM."

    "Message: The system process 'C:WINDOWSsystem32services.exe' terminated unexpectedly with status code 128. The system will now shut down and restart."

    And, it then shuts down, reboots, and does the same thing. *Sometimes* the message doesn't appear, but as soon as I try to launch an application (or press the Start button), the system locks up.

    I've tried many things, including booting from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM and running the repair program. Nothing seems to work, though.

    My guess is that something's screwed up with the networking support, but I don't know what to do to fix that...and whatever I do has to be done in Safe mode or from the repair counsel.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Forced System shutdown

    Have you run the Service release 1 after the repair ? This may be part of the problem.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    jca1
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    Re: Forced System shutdown

    No, because the system won't stay up long enough to run anything! The system did have SR1 installed before the crash, though.

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    jca1
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    Re: Forced System shutdown

    I've found that I can boot in safe mode. I've tried to install the Win2000 service pack from there, but it won't finish in safe mode. I've also discovered that if I boot in "safe mode with network support", I get the same forced shutdown as I got in normal mode.

    So, a question for the group...Is there a way to boot in "normal" mode in Win2000 minus network support? If I can do so, maybe I can get the service pack installed and be able to recover.

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    Re: Forced System shutdown

    Remove your network cable and power up, Win2K will not see any network just the card. if you still have this problem, try removing the NIC. You may not have the right drivers for this card.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    jca1
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    Re: Forced System shutdown

    Thanks for the tip Dave. Actually, I was booting without a network card installed. (The machine is a laptop so it's easy to pull out the PCMCIA card). I ended up copying everything on the drive to a USB hard drive, reformatted, and reinstalled Win2000. It was painful, but I think I'm probably in better shape with a clean install anyway. This was on a machine that had been upgraded from Win95 to Win98 to Win2000. Now, it's a fresh Win2000 install.

    Thanks again for your suggestions.

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    Re: Forced System shutdown

    Your welcome <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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