Windows NT HELP!!

Discussion in 'Computers & Website Forum' started by Jarthur001, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Jarthur001

    Jarthur001
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,701
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a windows NT machine, that is in a loop of some kind. When you boot the machine, it only boots part way...and then reboots. I know very little about windows. (mac man here) I know even less about DOS. I can't seem to get to the CD drive from DOS. I see no windows c: DIR. I need help very bad. This maybe a phone call type thing. I do have a 800 number if someone has the time.


    Thanks...James
     
  2. exscentric

    exscentric
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Messages:
    4,253
    Likes Received:
    16
    Not too up on NT. Can you get into safe mode (if it has one) When booting preess one of the following and see if you can get into setup or safe mode and snoop around and see if you can find anything. F8 F10 Delete. Keep tapping one as it boots. If nothing happens then try one of the others.

    Have you installed something recently -hardware or software - uninstall it if you can. If hardware unplug it.
     
  3. Jarthur001

    Jarthur001
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,701
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not that I can remember what I did, but somehow I got it to work.


    Thanks..
     
  4. exscentric

    exscentric
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Messages:
    4,253
    Likes Received:
    16
    XP has a limited ability to fix itself when you reboot several times in a row, NT may have the same ability?????
     
  5. preacher

    preacher
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    1,784
    Likes Received:
    0
    It may be like 2000, with a "last known good configuration" boot option.
     
  6. Dale-c

    Dale-c
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    4,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a lot of experience with XP and 2k pro but NT??? Let me know if you have any more problems.
     
  7. ccrobinson

    ccrobinson
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Messages:
    4,459
    Likes Received:
    0
    Have you checked the Event Viewer for errors? If it happened once, it's relatively likely to happen again. Because of its memory architecture, NT 4.0 is particularly susceptible to video driver problems. I've never tried to work with sound drivers in NT 4.0, but I've heard tell that sound drivers are tricky as well.

    I worked on NT 4.0 for several years at a previous job, and though it's been a year and a half since then, I can provide more help if needed.
     

Share This Page

Loading...