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Windows 2000 Login Loop and Inaccessible Boot Device BSOD


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#1 Steve1254

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:04 PM

I have an old laptop running Windows 2000. I recently found a virus on the machine and cleaned it. After cleaning it and rebooting it was stuck in the login loop (even in Safe Mode). I attempted to boot from the Windows 2000 CD but receive a BSOD with an Inaccessible Boot Device Error (Code 0x0000007B). The laptop doesn't have an internal CD Drive so I'm booting from a USB CD Rom which I believe is causing the problem. The laptop also doesn't have a Floppy drive and I don't have one I can use either. Can anyone help with the login loop issue or the BSOD? I assume I can repair using the Win 2000 CD recover console if I can just get into it.

Also does anyone know of anyway to get into the registry without getting into windows? The laptop also isn't on network so I can't do it from another machine. The HD is also difficult to get to without taking apart the whole machine so that's not an option.

Any assistance would be great.

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