|Hi all. Am now resorting to forums. I am getting desperate. I never ever thought I'd be back here again after all these years debating Win 2k issues.|
Anyway. One of our old computers died. But it was running some very special software that controls one of our measuring devices. My only solution was to transplant the HDD to a new machine, along with the PCI cards used to control the measuring device. After switching, I was able to boot the OS into Win2k and it went along happily detecting all new devices and installing the drivers. After it stopped, I had to manually install / point to the drivers for the 2 special PCI cards in the PC. It worked and I can start the software and all is peachy besides an anoying NVidia driver error that I can just bypass.
Problem is that if we shut down the PC or power fails or whatnot, when I try to boot the PC it'll BSOD on me when loading windows. Something about IRQ. Couldn't get the exact error. So I F8 and boot last known good configuration (not the default, that BSOD's as well). The LKGC will allow me to boot back into Win2k, but I then have to set up all the drivers again. So I guess the problem has something to do with the PCI devices / drivers.
I tried performing a repair install, but during the second stage, where it's detecting hardware, the PC reboots before completing and goes into a loop, rebooting each time it reaches the same stage of the config.
so, here I am, asking for help and advice. I can get the PC to work, but how do I get it to save my changes and reboot normally?
Help greatly appreciated.