Login Loop and Inacessible Boot Device BSOD

Microsoft Windows professional 2000
February 16, 2010 at 12:01:28
Specs: Windows 2000
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) when the installation starts (it does boot from CD and loads drivers). 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.

Thanks


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#1
February 16, 2010 at 14:51:13
... have you tried to enter your bios to see if the harddrive is seen?

... have you made any hardware changes before this?

... when was the cmos battery cell changed last? (watch type battery)

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#2
February 18, 2010 at 17:40:43
I'm able to add the laptop to my home network and I have an IP address. I'm unable to connect to the registry though from a working computer though. Do you anyone how to access the registry from another PC (win XP)? The non working laptop which is stuck in the login loop is running windows 2000 and part of a domain but the working XP PC is in a workgroup. When I look in network neighborhood I don't see it but I can ping by name and IP. I need to be able to get into the registry and make a few changes

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#3
February 18, 2010 at 23:14:26
... ok there's a mass of tools here: http://www.hirensbootcd.net

... the download is under the "Select a version" box, details is worth having a look@, bootup with the cd and mount your reg to make adjustments ..... good luck!

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