Constantly Restarting

conquistadorst

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Ive installed windows 2000 recently and after updating the files to Service pack 1 and etc... off the microsoft website its been constantly rebooting when running programs like Microsoft's Figther Ace 2.x and CLONECD, anyone have any suggestions?
P.S. Everything runs fine under WIN98SE b/c i have a dual boot system setup with 3 different partitions. I never had any problems before the updates, but then again i only used it for a week before updating.

System setup:
FIC SD11
K7-600 "Classic"
128MB Kingston CL3 PC133@100 ECC
WD 20.1GB ATA66 7.2K RPM
HP 8x4x32 IDE
Yamaha 4x4x16
Creative 32x

I was thinking the SD11 mobo might be the prob since im not sure if there were some drivers to update for win2K

Help me! win2k is so much more stable! until now...
 

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A little update on my current sitsuation here, I thought the restarting might of been due to the AGP glitch with AMD and win2K. I was almost positive it was going to work, but to my horror, it become even worse. Windows 2000 wont even boot up now, after it gets past the "scan disk screen" (result of not shutting down) the whole computer resets. The funny thing is... is that its no \t just a normal reset, everything is reset-- all teh components even the hard drive disks stop spinning! After a sec or 2 its starts up again. Right no the only option seems to be formatting my win2k partition... but any opinions might help.
 
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Yeah, I've got exactly the same problem it seems. Installed sp1 last night and everything was fine. Installed DX8, rebooted my machine and it went into continuous boot loop. After loading and before desktop appears, PC shuts down and reboots, and on and on. PC specs are:

PII 400
128Mb RAM
Diamond A70 8Mb AGP2x
Voodoo2 12 Mb

BTW , what graphics card are you using?
 

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Have you tried booting in VGA-only, or Safe mode (I forget the win2k terminology)...I think you press F8 at some point to see "boot options".

If you can boot in safe mode, it's your video drivers...get rid of all of them, and reboot....then try installing fresh ones.

~Crapple0

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Thats not necessarily true crapple0, video drivers are certainly not the only thing that safe mode doesnt load so you can't just say that being able to boot into safe mode means the problem is the video drivers.
 

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true, but it seems that his system reboots right when windows attempts to switch video modes

~Crapple0

"intel inside, idiot outside"