Win2000 won't start !!!!! / Need Help ............

DGP_2000

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The error begins when the screen with the bar that runs along the bottom starts .

"Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt : \WINNT\System\vgaoem.fon"
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows 2000 setup using the original setup floppy or cd rom.
Select "r" at the first screen to start repair .

Ok , first I don't have my copy of Win2000 at home . I left it at my parent's house when I was putting it on thier system .
I do have a Win NT version 4 disc & was wondering if that would work ?


Anything else I can do ? (luckily I do have a second computer to deal with problems like this . Very helpful .
 

Toejam31

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"I do have a Win NT version 4 disc & was wondering if that would work ?"

Not likely. The setup files are different.

You have some floppy disks laying around? You'll need four.

Go here: <A HREF="http://www.topqualityfreeware.com/bootdisk.shtml" target="_new">http://www.topqualityfreeware.com/bootdisk.shtml</A>

You can download the boot disks from this site, and then use them to repair or replace the corrupted/missing file.

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btvillarin

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Another great link from Toejam...great job, buddy! I'm gonna bookmark that one. :smile:

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Toejam31

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Thanks!

That one was officially, Bookmark #1027, in folder 19.

LOL!

Toejam31

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DGP_2000

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So if I use the four floppy method or have the Win2000 cd , it will more than likely fix/solve the problem ?

Thanks for all of your help :)