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Things may seem grim if if your login screen is stuck in a loop. That is to say that the login prompt keeps reappearing and you cannot log in to Windows 2000. Don't start thinking about rebuilding the machine -- dust off your old Windows 9x disk.
- Boot the computer from the Windows 2000 CD.
- Select the 'Repair' option.
- Select 'Recovery Console'.
- Log in as the administrator.
- From the Recovery Console, type: 'FIXMBR'.
- Remove the Windows 2000 CD from the CD drive and reboot the computer from a Windows 9x boot diskette.
- At the command line, run 'FDISK /MBR'.
- Remove the Windows 9x boot diskette and reboot the computer to Windows 2000.
This was first published in January 2003