Startup Process

Understanding each step in the startup process is important for troubleshooting problems that can occur while starting up or that can prevent the computer from starting at all. Microsoft® Windows® 2000 also provides tools that you can use to identify and repair startup problems when they occur.

In This Chapter

Windows 2000 Startup Requirements

Starting Windows 2000

Troubleshooting Startup Problems

Options to Use When a System Does Not Start

  • For more information about recovery, see "Repair, Recovery, and Restore" in this book.

  • For more information about using the registry to troubleshoot problems, see the Technical Reference to the Windows 2000 Registry (Regentry.chm) on the Microsoft ®  Windows ®  2000 Resource Kit companion CD.