Repairing Windows® 2000
What are the different ways to repair Windows® 2000?
Sometimes, Windows® 2000 users face many issues with the operating system; however, it does not mean that Windows® 2000 is especially sensitive to errors or other problems. Moreover, there are simple solutions available to repair Windows® 2000. There are two ways available to repair Windows® 2000 – manual repair and fast repair. Also, there might be times when the user might face problems when he/she tries to boot the operating system.
Below is a detailed discussion on both the modes of repairing Windows® 2000, as well as the way to repair the OS in case you are unable to boot the system:
- Manual repair
- Fast repair
- Repair when unable to boot
For initiating the manual repair, the user needs to press the ‘M’ key on his/her keyboard. However, this option does not let the user repair the registry files. However, the manual option provides the user with the ability to inspect the startup environment (which repairs the files that are required to boot), verify the system files of the operating system, and check the boot sector. The user can choose from all these options and follow the on-screen instructions to successfully complete the repair.
For performing the fast repair, press the ‘F’ key. While this option enables the user to repair the registry files (it repairs all the registry files of the operating system), it also has one flaw. The fast repair mode does not provide the user with options. But, it does try to load all the registry files, and in case it cannot do so, because the files are either damaged or corrupt, the system repairs them.
A point to note is that the system does not repair any hardware damages; it only goes for the software issues. To initiate the repair, you need to boot from the Windows® 2000 CD. Then, follow the on-screen instructions, and once you get the options to set up Windows® and use the recovery console to repair Windows®, select the first option. Press the ‘F8’ key to continue and the system will start repairing the existing Windows® 2000. If there is no OS installed, it will install the OS from scratch.