Microsoft KB Archive/171356

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Article ID: 171356

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171356


After you install Octopus Beta 3.0 software, the system restarts in a continuous loop.


The system loads ntdetect and ntldr and proceeds to the blue screen and displays the build info. The screen goes black and the system restarts.


To resolve the problem, perform one of the following steps:

If the System is FAT

  1. Rename c:\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Octopus.sys to Octopus.sav.
  2. Using a text editor, create a 0 byte file called Octopus.sys. Copy this file to c:\SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\.
  3. Restart Windows NT.
  4. Run the uninstall program that came with Octopus and restart the system.

If the System is NTFS

  1. Install Windows NT into a separate directory.
  2. Follow steps 1 through 4 above.
  3. Delete the parallel installation of Windows NT and change the boot.ini file back to the original settings.


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Additional query words: Octopus Beta3.0

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