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When you log on to a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, you may experience both the following symptoms:
This problem may occur if the Internet Relay Chat (mIRC) program is installed on your computer, and the mIRC program stops responding when Windows 2000 tries to start it. Therefore, Windows 2000 cannot load the desktop correctly.
To resolve this problem, remove mIRC. To do so, follow these steps:
For additional information about Safe mode, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/202485/ )Description of Safe Boot mode in Windows 2000
IRC is a virtual meeting place on the Internet. With IRC, members can communicate with other members worldwide. For additional information, visit the following mIRC Web site:
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