You may receive an error message on your computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Microsoft Small Business Server 2000, or Microsoft Windows XP. When this issue occurs, you may experience one of the following symptoms:
Your computer may stop responding, and you may receive either of the following error messages:
Your computer may stop responding, and you may receive the following error message when you try to run the Windows Small Business Server 2003 Setup program to upgrade your Small Business Server 2000 computer:
Note The Symantec document ID number for this issue is 2004076514991962.Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
To work around this issue, use the Recovery Console to disable the V2i Protector 2.0 program, or rename the Pqv2i.sys driver.
Note The Pqv2i.sys driver is located in the %windir%\System32\Drivers folder.For additional information about how to use the Recovery Console to disable a service that is preventing Windows from starting, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310602 How to disable a service or device that prevents Windows from starting
244905 How to disable a service or device that prevents Windows from booting
326215 How to use the Recovery Console on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that does not start
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