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big trouble with win 2000

by darken / July 21, 2005 10:45 PM PDT

i recently got back my PC from my ex, who managed to screw it up completely. Basically, after cleaning most of the viruses, the only problems I have now are as follows:
1. a previous installation of win 98 still appears to be there and as an option although it cannot be used. How can I remove this?
2. when starting win 2000, it goes directly into wordpad and opens window after window of configuration files- all my windows files can be reconfigured there and then, in wordpad, and I cannot stop this from happening.
3. I tried to format, but i do not have the admin password, and I don't have a win 2000 installation cd either.
the PC is kinda old- runs win 2000.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2005 11:03 PM PDT

Sorry, without a Windows 2000 CD, I don't see how you'll fix this one.

Wipe the drive and install the OS you do have the CDs for.

-> The good news is that Microsoft will still replace your lost Windows 2000 CD for much less than what a full copy will cost at the store.


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good luck getting a copy of 2000
by Basket628 / July 23, 2005 11:50 PM PDT
In reply to: DOA.

good luck getting a copy of 2000 Microsoft don't support it anymore.

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No problem here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 23, 2005 11:55 PM PDT

The local stores still have it in stock.

It's not dead and as to support, it's rare for people to call in for support since it does cost a bit. Microsoft will still offer phone support for the fee.


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