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      12th Dec 2009
I know a clean install is best.

A computer tech built this machine years ago, I've used him for 15
years. 6 months ago, he fixed my continuous rebooting machine by a
reinstall over the existing install. I had expected he would format,
then a clean install and I would go from there. I am a senior and I
guess he felt it would be easier for me. I realized it must have been
a reinstall as Documents and Settings was unchanged, which surprised
me at the time.

This happened months ago, the machine (SP4) works fine, but with 2
issues.

1. The first day I got the machine back, one time it did read the OS
CD. But after that, I keep getting the message "failure in reading
the drive" only for that CD. It does not recognize the OS CD.
My machine will still see a music CD, a data CD I create, will write a
new data CD, etc., the drive is OK. I looked on an XP machine and
there is nothing wrong with that CD,

2. Most of the time now, a application folder can't be deleted unless
it is empty. And sometimes, a folder can't be renamed, unless it is
moved to a different location. Not windows folders, these are
utilities, data folders I've created.

Both these situations never existed before the repair.

Are these issues caused by the reinstall?


Is there a fix for these issues?

ms
 
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      12th Dec 2009
ms <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:(E-Mail Removed):

> I know a clean install is best.
>
> A computer tech built this machine years ago, I've used him for 15
> years. 6 months ago, he fixed my continuous rebooting machine by a
> reinstall over the existing install. I had expected he would format,
> then a clean install and I would go from there. I am a senior and I
> guess he felt it would be easier for me. I realized it must have

been
> a reinstall as Documents and Settings was unchanged, which surprised
> me at the time.
>
> This happened months ago, the machine (SP4) works fine, but with 2
> issues.
>
> 1. The first day I got the machine back, one time it did read the OS
> CD. But after that, I keep getting the message "failure in reading
> the drive" only for that CD. It does not recognize the OS CD.
> My machine will still see a music CD, a data CD I create, will write

a
> new data CD, etc., the drive is OK. I looked on an XP machine and
> there is nothing wrong with that CD,
>
> 2. Most of the time now, a application folder can't be deleted

unless
> it is empty. And sometimes, a folder can't be renamed, unless it is
> moved to a different location. Not windows folders, these are
> utilities, data folders I've created.
>
> Both these situations never existed before the repair.
>
> Are these issues caused by the reinstall?
>
>
> Is there a fix for these issues?
>
> ms
>


About 6 months ago, I posted here about the OS CD issue, the advice
then was to change the CD drive. The CD/DVD drive is absolutely normal
for any other disk I put in the tray. The CD drive is OK.

The OS CD is ok, behaves normally in another machine.

What is not OK is the registry. That change since the repair is what I
posted about.

Can I please get some advice from the experts here on which areas of
the registry are involved, and what changes to make?

ms
 
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Dave Patrick
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      12th Dec 2009
1. Hard to say for sure.

2.) Sounds like some file system corruption.

I agree, I'd have gone for the clean installation.

To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or setup
disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your Windows 2000
CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom and execute
makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the
prompts.

(Note: If your drive controller is not natively supported then you'll want
to boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom. Then *F6* very early and very
important (at setup is inspecting your system) in the setup to prevent drive
controller detection, and select S to specify additional drivers. Then later
you'll be prompted to insert the manufacturer supplied Windows 2000 driver
for your drive controller in drive "A")

Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then begins to
install the Setup and driver files. When the Windows 2000 Professional
screen appears, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000 Professional.

Read the license agreement, and then press the F8 key to accept the terms of
the license agreement and continue the installation.

When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen appears, all the existing
partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard
disk. Use the ARROW keys to select the partitions Press D to delete an
existing partition, If you press D to delete an existing partition, you must
then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System
partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this
step for each of the existing partitions When all the partitions are deleted
press F3 to exit setup, (to avoid unexpected drive letter assignments with
your new install) then restart the pc then when you get to this point in
setup again select the unpartitioned space, and then press C to create a new
partition and specify the size (if required). Windows will by default use
all available space.

Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your new install before
connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo.../W2KSP4_EN.EXE
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS03-043.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS03-049.mspx


Then

Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
and
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS08-067.mspx


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"ms" wrote:
>I know a clean install is best.
>
> A computer tech built this machine years ago, I've used him for 15
> years. 6 months ago, he fixed my continuous rebooting machine by a
> reinstall over the existing install. I had expected he would format,
> then a clean install and I would go from there. I am a senior and I
> guess he felt it would be easier for me. I realized it must have been
> a reinstall as Documents and Settings was unchanged, which surprised
> me at the time.
>
> This happened months ago, the machine (SP4) works fine, but with 2
> issues.
>
> 1. The first day I got the machine back, one time it did read the OS
> CD. But after that, I keep getting the message "failure in reading
> the drive" only for that CD. It does not recognize the OS CD.
> My machine will still see a music CD, a data CD I create, will write a
> new data CD, etc., the drive is OK. I looked on an XP machine and
> there is nothing wrong with that CD,
>
> 2. Most of the time now, a application folder can't be deleted unless
> it is empty. And sometimes, a folder can't be renamed, unless it is
> moved to a different location. Not windows folders, these are
> utilities, data folders I've created.
>
> Both these situations never existed before the repair.
>
> Are these issues caused by the reinstall?
>
>
> Is there a fix for these issues?
>
> ms


 
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      13th Dec 2009
"Dave Patrick" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
news:#0wmi#(E-Mail Removed):

> 1. Hard to say for sure.
>
> 2.) Sounds like some file system corruption.
>
> I agree, I'd have gone for the clean installation.
>
> To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom

or
> setup disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your
> Windows 2000 CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom
> and execute makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit)

and
> follow the prompts.
>
> (Note: If your drive controller is not natively supported then

you'll
> want to boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom. Then *F6* very early

and
> very important (at setup is inspecting your system) in the setup to
> prevent drive controller detection, and select S to specify

additional
> drivers. Then later you'll be prompted to insert the manufacturer
> supplied Windows 2000 driver for your drive controller in drive "A")
>
> Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then

begins
> to install the Setup and driver files. When the Windows 2000
> Professional screen appears, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000
> Professional.
>
> Read the license agreement, and then press the F8 key to accept the
> terms of the license agreement and continue the installation.
>
> When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen appears, all the
> existing partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each
> physical hard disk. Use the ARROW keys to select the partitions

Press
> D to delete an existing partition, If you press D to delete an
> existing partition, you must then press L (or press ENTER, and then
> press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to
> delete the partition. Repeat this step for each of the existing
> partitions When all the partitions are deleted press F3 to exit

setup,
> (to avoid unexpected drive letter assignments with your new install)
> then restart the pc then when you get to this point in setup again
> select the unpartitioned space, and then press C to create a new
> partition and specify the size (if required). Windows will by

default
> use all available space.
>
> Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your new install before
> connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)
> http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...295-D2A8-40D0-

A0C5-24
> 1BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS03-043.mspx
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS03-049.mspx
>
>
> Then
>
> Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx

amp;displaylang=en&fami
> lyid=B54730CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en and
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS08-067.mspx
>
>


Dave, thanks for the data.

The patches listed below are still installed from before.

==================================================
Name : KB958644
Description : Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB958644
Installed By : ms
Installation Date : 7/8/2009
Display Version : 20081017.230754
Update Type : Update
Application : Windows 2000
Web Link : http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=958644
Uninstall Command : C:\WINNT\$NtUninstallKB958644$\spuninst
\spuninst.exe
Last Modified Time: 7/7/2009 04:05:50:PM
==================================================
Name : Q327194
Description : Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Installed By : ms
Installation Date : 5/12/2009
Display Version :
Update Type : Service Pack
Application : Windows 2000
Web Link : http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=327194
Uninstall Command : C:\WINNT\$NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst
\spuninst.exe
Last Modified Time: 5/12/2009 12:05:13:PM
==================================================
Name : Update Rollup 1
Description : Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4
Installed By : ms
Installation Date : 5/12/2009
Display Version : 20050809.32623
Update Type : Update
Application : Windows 2000
Web Link : http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=Update Rollup 1
Uninstall Command : C:\WINNT\$NtUpdateRollupPackUninstall$\spuninst
\spuninst.exe
Last Modified Time: 5/12/2009 12:13:44:PM
------------
This display came from WinUpdatesList-Nir Sofer, a small no-install.

I believe they comply with the pages you listed.

Regarding a clean install to a good running machine, with 4 hours of
sleep every night these days, I saved your post, but for now will pass
on the work involved in a clean install. It's easy in W98, but for me,
anyway, complex in W2000.

My machine very seldom has a problem, so will wait until that happens
to do a clean install. Probably don't need the OS CD until then,
anyway.

Looks like I will live with that folder nuisance. It's not always,
just sometimes. It has been known to happen in W98, was a registry fix
there IIRC. I searched for fixes in W2000, didn't find much even for
XP.

That computer tech did do one nice thing in the reinstall, he got my
video card installed without Net Framework, so I'm pleased to say Net
no longer runs on my machine. I shutdown in seconds, the flash card
releases in seconds, and life is easier.

ms
 
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