Issues after a repair

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000' started by ms, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ms

    ms Guest

    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
     
    ms, Dec 11, 2009
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  2. ms

    ms Guest

    ms <> wrote in news::

    > 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
     
    ms, Dec 12, 2009
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  3. ms

    Dave Patrick Guest

    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/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx


    Then

    Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en
    and
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-067.mspx


    --

    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "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
     
    Dave Patrick, Dec 12, 2009
    #3
  4. ms

    ms Guest

    "Dave Patrick" <> wrote in
    news:#0wmi#:

    > 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/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-

    A0C5-24
    > 1BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/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/security/bulletin/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
     
    ms, Dec 13, 2009
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