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Dave Patrick

FYI;

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/details.aspx?amp;displaylang=en&familyid=B54730CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en



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Regards,

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


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DaffyD®

Sorry for the future date posting--I downloaded a program that probably
fixed the problem for the purposes of this newsgroup but then it set my
computer clock 9 hours in the future.

I recently purchased and attached a Western Digital external drive to my
computer. Somehow it's software was installed on my C Drive. The problem is
the software has reconfigured my computer. There's a WD logo over the D
Drive in My Computer. Left double clicking on the icon brings up the Western
Digital Installer that contains trial software. If I click on Cancel, the
Installer closes. The only way to access the drive is to right click on the
icon and left click on Open. I've deleted every Western Digital file I could
find on both C and D drives as well as in the registry. The only thing it
did was make it impossible to open the D drive by left double clicking.
When I reboot after deleting those files, I get the Windows icon you see on
files without a program associated with opening it, like you see with Temp
files.

The reason why I'm posting this is because WD tech support has been no help
at all--they've never seen this problem before and I'm betting no one here
has seen it. I guess what I'm asking is where else in the registry would I
look for keys that would control access to internal drives? If I can't find
an answer here my only other option is to reformat the drive. If I do
reformat, it is better to do it in DOS or in Windows?

I'm also cross posting this to the Win2000.file_system newsgroup.
 
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DaffyD®

Thanks, Dave. How do I know if my drive controller is natively supported? I
never came across this when installing Windows 98 SE so I'm not sure if I
need to press F6.

Dave Patrick said:
FYI;

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/details.aspx?amp;displaylang=en&familyid=B54730CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en



--

Regards,

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


:
reformat, it is better to do it in DOS or in Windows?

I'm also cross posting this to the Win2000.file_system newsgroup.
 
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Ben Myers

DaffyD® said:
Sorry for the future date posting--I downloaded a program that probably
fixed the problem for the purposes of this newsgroup but then it set my
computer clock 9 hours in the future.
See below.
I recently purchased and attached a Western Digital external drive to my
computer. Somehow it's software was installed on my C Drive. The problem is
the software has reconfigured my computer. There's a WD logo over the D
Drive in My Computer. Left double clicking on the icon brings up the Western
Digital Installer that contains trial software.
<snip>

See if there is a "D:\autorun.inf" file. If so, rename or delete it.

On the date problem download
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/a/58a208b7-7dc7-4bc7-8357-28e29cdac52f/tzedit.exe

Run the program, click "Browse" and unzip the files to the "c:\windows" or "c:\winnt"
folder. Click "Start", "Run", type "tzedit" into the "Open" box and click "OK".
Highlight "GMT -8:00", click "Edit" and make sure it looks something like the
following. You may need to temporarily change the time zone for any changes
to take effect.

http://benjmyers.home.mindspring.com/public/timezone.jpg

Ben
 
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Dave Patrick

Setup process will generally let you know. More than likely standard IDE
which windows knows about natively.



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Regards,

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

DaffyD® said:
Sorry for the future date posting--I downloaded a program that probably
fixed the problem for the purposes of this newsgroup but then it set my
computer clock 9 hours in the future.
See below.
I recently purchased and attached a Western Digital external drive to my
computer. Somehow it's software was installed on my C Drive. The problem is
the software has reconfigured my computer. There's a WD logo over the D
Drive in My Computer. Left double clicking on the icon brings up the Western
Digital Installer that contains trial software.
<snip>

See if there is a "D:\autorun.inf" file. If so, rename or delete it.

I did find it and rename it. Do I reboot for any changes to take place? The
problem resides in
a folder called wd_windows_tools which has a file called WDSetup.exe.
According to tech support at Western Digital, this file and the folder,
autorun.inf are not supposed to be on the D Drive. I still have no idea how
they got there. As I told Dave, I will probably need to reformat the drive.

On the date problem download
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/a/58a208b7-7dc7-4bc7-8357-28e29cdac52f/tzedit.exe

Run the program, click "Browse" and unzip the files to the "c:\windows" or
"c:\winnt"
folder. Click "Start", "Run", type "tzedit" into the "Open" box and click
"OK".
Highlight "GMT -8:00", click "Edit" and make sure it looks something like
the
following. You may need to temporarily change the time zone for any changes
to take effect.

http://benjmyers.home.mindspring.com/public/timezone.jpg

Ben

Thanks Ben. It was already on this computer in C:\Program Files. It won't
start by using the Open box. I need to go the program folder and click on
the .exe file.
 
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