Setup in windows 2k


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Jeff F

Ok, this one has me baffled. I've set up win 2k pro with
two different CD keys, on two entirely different machines
and had the same result. In both instances everything
works fine just after booting, and then the ability to
open properties windows in MMC goes away. Reply doesn't
work in outlook, and you cannot drag and drop files or
folders from one place to another. You cannot even get
ahold of files and folders.

At first I thought it was hardware, so I tried it on
another machine. The same problem occurred. Then I thought
it was software, so I changed the installation disk, same
issues.

Mind you I have 3 machines working just fine using the
same setup software and essentially the same hardware.

I've run about a billion virus scans, I've run the windows
update, nothing unusual is running in the processes
section of task manager. I'm using McAfee virus scanner.

It's a 500 mhz pentium with 256M ram and a 32M viper v770
video with a 3com network card.

I formatted the drive before installation. Anyone had
similar issues?
 
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Dave Patrick

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.

When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.
 
G

Guest

I've seen this reply on other questions, is this an
autoreply or are you suggesting that the installation
might not be "clean" because you've seen these issues
before?
-----Original Message-----
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.

When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]

Jeff F said:
Ok, this one has me baffled. I've set up win 2k pro with
two different CD keys, on two entirely different machines
and had the same result. In both instances everything
works fine just after booting, and then the ability to
open properties windows in MMC goes away. Reply doesn't
work in outlook, and you cannot drag and drop files or
folders from one place to another. You cannot even get
ahold of files and folders.

At first I thought it was hardware, so I tried it on
another machine. The same problem occurred. Then I thought
it was software, so I changed the installation disk, same
issues.

Mind you I have 3 machines working just fine using the
same setup software and essentially the same hardware.

I've run about a billion virus scans, I've run the windows
update, nothing unusual is running in the processes
section of task manager. I'm using McAfee virus scanner.

It's a 500 mhz pentium with 256M ram and a 32M viper v770
video with a 3com network card.

I formatted the drive before installation. Anyone had
similar issues?

.
 
K

KevinC

I would emphasise from experience what Dave says doing an install without at
least deleting & reformatting the partition where windows was oringinally
installed only begs for trouble. I always boot from CD, then format and then
switch off and then reboot and install. I have rarely if not at all had
problems, booting from the CD rather than floppies and switching off between
format and install virtually ensures no virus infection or other malfuntion
held in ram is carried over between installations.

I've seen this reply on other questions, is this an
autoreply or are you suggesting that the installation
might not be "clean" because you've seen these issues
before?
-----Original Message-----
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.

When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]

Jeff F said:
Ok, this one has me baffled. I've set up win 2k pro with
two different CD keys, on two entirely different machines
and had the same result. In both instances everything
works fine just after booting, and then the ability to
open properties windows in MMC goes away. Reply doesn't
work in outlook, and you cannot drag and drop files or
folders from one place to another. You cannot even get
ahold of files and folders.

At first I thought it was hardware, so I tried it on
another machine. The same problem occurred. Then I thought
it was software, so I changed the installation disk, same
issues.

Mind you I have 3 machines working just fine using the
same setup software and essentially the same hardware.

I've run about a billion virus scans, I've run the windows
update, nothing unusual is running in the processes
section of task manager. I'm using McAfee virus scanner.

It's a 500 mhz pentium with 256M ram and a 32M viper v770
video with a 3com network card.

I formatted the drive before installation. Anyone had
similar issues?

.
 
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Don

This sounds like Blaster. Prevents simple things in the
shell (e.g., drag-n-drop, cut/paste, etc.) from working.
Suggest running the removal tool from Symantec -- EVEN IF
the virus scanner isn't finding the virus -- multiple
times.

Otherwise, DO NOT connect these machines to any network
during or after setup for a while, and see if you have
the same problem.

- Don
 
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