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Trying to finally upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000

Q: Trying to finally upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000

Ok I love to use windows 98 2nd edition but now needing to upgrade as the world has moved on the problem is
Compatibility of my hardware: now I have the drivers on cd and on my pc I made a backup copy when I get to the part that says supply the files it doesnt acknowledge them from the copy on pc and if I try to put in cd to provide them it goes to bluescreen saying error reading cd
now how Am I to supply the file when either way it will not let me? and how can I preinstall it when I need win 98 file to run my pc?

here is list the the compatibilty check stated:

BDA IpSink [not currently present]
BDAMPEFilter[not currently present]
BDA SlipDeframer [not currently present]
IntellUSB 2.0Enhanced host controller 24d3
Intel [R]82801 EB SMbus controller24d3
Internet Connection Sharing
NABTS/FECVBI Codec[not currently present]
Nvidia GeForce 5700LE
USB 2.0 Root Hub Device
World Standard Teletext Codec [not currently present]

2. I tried booting from cd it states that the following file is missing or corrupt<windows2000root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe please reinstall a copy of the above file

3. Then I tried making the 4 floppies for a floppy boot it stated setup. txt is missing when it tried booting
4.Now problems 2 and 3 could that be
from the fact that
I am trying to install from a Backup copy
[not original cd of windows 2000] Im asking is
windows 2000 copy protected?
I Would Appreciate Any Help
James Mihm

Preferred Solution: Trying to finally upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Trying to finally upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000

Sorry very much but I don't understand;what CD are you using & exactly which files
are you missing?Drivers for 2000 & 98se are different if you mean modem drivers?The
file system is different from memory-2000 using NTFS(New Technology File System)-98
built upon DOS.Thats the compatability issue-everything for the drivers is on the net,
Drivers .com is a place to start-all other files also available here and there.Look at
www.windowsreinstall.com for the info&links.

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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hi, i have one error, these days, I'm trying to upgrade my windows 10 to ver.1703 - and finally me appears this windows;  impossible update the system partition reserved why please make me, one solution please. 

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Hello Guys,

Can I upgrade my from WIndows NT 4 to Windows 2000 without having to delete all stored files???


A:Windows NT4 upgrade to Windows 2000 server

Not 100% certain you can, but you shouldn't.

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If Ihave windows 2000 sp3 and want to upgrate to windows vista, can I upgrade from windows 2000 sp3 to windows vista or do I need to upgrade to windows xp first and then can I upgrade to windows vista ?


A:Upgrade from windows 2000 sp3 to windows vista

You can't do an in-place upgrade to Vista, meaning you have to do a clean install requiring you re-install your applications and back up your data. You can use the Upgrade version though, which is cheaper.

If you have to do an in-place upgrade, you would have to upgrade to XP Pro as Win2K can't be upgraded to XP Home, and from P Pro you can only upgrade to Vista Business or Vista Ultimate, you can't upgrade to Vista Home Basic or Premium.

I'd recommend doing a clean install rather than trying to upgrade through two version of Windows, especially considering how big a change Vista is from Win2K/XP

You'll want to make sure your system meets the minimum requirements as well. If your PC is more than 5 years old, you might consider a new PC. Even a low end PC today will out perform most older PCs

System requirements for Windows Vista

Windows Vista: Upgrade options

Installation choices for 32-bit consumer versions of Windows Vista

Installation choices for 64-bit consumer versions of Windows Vista

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I needed to upgrade Windows 98SE to Windows 2000 in order to use some professional tax software. I performed an fdisk and format operation, and set the bios to detect the cd first. I have tried to install the operating system from both the boot discs and the cd. After performing its operation, the screen remains blue with the words "Windows 2000 Setup" at the top, and a note at the bottom of the screen that says "Setup is starting Windows 2000".
Unfortunately, nothing happens. I called Microsoft, spent 1 1/2 hours on the phone with them. Couldn't resolve the problem. Said I might have hardware issues. HELP!!!!!!!!!! We couldn't even get the original operating system to reinstall.

A:Windows 2000 UPGRADE

Since nothing is on the HD yet, start the PC from the W98 bootdisk, without CD-ROM support, use FDISK and delete the current partitions.
Then create a new Primary partition of no more than 8GB. Next, create another Extended partition this time, using up all the left space on the harddisk. In that extended partition, create a Logical partition, using up all the space left.
Set the first, primary partition to Active.
Quit Fdisk. Reboot again on the W98 floppy, without CD-ROM support.
Format both partitions in FAT32 format c: \u and format d: \u. The first, Primary partition will become your C-drive. The second Extended/Logical partition will be your D-drive.
Reboot again on the W98 floppy, but this time WITH CD-ROM support.
Now make directory W2K-SRC on the D-drive and copy EVERYTHING from your W2K CD into W2K-SRC on the D-drive. (all files from the root of the CD straight into W2K-SRC, all directories also into W2K-SRC.
Remove the floppy and the CD.
Go to the D-drive, by typing in: D: and hit enter. Then type cd \W2K-SRC and hit enter. Now type in setup and hit enter.
Hopefully the install will go through this time.

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Hello Everybody, Symptoms: -Microsoft outlook will not open when I click on email links on web pages when I click on them (using IE5 and components).-When I try to upgrade to IE6 it does not open any web pages.I really need to get this sorted out and earn some Bleeping Money!Cheers,G. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 23:10:43, on 02/03/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP4 (5.00.2920.0000)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exec:\winnt\system32\drivers\dll\1\svhost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINNT\System32 ... Read more

A:IE6 Upgrade on Windows 2000

Can you please post this again, but this time maximize your notepad windows and turn off wordwrap

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I just upgraded to windows 2000 professional.I am having so many problems.The lastest being that I now have a blue screen that says
STOP oxoooooo7b inaccessible boot device.

can someone please help?


A:upgrade to windows 2000

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When I click ok after it asks if you want to upgrade, I get an error message stating: setup was unable to load the file \I386\win9xupg\w95upg.dll" It further states: "A dynamic link library initialization routine failed" I have tested the CD on other computers including one that did not meet the minimum requirements and it worked fine.
I have an AMD K6-2, 366Mhz processor with 128 megs Ram, and a Creative 3630E AC101 Cd Rom. Please help.

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I just finished installing a new Windows 2000 server which is the PDC.

There few things that i think are related and bug the system down.

If i try to access the "Group policy" from the properties tab on the server at "Active pages users and computers" gives me the error message "Domian controler not found for domain my-domian.

The following errors are logged in the even viewer:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: NTDS General
Event Category: Global Catalog
Event ID: 1126
Date: 7/19/2001
Time: 1:45:16 PM
User: Everyone
Unable to establish connection with global catalog.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 7/19/2001
Time: 1:52:09 PM
Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. Return value (1355).
Event Type: Error
Event Source: SclgNtfy
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1002
Date: 7/19/2001
Time: 1:46:15 PM
User: N/A
Default group policy object cannot be created. Error 1355 to open and bind to DS.

Any Ideas

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I have an IBM Aptiva with an Intel 440 chipset. To my chagrin I have been unable to find any Windows 2000 drivers for the hard disk controller (82371EB PIIX4E) of my particular chipset. This sux because during the install progress Windows 2000 fails to detect a mass storage device since it doesn't recognize the controller.

I have been to the Intel website and was unable to find an updated driver. Searches on the net have also been fruitless. Am I going to buy an IDE controller card to get this comp updated?


A:Trying to upgrade to Windows 2000

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I just upgraded to windows 2000 professional.I am having so many problems.The lastest being that I now have a blue screen that says
STOP oxoooooo7b inaccessible boot device.

can someone please help?


A:upgrade to windows 2000

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Hey all. Hopefully someone can help me with this. Now I know that you can't upgrade Windows 2000 Pro to XP with the upgrade cd, but that is unfortunately all I have. Is there any sort of way around this? I also have a Windows 98 cd, but I'm not sure if that can help me out at all. Can I downgrade my system to 98 then do the XP upgrade from there? Any help would be appreciated! Cheers in advance!

A:Windows 2000 upgrade to XP

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I have an old Win 95 based DELL Dimension XPS H233.Even Dell does'nt recognise it anymore.
I also have a laptop with XP with which I share a printer, still in the 21st century,
On this old PC I run Win 98 SE. (Upgrade) All legit.
I have made a bid on e-bay for a Windows 2000 upgrade, just for the hell of it, and also because Windows Update no longer serves Win 98.
Also , no way will this old desktop tolerate XP
I have learned that Win 98 SE is MS-DOS based and WIN 2000 onwards is NT based.
This suggests that my upgrade to Win 2000 should be, at the very least, interesting.
Any suggestions that would prevent this upgrade becoming a total disaster would be very much appreciated.
At least, I still have my laptop to fall back on.

A:Windows 2000 upgrade

Your challenges may be to get the motherboard and video drivers needed for Windows 2000.

Minimum specs needed for WIndows 2000 are 133 MHz CPU and 64 MB RAM, but you have 233 MHz CPU, you will struggle if you still only have 64 MB of RAM though.

No DOS has no effect, the WIndows 2000 CD is bootable and it is used to do the install.

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Which should i choose better for my Toshiba Tecra 730xcdt laptop

Windows 98 SE or Windows 2000?


A:Windows 98 SE? or Upgrade to Windows 2000?

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This is the response that I am getting when Windows 2000 starts up after the update. I want to save what files are on the laptop and hope I do not have to do a full install. This is the message that comes up.

The Logon User Interface DLL GTGina.DLL failed
to load.

Contact your system administrator to replace the DLL, or restore the original DLL.

Please someone help me!!!

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I have a drafting cad lab of 27 computers. They are 3 years old. They were 500 mhz P3 motherboards.
All the computer lab added (new teacher) was new motherboards PenIV 2.2 ghz and new cases.
We kept our harddrives win 2000 pro.
The bios finds the harddrives, but when the win 2000 starts up we get "blue screen" errors about the hard drive.
Problem on all 27 computers (all identical).
Surely there is some step they missed. Please help before this (new teacher) insists on reformatting every hard drive and reloading all software ARRGH!
All were working perfectly before!!
Thanks guys!

A:upgrade and now can't read windows 2000

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I have just upgraded a computer at work from Win98 se to Windows 2000 Professional using a new Upgrade package w/SP4.

Two things are happening that are stifling me:

1. The computer will not join the domain. When the upgrade was done it was at a different office so during the upgrade, we were not able to access the domain. Now bringing it back to the office with the domain and we cannot get on the office domain. I have tried to edit the Network ID by changing it to the domain name instead of the WORKGROUP and I keep receiving a message that states something about there already being a set of credentials on the domain. Of course I tried doing this WITHOUT any other client PC on so I was the only unit attempting to get on the domain. Then I tried other clients and every other one was logging right in.

2. We also run a second server that is a Novell server. During startup, while running the script for the Novell server, we receive this error:
The NTVDM has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:020a IP:0115 OP:0f 00 00 00 00 Choose Close to
teminate the application.

I am wondring if any of this may have been caused from the upgrade or are these issues that can be kinked out because of the upgrade?

Thanks in Advance,

A:Windows 2000 Upgrade problems

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I am preparing to wipe clean a machine running Windows 2000 and install XP..... and I am in way over my head here
The machine is a DELL several years old with a Pentium 4 and 512 Mb of RAM. I doubt I could find any original disks of anything. I ran Belarc to see what's in it. Now I guess I am supposed to find drivers for everything somewhere = endless internet searching ? for how many drivers ?? -motherboard ?, NVIDIA dualview / NVIDIA Quadro NVS with AGP8X graphics card, Sony CD-RW CRX216E, Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R5112, 3.5" floppy... how deep does the list go ? Hard disk controllers ? mouse drivers ? USB drivers ? Ethernet ? does anything come with XP ?.

I haven't done anyhting yet, but I guess the process is to reformat the hard drive, install XP, boot from the disk and then somehow psyche out how to install drivers.

I was trying to give this computer to my dad for Christmas.... (he's running WIndows 98 w/ 256 Mb of RAM)

So...should I run in the other direction, send this machine to the landfill and buy another for $400 ? or is this soemthing a rookie with half a brain could take on ?

A:Upgrade to XP from Windows 2000 - how to not mess it up ?

the only important drivers you will need to find are the sound, network, graphics, and chipset drivers

if the machine is a dell, then there should be a support page on the dell website with a list of all the drivers you will need for that pc -- all you need is the model name/number


installing xp isnt too hard
you can reformat the hard disk (delete partition) early on in the xp setup so dont worry about doing it beforehand

hope ur dad likes his present!

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I am trying to upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000 professional.After i put the cd in everthing seems to be downloading OK until the setup process begins.The computer automatically shuts down and turns itself off. Can someone please help?



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I'm trying to format the hard drive on a Dell 150 Optiplex. When I put in the XP installation disk it starts to run then gives me the message that it can't cont. setup:
\$WIN_NT$."BT\KDCOM.DDL (error code 14) I've done the same install on other 150's but this is the first time I've gotten this message. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:XP format upgrade from Windows 2000

Whats the exact text of the error message? Does it say the file can't be loaded, or can't be found, or is corrupt?
Can you boot to the Recovery Console, or does the error occur before the first menu screen?

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good afternoon folks,

my daughter has an older model sony vaio (pcg- fx220) running ms windows 2000 pro and is wanting to upgrade to xp. she purchased her upgrade software from her college vendor and they shipped her 2 discs. one is labeled ms windows xp professional with service pack 2 and the other is labeled ms windows xp professional x64 edition.

i am assuming the i should install the w xp pro with serv. pk 2 instead of the 64x version. in the back of my mind, there is some previously learned and nearly forgotten info regarding processors and hers is an older 750 pentium iii ---

belarc's rundown on her computer-

Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 (build 2195) Sony Corporation PCG-FX220K(UC)
System Serial Number: 28323630-3701587
Enclosure Type: Notebook
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
750 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies LTD R0216U0 05/16/01
Drives Memory Modules c,d
14.98 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
6.86 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

QSI DVD-ROM SDR-081 [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

IBM-DJSA-220 [Hard drive] (15.00 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 44T44YX2082, rev JSKOAC3A, SMART Status: Healthy 254 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'SODIMM1' has 128 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (FAT32 on drive 0) 5.99 GB 478 MB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 8.99 GB 6.38 GB free

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A:windows upgrade questions 2000 pro to xp pro

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Ok. Where to begin. I have spent the last 3 weekends trying desperatly to sort this out, but thanks to Microsoft help pages I am non the wiser so..
I am currently experiencing the following problems (which happen to coincide with a Windows 2000 upgrade from Win 98):
1) When I press the back button in Explorer, the program crashes and closes after a popup window informs me an error has occurred. This happens very often but not every time I press back,
2) After logging on (computer is at work) my desktop takes AGES to appear. This has happened suddenly and there is ample room on harddrive
3) Perhaps the most frustrating is that now my mp3, wav, midi files, or any other sound don't play "correctly"- lots of beeps and alternating speeds. My cd player works fine, so sound card is intact and I have run a diagnosis and everything is fine
4) Tried to change the resolution of screen whilst playing Unreal Tournament but the screen went very black and I got no reponse. Had to reset hardrive

There are a few more trivial things but I'm being a bit greedy with the advice I need! Windows 2000 supports my display and media drivers, but I reinstalled them anyway to see if that made a difference, but alas, no show. I REALLY hope someone can help me. My social life is suffering!
Very frustrated

A:Problems due to windows 2000 upgrade?

Hiya and Welcome

1) When the error box appears click on Details below the Close, highlight it and paste it into Notepad. When you are here next, highlight and paste into here.

2)Startup problems: First, have a look here
and if you want us to go through it with you, post what you have. Go to Run and type msinfo32. Click on software Enviroments, then Startup programs. Copy and paste here.

Also, have a look here:
It says shutdown but it also works for startup.

3) What media player do you use? 6.4 or 7?

4) This may be due to either the video card or DirectX. What version do you have?



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I wish to upgrade my hp 2000-2120tu to windows 10.Does my laptop support windows 10 64bit . Does the drivers available in hp website for my 2000-2120tu works after upgrading to windows 10 64 bit?

View Solution.

A:Can I upgrade my HP 2000-2120tu to windows 10 ?

AJS11 wrote:Shall I know what is the reason you say so.Does my system doesn't support win10 ?In my opinion, you can safely Ignore what the other member said.  He does not know the answer to your question. @PeerOne?Stick to the facts please. Only state what you know and post only what will benefit  the original poster. There is a section for opinions here called Your Voice.   @AJS11?Try the get Windows 10 app. Read the following Microsoft web document. I am not certain if the Get Windows 10 app is stillavailable. It is worth a try.https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081048KB3035583 is the update that you need to install to see the get Windows 10 app. Once you see the app, you can click on the Check your upgrade status selection to run a compatibility test. the test will let you know if you notebook is compatible with Windows 10.  

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I tried to update to Windows10, but when the installation was almost finished I received an error message. My laptop restarted and tried to Recover the Upgrade. But it failed and I was brought back to windows7. But now my Windows7 is showing Not-Genuine. I used the product key with me (taken from my system using "Produkey" software) and still it is not getting activated!! It is asking me to contact HP for a solution... Help me please....!!

A:Re: Can I upgrade my HP 2000-2120tu to windows 10 ?

A Windows 10 upgrade is not one size fits all. You should have started your own thread.   I will move your post to a unique one. This time please provide all of the details, including your notebook's complete product number or product name. 

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Hey Everyone.

I have been thinking about upgrading my laptop computer to Windows 2000. Hopefully I don't have problems when it comes to finding the right drivers for my laptop computer, but the other thing that I am worried about is downloading the updates. My computer is only 300MHz with 96 MB of RAM in it, I only connect at 28.8 on the phone line and I haven't got a network to connect my laptop to high speed. Is there a way that I can download seperate updates for Windows 2000? Is there a way I can download Internet Explorer 6 and save it?

A:Would like to upgrade my Compaq laptop to Windows 2000

go here to get 2000 updates .
goto walmart & get a AOL cd for free & browse the cd & IE6 will be on it, make sure you put the cd in the drive before the computer boots so AOL doesn't start it's auto start-up.

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Hi all,

I've been running Win98 for ages now and upgraded (right word?!!!) to W2K a few days ago.

Everything has been running smoothly aside from the DVD aspect of my pc.

The cd/dvd drive is called Matshita DVD-ROM SR-8583 in the device manager. It still plays CD/CD-ROMs fine, but I can't get the DVD side to work.

This is what i see when i first stick a disc in:

There are a couple of different dvd playing software programs on my machine, but none of which work, presumably due to the lack of a compatible DVD decoder as mentioned in the error message.

I have searched and can't seem to find any indication as to how to get across this issue or even to find out for definite that this drive is not compatible with W2K.
It seems as if Matshita is connected with Panasonic, but i can't find anything on their sites.

Does anyone have any ideas at all?


PS:Since posting this, i have found this website, http://panasonic.co.jp/mke/en/down/index.html, and it appears to show that there are no updated drivers for Windows2000, but there is OS Standard Support, whatever that means!

A:DVDs won't play since Windows 2000 upgrade

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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I just upgraded the memory in my Dell CPxJ laptop from 128mb to 256mb. I had to update my BIOS, but when I did everything worked fine. For one day. Then I started getting the blue screen with the ACPI Stop Error.

I have:

Removed the new memory stick. The machine worked fine.
Replaced my existing memory stick with the new one (in DIMM A). The machine worked fine.
Put the old memory stick in DIMM B and the new one in DIMM A. I got the Stop Error.
Put the old stick in DIMM B with nothing in DIMM A. The machine wouldn't boot.

Any advice that anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.

A:ACPI Error from memory upgrade in Windows 2000

Try a different brand of RAM. Sometimes RAM modules can be incompatible with each other. Get it from crucial.com.

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Thanking all in advance for any help offered!

I attempted to upgrade a laptop with win98 installed using the windows 2000 installation disk. I have done this several times on my desktop(reinstallations) without any problems.
However, as I was apprehensive about the upgrade because the system was FAT I did not risk the "Would you like to upgrade to ( Sorry! forgot the regular alternate drive system ntsf???) Whether this was the start of my problems I do not know.

When I ran the upgrade in (Did not interfere with installed applications mode)the following problems arose immediately.

1. The program Act! ( A business database) immediately became inaccessible due to the need of internet Explorer 5. or higher (5 had been present prior to upgrade and was suddenly not installed therefore Act was inaccessible though still present.

2. "Unknown Devices" suddenly appeared in the system hardware profile and yellow questionmarks appeared beside the Network Card intel 82550/1/7/8/9 Ethernet Express Pro 100(B) Ethernet Adaptor,and Audio Device Controller.

3. A message popped up saying the following were affected by the attempted upgrades changes.

a) Fujitsu FUJo2B1 Device Driver
b) Above mentioned ethernet
c)Lucent Technologies Port Interface Soft Modem AMR
d)Yamaha AC-XG Audio Device

As a result of the above and my not then having direct access to the internet on this laptop I was unable to download the windows updates I thought would help to solve the problem.
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A:DESPERATE! Windows 98/Fat System/ upgrade to 2000 Disaster! Help!

Forgot to mention! I have secured my Act database on an independent ZIP file. The objective is to do a complete "CLEAN" Ntsf file system windows 2000 pro install on the laptop.


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If you installed Windows NT with a single processor, and are upgrading to a HT (hyper threading), dual-core or quad-core processor, you are in trouble. Both Intel and Microsoft are very un-informative of this problem, which is strange as, I'll later explain, has a very simple solution. It could be that they aren't aware of it, but this has to have a high instance of occurrence and is very apparent (it can cause up to an 80% performance hit). Anyway, if you install NT (pretty much any flavor), it installs either a single or multiprocessor kernel and HAL driver as to what it sees. Now, if you upgrade this processor for speed or cache, this is "plug-n-play" within this class of processor, but will not change from single to multi on it's own.

The problem is that if you upgrade to an HT (Hyper-threading) or a dual or quad (multi) core processor, the kernel and HAL can't deal with them. I believe it screws them up enough that they put the processor into 386 mode. The correct files were not loaded in the initial NT install, the problem is not reported in any way, and if you go into Device Manager, it shows 2 processors (if it only shows one, but you know your multi, check that HT or multi is enabled in BIOS Setup) . The evidence that this is occurring is to CTL-ALT-DEL to Task Manager, then tab Performance, if you see only one CPU graph, you have this problem.

The solution is to get these files from your last service pack (Very important that the fi... Read more

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Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

I could use some of the features of Office XP, and would really like to retain my Windows 2000 environment. Do you think I could make this upgrade in Office?


A:Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

Office XP can run on Windows 2000. Even though the operating systems and office suites have the same naming convention, that doesn't mean that they have to match up (Windows 2000-Office 2000, Windows XP-Office XP).

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Hello there folks!

I have had this quite annoying problem for arround three weeks now. My PC crashes
Usually when playing games, but sometimes when I am just at the desktop
I have almost concluded that the problem is one of my graphicscards.

But today, after a fresh install I finally got a Minidump file and an error code in event viewer!
(After three weeks of atleast one crash a day it was about damn time)

Don't know if the crash is related to the problem I have had, but it could.

I have this from event viewer:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff8800169f47c, 0xfffff880009b09e8, 0xfffff880009b0220). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 091112-11481-01.

And also this:
The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&37c186b&0&STORAGE#VOLUME#_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_KINGSTON&PROD_DATATRAVELER_G2&REV _1.00#001D0F0CAA76A931A59D0230&0#.

I also uploaded the .dmp file

A:Windows 8 (And Windows 7) crashing for 3 weeks, finally got a BSOD

Can you upload the entire BSOD Posting Instructions files, these will help us analyze your crash.

same meaning and parameters as 0x07E
Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control,
Probably caused by : iaStor.sys
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.

Install the newest Intel RST driver Version:
Intel? Rapid Storage Technology

How much free space do you have in your OS partition?

Can you download CPUZ and post a snip of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
For posting the information , enter 'Snipping tool' in the Start button > Search box, hit enter. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
Go to your BIOS and tell us what the CPU, RAM and the CPU integrated memory controller voltages are.

Run memtest86+ with all RAM cards installed for a full 7 passes, best to run overnight.
If you get any errors you can stop the test.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Drivers that need attention:
ctac32k.sys Wed Jul 02 16 2008 - Creative Audio Driver - out of... Read more

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15 years is a long time. XP, when it first came out, was awful. Eventually, when XP SP3 showed up in 2008, Microsoft finally got a good desktop again. That was a good thing because at about the same time, Microsoft released Vista, a truly awful desktop operating system. XP SP3 was clearly superior to Vista.Eventually even Steve Ballmer had to admit Vista was a flop, and he rushed Windows 7 into production. Thanks to Steven Sinofsky, the first release of Windows 7 in 2009 was much better than Vista. In particular, the combination of Windows 7 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 was outstanding.Then along came Windows 8. Ahem. Windows 8.0 was even worse than Vista, and that's saying something. Windows 8.1 fixed most, but not all of its problems. For example, Microsoft, after hemming and hawing, didn't give us back our beloved Start menu.So, as Windows 8 sales circled the drain, I didn't think much of Windows 10's chances. I was wrong. Microsoft, with new leadership at the helm in the person of new CEO Satya Nadella, is giving us a good first release.Windows 10: Finally a decent Windows first releaseSome good points are being exposed in this article and it represents what a lot of users thinks too.

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Hi, Can any1 help me i have did upgrade Windows 2000 Ent. Server (SP4) to Windows 2003 Ent. Server, but after rebooting the machine all of sudden BLUE screen appears with mentioning below error though OS working in safe mode. Please help me out to resolve the issue ASAP.

Then at the end it says
Beginning dump of physical memory

HYDIS.sys address 7505AF5 base at F74E9000
Stop: 0x000000D1 (0xf3bbf000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF7505AF5)

Physical memory dumb.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group


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Like many others I was not to excited about the new windows 8. I particularly did not like the boot to the start screen and getting to some of the features that I was familiar with. Over the years having gone thru all the different operating systems ending up with Windows 7 Pro I was a happy camper.

A few weeks ago I bought a new HP desktop that was on sale but only came with Windows 7 Pro. Two weeks after receiving the new desktop I decided to take the plunge. I bought a new hard drive and installed windows 8, keeping the old drive just in case I wanted to go back. Initially, I was not to happy but I kept at it and was becoming familiar with the new system, but I kept going for the old start button. I even tried some third party software that gave me back the familiar desktop. My real acceptance of the new windows 8 came when I installed the 8.1upgrade. The new system in general seems to be very fast and has some new features that work very well with my old software. With a right click on the new windows button on the taskbar many of the programs that I use are back and the system boots up to the old desktop. So I am once again a happy camper. I should say that I have spent MANY hours over the last 10 days or so getting into the system and several times I thought about going back

Just thought I would pass on my thoughts.

A:I finally gave in to Windows 8.1

Good for you, it shows intelligence over stubbornness. Maybe you can post ways you overcome changes, it may help others new to win 8, 8.1.
P.S. Do something about your "Space" button, seems it doesn't work every time.

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Few months back I bought a new computer. At that time i installed windows 8 64 bit which i had a license for and upgraded to windows 10 64bit. Wish I could have just upgraded from windows 8 32 bit to 64 but that was not possible. I then reloaded some of my old apps. I also installed firefox which came in a beta version for 64bit. Nothing but problems, constantly freezing up. Getting non responsive errors. Two days ago i downloaded version 48 and wow what a difference. Working like a champ now. Hope i havent jinxed myself. Just wanted to share this. Never got a notice from firefox about the newer version.

A:Finally a fix for firefox on windows ten

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Hi there
while not totally 100% "Desktop friendly" It's certainly good enough for what I need - especially with Boot directly to desktop.

I've also been messing around with one of those Thin Ultrabooks with a touch screen -- Windows 8.1 is fine as well on this. Actually I'm beginning to come round to touch screens for LAPTOPS (no way would I want one on my large expensive LCD monitor !!!) in some cases such as using IE -- the Immersive (Metro) version of IE11 with Windows 8.1 is STREETS ahead of the rubbish that was in Windows 8 - it's actually usable now -- and the on screen keyboard really works --- If you are on a busy train surfing the net this way with a laptop is fine -- I don't have or want a tablet since I do a lot of other things too such as using Ms EXCEL or Powerpoint while travelling. Incidentally Touch is also great for REVIEWING presentations or making SMALL changes (but you can't beat a keyboard and mouse for general working with office products).

What I like also with the onscreen touch keyboard is that it's great to be able to change keyboards without physically having to plug one in -- I often want to use ISL keyboard --on screen is great. The Touch keyboard works decently too - was always a bit "laggy" with windows 8 and Touch.
I've added a "Custom toolbar" for programs which works almost as good as the old menu system whenever I need that feature - but I usually have my most used applications pinned either to the desktop ... Read more

A:Finally a Windows 8 (8.1) version I LIKE

Well Jimbo,

coming from you....who would have expected that.....
Touch screens will not be for me, i want a big screen and am not going to sit up with my arm streched all day.

Do not like laptops or tablets myself.


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Ok, well, I feel good now that I can upgrade my system even 3 times faster than my computer you can see in my sig. Well, here is the hardware:


Athlon XP 1600+

Geil Ultra PC2700 RAM, 2x256 (512MB total)


Now, with that all coming on its way. I have a question. What do I need to do before I install my hardware? Do have have to backup my harddrives? Thanks!


A:Finally, I get to Upgrade, but I have question...

Well, XP does not like being moved to a different motherboard because of chipset changes and it may refuse to boot. So, yeah backing up would be a good idea. You can also try installing the new chipset drivers on the old system just before you replace the motherboard - although this does always work.

After transplanting the HDD, it may work, or you may have to do a repair installation, or a full format and reinstall(best result). You may want the 60GB HDD as the primary since its gonna be faster then the old 12Gb Fireball. Your data can be safely stored on the one drive you do not wish to reformat or touch.

I use to have a write-up on how to successfully move XP, but Microsoft removed the link from their website

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To disable hovering in Windows 10:
Press Windows key + X key and click on "Control Panel".
Select "Ease of Access Center". (This is a deferent than "Ease of Access" in Settings!!)
Click on "Make the Mouse Easier to Use".
Under "Make it easier to manage window." Uncheck "Activate Window by hovering over it with the mouse."
I turned off everything else in the mouse controls that I don't use!!
After shutting down and rebutting it is finally working!

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