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Win2K Pro: Clean install turned dirty

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#1 Llyren


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Posted 29 May 2005 - 07:36 PM

Hey all,

I just built a new machine and installed Windows 2000 Professional on it. (I hate XP.) Within hours, it began having all kinds of problems:

- Cut, copy, and paste stop working, and I can no longer drag files between windows to move or copy them
- "SVCHOST.EXE" pops up out of nowhere and tells me it's crashed
- Websites decide they no longer exist
- Programs--especially those I'd really like to run, such as REGEDIT and the Hijack This! installer, open their windows and immediately vanish
- No DOS programs--of which I use quite a few--work at all, and neither does the "NTVDM subsystem"
- My modem malfunctions
- My CD-ROM drive lags and/or freezes the computer when loading audio CDs

I installed Win98 and ALL the problems disappeared. I installed Win2K again and they came back. I downloaded Service Pack 4 and nothing changed. I'm ready to go back to DOS.

Anybody got any ideas?

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:31 PM

F Disc and start again.

There is obviously something wrong with your Win 2K installation disc though as you got a bad install twice from it.

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