Ok so, I have a Dell Dimension 3000 that came with XP. Someone gave me the Desktop so I do not have the Software that came with it, only the code on the tower. & Of course Windows does not offer support for XP. One day I booted my PC and i could not get in, there was an issue with missing system folder. I do not recall exactly, but i did not have access to any type of CD to install XP or recover.. I was forced to install Windows 2000. So i am not really sure what I did wrong, I can only boot up and log in safe mode, i didnt erase anything when i did this because i didnt want to lose everything. I think it may be too late for that. I dont care though at this point I just want to be able to install programs & run other programs.
There is now a C:\WINDOWS & a C:\WINNT folder.. if I try to run anything out of the windows folder i get an Entry Point Error/Could not be found in dynamic link library. or "This cannot be run in Win32 Mode". Another when I tried to install AdbeRdr "The procedure entry point FindActCtxSectionStringW could not be found in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll."
I seem to remember seeing alot about Kernel32.dll when it comes to errors. So what is going on? my xp folders are not compatible now, something to do with NTSF? (Im not familiar with the data types) Or is it something like when i tell my computer to do something it is looking in the wrong folders to do it?
I do not have access to the Win2k CD I used, I do have the code still tho. & I heard u can make a cd from ur pc. But please some help me here, what do i need to do?
Heres some info: System: Microsoft Windows 2000 5.00.2195 Service Pack 4
Dell DImension 3000
® 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Edited by hamluis, 08 September 2015 - 04:54 PM.
Moved from Win XP to Windows NT - Hamluis.