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Help !!!! Trouble Installing 2000 Pro

Q: Help !!!! Trouble Installing 2000 Pro


I Installed Win 2000 Pro Ontop Of My Win 98 By Mistake , Now None Of Them Work , When I Start Up I Get The Option On 98 Or 2000 When I Start 98 The Paths Are Not Found (dos) Cant Start Using Fdisk As Not Found, When I Start Using Windows 2000 It Then Asks For Win2000 Disk When I Put In It Says No Memory Avaliable To Install , So Basicalled I Have No Space Left On Pc

Please Help

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A:Trouble Installing Office 2000

Did you format before reinstall of windows?
Office has a nasty habit of leaving bits of itself around, even after an uninstall. MS has an Eraser utility that removes all vestiges of itself. Maybe running that will solve your installation woes.

Q239938 - OFF2000: Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office CD1 Files and Registry Entries

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Error 1310. Error writing to file C:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\proof\msth3am.lex

Verify that you have access to that directory.
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Whoa, how 'bout that caps lock?

Do you have your Service Packs on Windows 2K installed (2 will cover 1 and 2)?

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A:Trouble uninstalling office 2000

So you're saying that the problems didn't start until you joined the domain? Are you trying to use Office2k or are you trying to unistall?

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A:Trouble adding Office 2000

Not sure I understand.

Microsoft 98 is, I take it, Windows 98?

Did you previously have any versions of Office on this PC?

Did you make sure you ended task on everything EXCEPT explorer and systray before you began the install? (Ctrl-alt-del to get to the task list)

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If this is to be setup to work with Hotmail then Outlook can't be configured to work with this app. You need to use Outlook express.
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Click on help at the top then click on detect and repair. IF there is a problem with word this should fix it.
One question I have was this installed on the computer or did you install it and if you installed it was it the first time you installed it?

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I would suggest that you back up anything of any importance and do a clean install of your new operating system. This is the only way of ensuring everything and anything that is incompatable with your new OS is no longer on your HDD. If I'm not mistaken XP is a direct upgrade from 2000 as is ME from Win98 and I think they work in different ways.

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Any error messages? And what did you use to remove viruses and spyware, and what was you infected with? Have you ran HJT this yet?
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A:New PC, Trouble Installing XP

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Try putting the BIOS settings back to default

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A:Im having trouble installing XP...


installed the setup files, it automatically restarted my computer

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and welcome to the Forum

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A:trouble re-installing xp-pro

You have to format the old partition to install a fresh copy of XP . You can also delete the partition and create a new primary partition then format , which is more complete than a format . You still have the old copy of XP on your drive thats why its telling you about 2 Operating systems on 1 drive
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I believe I may have to format the drive. The old drive still has XP installed plus some remaining files. Unfortunately, I can not do this with the Windows 7 disc as Gateway didn't include one. There's an option to burn backup and boot discs to DVD but I do not know if that will be what I need.

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Hi and welcome to Seven Forums
Do not write it off,im fairly sure can be fixed.
First,double check to make sure it is installed correctly.
Then go to control panel>system>device manager and see if you can see it in there.

If so,
control panel-> system and security-> create and format hard disk partitions>right click on the hdd >change drive letters and paths>add drive letter.

Then check in the devices and printers portal from the start menu.

Let me know if its possible and if it works,
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is it a PATA or SATA hdd?
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A:Need help installing WinXP/2000 Pro

Hope this helps.
1. Access your BIOS & make sure LBA is enabled. Sounds like the reason you only have 2Gigs in C is because it is formatted as FAT, not FAT32. FAT only recognizes 2 Gigs. Also, make sure your boot options are in this order: A:, CDROM:, HD 0.

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A:need help with installing MSDE 2000

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Signed Despite

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