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w2k reinstall problems


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I have been having serious virtual memory errors lately. yesterday, my hardrive crashed. When I turned it back on, I got a w2k load error. I called a tech friend of mine(the man who installed the w2k on this machine) and he told me to reinstall the w2k over the existing using the "r" for repair. It didn't work.

Before I did that, I removed the hardrive, copied the important files to this computer, and then reconected it back in the original tower. I then performed as suggested.

this seemed to work. However, I lost all outlook infomation (everything else is there, even the copied files), all of the ports are in error, and when I installed the new w2k the drivers.cab errored and did not load properly. Also, I cannot get on the internet with the computer because I cannot load the software and it will not read the modem (yes I have dial-up).

Should I go to the dell website and download the drivers or would it just be better to format the C drive and reinstall w2k? Do I need to record the BIOS information prior to this so I can reset it to how it is now? Will this work without a boot disk? How do I make one? And finally, thank you for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Welcome to Geeks2Go!

Since the repair has already thrown up some errors (drivers.cab) it eveidently hasn't been successfull so installing the Dell drivers at this stage is not likely to work either. I recommend you perform a complete re-install of Windows, then download and install the Dell drivers for the devices that aren't recognised.
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In addition to what pip22 says you should run diagnostics and scandisk on your hard drive. There is a very high likely hood that you have serious drive errors in the form of bad sectors.
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pip22,
thanks for getting back so quickly.
So, uninstall all components of windows, format c, and reinstall w2k? Just want to be clear before I procede.
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thanks, tyger. will do. I will post when complete.
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To all,
thank you for your time. I made the decision to upgrade my harddrive from 20G to 160G. I think it was a wise move instead of trying to salvage an antiquated 20Ghd. Anyway, I have the original set up as a secondary slave to access the files should I need to do so.
Again, thank you for your help.

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