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CD written in Windows 2000 CANNOT be read on a Windows XP machine

Question: CD written in Windows 2000 CANNOT be read on a Windows XP machine

Here's the problem: Burned some .jpg files to a CD on a machine running Windows 2000. Opened the CD to make sure the files could be viewed. Took the CD to multiple Windows XP machines and the CD cannot be read. Normally this locks up Windows XP.

I've tried to get a solution to this before, other than getting the tightwads in charge of the money to buy a burner for the XP machines or to upgrade the 2000 machines to XP.


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Preferred Solution: CD written in Windows 2000 CANNOT be read on a Windows XP machine

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Answer: CD written in Windows 2000 CANNOT be read on a Windows XP machine

What type of CD did you burn? Was it a RW?

How old are the CD drives and the RW disc you used?

Take a look at this article about CD RW compatability.

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I want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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I have a problem where the left pane of the windows explorer bar is greyed out and it shows nothing. The right pane however works fine.

I have seen the article in relation to how to fix this problem on a Windows 95 and 98 machine but not a Windows 2000 machine as the registry key mentioned does not exist in Win2k.

Any idea anyone ?

Answer:Windows Explorer left pane not showing for Windows 2000 machine

Hi Jeeviz....See if this site is any help,289625,sid20_cid461699_tax287574,00.html

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I have an old machine running Windows 2000 professional which I use as a printer server for a peer to peer network. My XP machine can see the computer and has the printer installed with no issues.

Initially my Windows 7 (Home Premium) machine could detect but not access the 2000 machine. I found the fix (creating/setting the LmCompatibilityLevel key to a Dword of 1) and now I can sign on to the 2000 and access its files. (I ran the refreshpolicies commands on the 2000 also).

When I try to instal the printer as a local printer it appears to instal. The existing driver is recommended (and accepted). When I print the test page it does not print. On the windows 7 the print queue eventually shows the page as having an error, while the print queue on the windows 2000 machine is empty throughout.

When I try to instal as a network printer I get to the point where I am informed that there is no driver for the printer and I have to search for a .inf file which I can't find.

Answer:Cannot install printer on Windows 2000 for Windows 7 machine

Just found this - if anyone has this problem here is what worked for me

1.Run a command prompt as Administrator

2.type a command as follow,

net use LPT2 \\IPaddress\printer name

3.install a local printer as usual by using port LPT2

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Hi! I had two Windows ME machines successfully networked using Share-level access control. Then I reformated one of them with Windows 2000. Now, depending on what protocol I use, the 2000 machine either doesn't show up in the ME machine or it shows up and says that I don't have permission to go into the 2000 machine.
I know alot about ME networking, but nothing about 2000. I don't care about security. What are the best protocols, settings, and permissions for networking a Windows 2000 machine and a Windows ME machine?

Thank you so much in advance for your advice.

Answer:Network Windows 2000 to Windows ME machine?

In 2000 you need to set up a user account for the other machine, using your log on name and a password of your choice.
In 2k logged on as admin Go to start/settings/control panel/users and passwords/select add and fill in the blanks, Next time you try to log on from winme you should be asked for the password, after that it should be automatic.

Try this site for more detailed info

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Is it possible to install 2000 and XP on the same disk, so i can, when the computer is starting up, chosse between them?  The computer has 2000 now, and i want to install XP, both versions are english.

Answer:Windows 2000 and XP on the same machine

this is back to front but>

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Hi (again ),

I'm trying to purge some trojans/viruses off a friend's PC. It was recently connected to the web for the first time in four years and being totally insecure it got heavily infected. I got rid of or at least disabled some of the problems but a few remain.

One symptom is that installing Windows 2000 service packs causes a BSOD under all modes, requiring a repair of Windows 2000 - winlogon crashes fatally so there may be something hooked onto it. Another symptom is that the ntvdm service was doing something dodgy with ftp.exe. I partially dealt with that by renaming ftp.exe but that infection is still there (an error pops up on logon because ntvdm can't find ftp).

I've posted the HijackThis! log. The related.htm and accessoveloce entries look dodgy. I manually removed irdvxc.exe and urdvxc.exe but I left some registry mess behind.

I'd really appreciate any help with this.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:14:39 AM, on 7/17/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft... Read more

Answer:Help with Windows 2000 SP2 machine

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I have a Dell GX1 with Windows 2000 Professional.

When after I type my user name and password in the proper fields and click on "OK" it take me right back to the log on screen where I enter my user name and password.
I never get to my desktop and I don't see any of the information boxes that come up like "loading your personal settings".
I have even tried booting into Safe Mode but I have the same problem.

Any ideas?

Thanks in Advance

Answer:Unable to log into Windows 2000 machine

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Greetings,I have read many good posts on fixes on this forum, so thanks to anyone willing to offer any support. I undertook updating motion control software on a CNC machine at work. The new motion control software required windows updates. The computer runs Windows 2000, and was never hooked up to the internet until now and had no offline updates performed. Windows Update won't even run. I manually accessed the Windows Update Catalog online did some critical updates and made enough progress to get the updated motion control software running and we can now make parts. However, some features still do not work such as a 3D animation preview of the part the machine is making.Because of this, I am interested in updating Windows 2000 enough so that Windows Update will run and I can set it to automatic updates and ensure future updates of the motion control software will work properly. I tried to install java, but the installation only gets halfway without crashing. I then tried to update Windows installer. Unfortunately I forgot that I had installed Windows Installer 3.1 a week earlier and installed Windows Installer 3.0 on top. Now when I try to install java, I get an error that says my Windows Installer cannot open.Should I?A. try and restore somehow to a backup I made a few weeks ago (never restored Windows 2000, a little scared) B. try windows installer cleanup utility orC. Add/Remove Programs and remove Windows Installer 3.1 and 3.0 and reinstall 3.1?Thanks so much in advance... Read more

Answer:Windows 2000 on CNC machine issues

Undertake C & BThen download and install Service P4 Pack 4 Devices the future. Windows have accepted the fact!

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Please help me with this!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:29:07 AM, on 3/23/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\WUSB11B.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker1.exe
C:\Program Files\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\3b4\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =*
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://r... Read more

Answer:I need help with windows 2000 machine Hijack Log

A new version of Hijack This has been released so get rid of the old one and
download from this site

I see you are running Hijack This from a temp folder now. It will not function properly from there and it cannot create
and restore backups from there. You need to create a new folder in My Documents and name it Hijack This.
to download Hijack This again. Download it and click "Save". Save it to the Hijack This folder you just created.
That way it can create and restore backups if needed. HJT will store the backups in the same location that
it is run from.

Run an online antivirus check from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites
Be sure and put a check in the box by "Auto Clean" before you do the
scan. If it finds anything that it cannot clean have it delete it or
make a note of the exact file name and file location so you can delete it yourself.

Run hijackthis and fix the following items. Be sure all windows are closed except for hijackthis.

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {5D60FF48-95BE-4956-B4C6-6BB168A70310} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: DLMaxObj Class - {00000000-59D4-4008-9058-080011001200} - C:\WINDOWS\dlmax.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Antivirus] C:\WINDOWS\av.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [crpkbzez] C... Read more

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I have a P4 Compaq desktop with Windows 2000 installed. It works fine. However, I thought I would install XP on it. I don't want to fdisk or repartition, etc. just want to install XP as an upgrade so to speak. In a previous post I was advised to put the XP cd in the drive and boot from it. Did that and installation started. But, came to a screen saying something about another operating system was installed (2000) and installing XP "might" cause operating problems. I quit the installation.

Is it safe to install XP over 2000? Or should I leave well enough alone? What is the advantage of running XP instead of 2000?


Answer:Installing XP on a machine with Windows 2000

Honestly, XP SP2 is just Windows 2000 SP4 with some minor changes and more eye candy. They are both NT operating systems and are stable. I would keep it on.

I do not believe you can install XP over Windows 2000 without loosing data, but I have never tried it so I can't be sure.

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can't uninstall IE 6 on a Windows 2000 machinehow do I? I'm fairly competent with using the machine and registry, so I should be able to handle any/all suggestions. Thanks in advancehoratio

Answer:Uninstall IE 6 on Windows 2000 machine

IE6 should be listed in Control panel> add/remove programs. Is you don't see it listed there then it can't be removed. Why do you want to remove it? IE6 is the latest version of IE that is still supported on Win2000.You can install multiple browsers so there is no need to remove IE6.

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I have been working on my office laptop to get it configured for the Internet access at my apartment. After making some changes
------running network identification wizard and
------adding this computer to unknown domain called "WORKGROUP" and
------ rebooting the computer.

Now he cannot log on to his laptop because the log on window does not list any domains to log on to like it used to. Clicking the "Options" button doesn't show anything new either.

When we try to enter him password (to log onto the system without a domain) we get the error message that we need to make sure the username and domain are correct.

similarly when i try to enter local administrator password (to log onto the system without domain) we get same error message.

Is there any way to perform a system recovery to undo whatever changes I made? If so, where can I do that. Keep in mind we cannot get past the login window.

I also tried every alternative options described in this link but it doesn't work.



Answer:CAN'T LOGIN TO WINDOWS 2000 Machine

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Hello,This machine is infected and I need some advice on what to clean. Here are the logs. This is a computer at a High School and has a bunch of non-standard stuff installed on it that my teacher friend will probably want to keep. Also, it is networked with Novell. Don't know if this will help illuminate the entries in the logs or not but thought I ought to include it.I am truly grateful for your help.TreyLogfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 10:43:54 AM, on 2/22/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Faronics\Deep Freeze\Install C-0\DF5Serv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\cusrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Novell\ZENworks\nalntsrv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:Hijacked Windows 2000 Machine -still getting pop ups

You are using an outdated version of hijackthis. Please download the newer version.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteThen post a new log

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I have windows xp proffesional and I wanted to downgrade to windows 2000. I've checked and I have a basic disk so I should be able to install it on another partition. When I try to install it I get an error saying something not being able to install on current version of windows. I also remember hearing somewhere that you can't install a previous version of windows if you have XP. Just wondering if there is some possible way of doing instead of formatting my drive.

Answer:Install windows 2000 on an xp machine? How?

The only thing i can think of is to boot from the 2000 disc and have it install that way. You heard correct XP will not let you downgrade your system. I am not totally positive if you can still install 2000 after XP is installed. But booting from the disc is your best option to try.

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After having installed Win2000 my machine will switch itself off usually when a CD drive is accessed (but not always). The only way to switch the computer back on is to disconnect the mains supply for a few seconds, If I try to switch back on without disconnecting the mains, nothing will happen no matter how long I leave it.

I have re-installed (several times). At the moment I have a dual boot setup with Win98 but have tried it with Win2000 alone.

I recently bought a Gigabyte GA-5AX m/board with an AMD K6-2 550. This problem did not occur with my previous motherboard (Intel AL440LX with Pentium II 233). All other components are common to both systems.

The computer behaves perfectly with Win98.

Answer:Machine switches off under Windows 2000


Do you know that all the hardware components in this machine are certified to be used with Win2K?

To test, run the winnt.exe program with the following command line parameter from Win98:

winnt /checkupgradeonly

It will create a txt file of it's findings. If you have a hardware component that is not compatible, this might be your problem.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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My X220 recently had the system board replaced at a local Lenovo Authorized Service Provider. They were only supposed to replace the fan but the speaker connector broke when they were removing the board. Windows now isn't able to read the machine type. System Update doesn't work because of this. CPU-Z and hwinfo64 show the machine type as qqqqCTO as if it were blank in the BIOS. Machine type is there correctly in the BIOS correctly, but they left the system board serial number blank. Could that be causing this?


Go to Solution.

Answer:X220- windows can't read machine type

Yes that is definitely the cause.  Unfortunately it seems the technician who carried out the repair forgot to enter them. The only solution and method to get the correct values entered in BIOS is through an authorised Lenovo service partner; they will have the necessary tools to fix it.

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need to format a device that is being decommissioned. I don't have local access, just rdp. i won't need to access it afterward, just need the drive wiped. I did a quick search, didn't find anything. thanks for the help!

Answer:remotely format a Windows 2000 machine?

As long as you have full admin rights to the machine and no kind of group policy in place restricting what a remote user can do you shouldn't have any problems formating a drive with remote desktop.

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I have an older machine sitting in my room and I want to get it running for my lil newphew to play his yahoo games on.

its a p3 500mhz 512mb of pc133 ram

would win 2000, xp or linux ubuntu be better for this machine? i actually heard that windows xp will run a bit faster than windows 2000. again im not looking for features really just more performance for the little guy.


Answer:WHEN USING AN OLDER MACHINE. is windows 2000 better or xp or linux?

I use WIn2k, mine is a K6-2 500MHZ same amount of ram.

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Can anyone point me in the right direction for setting up a new user on a windows 2000 machine? Step by step on how to do it. Every time I do it, I end up getting a bunch of error messages when I try to run the programs installed from the last user (i.e.: when I try to run MS Word or Excel or whatever, it tries to load them again and can't find the correct files. They still work OK but I get the errors every time I try to open them).

I tried searching here, Microsoft's technet as well as google but couldn't find anything.

Any help appreciated.

Answer:Setting up a new user a windows 2000 machine

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I have a client with several Windows 2000 (SP4) machines. They need to access a website that uses the MS JVM. Microsoft does not make this availible but I have been able to download them. Unfortunately, I can not get any of the files to install properly, they unpack, but then warn me that they are part of protected system files and can not be updated.

Has anyone else run accross this problem with Windows 2000 SP4? Is there any way to get the MS JVM to install/work? Suns JVM works OK but this website specifically calls for the MS JVM and I expect anomolies if I cant get the MS JVM to work.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 2000 and MS Java Virtual Machine Problems

Just give it a go with the Sun JVM, it can't be any more problems than using the MS JVM. What's the site that you are trying to use?

Sorry can't give any better help...

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I inherited a hard drive'that someone tried to install windows 2000 with out verifying the hardware requirements. I can boot to 98 fine but would like to give this PC to a friend. it does not bother me much but i do not relish getting calls every time he reboots the machine and he gets the BSOD when windows 2000 tries to install. I have tried booting with a 98 boot disk and typing sys C:. so I can remove the boot.ini etc but, it says invalid drive letter. When I try and switch to the C: I receive the same error. My question is where do I go from here?
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:removing Widows 2000 setup from a windows 98 machine.

Do you have any files on the computer that you want to save?

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Hello. I have a problem. I am running windows Xp Service Pack 3. I recently decided a wanted to play an older Game. (Thief: The Dark Project). After discovering that it wouldn't run in Xp computers with sevice pack Two or newer I decided to run another operating system Via Virtual Machine. So In comes Windows 2000. I install the game successfully but have the problem of the mouse being extremely jerky. With the controls working perfectly fine from the keyboard. I know I have more than enough Power at a AMD Athlon(Tm) 64 Bit processor at 3500+ 2 Gb Of Physical memory and 1.87 Of Virtual. Also a Nivida 7200..

Any Help? Please.

Answer:Running Windows 2000 Via Virtual Machine Gaming

what are you using to host your virtual machine?

did you install your virtual machine additions? they vary, but i'm using virtual box now and they are called guest additions.

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Guys, I run an old server under Windows 2000 Server w/SP4 and I am getting the following error + Stop


Stop: 0x0000009C (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0xB2000000, 0x1040080F)Click to expand...

GA-8IPE100-G Mobo
TT TR2 430W PSU (Brand New)
Intel P4 2.8Ghz
2GB DDR333 PC2700 (4 x 512MBs)
Samsung Spoint 40GB Back-Up
It started making this error sporadically about 2 weeks ago but I was not able to see the BSOD until yesterday and since then, it doesn't even let me to go to the desktop for more than 1 minute. Safe mode works (sometimes) with only 1 stick of RAM.

I have tested the RAM and it appears to be fine... I also switch the old PSU to a new one but that did not help at all. I can't check the HDD because it does not even let me get to Safe Mode long enough to go to explore, let alone clicking on any software that I may be able to use. which brings me to my next issue... I have not been able to find a software that works under W2K server.
Please, please, don't tell me to upgrade to a new server OS, w/o having to tell you my whole life story, short version is I can't so... I need to fix what I have.


Answer:Machine Check Exception Windows 2000 Server

Well, looks like a hardware error. Hopefully you have backups, yes? Start stripping out components to isolate specific pieces of hardware to find the error.

You will need a second system to do your hardware tests on.

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Hi, all. Newbie here to the forums. ;) I hope I'm posting this to an appropriate forum, but if I'm not, my apologies. (Also, my apologies in advance for the wall of text, but I like to provide as much information as possible.)

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice regarding a fairly complex problem that led to the recent replacement of my PC and whether it's possible or advisable for me to try to grab files off the two hard drives from the old machine, which eventually went BSOD due to a SYSTEM_LICENSE_VIOLATION error (sorry, I forgot to get the precise Stop Code). Though that probably happened due to my own folly (more on that in a bit), I can't rule out the possibility of malware leading up to this, at this point. Please note that both the "dead" Windows 2000 machine and the "new" XP one were donated by friends, so I pretty much "got what I paid for" and had little choice in what was installed on them. Also, please note that the Windows 2000 machine "died" at the beginning of the year, and I got the replacement XP machine a month later; I've only just now gotten around to posting about this. ;)

The "dead" PC was running Windows 2000 on a Celeron 466 mHz processor with 128 MB of RAM. The OS is on a 10 GB HD, and there is also a nearly full 40 GB HD to store larger files; both are ATA drives using IDE controllers. I also used an external Western Digital MyBook 500 GB USB HD (... Read more

Answer:What's the safest way to port data from a "dead" Windows 2000 machine to a "new" XP one?

Hi again.Erm, I know we're not supposed to bump our topics, and this is hardly a high priority one, but it has been nearly two weeks since I opened this one, and I would appreciate some advice as to what I should do in order to safely port my date from my now defunct Windows 2000 machine to my "new" XP one.I might as well take the opportunity to give additional information that I forgot last time around. The data that I want to retrieve from the "dead" machine mainly consists of documents, text files, chat logs, works in progress, images (such as pictures I scanned in, etc.), and emails that were stored on the machine within the past two years. (Most of the data I need that is from prior to 2008 had already been copied over to the external USB drive, which I do have limited access to.) I am not looking to back up any executable files from it, so that should allay any concerns that I might possibly want to retrieve files that could have been infected.Furthermore, when I said that I had tried anti-malware products that I hadn't used before, I meant that I was actually using those that I knew to be reputable. On the "dead" machine, I had been using F-Prot's on-demand virus scanner (the system was just too slow to run the real-time protection) until the end of last December, when I decided to give AVG Free a try. AVG found the Weatherbug and a few stray trojans in old files I never executed, and (IIRC) "Win32/Small" in the ... Read more

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I had done this previously with another machine like this but I forget how.  transferring internet account information to a windows 2000 machine, any steps on how to set it up?

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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!

Answer:upgrade and now can't read windows 2000

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Windows 2000 user, with NTSF files. Had to reload a backup Word Processing System. Copied from a backup on CDR. Copied fine, executes fine, but every document file is read-only. Can make no changes to dcuments. Reading some Internet articles indicates CDR copies all files as read-only.

How do I remove them from read-only state, so I can change and edit files, and write them to hard drive again in changed format? Have tried Windows Explorer Security, but am either doing it wrong, or that is not the answer.

Any help for a non-nerd????

Answer:WINDOWS 2000 Read-Only Files

yes cdr's make files read only

if have admin rights you shouldbe able to simply rightclick the files in question and un-tick the 'read-only' checkbox, if u cant if u r an admin and the files are in ntfs format as you say u should be able to click on the security tab and give yourself full control of the file and/or take ownership of the file. you might have to do this first to change properties

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Burned two CD R's on two different Win 2000 machines using two different programs - Nero Express on one and Easy CD Creator on another. Don't know the versions of those programs.

Took the two different CDs to 4 different Win XP machines and they could not be read. Windows would freeze and and the machines would hard crash.

I'm thinking the versions of software on the older machines are the problem but can't find any info on this anywhere.


Answer:XP wont read a CD burned in Windows 2000

Tried any other burned CDs to see if they worked?

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QUESTION: Is there a reliable cleanup tool to remove old computer accounts in win2k AD? If so, where do I get it and more info?

Why do I ask.... Well....

We just finished successfully installing SMS 2003 in our domain.
So, we are running our first discovery. In doing this, we are receiving quite a few warnings.

These warning are being generated because SMS is comparing our active directory to the machines it finds on the network.
If it canít find the machine, but it exists in AD, it returns a warning.
In some cases, the machine is just not turned on.
However, I am sure, many more of these warnings refer to machine accounts that have long been gone from our network, but still exist in active directory.

One way this happens is this: A tech picks up a machine with software issues. Instead of disjoining the domain right away (which would remove the machine account) he/she reformats the machine and joins the domain under a different machine name. Now the old one still exists in AD. Over time things like this build up & get messy.

So, I ask again:
Is there a reliable cleanup tool to remove old computer accounts in win2k AD? If so, where do I get it and more info?

Answer:Solved: Active Directory - Cleanup Stale Machine Accounts Windows 2000 AD

Why don't you just use MMC -> Domain Users and Computers?

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I have Office 2000 and I like it, I moved it over to my new Windows 7 laptop and moved all my Word docs over and now I can't do a thing with my word files - they are all read only. Can anyone help me please?

Answer:Windows 7 Office 2000 All Word documents are read only - can you help

How did you move them? Did you copy therm to CD/DVD then copy them to the new computer?

The easiest way to fix this is to open an Elevated Command Prompt. Change to the Documents directory and run the following command:

attrib -r /s /d *.*

That will reset the Read Only attribute on all files and folders in the current directory and all sub directories.

Click on Start, type cmd. Right click on cmd.exe at the top of the list and select Run as Administrator.
Type cd \users\yourusername\documents and press Enter.
Type attrib -r /s /d *.* and press Enter.

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I just bought a new DVD writer, so i burned a game to it from an image file but when I try to use it on my DVD Rom drive it can't read it and just sits there attempting to forever read it, the DVD writer can read the disc but it takes quite a while to do so. The specs of my pc are at the bottom of my post.
Both dvd drives are on the slave IDE channel with the DVD Rom being the master.
Any help would be great

Answer:DVD Rom can't read DVD's i've written

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Each time I copy a file from my hard drive to CD it becomes a read only file, even if it has not been saved to the C drive as read only. Consequently I cannot save any changes I make to these files.Can anyone advise me on the actions I need to take to copy these files in a way which enables me to make subsequent changes to them. My system is Windows XP.

Answer:CDs written as read only

It's because CD files are Read Only by their very nature.To ammend them, you need to copy them to your hard drive, remove the Read-Only attribute, then you can work on them and re-save them to a CD.CDs, even CD-RWs are simply not at all like floppies or hard drives - their file stucture does not permit rewriting of ammended files in the same way.

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A few years ago I copied many jpegs to a CD using Roxio's Easy CD creator with drag and drop (I do not know the version). When I put it in my current computer (running XP) it wanted to download a UDF reader which I let it do. However, when I look at the disk all I see is 3 files


the first is a read me that says nothing
The second is an application that does not open when I click on it
The third is a ZL file of 377 kB

I have also downloaded Adaptech's UDF Reader Driver

but this didn't help at all. I have gone to Roxio's website and they are the most useless company I have ever seen. I had to register, etc. and ask my question and 24 h later they sent an e-mail saying they no longer support that product. Also - to call them for support which they won't provide cost $1.89 a minute! What kind of company is that?

Anyway - I really want to get the jpegs off the CD because they are pictures of my kids from 2001-2003. Did I make a back up - of course - on another CD which I made with the same %$$#^ program.

Help please!


Answer:Trying to read CD written with Roxio

Unfortunately Roxio no longer provide support for their ADAPTEC EASY CD or DIRECT CD which is what you used (CD's act as a hard drive where you can drag and drop and also overwrite files. tThis is primarily because Mr. Microsoft has not been able to buy them out and has made the ADAPTEC line unusable Post W98. all those great backup rewritabole CDs are not quiet dead..
You may notice that Microsoft does not have an equivalent, As the have pushed on through XP, Vista and now "7" very little is backward compatible unless Microsoft's own software,and even then... Try using Autocad 2000 even ox XP it is impossible so Mr Microsoft expects us all to renew not only our hardware tpo keep up with his advancing technologies but also fork out Lots of $$$$ to keep our software up to date.....

Enough of that.. ALL IS NOT LOST...

All I can think of is find somebody who still has Win 98 and read from there to HDD or USB drive....although most probably dont have Adaptec's direct CD this could be another problem.... If not let me know and we may sort something out....

Win 98 is still my primary work PC as it does all I need without bells and whistlesand no Virus is lazy enough to attack it as it is obviously OLD, just like my 28 year old car... But it works great..
Best of luck, Chuck.

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I burnt a CD under win vista. My old laptop with win 98 se could not read this CD. what is wrong and how to fix ? thanks

Answer:win 98 se cannot read Cd written by win vista

Which program did you use to burn?Did you finalize the disc?I think you should finalize the disc if you want Windows 98 SE to be able to read your dvds.Most importantly,you should burn the dvds at once,not multiple times.You should not use multisession mode.

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Recently I have acquired a number of spurious Windows notices along the lines of the following:
ZCfg Svc.exe Application Error
1. 'The Instruction at "0x00412dib" referenced memory at "0x00000000" could not be written Click OK to terminate the program'
I click OK and nothing happens; the computer seems to work normally.
I have counted 3 different forms of these messages, the other two of which are listed below:
2. 'The Instruction at "0x00401771" referenced memory at "0x00000004" could not be read. Click OK to terminate the program'
Firewall Application Error.
3. 'The Instruction at "0x00434ca" referenced memory at "0x00000000" could not be written. Click OK to terminate the program'.
On clicking OK for all of them, the computer does not seem to be affected and the messages nearly always appear on start up or close down.
Does anybody have a solution for getting rid of them?

Answer:Instructions could not be written or read

If you Google ZCfgSvc, you'll find this:

The process named zcfgsvc.exe is used by the Drivers for your intel wireless lan card. If you connect to a network using a wireless lan card you should leave this process running. If it is causing problems for your system, you can terminate the process, however your wireless lan card may not function correctly without it running.


and there's some discussion here although it's not really conclusive:

It sounds like the best bet is to disable the service.

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Just a reminder for those using Win2000 and XP.

With the advent of Windows 7, the market shares of both Windows XP and Windows Vista have started bleeding, with users transitioning to the latest iteration of the Windows client. Still, although Windows 7 grabbed over 5% of the OS market, according to Net Applications, Windows XP is still the most used platform worldwide with a share of over 69%, with Vista at 18.55%. With the end near for the XP release that made Vista?s successor the ubiquitous OS worldwide, Microsoft is urging customers to upgrade to Windows 7. Microsoft plans to kill Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) on July 13, 2010. The Redmond company even has resources available to help customers make the jump from XP to Windows 7.

?With Windows 2000 Server and Client and Windows XP SP2 support ending July 13, 2010 are you aware of all the resources available to help you move to a new client and server operating system?? asked Stephen L. Rose, senior community manager, Windows IT Pro Client. ?We have created a End-of-Support Solution Center to help with the planning of your migration strategy from Windows 2000 or Windows XP to Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.?

Windows 7 is, of course, the best choice for an upgrade, especially if the migration also implies a hardware upgrade, as is generally the case for corporate customers. Users that are intent on ridding XP for all it?s got can continue doing ... Read more

Answer:Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Client and Windows XP SP2 Support Ends July 2010

Good info.

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When trying to crop photographs (on Serif Photoplus 8.0) i get two error messages. The first is:
Reference memory could not be written
reference memory could not be read
click ok to terminate the program

it doesn't happen during any other operations except once when tranfering 40G+ from one external to internal hard drives.

any ideas?


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Since changing to Nero 5.5 i cannot read 12 discs of data written with Directcd/easycd writer. These two loaded together crash the system. I read somewhere that the Pinncle instant cd software will read any format. Is this so.

Answer:Cant read cd's written with easycd, have Nero now

Ordinary ones should be OK. I could not read the CD-RW ones on a friends with nero.

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HI friends,im using Sony DVD-RW DRU-530A which reads and writes all cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-rw and it can read them also EXCEPT that it doesnt read the blank DVD-Rs that I burn through this drive !(it reads CD-R,CD-RW,DVD-RW that are wrieen through it)Im facing this problem only with the blank DVD-Rs that are burnt only through my DVD-RW drive, Not with any other discscan somebody please help!

Answer:SONY dvd-rw cant read the written DVDs,please HELP

Could it be the drive doesn't like this particular make of disk? Perhaps try another brand. Have a look here and see if theres any help click here

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I've had this for a while now. Tried sfc /scannow, scanned with NOD32, chkdsk /f. Didn't help. So I thought I might pop in here and ask for help. Here is my HJT log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:35:47 PM, on 11/9/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\cFosSpeed\spd.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\dmadmin.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exeC:\Program Files ... Read more

Answer:Memory could not be read/written errors

Hello and welcome to BC

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please reply to this topic stating that you still need help and I will work with you on resolving your computer problems. If your problem has been resolved, please post a reply letting us know so we can close your topic.

Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, feel free to create a new one.

Once again, I apologize for the delay in responding to this topic.


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When I put a blank DVD+RW disc into my LG DVD writer disc is recognised I then write data to disc using nero 7, burn process is verified.When I try to play the disc the DVD drive does not recognise the disc, but if I insert the same disc into my second DVD rom drive the data is displayed.The LG writer will read some older DVD+RW and Original DVD discs.I think the problem arose when I installed Daemon tools,I have uninstalled the program but not sure if everything was removed from registry.

Answer:DVD wont read written discs

Have you tried using CCleaner?

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I moved files from an old computer with Windows XP to a new computer with Windows 7 and I can't open those ending in ?wps.? When I try to open them the Adobe Reader X page opens and shows a window saying: ?Adobe Reader could not open 'file name.wps' because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged? etc.The computer, a Dell XPS 8300 has Microsoft Word Starter preloaded on it but no purchased Word programs. Is there a way I can open these files? I am a complete novice.

Answer:Can't Open wps. Files Written in Windows XP Moved to Windows 7

This is a 'word works' file. If you have 'word' on the win7 computer you can probably open it by downloading the works converter... looking for link...  better stillQuoteYou can use Word to open a Works document file (.wps), even if the file has not been converted to Word format (.doc) beforehand, by using the Works 6-9 Converter. Follow these steps to open the Works document by using the Works 6-9 Converter:    Start Word.    In Word 2000, Word 2002 or Word 2003, click the File menu, and then click Open. In Word 2007 or Word 2010, click Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open.    In the Open dialog box, follow these steps:        Change the Look in box to the location of your Works document.        In the Files of type box, click All Files (*.*).        Select the Works document (.wps) that you want to open, and then click Open.    If the document opens correctly, click File, click Save As, and then change the file type to a Microsoft Word document (.doc).    Save the document and you have successfully converted the file to a Word document.

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Answer:dvd drive can not read written files on disks

How about providing some explanation to go with the picture, since it doesn't tell me much.

Are you trying to send data to your CD/DVD burner?
Can is read other discs?

Please explain more.

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Answer:dvd drive can not read written files on disks

How about providing some explanation to go with the picture, since it doesn't tell me much.

Are you trying to send data to your CD/DVD burner?
Can is read other discs?

Please explain more.

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I have been trying - without success - to view photos on cdroms written on a Windows 98se based machine, the cds were written using UDF format on a Phillips CDRW using write2cd software, the end result is that my current Windows XP based machine refuses to read the cds, I have even installed the Phillips CDRW and associated software in my current machine, but to no avail. Can anyone suggest a solution?any replies greatly appreciated.


P.S. apologies if this topic is better suited to the software forum.

Answer:CDs written in UDF format won't read on XPbased system.

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Hi guys,
here is my problem:
I'm back from a vacation trip to Tunisia where we took a lot of numeric pictures. My camera memory card went full so I needed to download them to a CD-RW which I brang from home. The internet shop over there were using old machines (I'm not sure of the OS version...) but somehow they succeed dumping my .JPG to my CD using "the" network server, I saw the guy dragging my files to the CD, it took a while to burn. Afterward, since I needed to send one of the picture home, the guy copied one of the .jpg from the CD to the network and I succeeded to pick that file and send it home attached to a mail.
Now, I'm back home and I can't see the .jpg on the CD; I still see a txt file that was already on the CD when I left home. I've tried 5 differents computer (all running XP) and the results is the same, I can't see the .jpg

Help please!

Answer:Can't read back files written on a CDROM

You might try a program like ISO buster and see what it finds.

It sounds like they were using a packet writing driver, see if this Roxio UDF Volume Reader will read them. This appears like it may be a different version of the UDF Volume Reader. I'd try the new one first, then perhaps uninstall and try the old one.

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I'm returning from a vacation in Tunisia and I can't read back my .jpg from a CDROM on which my pictures were downloaded overthere (in Tunisia). The CDROM was a RW that I brang from home and on which there was already a file, I still see this file on the CDROM but nothing else. I'm not sure of the OS, CD burner, etc that they used, but it was an old machine but still had a USB port. After burning the CD the guy was able to transfer one of my .jpg to the network in order for me to send a mail, prooving that the CD was working over there.
What can I do, try, in order to recover my files ?


Answer:Can't read back files written on a CDROM

Howdy dcarb035...

Not knowing what program that was used to burn it, you may try a UDF reader...,fid,6944,00.asp

But it sounds like it wasn't finalized...

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Long story short - My sister has a dozen CD-Rs full of photo images, written using WinXP. That computer is now gone (ie. we don't know what utility was used). Now she's trying unsuccessfully to access any of the disks in a DVD drive (different computers) with Win7 home & pro and gets messages of:

a) (white x in red circle) D:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable. Or,
b) Window says DVD RW Drive (D:) / Disk title (ie. "Summer Trip 2007B") / Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer. But attempts to open directory ... go back to a) Not accessible.

Plays audio CDs, DVDs, and DVD data disks fine.
I was thinking it was a UDF issue but found that Win7 should read any UDF written by XP? I don't have a list yet of what software she has/doesn't have (but again, would that matter in Win7?)

Anyway, I'm confused. Of course she's 500 miles away, but I could access her PC if details are needed... Any thoughts? Many thanx!!

Answer:[SOLVED] Can not read CD data disks written by WinXP

What is the format of the photos? The files could be corrupted. You could try 3rd party software to try to open the files like Irfanview or xnview.

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Hi All,

I have an ASUS X64JQ (aka N61JQ) with an HL-DT-BDDVDRW CT21N optical drive.
The drive should write to cd's and dvd's but only read Blu-Ray discs.
The problem I have is that the drive will recognise factory discs but not any written disc.
Written discs show up as blank media and the win 7 wizard asks me what I want to burn to them!
Win Explorer shows the drive as BD-Rom Drive (D and any disk its type and size
(ie CD-R 702, DVD-R 4.38 and DVD+R 4.37 etc.)

Having a look at driver details it only lists CDROM.SYS, This is the win 7 64 bit driver.

I have the latest drivers and am awaiting a response from ASUS.

My last laptop had a similar problem which turned out to be the laser failing.
But this laptop is only 8 months old and the drive hardly used.

This feels to me like a software issue. If not then a weak laser.

I will ring ASUS in the next day or so regarding a remedy/solution.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

TSG Sysinfo below:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 4020 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 610377 MB, Free - 499704 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. , N61Jq, 1.0 , BSN12345678901234567
Antivirus: avas... Read more

Answer:Solved: bd/dvd drive wont read written discs

For anyone out there with similar problems...

I found that the drive is at fault.

I booted the laptop with a bootable CDR that works on other PC's the drive did not recognise it but will recognise the manufacturer discs that came with the laptop.
This indicates that either the drive has electronic issues or that the laser is just too weak.

I consider this issue closed and am awaiting a response from ASUS.

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Had a great win98 pc. Backed up digital pictures, documents, etc on CD-R's. Now none of the CD-R's are recognized on the new computer. Old one used Roxio and drag 'n drop to copy to CD-R's. Tried several of them on my XP pro laptop and it recognizes them just fine. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks IA, GG

Answer:CD-R written with old win98 computer won't read on new XP media center PC

Hi ggtechie and welcome to TSF,

Have you tried installing the old roxio program on the new computer?As I recall, older versions of roxio had optional methods of finalizing cd’s, one of which required roxio to be installed on any other computer the disks would be used on or that a small program be installed on each disk when it was finalized that would allow any computer to use the disk

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Please can anybody tell me if  the Novo button restore function can restore from a Windows 8 created image or from any other 3rd party back up imaging software such as maybe Macrium Reflex or True Image etc.  Windows inbuilt back up would be the best as I wouldn't have to install additional software. I have made a back-up with the Cyberlink 'one key recovery' program, but I am in the habit of making two back-up images with two types of different imaging software as belts and braces in case something gets corrupted or one doesn't work out for some reason, but I have discovered that the Yoga2 will not reliable boot from USB so I can't use a boot disc which is, to say the least, a bit disapointing. However if the Novo recovery runs from the UEFI as it seems to then I am not all that bothered about not having USB Boot so long as I can select images written by 3rd party software other than Cyberlink. Thanks.

Answer:Can the Novo Button recovery, read and recover a W8 written image.

Anybody ???   please
It seems Lenovo don't know either, I emailed their support several days ago and got an automated ackowledgement and com. reference but nothing else.
What's the point of Lenovo creating something if you don't know how it works, how do they expect their customers to deal with it if they don't know themselves.
I can understand that private forum users may not have felt a need to explore this but surely it should be an easy enough question for the manufacturers/designers.
Moderator Note; subject reverted to original on this and next post

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ive got 2 computers hooked up to a router by Ethernet sharing an internet connection, the internet connection works fine for both computers. i would like to share documents also between the computers

one is a windows xp 32
one is a windows 7 64

ive set up many networks in the past with a bunch of xp machines without any trouble but now i am having trouble
my first step was on the windows 7 machine, i went to control panel -> network and sharing center -> setup a connection or network -> set up a new network

this is where i believe i am making a mistake of some kind, it seems that the windows 7 machine is assuming that i want to set up the network wirelessly, when it is connected to the router via Ethernet. it simply brings me to a screen that says choose the wireless router or access point you want to configure, and hangs there with a greyed out next button

everything seems to be going fine on the xp machine, i created a new network called "sharebear", told it that the computer connects through a residential gateway, enabled file and printer sharing, rebooted the machine, and confirmed that there was a new folder in the network places for shared documents

i went back to the windows 7 machine where it was still hanging, rebooted it, looked for the new network in network and sharing center and it wasn't there, i tried again to "set up a new network" on the windows 7 machine with the same hanging screen

what am i doing wrong?

Answer:connecting 1 windows 7 machine and 1 windows xp machine to share files

Make sure that both computers are in the same 'Workgroup' then follow these instructions

Also, make sure both computer's Anti-virus and Firewalls are set to allow sharing.

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I am trying to install the driver from windows update to windows vista for my Epson CX 3600 scanner and I get this message"Driver won't istall because the INF file was written for windows 95 or later" Can anyone help?, regards Johnnytay.

Answer:INF file written for windows 95 or later error .

Have you looked at the Epson drivers here and checked for compatibility? click hereOr the Epson site for drivers & Q&As. click here

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I have 1 disk running windows 7 and 2 others running xp (all bootable)
I had a problem with windows 7 and using install disk tried a repair, despite selecting the correct disk it seems to have put a bootloader on the other (XP) disks so when booting from one of those it locks at boot asking for windows 7 loader or similar.
I reinstated by boot.ini (detailed below) and disconnected everything except main xp disk, however something is calling for windows 7 on boot.
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Is there another loader somewhere please?

Answer:windows 7 has over written xp boot (help needed please)

Anything here to help? Boot Manager I am clutching at straws here but try a disk repair with the other 2 disks disconnected.

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Hello everyone,

First excuse my English.

I have tried in this section but could not find answer (maybe because my English is badly).

How can I change, if possible, the Windows 7 Ultimate written in this screen?

Indicative images, taken from the Internet.

Is welcome to link to a guide or an explanation in simple words, but not hasty, if possible.

Answer:How can I change, if possible, the Windows Ultimate written in this sc

Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding


Ease of Access Center - Add or Remove from Logon Screen

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My mother's computer is some halfassed thing that one of my friends built. While I could attribute hardware problems to almost anything I've encountered on this computer, I am completely baffled at this.

I can't be 100 percent sure, but I'm pretty sure my mom downloaded the latest service pack, I'm guessing two or three. I don't really trust Windows Update, but it kept saying that support for the current service pack on her computer would end on October 10th if these updates weren't downloaded. I think she downloaded them the other night before she went to bed, and ever since then, I can't open any folders whatsoever.

I can basically open just about everything that isn't a directory. And even stranger is that every program is working just fine. As long as I don't have to navigate any folders to get to it, it will work. But when I do try to open a folder I get an error message along the lines of:

"the instruction at (some number) referenced memory at (some number mostly or all zeros). The memory could not be 'written'".

This sucks majorly because I just got a new laptop and I have about 40 gigs of information to transfer to it. I'm not a computer whiz by any means either so explicit instructions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows XP Error-memory could not be written

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Hi folks,

got the following weird problem on my network:

I have one Win XP machine and one Win7 machine. They can see and ping each other. However, the Win7 machine is unable to access the XP machine. When i double-click on the machine in Win7, I get an "Windows cannot access \\NOTEBOOK - you do not have permission" error. The other way round, everything works fine - from the XP machine, I can do all the things i want...

Some Information on the XP machine: Win XP SP3 Home, Avast Anti-Virus (as on the Win7 machine), Windows built-in firewall.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7 machine unable to access Windows XP machine

Try my registry patch and report back.

See this post ->

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Hey all. I just recently purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and wanted to set up a VM of Windows 7 on it. I have never worked with VM's before and I'm ready to get it going. Could anyone provide any help as to how to do it. Thanks!!!

Answer:Windows 8 Machine Running Windows 7 Virtual Machine

Hi there,

For beginners I recommend VMware Player:
VMware Player: Run Windows 8, Chrome OS on a Virtual PC
It's free.

You can also find it on filehippo for example.
The install process is easy to follow and the VM's work nicely.

There are other visualization products out there but this on is best to get started with.

Good luck

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Text that was written on Wordperfect in Windows 7 and saved on a flash drive won't open properly in Vista. The dosuments were saved in folders and the folder names are legible but when you open the folder the text is scrambelled. How can I fix this? Thank you-Karen

Answer:text written on windows 7 wordperfect wont op

It sounds to me like you're trying to open WP files using an application that doesn't know what they are.You need to have either WordPerfect or Microsoft Word installed on all the computers you wish to read WP files on.

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This may seem a really obvious question, but aren't Windows Batch files written in Basic?



Answer:Windows Batch Files are written in Basic?


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Hello all, Looking for some help here... I friend brought  me his Lenovo 300 (N100) notebook that he said had a virus on it.  Instead of bringing it to me to fix the virus, he first tried reloading windows (xp) from a standard windows XP disk he had from his desktop machine.  The notebook now has Windows working, but of course it's a fresh install, and he lost all his other stuff.   He "said" he didn't allow the install to reformat the drive, just installed over the old one, so the factory hidden partition, so the old programs, etc are still there. Is there a way to get into the hidden partition and re-install (restore) the original Windows factory setup from it?  I tried hitting F11 to bring up the recovery console, but I just get a similar window as you get from F8, and then it boots into the new windows.  Any other way to get a restored system?  He said he called Lenovo to try and get a recovery CD, but they said they don't sell recovery CD's to out of warranty products anymore - which is why he tried a standard Windows CD.  I looked up the Driver Downloads on the Lenovo website, and it looks like everything might be there for me to rebuild, if he's past getting a recovery from the partition. Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Answer:Can you restore from the hidden drive if Windows was written over?

Hello All, Well, I guess I jumped the gun!  After I posted my question, I did some more searching and found the info for creating the Rescue & recovery diskette that allows you to re-enable the F11 option in order to access the rescue & recovery partition. I was able to re-enable the F11, and am restoring the system as we speak.  Thanks for being here!  Chugbug.

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Answer:Can I publish Windows Forms applications, written in VB, to the W10 Store?

No. WP and W10M use XAML as the primary means of declaring a UI. There is no support for Windows Forms.

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Hey guys, hope you can help me out, If I try to type in virus on google, or kill, or violence then Mozilla auto closes the window, same thing happens with Internet Explorer, on msn my friends name was "Im going to kill you" I tried to talk to him and it auto closed that to.... Right now I am using no anti-virus because when I try to run Norton it auto closes, I tried spybot search and destroy but that does not work either, I've tried Hijackthis! but it made an error so I put the log on the website and I emailed the guy, yet I havn't heard an answer, should I reformat my computer? cuz it is really bugging me, if this has happened to some one else, please tell me what you did! It would mean the world to me!

Answer:Internet Explorer and Mozilla auto closing windows when something bad is written

Parents been screwing with your computer lately?

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".


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I insert the program disk. Have to tap box to open functions window. Click autoplay and or setup.exe and they start and then stop.

Answer:Why am I unable to install programs written for windows 7? Autorun nor setup.exe. work.

In what OS are you trying to run those programs? If you're trying to run them in Windows 10, then try to run them in Compatibility mode for Windows 7. Right click on the .exe, click on Properties, then under the Compatibility tab, look for "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select "Windows 7" from the choices.

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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?

Answer:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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I am building a new office machine which I would like to stick windows 7 onto. I also have an old Dell which came with windows XP on it. Can I use the XP key from that in order to use the windows 7 upgrade version?

Answer:Upgrade from old Dell XP machine to new Windows 7 Machine

You cannot use the key with the upgrade. You have to actually allow 7 to see the XP installation first. Then you do a custom install (clean). Just finally upgraded myself.
There are soem other work arounds for this. Just google it.

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So yeah I just got my xp machine up and running and I decided to try and set up file and printer sharing however once I installed it in xp I accidently uninstalled it and now I can't seem to reinstall it. If someone could walk me through the steps on how to fix this I would really appreciate it
So after screwing around with a few things and like I said before accidently uninstalled microsoft file and printer sharing from the network apdater it seems I am missing the server service.

Answer:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine? similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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I have a network problem. My windows 7 machine is not detecting win xp machine whereas win xp machine is detecting win 7 machine.
They are in the same workgroup named Home. And the networking system is set to work. I have left the homegroup I was previously in. I enabled file sharing for devices that use 40 bit and 50 bit encryption.
On XP I have enabled NetBios over TCP/IP.
File sharing is enabled on both computers.
I think it's something obvious as both instalations on different computers are really fresh and both windows haven't been tampered with.

Thank you for your assistance.

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 machine does not detect win xp machine

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I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it.

I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop. The Vista machine is able to access folders on the W7 and the W7 "sees" the Vista machine... the network map on W7 shows a "dotted" line from W7 - Vista but when I try to connect from W7 to Vista it will not accept a logon. I have tried using my normal Vista machine User Name and password and even tried creating a new one just for this connection but Windows Security always says "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password".

One of the other sites suggested that Client for Microsoft Networks needed to be installed on the W7 laptop but when I checked the properties for the W7 NIC there was no Install option... does W7 need Client for Microsoft Networks?

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.


Answer:Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

I finally figured out that it was Vista machine firewall (AT&T Internet Security Suite by MacAfee) that was blocking the W7 machine from accessing the Vista machine.

After I checked the box in Port and System Services to allow RDP access, I was able to access both the Vista computer and its attached printer from the W7 machine.

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My brother just built a Windows 7 machine, and we are trying to connect it to his old Windows XP Pro machine via crossover cable to transfer over his files, but nothing I have tried has worked. I have them both in the same workgroup, I have followed all the guides I have been able to find online, and I still can't get the machines to recognize one another. What do I need to do? If someone could give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. This is my first time using Windows 7, so I'm not familiar with anything.

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Hi All

Am I right in thinking that they are both pretty similar except that server has support for multiple processors and extra network related tools and facilities. The reason I ask is that if a piece of software works on Windows 2000 server, is it extremely likely that it will work on Windows 2000 professional too? As a bit of background information: I work for a small company which supplies temperature monitoring equipment which needs to be networked. I've been told that it has been tested on Windows 2000 server but not on Window 2000 professional.


Answer:Windows 2000 professional and Windows 2000 server: same?

Yes, the OS are pretty much the same. The server edition supports more than 10 simultaneous connections (for file and print sharing) and supports network stuff as you said. But those differences could potentially break an application depending on what it does and how it interacts with the OS.

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Answer:Windows 2000 versus Windows 2000 Professional

What's the difference ?

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Im installing a brand new pc and I just downloaded all the latest fixes and patches for the OS and the Browser....except one, KB890923. Everytime I try to launch through Windows Update it says it cant do it. SO I attempted to download and run it manually and it states that the program is not a valid Win32 application....anybody else having this problem?

Answer:KB890923-Windows 2000-XP-cannot install on Windows 2000

I just checked my win2k sp4 system. It has that hot fix installed. I generally do installs and updates in this order; it gives the fewest problems / issues.

1 Install os
2 Update to sp4 unless your disk already has it
3 Install chipset / mb drivers
4 Update to DirectX9c
5 Install sound, nic, raid drivers as necessary
6 Install video driver
7 Update to IE6 sp1
8 Image the drive in case updates cause problems
9 Now run windows update and install all critical updates.

Now install apps and games

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Will someone please explain to me briefly what the difference is between all of these? Why would one want one over the other?

I guess that Windows 2000 is sort of like NT Workstation. If not, please tell me.

And what is the difference between Windows 2000 Server and 2000 Advanced Server?

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows 2000 Professional, 2000 Server, 2000 Anvanced Server--the difference?


Win2K Professional is, indeed, just NT Workstation 5.0

The real difference between Win2K Server and Win2K Advanced Server is scalability. To quote a CNET article: "Three versions of the operating system will be available next week (it's an old article): Windows 2000 Professional, aimed at PCs and workstations; Windows 2000 Server, for file-and-print servers; and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, supporting clustering, which is a way of making several systems act as a single, more powerful computer.

To quote the FAQ from
Windows 2000 Professional is the workstation edition of Windows 2000. This is basically Windows NT Workstation 5.0, although Win2K Professional of course includes all of the new technologies for Win2K.

Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server is the server edition of Windows 2000, which is designed to serve small- to mid-sized businesses and workgroups. Server supports up to 4GB of physical RAM and up to 4 processors per computer. Advanced Server supports up to 8GB of RAM and 8 processors per computer.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is designed for large businesses and computer clusters. Datacenter supports up to 32 processors per computer and up to 64GB of RAM, as well as built-in clustering and load-balancing features.

Is that what you wanted?


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


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I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 


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I have a windows xp machine with a 250 gb and 400 gb HDDs. I want to move these drives to my new pc build and install windows 7 on a 80 gb partition of my 250 gb HDD (using the rest of my 250 gb HDD for data) and have the 400 gb HDD for data only. What is the best way to approach this?

Answer:2 HDD on windows xp machine - want to move to new windows 7 machine

Quote: Originally Posted by Aclc

I have a windows xp machine with a 250 gb and 400 gb HDDs. I want to move these drives to my new pc build and install windows 7 on a 80 gb partition of my 250 gb HDD (using the rest of my 250 gb HDD for data) and have the 400 gb HDD for data only. What is the best way to approach this?

You should have a partition big enough for both your Win 7 and your programs. They need to be together as the programs put things in the Win 7 registry. Make your partition bigger than 80 GB. You would know better as to how big that might be. Could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management and we can see exactly what it looks like now. Thanks,

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Here is a link to the EULA for Vista. Pay special attention to section 6. Look what windows defender can do!

Answer:Vista Eula Link Must Read!!! Read About What Windows Defender Will Do To You!

Nice. I had scrutinized it hard enough already with a steel hat, so I'm still safe.

Hehe, Veesta is a beast! Most corps, even NIST, MIT, UDoD and ASUS as the largest MB MFG detests it. Not fit for mass consumption eh.

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The computer whirs & loads media cds, nothing happens, the device manager is listed aslite-on DVDRW SHW-16358.This is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.

Answer:Is it my pc, or Windows 7? Wont read media, but will read music cds

How old is the Optical drive ? ?They fail...and they dont build them like they used to.QuoteThis is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.Also the above is unclear...are you saying you installed Win7 to this Gateway ? ?If so did you remember to DLoad and install the Win7 drivers for the PC ? ?

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I have Hyper-v running on Dell Precision T3600 with Windows 8 OS.  I am trying to start a VM (called Windows8VM) to install Windows 8 in the hyper-v virtual machine, but I keep getting the following message:
"Windows8VM" failed to start.
Failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
"Windows8VM" failed to start.  (Virtual machine ID D670D3BB-9AE2-0453D-9191-EA6EFC242A9C)
The Virtual Machine Management Services failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
I have turned the hyper-v feature on in the "Turn Windows feature on or off.  The BIOS has virtualization enable.  Help!!! driving me nuts for a week now.
Nick :(

Answer:Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Finally got it to work.  Our admin lock down the devices that could be installed on the computer.  It turned out that one of the vm devices was not allowed to be installed.  Thank community.

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Thanks in advance for any and all help. :)

This one got me by surprise.
Either somethg snuck past Kaspersky, or I clicked on something other than Deny by mistake when a Trojan warning popped up (which was probably the case).

When booting up my computer,
I was greeted by a Windows - No Disk - exception processing message.
If I clicked on Cancel, it would continue to pop up periodically.

Also, the Windows Security Alert box keeps telling me Windows Updates are disabled, and that I have no Virus protection,
even though I am running a continually updated Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7,
and the Windows Update menu in the Control Panel says Updates are enabled.

After running through all the steps you have laid out,
the pop-ups seem to be at bay, and the Windows - No Disk error hasn't popped back up yet

But the machine is sluggish, the Windows Security Alert problem still persists, and my browser continually refreshes as though it is trying to load something.

Below is the HiJackThis log,
as well as the attached Panda scan log.

Thanks so much for all your help!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:05:31 AM, on 10/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Answer:Infected machine? - pop-ups / Windows Security Alert problem / Windows no disk error

BUMP, please

Also, an update since I originally posted this.

I already had Spybot installed prior to the problem, so I loaded Spybot Tea Timer to give me some sort of added protection while waiting.
It nuked numerous attempts by Run32dll.exe to access various dll files in the System32 directory, as well as adding various strings to the Registry.

During this time, the machine was extremely sluggish, but I could still use it to some degree.

But something happened yesterday, and now my machine won't even boot up. :(
I can't boot up in regular mode or in Safe mode.
All I get is the dreaded blue screen with a C000021A error. :(

I'm fortunate enough to have a backup drive that had all my working files, so I could continue my work on another machine.
But I stopped the backup when the problem popped up to avoid infecting any of the files on my backup drive.
So all of the data from the 3 days the virus problem started up is lost to me at the moment.

Please advise.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
If we clean this up like you did when helping me a year ago on another machine,
I'll be sure to donate again, like last time! :)

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I AM ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND PAID OUT OVER $200 FOR A RECONDITIONED WINDOWS 7(l IKE i had before it crashed) . I don't want Windows 10 just leave my Windows 7 alone  somehow it started a WINDOWS 10 DOWNLOAD NO NO NO I DON'T WANT IT! TAKE IT AWAY PLEASE.

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I recently purchased a Lenovo G580 from Newegg for $449.99 (It's now $499.99). The laptop comes stock with Windows 8 probably with a lot of bloatware. While I don't hate Windows 8 like most people do, many of the applications I need require Windows 7 and hence I need to downgrade. Will this void my warranty (Newegg's or Lenovo's) ? Do I have to wait out that period ? Will I get a Lenovo System Restore DVD's like I got with a HP I owned until recently ? Any insight into this is higly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Will installing Windows 7 in a newly bought Windows 8 machine void warranty ?

Hi abhishekk89,Thanks for posting. Downgrading your system does not void your warranty. But however before down grading please do note of the support in which we can provide to you. As the machine come with Win8 preloaded, most of the support provided will be meant for Win8 and only some support of the Win7 can be provided. Before down grading I would advised you to back up everything and make a factory recovery DVD so should anything go wrong you'll be able to set the machine back to factory state by using the DVD. I would also recommend to test the DVD first too to check that the burned image is not corrupted.There is also a recovery partition put in place in your hard drive. Upon installing the WIN7, I storngly advise you not to wipe your recovery partition. You should be able to view all available partions upon installation of the WIN7. But be safe Either make a copy of your windows recovery or you can order them from the Lenovo phone support centre. Charges do apply for the Recovery DVD which will need to be confirmed by the support teams.Hope this helps. regards

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I have a laptop that currently has Windows 10 installed on it.  I'm trying to install Windows 7 instead of 10, but the windows 7 installer is showing there is no disk available.  In diskpart if I list disks it says there are no fixed disks available.
 What am I doing wrong here?

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I have a legacy Windows XP x86 machine that I am trying to migrate.  To do that I have mapped a number of shares on a Windows 10 x64 machine.  Most of them map normally.  However, when I try to map one of them I get:
Using a command line:
L:\>NET USE I: \\NYW10-0016\Install /PERSISTENT:YES
System error 1130 has occurred.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Using mapping from File Explorer:
Windows Explorer
\\NYW10-0016\Install is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
The share shows up in my network places and I have been able to map it before to an XP machine.
The big difference between this share and others that I can map is that the share is a USB drive.  Again, please note that in the past I was able to map it.  Has something changed in Windows 10 to prevent mapping to a USB drive?

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I have a boxed retail copy of Windows 7. The retail license allows me to use it on one computer at a time but I can also wipe a computer and install it on another as long as its only ever used on 1 at a time. I paid the extra for a retail copy rather than an OEM copy which is locked to one PC.
I was told before I upgraded by Microsoft support that a Windows 7 retail copy would upgrade to a Windows 10 retail copy. (i.e a copy with the ability to move from machine to machine)
However, I have just upgraded my PC. I then contacted Microsoft Support. I asked them how I can get the Windows 10 licence key for my new copy for when I move to a new machine. They seem to have changed their mind and basically said I can't and that the copy is locked to the current machine (although the answers were very vague). That is not how a retail licence works. They never warned of the upgrade being locked to one PC like an OEM licence.
I will only be using this machine for 7 more days before I wipe and move to a new machine. I asked if I could install the Windows 7 on the new machine and upgrade again using the USB stick I made via the Microsoft Windows 10 installer tool. The support operator said "I can not guarantee it, you may have activation issues." He said I can buy a new copy of Windows 10 for the machine.
Can anyone help? Will I be able to activate Windows 10 by installing Windows 7 and upgrading on my new machine?
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Answer:How can I move Windows 10 to a new machine? (I upgraded from Windows 7 retail boxed licence)

This is what is bugging me also.
I have a PC upgraded from 8.1 to 10. If I decide in six months time to completely rebuild my PC with new hardware, that new PC won't be able to activate unless I install 7, 8, or 8.1 on it?

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Hello. Ok here is the problem I recently installed Windows 2000 aka Win2k Service Pack 3. Today I tried installing Trend Micro PC-Chillin 2000 for Win2k/NT OS. Everytime I run the install it gets almost complete and then it "rools back and cancels." Can somebody tell me why it does this? How to correct it? Plz somebody.

Here is the Cut & Paste from the Event Viewer.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 8/10/2002
Time: 4:35:43 PM
User: N/A
Computer: WIN2KASUSAS7333
The Trend NT Realtime Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.


Should I try removing Win2k SP 3?

Thank You For Your Asistance.

Answer:Trend Micro PC-Chillin 2000 - Can't Install - Windows 2000 Service Pack 3

Your event viewer show that it's installed but doesn't start because of a missing file. Was it installed before?

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Hello Sir,
Please guide me through the process of changing Administrator Password of Windows 2000 Server (Where SQL 2000 Server is running having Mixed mode Authentication, with blank SA password). I have once changed it from logon screen (by pressing ctrl+alt+del). But after that my SQL server stopped running (I had blank password for SQL). I couldnot fix the error.

Please tell me both the process, to be followed, while changing Windows 2000 Server password, when the SA password of SQL is (1) Blank (2) is not Blank. Please tell me is there any step to be taken in SQL 2000 Server, after changing the password of the Windows 2000 Server Administrastor?

With alot of good wishes and thanks in advance,

Barun Kumar Tiwari

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