Computer delays process when loading personal settings on win 2000 pro.workstation. I have to reboot the system about three times, and it finally boots with win 2000 cd inserted in CD drive. I tried reseting the "services" to either manual, auto or disabled, then refeshed. The next day I have to repeat the whole process over again. Please help!
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More then likely running System Tuneup replaced critical files that Comcast Constant Guard and Quattro Pro uses... I recommend doing the following three steps but only if you have the Original or backup copies of the installation disc/media for both applications: 1) uninstalling the Comcast Constant Guard application 2) then do a normal shutdown and reboot once it has rebooted 3) install the Comcast Constant Guard once that's done and successfully do the same three steps but for the Quattro Pro application
Open this link, and click on "Find a Driver" in the upper-right corner of the webpage:
The "Component Category" for your video card is "Desktop Graphics"
The "Product Line" is "Radeon 7xxx Series"
The "Product Model" is "Radeon 7000 Series"
Lastly, choose the operating system you're using; Win XP 32-bit, Win2k Pro, or WinME / 98, then click the green "View Results" button.
The next page that opens will provide a direct link where you can download the Catalyst Software Suite for your Radeon. BE SURE to read the Release Notes and the Installation Instructions BEFORE you begin the driver installation.
Keep in mind that Windows must reboot when changing drivers, so DO NOT try to delay the process. Windows deletes a LOT of old files during the reboot so that they won't conflict with the new driver files being installed. If you delay or interrupt the process, you could have an unbootable mess on your hands.
Best of luck with this; let us know how it turns out.
The BIOS may have reset to the default settings. Sounds like this was originally a workstation on a Corporate Domain Network. Access the BIOS and reset the boot order for CD first, then Hard Drive - you can even disable Network as a boot option. Power spike won't affect the Hard Drive contents, but it can reset a BIOS. Your win2000 should be intact.
If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.
from what i can find your still in luck heres how
If you do not have the product key you will need to use a third party tool like the one from "Magical Jelly Bean Software," to find out what your functioning computer's Windows Operating System Product Key is
after installing, you may have to restart your computer. when you restart, right click on the desktop and select (ATI catalyst), there you can adjust your graphic card features or you can use the recommended settings the software have adjusted for your graphic card by clicking on restore settings/defaults.
you should not encounter problems once you have installed the ATI software.
do you want to reactivate the win220 pro installation on the harddisk which now you cannot access? insert win xp pro install cd and run the repair process or if you have partioned the harddisk, simply do a new install on another partition, mark this active and now you should be able to boot up and access the old installation. copy the non-microsoft programs plus personal data (everything that is not in the windows folder) to the new installation, then run every single program from the new installation