Hello -- My mother's PC has been running for 2 years with Windows 2000 Pro, but after doing some maintenance (disk defragmenting, disk cleanup) it suddenly got the message that "Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unregnized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows must restore the original version of these files. Insert your Windows 2000 Professional CD now." Unfortunately she couldn't locate the software. At first it seemed to still be working okay, so I told her not to turn it off while I bought a new copy of Windows for her. In the meantime, the PC stopped opening files, saying it didn't have enough space to perform any of the functions. Tonight I put in the new Windows 2000 Pro CD, and it said "The file D:\i386\WINNT32li.DLL could not be loaded or is corrupt. Set up cannot continue."
I suspect that the operating system will need to be completely reloaded at this point. Am I right? I'd rather not have to do that, since it will mean losing everything that's on there. How do I go about doing that? Can I turn off the PC and reboot it? Is there a command that tells it to rewrite overtop of the bad Windows 2000 version currently on there with the new version on the disk?
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Photo impact pro as a software has compatibility requirements. For example, impact pro was invented during the times of windows Xp operating systems with Microsoft computers. Imply that, impact pro would hardly function with apple Mac computers. Since the Xp operating systems, computers have gone through design fronts of Windows Vista 1 & 2, and recently displaying Windows 7 on those acquired on the market over years ago. The most recent multimedia photo editor software's acquirable on the retail market have compartibilies with more recent computers. Alternately, performing a computer alteration may achieve installation capabilities. First, finding a computer still functioning on windows XP, millennium, 2000 or 1998 would make installation possible. However, sustain wearsomeness since windows 98 earlier years computers were least designed for multimedia capabilities as known with Photo Impact Pro 8.5. Second, a possibility of acquiring Windows Xp disk software on the retail market to replace the one on the computer would make impact pro installable. However like known of operating system software's, it is only possible to install the same operating system on an existing one on a computer as restoration purposes. If different software should be acquired like XP requesting installation on windows Vista or Windows 7, the entire hard disk drive has to be erased of media traces of the prior. Alerternately, a new operating system may be installed if only a new hard drive, memory cards were acquired to replace the prior on the computer to make possible installation of Photo Impact pro 8.5
Ok, you've got your work cut out for you here. Several ways to approach this problem. 1st. Reset the existing bios, simply remove all power from the system then simply remove the bios battery located on the physical mother board. Be careful not to touch any connectors or circuits as you can easily "fry" the mother board with static discharge. Once battery is out wait about 30 seconds then replace the battery ( watch the polarity and make sure to put it back in the way it came out and dont bend/break the contacts), and this should put the motherboard back to its factory settings. There is a bios reset built into the mother board and unless you know where it is and how to use it you'd be safer just to remove the battery. 2nd. Completely erase the hard drive using a military grade eraser program (similar to DiscWasher brand). Don't waste your time using the format that comes with Windows to do this the 1st time as it does not clear files in the parameters (hidden part of Hard Drive). A military grade eraser will take some time to run like maybe 1 to 2 days pending on how large your drive/s are. You could opt for a quick wipe of drive using 1's and 0's which would only take about 2 hrs pending on drive size. Windows will format the drive which it must do, so let it run its course as Windows will see the drive as being new and will reset the parameters as new at this time. If this works then there you go Windows should install now. (don't have a HDD wipe program? I can send you a copy of mine if you need it) You will need a cd burner and blank cd to make a copy of the program. I can send you to get the program and you will need to make a disc to run it from as it will not run from a flash drive or floppy If still not installing: Check/replace your bios battery (about $3.00) these batteries are only good for about 3 years but can die after a few weeks, some batteries have lasted 10+ years pending many variables. I believe the batery should read 1.5 volts dc on a volt meter but no less than 0.9 volts dc. If battery was not problem and you still can't install Windows 7, well now this is gonna be aggravating as heck... You will need to roll back your bios as this mother board was not designed to run anything over XP sp2 but works at its best with Windows 2000 pro. This is very time consuming so if you need the info on rolling back the bios let me know and I'll post it. Let us know how it goes and Good Luck!
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.
Hello! am Fabian,
if the start button you are talking about is that of your operating system. you may need to run disk maintenance on your system. run the check disk utility (using the command c:\>chkdsk /f on the commad prompt).
note that office professional 2007 can not run on windows 2000 pro, you need an upgrade to windows XP SP2(service pack 2).
I had the same problem with an Intellistation 6868 for years. It just wouldn't load XP but ran fine on Windows 2000 SP4. I tried 3 different XP Installation CD's with no luck. After several attempts at installing XP I bought a clean XP Upgrade from ebay.
It took me 3 goes to install it but eventually I got it in there. If you can get XP to start on the 6868 press F8 and start it in safe mode first then when it's booted fully, shut it down and and then start it clean again. It worked for me. I've been running it for 5 months now and it's fine.
I couldn't get it to work at all on the 6868's onboard IDE so I installed a PCI Raid Card and it boots fine on that.
IBM 6868 52A M-Pro Intellistation
2 x Intel P3 866 CPU's 256 mb cache
2 GB ECC RD Ram
2 x Seagate 320 GB 8MB Cache HDD on a Sunix ATA133 PCI Raid Card
2 x Seagate 10000 rpm SCSI HDD on Adaptec Raid Card
ATI 9520 AGP 128mb Graphics
Win2000 Professional SP4 - Upgraded to XP Professional Edition SP3
Dual Boots with Xandros Linux Desktop Destop 3.01C