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Help get my Windows 2000 Server running for just a few more weeks

Windows 2000 Server suddenly won't boot, even in safe mode. Any way to get it running for just a few more weeks? Difficulty: No installation disks. [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Jun 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Why is the System process spiking to 50-100% of the CPU?

The "System" process on my work PC is intermittently causing the CPU utilization to spike to 50-100%, freezing the computer for a few seconds each time. Why, and is it fixable? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on May 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Primary Master Drive failure on old and new drive after cloning

I have an old windows 2000 box. I recently used Acronis to clone the primary master drive. I have done this a number of times before with other boxes and even with this box. When i swapped the disks and tried to reboot, BIOS detects the disk ok, but then i get a Primary master disk failure message. So i put back the old drive and I get the same messge! I would be surprised if Acronis did something to both old and new disks during the cloning process. I can access the disk contents fine on other boxes using USB setup. So can the IDE cable have gone bad suddenly. Is it possible the bios detects the disks but cannot find boot information because of faulty IDE cable ?? [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Apr 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Will SQL 2000 work in 2008 domain?

Nerdlinger/Microsoft Server Filter: Can SQL 2000 exist in a Windows 2008 Domain when installed on a Windows 2000 member server ? Before anyone says it, yes, yes I know it's old, outdated, unsupported, we should be using SQL 2005 or looking at SQL 2008 and that it can't be installed on a Windows 2008 server. BUT... does anyone know if SQL 2000 will work when installed on a Windows 2000 server that is a member of a Windows 2008 domain? I know that Windows 2000 servers can be members of a 2008 domain but Exchange 2000 won't work. Will SQL 2000?
posted by Man_in_staysis on Feb 25, 2009 - 13 answers

During reboots Win 2000 desktop box is not visible on network unless I log into it

I have a few Windows 2000 desktop boxes on my home network. One of them has been having a problem for sometime where after it reboots, I need to log into the box for it to be visible on the network. Otherwise pings from other machines keep failing. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Dec 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Move HDD with OS to a new computer?

Can I move a HDD with Windows 2000 to a new computer and expect it to load Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jun 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me learn to be the sysadmin I need to be!

What do I need to know and how should I learn it? I am the "IT" guy at my company, a small supplier of building materials, with an office staff of about 10, and a warehouse crew of about the same. Problem is I'm underqualified. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Jun 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I bother with XP, much less vista?

Should I bother with XP, much less vista? [more inside]
posted by ericales on Apr 23, 2008 - 18 answers

How to auto-start a program when Win 2000 Boots?

Windows 2000: How can I specify a program to start up when Windows 2000 is (done) booting? [more inside]
posted by mbarryf on Mar 28, 2008 - 7 answers

How to SSH/telnet into Windows command line?

How can I SSH (or telnet) into my Windows machine (2000 and XP) and get a command line?
posted by jkoby on Jun 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Can't open newer PST files

I have .PST files created via Outlook (Win) 2003 that I need to look into. However, I have Outlook (Win) 2000 on this computer, and it can't read a newer version (thanks, Redmond). Is there some other way to open these?
posted by pax digita on May 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Need help with a ckhdsk problem on Win 2k

Strange problem with chkdsk in windows 2000. My machines currently have latest Zone alarm (virus prot disabled), Diskeeper 2007, and Kaspersky AVP 6.0. I am noticing unusual behavior on both of them, but more so on one of them than the other. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Apr 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Antivirus for server OS at home?

Is there a decent antivirus for MS server operating systems that doesn't cost a breathtaking amount? [more inside]
posted by jfuller on Mar 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Windows 2000 goes into CMOS/BIOS set up at start

One of my PCs running Windows 2000 Professional has been a stable workhorse for several years. However, beginning a few days ago, it has not been booting properly - it heads to the CMOS/BIOS set up menu after the memory test rather than log in. [more inside]
posted by vers on Feb 18, 2007 - 12 answers

What's the best wifi PCI card for Windows 2000?

Which PCI wireless networking adapters have the best (meaning fastest and most lightweight) drivers and software for Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Feb 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Upgrade? Downgrade? I just want it to work.

How do I solve this Windows installation problem? It's not a software or hardware problem exactly, more like a logistics problem. Anyway, there's.... [more inside]
posted by electroboy on Feb 1, 2007 - 3 answers

The windows, it blowed up

Windows 2000 just decided that I'm a new user for some reason. Exciting. How can I revert back to my old account? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Nov 30, 2006 - 6 answers

All I want is a simple home network that works

Argh! Can anyone give me a walkthrough for setting up a simple home network for two Windows 2000 Professional computers? I'm frustrated by unreliable mapped drive connections, and am ready to break down and follow a step-by-step procedure for creating a home network. [more inside]
posted by zek on Jul 3, 2006 - 12 answers

I see double. Help me see just one Sarah.

I'm trying to help someone fix her computer. She rebooted when her system got bogged down, and then when restarting, somehow logged into an account called Sarah.SARAH instead of just Sarah. [more inside]
posted by voidcontext on Feb 25, 2006 - 25 answers

Changing Drive Assmt for USB CF Reader?

Changing drive letters in Windows 2000 [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Jan 28, 2006 - 6 answers

Why is my "AutoRecovery" function fickle?

My office computer operates Windows XP with Word 2000. (I'm a Mac person at home so no lectures please...) About once a week or so, a Word doc will freeze up on me forcing me to hit the good old Ctrl+Alt+Del and End Task. I would say 50% of the time when I open Word again, the document I was working on comes up as a recovered document (phew!). The other 50% of the time, I open Word and... no recovered document (!!!). What gives? Why the discrepancy? How can I guarantee that a recovered document will come up all the time and not just when the computer feels like it? Aside from searching through a million temp files, is there an easy way to get the version I was working on back if it doesn't come up automatically? (Yes, I save as often as I can, but I'm only human.) Sorry if this has been answered before... I searched for a similar post, but didn't find one. Thank you!
posted by zharptitsa on Jan 10, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I get Windows 2000 to "Smooth edges of screen fonts" again?

How can I get Windows 2000 to "Smooth edges of screen fonts" again? [more inside]
posted by turbodog on Jan 2, 2006 - 7 answers

C Drive dead, how to move ntdetect?

My master harddrive has gone tits-up, how can I boot from the slave? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Jun 18, 2005 - 14 answers

Preserving Windows 2000

After fruitlessly trying to remove a port scan virus buried deep within the system services (even AVG couldn't detect it), I am starting a fresh W2K installation. What software packages can do rollbacks on the registry and /winnt, and cancel all the damage from any particular software install session? Sometimes the registry and /winnt seem like a wide-open mouth where junk is dumped endlessly, and preventing this would be an effective way of keeping the computer clean.
posted by rolypolyman on Jun 17, 2005 - 3 answers

Compelling Reasons to Upgrade from Windows 2000 to Windows XP?

I have a legal copy of Windows 2000. I am buying a new computer. I don't want to spend 100+ bucks on Windows XP. Is there any compelling reason to upgrade? Anything XP can do that 2000 can't?
posted by selfnoise on Feb 2, 2005 - 28 answers

How do I stop Excel from turning email addresses into hyperlinks?

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Microsoft Excel 2000 v 9.0 - is there some way to stop excel from automatically turning email addresses into hyperlinks? Not just turning off the 'blue and underlined' format but actually not making them links. I've done it before in other versions of excel but I can't find a way to do it in this version. Thanks!
posted by anastasiav on Jul 16, 2004 - 4 answers

How do you tell what app is locking a file in Windows?

Win2K: When a file cannot be moved or deleted because it is "in use," but you have no idea what application is using it, what can you do?
posted by scarabic on Jun 17, 2004 - 8 answers

Session variables and redirects aren't working the same after I upgraded from PHP 3.x to PHP 4.35 on win2000.

php 4.35/win 2000/cgi question: having problems after upgrading from 3.x with session variables and redirects? any suggestions?
posted by specialk420 on Apr 16, 2004 - 8 answers

Windows 2000 software for ripping CDs

What windows (2K) software do you prefer to rip CDs to mp3? (Aside from iTunes, which I had to uninstall after it totally hosed my machine.)
posted by jpoulos on Jan 12, 2004 - 10 answers

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