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 -
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 -
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 -
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Before anyone says it, yes, yes I know it's old, outdated, unsupported, we should be using SQL 2005 or looking at SQL 2008 and that it can't be installed on a Windows 2008 server.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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -