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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by buildyourown, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    So last night I decided to try and fix what was making my computer slow. I attempted to reload windows 2k. I have tryed this in the past with win98 with good results. I didn't realize until it was too late that you can't do this with 2k.

    The computer got itself into a death loop while trying to restart/load windows. It wouldn't start in safe mode and it wouldn't boot to a boot disk. I ended up pulling the hard drive and using my other computer to recover any data that hadn't been backed up. Remember kids, always backup.

    So, what do I do now:

    Option 1: Try and erase all the windows files and try and reinstall windows 2k.

    Option 2: Wipe out the whole drive and reformat, then install windows 2k to a clean slate.

    I like option 1 better because it means I won't have to spend hours reinstalling software. However, option 2 will ensure that whatever bug my computer had will be gone.

    Any other options I'm overlooking.
     
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  2. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Believe me, option 1 sounds good until you actually try to run Windows. You'll have a very unstable OS.

    Go with option 2, and reinstall your software. It'll save you time and frustration in the long run.
     
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  3. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    #3 -   Dec 8, 2005