Re: 2000 pro constant freezing. Help!
From: Dave Patrick (mail_at_NoSpam.DSPatrick.com)
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 19:53:09 -0600
Almost always due to operating system corruption further manifested by the
upgrade. Save yourself some time and trouble, given that you'll more than
likely end up with an unstable OS with all the remnants/ corruption left
behind from the upgrade. Best to blow it all away and go for the clean
To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 CD-Rom or setup disks.
The set of four install disks can be created from your Win2k CD-rom; change
to the \bootdisk directory on the cd-rom and execute makeboot.exe (from dos)
or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the prompts.
When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.
During Windows 2000 setup, at some point, will want to confirm the previous
operating system for the upgrade; at that point you'll simply insert the
qualified product install CD for it to verify. Then the install will
Check the pc, mb or hardware manufacturer's web site for the latest bios and
or Windows 2000 drivers for your devices.
-- Regards, Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup. Microsoft Certified Professional Microsoft MVP [Windows] http://www.microsoft.com/protect "FERRANTE" wrote: |I recently did an upgrade from Win98 to Win2000Pro. However, | everything keeps freezing up, especially when I use my browsers, but | it will do it other times also. Is there a way to check why this is | happening or can you offer me some suggestions on what I should do? I | don't know if this matters, but when I had Win98, my system did not | freeze, but I had other problems and decided to ditch it. Here are my | specs, in case this would help: | Operating System System Model | Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 (build 2195) Gateway | | Processor a Main Circuit Board b | 400 megahertz Intel Pentium II | 32 kilobyte primary memory cache | 512 kilobyte secondary memory cache No details available | Drives Memory Modules c,d | 6.44 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity | 924 Megabytes Hard Drive Free Space | | Memorex 52MAXX 2452AJ [CD-ROM drive] | TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1202 [CD-ROM drive] | 3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive] | | WDC AC26400R [Hard drive] (6.45 GB) -- drive 0 384 Megabytes Installed | Memory | Local Drive Volumes | | | c: (on drive 0) 6.44 GB 924 MB free | Logins Network Drives | OEMCOMPUTER\Dan Leonard | | Installed Microsoft Hotfixes Printers | DataAccess | Q318203 (details...) on 01/20/03 | Q329414-21 (details...) on 01/20/03 | Q329414-25 (details...) on 04/12/03 | Internet Explorer | SP1 (SP1) | Windows 2000 | SP4 | Q327194 (details...) on 06/01/04 | Windows Media Player | WM320920.1 (details...) Reinstall! | | Click here to see all available security Hotfixes. | | Marks a HotFix that verifies correctly | Marks a HotFix that fails verification | (Failing hotfixes need to be reinstalled) | An unmarked HotFix lacks the data to allow verification | | HP DeskJet 694C on LPT1: | Windows NT Fax Driver on MSFAX: | Controllers Display | Standard floppy disk controller | Intel(r) 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller | Primary IDE Channel [Controller] | Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] 3Dfx Interactive, Inc. Banshee | [Display adapter] | Plug and Play Monitor (14.1"vis, October 1995) | Bus Adapters Multimedia | Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller Creative | AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM) | Game Port for Creative | Communications Other Devices | 3Com Windows Modem ISA ADI | CNET PRO200 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter | PC/AT Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard (101/102-Key) | Microsoft PS/2 Mouse | NT Apm/Legacy Interface Node | USB Root Hub | | Thanks in advance for your help! | | Mark