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can't load 2k for the 2nd time

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by salbast, Nov 18, 2001.

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  1. salbast

    salbast Thread Starter

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    what's up guys? How's everybody? I'm pretty frustrated right now. here's my problem. I had Win 2K installed and i messed up the registry, so i just formated the drive that it was on and reinstalled it. The setup i had is a dual boot wit win98. The first time i loaded Win 2k from windows 98 and i'm trying to do that again, but i'm getting a "this program has performed an illegal operation..." error. Can you guys give me a hand in resolving this pproblem?

    Thanks,
    Sal
     
  2. brianF

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    It sounds like your installing 2k to a partition other than the c drive, if so, delete the following files and try

    Pagefile.sys
    Boot.ini
    Ntldr
    Ntdetect.com
    Ntbootdd.sys(only there if your using scsi)

    You may want to put the files on floppy just incase, especially the boot.ini
     
  3. salbast

    salbast Thread Starter

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    I can't restart my computer if i delete these things! Am I right?
     
  4. brianF

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    You where dual booting, I am assuming win98 is on the c drive. Those files listed are the files that 2k writes to the boot drive. In general when removing 2k from a dual boot setup those files have to be deleted and sys c has to be run on the win98 drive.
    Save to floppy just in case but microsoft specifies deleting the above files when removing 2k from a dual boot with win98.
     
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