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MS Windows 2000 Professional Problem!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by greenivy, Jun 6, 2006.

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  1. greenivy

    greenivy Thread Starter

    Jun 6, 2006
    Please help!
    I have an HP desktop that I (stupidly) installed a demo version of MS Windows 2000 Professional. Ever since, I cannot access ANY of the applications (other than MS Office) that I had installed on my pc. Before I installed the demo, I was using Windows 98. I can live w/out having any of the applications, the main problem is that now, I cannot connect to the internet :mad:

    For some reason, ever since I installed the demo, when I try to connect to the internet, no modem is found. Before installing this I had NO problem connecting to the internet.

    Is there ANY way to fix this? Can I either: go back to the previous operating system that I was using, or if I purchase the complete MS Windows 2000 Professional software and install, I should be able to access my modem again?

    Please help!
  2. win2kpro


    Jul 19, 2005
    If you have the Win98 recovery/reinstallation disk I would go to the hard drive manufacturers website and download their low level format (zero fill) utility, zero fill the drive and re-install 98. If you don't have the disks then there is probably no possibility of acquiring disks for a system that old from HP.
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