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Reinstalled Win 2000 after worm attack now two 2000 on puter HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by eighthnote, Jan 11, 2002.

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  1. eighthnote

    eighthnote Thread Starter

    Jan 6, 2002
    After a worm messed up my exe. files I reinstalled win 2000 and now I have two 2000 OS. How can I get rid of the bad one? Before this happened I was at 18% free memory and now I'm at 1%. Is there any thing I can do? Thanks
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    Is this showing up as two Win2000 in Windows Explorer? When you ran install off the CDROM, did you say Keep Original Settings and Files? If so, that could be your problem.
    Not 100% with this, but if you did the latter, then if you try and reinstall it again, it should come up with that option. Just say No and it should install it on top of the last two.

    Failing that, is this an upgrade from Win98, or a full installation?


  3. dogbonz


    Mar 19, 2001
    I've got Win2000 Server. I have noticed
    that a re-install KEEPS a lot of things
    from the original install.

    If you are dual-booting, the 2000 OS needs
    to be on a FAT partition to allow it.

    But if it's popping up with 2 full versions
    of 2000, then you might never have completely
    killed the worm. Win2000 has problems with
    various viruses, notably code red.

    If at ALL possible, I would re-partition
    and format ALL. Then get yourself a xlnt
    anti-virus program and a personal fire-
    wall. (I recommend www.zonelabs.com )
    (or re-name WINNT.EXE to MINNT.EXE and
    try the install again.)

    Good Luck,
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