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

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eighthnote

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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
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

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?

Regards

eddie
 
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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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