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How do I wipe clean my hard disk and reinstall Windows 2000?

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Anonymous
June 23, 2005 7:21:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

I would like to wipe clean my hard disk and reinstall my Windows 2000 and
everything on top of it. How do I wipe clean my hard disk and do a Windows
2000 reinstall. The Windows 2000 on it now works but is very slow. I assume
registry contamination as I already have virus software, ad aware, spybot,
etc., etc. I have saved all important data, such as emails, photos, and
letters onto CDs. I'm ready to start fresh but need directions.
My brother gave me a Product Recovery CD for an IBM Thinkpad 600 X 2645.
Mine is a Thinkpad 600 X. 512m of memory. Would this CD help me in any way?


As you may have guessed I am not a pro at this.
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Anonymous
June 23, 2005 11:56:56 PM

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Billion003 wrote:
> I would like to wipe clean my hard disk and reinstall my Windows 2000 and
> everything on top of it. How do I wipe clean my hard disk and do a Windows
> 2000 reinstall. The Windows 2000 on it now works but is very slow. I assume
> registry contamination as I already have virus software, ad aware, spybot,
> etc., etc. I have saved all important data, such as emails, photos, and
> letters onto CDs. I'm ready to start fresh but need directions.
> My brother gave me a Product Recovery CD for an IBM Thinkpad 600 X 2645.
> Mine is a Thinkpad 600 X. 512m of memory. Would this CD help me in any way?
>
>
> As you may have guessed I am not a pro at this.


Simply boot from the Win2K installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)



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Anonymous
June 24, 2005 12:35:39 AM

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To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or setup
disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your Windows 2000
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.

Be sure to apply these to your new install before connecting to any network.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D...
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...

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"Billion003" wrote:
|I would like to wipe clean my hard disk and reinstall my Windows 2000 and
| everything on top of it. How do I wipe clean my hard disk and do a
Windows
| 2000 reinstall. The Windows 2000 on it now works but is very slow. I
assume
| registry contamination as I already have virus software, ad aware, spybot,
| etc., etc. I have saved all important data, such as emails, photos, and
| letters onto CDs. I'm ready to start fresh but need directions.
| My brother gave me a Product Recovery CD for an IBM Thinkpad 600 X 2645.
| Mine is a Thinkpad 600 X. 512m of memory. Would this CD help me in any
way?
|
|
| As you may have guessed I am not a pro at this.
| --
| Please view my website. www.billcrow.net
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