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How do i reinstall Window 2k from Dos?

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May 16, 2004 8:54:03 AM

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All i have isthe cd-rom

I just got the computer back last night, and i went into
some networking area and clicked something so now it asks
for a password, but No password works and i dont remember
putting one, so i want to reinstall windows.

Plz help

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Anonymous
May 16, 2004 11:54:13 AM

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

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.

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"matt" wrote:
| All i have isthe cd-rom
|
| I just got the computer back last night, and i went into
| some networking area and clicked something so now it asks
| for a password, but No password works and i dont remember
| putting one, so i want to reinstall windows.
|
| Plz help
Anonymous
May 16, 2004 12:15:00 PM

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

Greetings --

Simply boot from the Win2K installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and/or format the system partition 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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"matt" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 96701c43b3c$7bada2b0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> All i have isthe cd-rom
>
> I just got the computer back last night, and i went into
> some networking area and clicked something so now it asks
> for a password, but No password works and i dont remember
> putting one, so i want to reinstall windows.
>
> Plz help
May 16, 2004 12:55:03 PM

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

"matt" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 96701c43b3c$7bada2b0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> All i have isthe cd-rom
>
> I just got the computer back last night, and i went into
> some networking area and clicked something so now it asks
> for a password, but No password works and i dont remember
> putting one, so i want to reinstall windows.
>
> Plz help


although you can install win2k with a dos bootdisk
(if you load smartdrv)

it would probably be a lot easier
to just boot from the cd
then perform a repair installtion...

you can keep you system basically as it was
and get a chance to re-assign your administrative password
!