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

hello:
i just upgraded a win98 to win2k, and now it appears that when i try to use
my dos based programs, all they do is open a black screen real fast and close
it. These programs do work on other win2k pc's, but this is the first time i
have had this issue with a 98 upgrade to win2k. Any suggestions??

thx..
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    Some malware causes this.

    Be advised that upgrades from win9x almost always fail for any number of
    reasons. Save yourself some time and trouble, given that you'll more than
    likely end up with an unstable OS with all the remnants/ corruption left
    behind from the upgrade. Best to blow it all away and go for the clean
    install.

    To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 CD-Rom or setup disks.
    The set of four install disks can be created from your Win2k 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.

    During Windows 2000 setup, at some point, will want to confirm the previous
    operating system for the upgrade; at that point you'll simply insert the
    qualified product install CD for it to verify. Then the install will
    proceed.

    Check the pc, mb or hardware manufacturer's web site for the latest bios and
    or Windows 2000 drivers for your devices.

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

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE


    Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891861

    --
    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "tim" wrote:
    | hello:
    | i just upgraded a win98 to win2k, and now it appears that when i try to
    use
    | my dos based programs, all they do is open a black screen real fast and
    close
    | it. These programs do work on other win2k pc's, but this is the first time
    i
    | have had this issue with a 98 upgrade to win2k. Any suggestions??
    |
    | thx..
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    unfortunately the pc requires some programs that cannnot be "blown away", the
    reason for the upgrade was to fix some corrupted 98 issues. seems that any
    "dos prompt" now fails to work correctly.

    "Dave Patrick" wrote:

    > Some malware causes this.
    >
    > Be advised that upgrades from win9x almost always fail for any number of
    > reasons. Save yourself some time and trouble, given that you'll more than
    > likely end up with an unstable OS with all the remnants/ corruption left
    > behind from the upgrade. Best to blow it all away and go for the clean
    > install.
    >
    > To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 CD-Rom or setup disks.
    > The set of four install disks can be created from your Win2k 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.
    >
    > During Windows 2000 setup, at some point, will want to confirm the previous
    > operating system for the upgrade; at that point you'll simply insert the
    > qualified product install CD for it to verify. Then the install will
    > proceed.
    >
    > Check the pc, mb or hardware manufacturer's web site for the latest bios and
    > or Windows 2000 drivers for your devices.
    >
    > Be sure to apply these to your new install before connecting to any network.
    >
    > http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
    >
    >
    > Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891861
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    > http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >
    > "tim" wrote:
    > | hello:
    > | i just upgraded a win98 to win2k, and now it appears that when i try to
    > use
    > | my dos based programs, all they do is open a black screen real fast and
    > close
    > | it. These programs do work on other win2k pc's, but this is the first time
    > i
    > | have had this issue with a 98 upgrade to win2k. Any suggestions??
    > |
    > | thx..
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    Unfortunately that never works. Generally the upgrade just migrates the
    corruption into the new OS among other things. As an aside this is usually a
    malware issue.

    --
    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect

    "tim" wrote:
    | unfortunately the pc requires some programs that cannnot be "blown away",
    the
    | reason for the upgrade was to fix some corrupted 98 issues. seems that any
    | "dos prompt" now fails to work correctly.
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