Your computer is playing up, running slow,
crashing etc etc, you have decided to reinstall windows,
but maybe just maybe there is another option. Through this
little guide we hope to point you in the right direction.
Next run a virus check, you can use our
online checker by clicking
if you find the online checker doesn't work then you more
than likely have a virus. You will need further help, so
download and install a free anti-virus program.
here to do so. Remember if you have a virus, read
removal instructions before removing, as just deleting a
virus can leave your system 100% unusable.
Further help on viruses can be found
The modern day scourge of the internet.
Spyware is located on a large majority of computers.
Spyware can seriously hinder your computers performance.
Go to this link for further help
Now run a defrag on the hard drive. This
reorganizes your files on the hard drive. A how to do this
guide can be found here
Next run a scandisk on the hard drive. A
guide for this can be found here
Lastly download all the latest patches for
your operating system. More indepth info can be found here
on this subject.
It is very important that you install the
Windows 2K Service Packs after a reinstall, or even when
you install for the first time. The service packs are an
upgrade for your operating system
Click here for
6.USE EMERGENCY REPAIR DISK (ERD)
have created an Emergency Repair Disk (ERD), use it to
troubleshoot and resolve the startup problem.
here for a guide on using the ERD outside of Windows.
here for a guide on how to make an ERD disk
At this stage if your computer is still
misbehaving then it is time to reinstall or repair
windows. With Windows 2000 you can also run a parallel
install. The choice is your. So how can you do this ?
Firstly check out the different ways to install windows by
, and then how to achieve CD-Rom support by clicking
There are several different guides on the left panel of
this page. Choose the guide which you want to use, it will
lead you step by step through the process. Another useful
link is our preinstall checklist. It can be located