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Q: Ultrabay 2000

As a newbie to this site, I am not sure exactly where to post this question, so I’m guessing it is a hardware issue.

I recently acquired an IBM ThinkPad T20/T21. This unit contains what IBM calls an Ultrabay 2000 port on the side of the unit. This is the source of my question/problem. The Ultrabay port and software allows the hot swapping of the interchangeable FDD and a CD-ROM modules. Under the installed Win 95 OS, the Ultrabay worked fine.

In order to gain use of the USB port on the unit, I just completed an upgrade from Win 95 to Win 98 SE. I upgraded using an OEM disk and in the end wound up with both a Windows directory (for the Win 95 OS) and a Windows.000 (for the Win 98 OS) on the HDD. After a little re-mapping, I’ve gotten the audio, video, modem and mouse/trackpoint to work fine. My problem is the Ultrabay. Even with the latest IBM drivers, the Ultrabay port/computer will not recognize the CD-ROM. If I boot up with the FDD installed, both Windows Explorer and the Ultrabay S/W recognize the module and everything works fine. If I then hot swap to the CD-ROM, the Ultrabay SW sees the drive but indicates it is inoperable by placing a large red ”X” through its icon in the system tray. Windows Explorer does not see the CD-ROM at all and still reports an FDD. If I boot up with the CD-ROM in the port, Windows Explorer sees the CD-ROM and allows full use of it, the Ultrabay SW however continues to show the red “X”. If I try to hot swap back to the FDD the system locks up.

If I look at the Control Panel/System/Device Manager I see the following:

1) Most of the time, but not always, the “Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller” is reporting both an I/O and an IRQ 15 resource conflict.
2) There are 2 devices “Other Devices” with a yellow “?”, one is the Ethernet device and the other is Unknown

Following the Windows Troubleshooting guide and removing the reported conflicts and/or the Unknown device, does not correct the problem with Ultrabay.

Anybody have any ideas on a simple fix ???

I have considered reformatting the HDD and re-installing W 98SE clean, but I don’t know how do I do it with this unit. If I use the Win 98 Startup disk (with CD drive support) to boot from, the computer correctly sees that I only have the FDD installed in the Ultrabay and no CD, so it aborts the CD driver install part and I have no access in DOS to the CD. If I try to boot with the CD-ROM installed, using a copied Startup disk on CD, the computer continues to ignore the drive as indicated above and reverts to the HDD boot and for now, Win 98 pops back up. I don’t know what would happen if I had wiped the HDD first.

Can I use the Fdisk/s to get the machine to run in DOS and then copy the Win 98 CD to floppies 1.44 meg at a time and copy to the HDD and then execute ???

Please HELP, this is not only very frustrating but also is affecting the operation of the unit

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Picked up a T-61 for a song and love the beast, but I'm having a problem with the hard drive Ultrabay that came with the Laptop. The drive isn't being recognized.  I've tried several SATA drives of sizes between 50 gig to 1 Terabyte, and all fail to recognize in the OS. (I've tried Win 7 and 10) The drive shows up in the Bios, regardless of which of the actual physical drives I've installed, and passes the Bios diagnostic, and the Drive shows up in the Device manager, but the OS can't see it. Deeply confused, hoping for a silver bullet. The DVD Drive Ultrabay works just fine, but no HDD in the other bay can be found by the OS, any suggestions?

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 I recently installed an HGST 1TB HDD using Ultrabay caddy (see related question). I am using Windows 7 pro. On restart, I can see the HGST in device manager. However It does not show up as a drive. Need help to get it going. Thanks.

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I cant find an ultrabay FRU# for the M90z. I'd lke to replace the DVD/R with an SSD. Does anyone have a part #? Thanks,Mike

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Just as the title states. When the y400/500 were first announced and then released, I was so excited. Using the concept of removeable slots,, as found in business machines, to augment a gaming machine seemed like a brilliant idea. And it was, they sold like hotcakes. The y410/510p made some incremental improvements, like activating the iGPU with Optimus and increasing the resolution on the 14" model. As expected, they were popular as well. Then came the y40/50 and now the y700 series. Lenovo completely designed their gaming lineup, removing the ultrabay and cutting fuctionality. Why? I can have 2 full sized HDD/SSDs and a 42mm M.2 installed in my 14" y410p, but the 15" y50/700 only has 1 full sized bay. Just what. Then instead of 850/860M SLI we get a single 860M in the y50, which was updated to a 960M in the y700. Yes the 860M is a decent card, and beats the 755M handily, but it's practically on par with 755M SLI. I just find it strange that such a great concept on such popular machines was cut. I'm sure there were issues, but removing the ultrabay just makes Lenovo's newer laptops just another crop of mid ranged machines. They lost a lot of what made them special, and what I feel made the brand take off after the y580 generation. 

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I didn't know where to post this specifically. Hence I chose the General Support section.

I have a ThinkPad T530. The main disk is an SSD (on which Windows 8 is installed and is the primary boot device). In the ultrabay slot, I have a 500GB hard disk. There used to be an optical drive here. I replaced it with the stock hard disk since I needed storage more than optical drive.

Anyway, on startup (as well as resume from standby and hibernate), I don't need the disk to be recognized. I want it to be done manually. Is there a way to stop windows from recognizing the device every time it boots? Presently, I am doing a "Safely remove device" after every start up, which is kind of annoying.

Hope you got what I am trying to say.


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What is the best SSD to use in the Ultrabay caddy in a Thinkpad T420?

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Hi Since I changed to Windows 10 (completely new installation), sometimes the HDD in the Ultrabay gets detached after wake up from sleep. First I can hear it turn on, then it goes off and a notification tells me that the HDD was removed. I've tried all sort of drivers (Lenovo, Microsoft, Intel RST 12.5-12.9) with no luck.It worked without any problems in Windows 7 (with Intel RST 12.5 driver). Is it a known problem?What can I do? RegardsVone

A:UltraBay HD missing on wake up with Windows 10, T5...

Good day.Please provide your system model name/number (don't post your serial number, though), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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I have the lenovo y510p (59370015). It has a disk drive in the Ultrabay. Does this mean that there is no Nvidia graphics card in the laptop? If this is the case, then why are there a bunch of Nvidia files on it? If this is not the case then how do I get the card working, I see it with a Error Code 43 in device manager.

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Got way too many ThinkPads around here and decided to retire my T61.  It had a 128gb Intel SSD I cloned it and installed a small hard drive so it can be reused/recycled.  I cloned my T400's HDD to the SSD.  Good for day to day use and I have gobs of cloud storage.  After 4 years or so the $00 gb HDD only took about half the 128 SSD.  My Ultrabay frame is supposed to be here tomorrow and I intend to install the 500 gb drive in it.  I'd like to use it for my primary storage.  I'm clueless as to the best way to do this.  I've never considered doing this before but realized that I hardly ever used the CD/DVD drive and unlike the MacBook, I can still swap them with out a set of tools and an hour or so to do it. 

T400,, 2.53ghz T9500,8gb ram Windows 7 Home PremiumT61,15.4 T7300, 2gb RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium14.1 T23, type 2647 9LU, 1.13 PIII, 1gb, XP Pro

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Hello everyone. I have recently got a new ThinkPad L540. Since I need to use Windows 7 (TrueCrypted company Installation on normal SSD) and Ubuntu I bought a HDD Caddy for the UltraBay together with a 1TB HDD. My problem is, that I can not select the second HDD (HDD1) in the BIOS to boot from. It does not show the name of the drive, just HDD1. HDD0 has a name that indicates that it is the Intel SSD. The new drive is visible and usable in Windows and when I use a USB-Drive to install Linux on that second Drive.Furthermore I switched the SSD and the HDD and the L540 boots sraight up into Ubuntu. When I switch back its boots Windows 7 again. During the Ubuntu installation I tried both, writing the GRUB2 bootloader to the root-partition or to the beginning of the HDD (schould be the same since the root-partition is the first on the drive). Gparted is also thelling me that the root-partition is bootable. I hope somebody has an idea!Thank you very much for your help in advance!!! 

A:L540 HDD in Ultrabay not recognised in BIOS

I have exactly the same problem . Bad solution is to change the AHCI to IDE mode in BIOS. Do you have an idea how to solve it?

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Hello, I'm new to Lenovo and I'm about to buy one of the Y510P (59373392) with single graphics and the 1TB version.The last question I've got is whether it is possible to install an additional SSD via the DVD slot-in. I don't need the DVD drive, so it would be wonderful to install a 128GB or 256GB SSD. I've read some topics and saw that the motherboard doesn't have a mSATA connection but it must have a NGFF connection if I'm right. Since I'm not very experienced with laptops, here are a few more questions 1) If it is possible to install an additional SSD, what products are available?2) Where do I get the UltraBay adapter?3) Would it then be possible to make the SSD the bootable drive? Thanks in advance!

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A:Y510P 59373392: SSD upgrade via UltraBay?

hi thewavelength,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
You can use a caddy for this.
But the SSD you can use here is a 2.5 SSD not the msata one.
  this kind :
ODD can be set as primary boot and should be able to boot windows from it.
    BIOS has to be set to legacy.
Hope this helps,

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Hi Since I changed to Windows 10 (completely new installation), sometimes the HDD in the Ultrabay gets detached after wake up from sleep. First I can hear it turn on, then it goes off and a notification tells me that the HDD was removed. I've tried all sort of drivers (Lenovo, Microsoft, Intel RST 12.5-12.9) with no luck.It worked without any problems in Win 7 (with Intel RST 12.5 driver). Is it a known problem?What can I do? RegardsVone

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I have the lenovo y510p (59370015). It has a disk drive in the Ultrabay. Does this mean that there is no Nvidia graphics card in the laptop? If this is the case, then why are there a bunch of Nvidia files on it? If this is not the case then how do I get the card working, I see it with a Error Code 43 in device manager.

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Any problems associated with CD/DVD combo drive swapped to the left hand side of the laptop? Overheating issues?


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A:A31P - Ultrabay swap CD/DVD with Floppy

Welcome to the forum! No issues whatsoever. One of my machines has a combo on the left side and DVD burner on the right side. Runs no hotter than any of the others. Hope this helps.

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I recently bought an ultrabay adapter off ebay that was compatible with the T400/T400S.  The Lenovo part would be ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III, P/N 43N3412.  I took out the original 250GB HDD and put an Intel X25-V in the main HD bay.  Then I put the original drive in the Ultrabay Adapter.  When I power up the machine the Ultrabay drive spins up for a second and the light on the adapter comes on and then the drive turns off.  The Ultrabay drive is not found by the BIOS, I have 1.20-1.07 installed.  I called Lenovo tech support and was told that there is no Ultrabay adapter for the T410, and the website confirms this when I search for storage adapter accessories for it.  Is there some way to get a second HDD to work in the Ultrabay? [EDIT]The solution. Thanks to Dd16. To enable the DVD automatic power off feature, open the Advanced view in Power Manager, go to the Power Plan tab and expand the System Settings dropdown. Now set Automatic Optical Drive Power Off to Enabled on AC and battery. (You'll be able to see and set this setting Automatic Optical Drive Power Off only if your DVD drive is inside of your ultrabay.) After being idle for 5 or 10 minutes your DVD drive will be powered off. Then this new icon (Other E: Powered Off) will appear in My Computer.    Make a shortcut of that icon on your desktop because after you remove your DVD drive this icon will disapp... Read more

A:T410 Ultrabay HDD Question - SOLVED!

you got a knock off or the real one? 

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I got a single card version of the new y500 750m, and  i was woundering form the research i have done on the fourms that, lenovo is still not selling the 750m ultrabay yet?, the one i can find here:,Y500 Removable Graphics GN36, it dosn't specifically say what model graphics card it is, but im assuming its the 650m and i read that, it does not work in SLI with my Y500 with built in 750, so is the 750 ultrabay option still not avalable for purchase?

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A:Y500 750m SLI Ultrabay sold seperatly?

My question exactly. Anyone ?

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I would like to replace the DVD drive in a ThinkPad P70 with a 2.5" hard disk, and I have trouble finding the right adapter. I have found several references here and on other sites to the part 00NY314. I have ordered it from IBM, and it's indeed the right shape, but it's only the plastic shell with a metal bottom, and there is no connector for the HDD. Here's a picture of the part that I have received. Note the absence of connectors. ?I have called Lenovo support, and they told me that the part 0B47315 might be the right one. I have ordered that one, too, and while it has all the necessary connectors, it doesn't have the right shape, so I believe it's not appropriate for the P70. Did anyone actually order the part 00NY314? Were you able to connect the HDD? Where did you order it from? Did IBM ship the wrong part? What's the correct part number for the adapter?

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Hi everyone, If you don't want to read everything, just scroll down to the underlined part  For 3 years now, my Y500 (gt650m sli, second gpu in Ultrabay) had been working fine. But now, there is a problem. My primary gpu, i.e. the one attached to the motherboard, not the one connected via Ultrabay, appears to be broken.The Problem:Occasionally, the primary gpu has malfunctions. Therefore, I have to use the device manager to switch it off. Otherwise, my laptop tends to reboot out of an instant after running for some time. There are times when I can use the gpu for several hours without any problems, but there also are times when I cannot use it at all. When I switch it off in the, move my notebook, and switch it on again, there is a probability that the gpu might work. Hence, I assume a hardware issue.The Story:The problem first appeared after a really nasty circumstance; I took my notebook with me in its bag (a rather fluffy bag to prevent the notebook from blows) and suddenly, I realised that the bag became hot. The reason was a Windows update started out of standby... The notebook crashed with 34% of the updates installed. Afterwards, I had to reinstall Windows or nothing would work. (The crash at 34% seems to originate in the empty battery, but that's not for sure)After the reinstallation, said issue occured for the first time. Hence, I reinstalled the OS several times. Currently, I am using the OS from the OKR with the automatic (inescapable) updat... Read more

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I have a thinkpad t430s and I bought a new supposedly oem lenovo 43 ultrabay battery. When I insert the battery it is recognized that a battery was plugged in but it stays at 0%. I've tried all different combinations of reinserting it before and after reboots turning on and off the ultrabay in the bios. The CD / DVD ultrabay drive works fine, although since the connectors inside are totaly different I doubt that is relevant info.What is the best way for me to figure out if the problem is this battery or the laptop? Or could it be a software issue... any help would be hugely appreciated. One of the main reasons I acquired this laptop was the use of the ultrabay batteries.Thanks

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Hello, I bought a y510p in december, and ever since getting SLI to work after the Win 8.1 upgrade, I've been completely dissapointed by the performance of the ultrabay GPU. It overheats and crashes the nvidia driver in minutes. While the on board GPU remains at acceptable temps, the ultrabay GPU will steadily rise in temperature untill the driver crashes, while playing somewhat demanding games like Bioshock Infinite, Witcher 2 or Wargame AirLand Battle. Ironically I get far batter performance in these games, if I disable SLI and only run the games on the on board GPU. In less intensive games like Red Orchestra 2, temps are not critical and SLI works fine - this is however a moot point, since I would be able to run these games just fine without an extra GPU. I paid a lot of money for that extra GPU, and seeing it being effectively useless is quite infuriating.  Inb4: Yes, I have the newest drivers. Yes, I've cleaned for dust. Yes, I've undervolted the CPU and underclocked the ultrabay GPU and drastically reduced the in game graphics quality - which brought me to the conclusion that I get better quality disabling SLI altogether.  Unless there is a solution to this, I will absolutely be taking the machine back, as in its current state, I feel that the ultrabay card is effectively useless. Futhermore I get the feeling that Lenovo just jammed it in there without any consideration as to whether it would actually work out practically.  Below i... Read more

A:Y510p Ultrabay GPU overheating extremely easily

Can anyone atleast confirm they are running Bioshock Inifite on y510p with SLI enabled, without these problems?

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I have Thinkpad Z61p and Advanced Dock 250310U. Will HDD Ultrabay model 40Y8725 be interchangeable in both the Thinkpad and Dock?Is it possible to boot from this?  Either in the dock or in the Thinkpad?

Current: Thinkpad Yoga S1 w/digitizerPast: T500 2056-4SU, Advanced Dock, Ultrabay HDD carrierZ61p 9452JRU. My first Lenovo/IBM stolen and in the hands of someone else now. Advanced Dock, Ultrabay HDD carrier

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Hello, Last week i received my Y510P from a reseller here in Lithuania, and ran into a *slight* problem.When playing more demanding games (though i wouldnt call borderlands 2 a very demanding game), the screen freezes and the sound hangs. Occasionally the display would turn pitch black (sometimes the drivers just reset with screen backlight still on). I checked memory, sshd, cpus and main gpus for errors, but none were found. I have no idea how to test the ultrabay though... Temps are pretty high, but definetly not critical. CPU runs below 85c under load, main gpu runs at around 75c, only ultrabay runs hotter, but i've seen people saying that theirs run above 95c and it still works fine. Mine usually crashes when it reaches 91-93c. It reaches those temps in about 30-60 minutes, steadily heating up.  I tried removing and re inserting, but it didnt have any effect. Im stumped. Sorry for rambling on so long. I hope somebody can help me pinpoint the problem, and maybe help fix it. Thanks. System specs:Win 8.1 proIntel core I7 4700MQ 2.4ghzNvidia GT 755m SLI8GB ram1TB+8gb SSHDAll drivers are up to date. 

A:Lenovo Y510P 755m SLI ultrabay crashes nvidia serv...

It seems that re-pasting the ultrabay, and increasing TdrDealy to 8 fixed the problem, but i believe it's something more serious than that...

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So I keep getting this pop-up (Att 1), saying that I can't eject my HD b/c it's in use by other programs, close any applications, etc, etc. This is occurring frequently often but not in a consistent pattern.

[Edit: I'm not trying to eject the drive, and don't want to - it's my full-time data drive.]

I found the associated entries in Event Viewer (pasted below). Anyone got pointers on how to determine what is kicking this off?
- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-UserPnp
[ Guid] {96F4A050-7E31-453C-88BE-9634F4E02139}

EventID 20011

Version 0

Level 4

Task 7006

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-08-03T22:47:42.924435000Z

EventRecordID 314529


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 152 [OP: svchost]
[ ThreadID] 7256

Channel System

Computer [OP: removed]

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- UserData


VetoDevice IDE\[OP: snipped for brevity]\4&28d29191&0&0.1.0

VetoName STORAGE\Volume\[OP: snipped for brevity]

VetoType 6

A:Repeated attempts to "Eject" my ultrabay HD

What hard drive are you trying to disconnect. I know it can't be B or C.

Also please do this Tutorial.

By Brink.
System Info - See Your System Specs

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Will someone please explain to me briefly what the difference is between all of these? Why would one want one over the other?

I guess that Windows 2000 is sort of like NT Workstation. If not, please tell me.

And what is the difference between Windows 2000 Server and 2000 Advanced Server?

A:{Advice Offered} - Windows 2000 Professional, 2000 Server, 2000 Anvanced Server--the difference?


Win2K Professional is, indeed, just NT Workstation 5.0

The real difference between Win2K Server and Win2K Advanced Server is scalability. To quote a CNET article: "Three versions of the operating system will be available next week (it's an old article): Windows 2000 Professional, aimed at PCs and workstations; Windows 2000 Server, for file-and-print servers; and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, supporting clustering, which is a way of making several systems act as a single, more powerful computer.

To quote the FAQ from
Windows 2000 Professional is the workstation edition of Windows 2000. This is basically Windows NT Workstation 5.0, although Win2K Professional of course includes all of the new technologies for Win2K.

Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server is the server edition of Windows 2000, which is designed to serve small- to mid-sized businesses and workgroups. Server supports up to 4GB of physical RAM and up to 4 processors per computer. Advanced Server supports up to 8GB of RAM and 8 processors per computer.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is designed for large businesses and computer clusters. Datacenter supports up to 32 processors per computer and up to 64GB of RAM, as well as built-in clustering and load-balancing features.

Is that what you wanted?


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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Hello. Ok here is the problem I recently installed Windows 2000 aka Win2k Service Pack 3. Today I tried installing Trend Micro PC-Chillin 2000 for Win2k/NT OS. Everytime I run the install it gets almost complete and then it "rools back and cancels." Can somebody tell me why it does this? How to correct it? Plz somebody.

Here is the Cut & Paste from the Event Viewer.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 8/10/2002
Time: 4:35:43 PM
User: N/A
Computer: WIN2KASUSAS7333
The Trend NT Realtime Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.


Should I try removing Win2k SP 3?

Thank You For Your Asistance.

A:Trend Micro PC-Chillin 2000 - Can't Install - Windows 2000 Service Pack 3

Your event viewer show that it's installed but doesn't start because of a missing file. Was it installed before?

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I'm running Outlook 2000 with SP3 applied:
I'm having no luck importing an outlook PST, which I created as a new data file in Outlook 2003. I created it as a 97-2000 compatible file.

when I go through the import process, it imports nothing at all... No error message, just empty folders.

This happens when I import from the local machine OR the server.

Is it possible the file is corrupt? Is there a way of checking?

I've successfully imported the 2003 version into another PC running Outlook 2003 - No problems there.. Just when trying to import the 97-2000 compatible file in to Outlook 2000

A:Outlook 2000: Problem importing a 2003 PST saved as 97 to 2000 format

try connecting to it as a datafile ( personal folders)

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I don't quite know which forum to post in so I'll start here.

Has anyone ever have trouble signing a VBA project on Access 2000?
(I'm using Office 2000 premium.)

I've done the following:
1) installed digital signature in Office Tools
2) generated my certificate using Selfcert
3) oened my Access DB and went into the VB editor
4) opened the Tools> menu

Result: No "Digital Signature" selection was available. in the Tools menu

Looked in VB editors in Excel and Word…
"Digital Signature" *was* right there in the "Tools" menu.
Just not in Access.

In Access, went to:
View >Toolbars>Customize…>Commands>Tools
and whaddaya know… There's "Digital Signature" right there!

BUT guess what? I can't drag in onto any tool bar or open menu.

Does anyone know what's going on or has this happened to them?
I looked in Office/Access Q&A forum on the MSDN website and actually found similar posts but the only suggestions were to try the things I've already listed above.

I searched the MS knowledge base but found no pertinent answers. The Office on-line help gives little/no help for digital signatures.

Ideas? Answers?

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Hard drive error code 2000-0146
Dell Inspiron 1525 computer. Screen goes black after Dell logo is shown. Ran diagnostics available when F12 key pressed when Dell Logo appeared. Two error codes came up during diagnostics. 2000-0142 and 2000-0146 "Self test log shows previous errors" Co-incidentally an email had been received with subject line "I enjoyed you in secret video" Others have had problems after this email, yet I can't find any reference to it on the net. It may only be co-incidence.
I tried booting from the installation disk. Screen showed "files loading" bar then went to the next screen with the green progress bar for a few seconds, then black and soon the hard drive ceased any activity. After a few attempts now the boot from the DVD just grinds away. There is hard drive activity but no progress.
I'm thinking bad hard drive but it doesn't seem reasonable. It is only a few months old. Ccleaner is used regularly and there hasn't been any lead up problems.

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Hello Sir,
Please guide me through the process of changing Administrator Password of Windows 2000 Server (Where SQL 2000 Server is running having Mixed mode Authentication, with blank SA password). I have once changed it from logon screen (by pressing ctrl+alt+del). But after that my SQL server stopped running (I had blank password for SQL). I couldnot fix the error.

Please tell me both the process, to be followed, while changing Windows 2000 Server password, when the SA password of SQL is (1) Blank (2) is not Blank. Please tell me is there any step to be taken in SQL 2000 Server, after changing the password of the Windows 2000 Server Administrastor?

With alot of good wishes and thanks in advance,

Barun Kumar Tiwari

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Hi There

This is not a macro question. I have been at this for hours now with no success. I have a picture in MS word 2000. The picture is text with a box around the text. See attached MS Word 2000 file. I want to copy this picture into Excel 2000. But when I do a copy and paste, it does paste into Excel but just the box shows up and not the writing. Can someone out there copy it and paste it for me in Excel 2000 and send it to me?? I can then copy it from your Excel spread sheet into my Excel spread sheet.

Thanks for your help in this.


A:Solved: Copying a Picture from Word 2000 to Excel 2000

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When working with a brand new spread sheet w/no links- Example: data is input for columns B-E, then data sum in column F.
When updating the next ROW, there is NO formula in column F, once the data is entered, the blank cell assumes the formula from the previous row.
WE LIKE this feature & want to know:
1. How does it do that?
2. How (& under what circumstances)can I turn this feature on in other columns?

A:{Moved from NT/2000 forum} - Excel 2000 formula assumption

Hi Nora,

When you turn on extended formats and formulas, Microsoft Excel automatically formats new data that you type at the end of a list to match the preceding rows and automatically copies formulas that repeat in every row. To be extended, formats and formulas must appear in at least three of the five list rows preceding the new row.

On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Edit tab.
Do one of the following:
To automatically format new items that you add to the end of a list to match the format of the rest of the list, select the Extend list formats and formulas check box.

To prevent automatic formatting, clear the check box.

Hope this helps.


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Whenever I launch Outlook 2000 the Office 2000 installer also launches.

I installed Office 2000 on this machine several months ago, and Outlook has run without any odd behaviour.

It also happens any time I click on a new email.

Although I installed iTunes 2 days ago, today is the first time Outlook has behaved in this way.

I'm running Win XP with SP1, and I've scanned with AVG, Spybot and Ad-Aware, with nothing negative being reproted.

A:?? When I launch Outlook 2000 the Office 2000 installer also launches

Try a Detect and Repair of Office.

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I'm running a k62 500 and am attempting to install Win2kPro on a 3 gig partition

I started the setup in win 98 and when it rebooted i selected win 2k setup instaed of win 98 dual boot seemed to be workinhg bu whe it continues setup it tells me the boot device is innaccessible

the partition Win2kPro is on going on is 3 gigs fat32 designated d: the version of win 98 on my c: is second edition and the partition is also fat 32 it is a fujitsu hard drive and i intend to use one o when another fails since i do a great deal of experimenting and make a large number of changes on a near daily basis

A:[Solved] win 98/2000 pro 2000 pro setup boot device inaccessible (HELP ME)

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Cust. has an existing Win 2000 advanced Svr. There are about 25 PCs w/ 2000 & XP. Currently they do not log on to the Svr, but boss would now like them to. Tried, and they could not get onto existing domain. I kept getting a DNS lookup error? To add I could ping the Svr and see the shared drive on the network but it had a red x on it?

A:2000 pro PC cannot logon to 2000 advanced server domain.

Does the server has a static IP address? try setting the server's IP address as the clints DNS server (you just input the IP address of the server in the clients DNS server address in the network properties).

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Using Access 2000, I have a number field, formatted number....
doing a mail merge in word, causes the field which is called Dues to loose it's formatting... Word says to apply a Numeric Picture Switch...{ Dues \# $#,##0.00 } but try as I might I cannot get it to work....

So I have the Syntax wrong on something? I am in a time crunch and have to have this letter out asap am tomorrow....

What is wrong???? I did a letter like this in January and it worked fine.....Help!

A:Access 2000/Word 2000 Mail Merge

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Inspiron 14R 5420. Service Tag: 838GMV1
Error codes: 2000-0333 / 2000-0334Under warranty.
I'm in Bangalore. Please advice on how soon can I get a fix.
Am travelling. Will be in Bangalore for a day on Aug 2.

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I'm having difficulty with an export I am trying to do. I have used the help in Access with both the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo actions, but they both produce the same result. They create an Excel file, but I can't open it.
DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputQuery, "qryLegacy2004", acFormatXLS, "LegacyIssues2004.xls", True
DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel8, "qryLegacy2004", "LegacyIssues2004.xls"
yes, I am deleting the file before I try again.. am I doing something wrong?

A:Exporting query from Access 2000 to Excel 2000

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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

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


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?



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Up until today, i have connected to Access via ODBC, then chosen my query in Access, then used microsoft query to further filter the mail merge...

today i get an error that says Word can't reestablish a DDE connection with Microsoft Query to complete the task.

Do you know why or what happened...if you don't have time to answer, if you could just point me in the direction of a document it would be helpful.

A:HELPPPPPPPPP Access 2000 Word 2000 question

See if any of these help:

WD2000: "Word Could Not Re-Establish a DDE Connection..." Error

WD2000: ErrMsg: "Word could not re-establish a DDE connection to <Application> to complete the current task."

ACC2000: Word DDE Connection Error Using Table or Query with Quotation Marks

WD2000: Word Flashes on Windows Taskbar When You Cancel "Choose Data Source" in MS Query

WD2000: Error Message: "Word Could Not Locate or Start <path>\MSQRY32.EXE" When You Try to Use MS Query

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Hi forum colleagues

Please help l have Microsoft Office 200 Permium having problems with particular Microsoft Outlook as soon l try use appointment and calender, l get error "essage interface has returned an unknown error please restart Microsoft Office Outlook".

l have installed sr1 fix patch from microsoft site for Office 2000 and windows no difference, l checked forum site for similar problems quiry didn't find any.
could someone who had this problem and has fixed it, could please email and explain it to me in point form how to fix it.

regards new forum member 02647..

A:Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Outlook 2000 - Help Me Please

Try this,;en-us;Q283175

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I have installed outlook with my Windows Office 2000 disk. I am also using Windows 2000 Pro. I am logged in as Admin (default admin accout) and trying to run/setup outlook. It will not let me start outlook and tells me I need to be logged in as admin or have my admin do this for me. However, I am the admin trying to do this. What do I need to do to get this to work?

A:Running/Setup Outlook 2000 in Windows 2000

Simple, Login as an admin but in the local machine, not in the domain. You must be part of the local administrators in the local machine. Do it , 100% guaranteed.

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I would like to know if there was a way to forward messages based on content to a file outside of Outlook 2000, like Access 2000 in particular, maybe even Excel 2000. I know that a rule can be set up to forward messages to personal folders, but I would like to know if it can be done to an outside file. I didn't know if it had to do with messages being in pst format.

A:Forwarding message from Outlook 2000 to Access 2000

No. Not possible to my knowledge or without VBA.

I think it might be easier for you to set Access to import from the PST file at a given time each day. Of course, you'll have to have exited Outlook at that time or the PST file will report that it is in use.

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A:Office 2000: Installing on Windows 2000

Whoa, how 'bout that caps lock?

Do you have your Service Packs on Windows 2K installed (2 will cover 1 and 2)?

If not, what's your network setup? Are you sure you have administrative rights on the machine? Hard to say without more info...


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My computer will not start gets up to the dell logo then goes black with just the cursor. Will not start in safe mode.
I called Dell they told me you're on your own.
Is there a way to retrieve info from my hard drive or have I lost it all?
Bought the computer in April or May.

A:error 2000-0146 and 2000-0333

If the machine is under a year old why wouldn't Dell help? To get the data off you may have to remove the drive and slave it to a working system. Then you can copy the files off to wherever you want them.

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I've gotten error messages that have varied between these two errors every time my computer boots up. It runs Auto repair automatically, and I've had a few instances where it has gone to a full scan in BIOS. Each time it scans I get one of these error messages, and when the computer didn't go into BIOS and continued into the screen where I could choose what to do as the operating system couldn't start, it claimed that there were no factory settings that I could return it to to fix the problem. I was simply wondering if this is a problem with my hard drive, and if it could be fixed.

A:Error 2000-0151 & 2000-0145

The hard drive is faulty - it cannot be repaired;  the drive needs to be replaced.

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Hey there peoples,

This guy I work with has a computer at his house with WindowsMe on c:, and he just put win2000 on d:...

Among other problems (he didn't check w2k's hcl for his monitor), when he tries to access his modem from w2k, it doesn't work...It's coming into COM3, but his w2k doesn't even see COM3 to get to the modem. But when he boots Me, it works fine...

So, is this just as simple as the modem not being supported by w2k, thus it won't recognize the port? Would that cause it? Or is there something else that he needs to do?

W2k seems to be good at detecting deviced during installation, so I'm at a loos as to why it can't see the port or the modem...

Any thoughts?


A:Me/2000 dual...2000 cannot detect com3

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Can you run sfc /scannow using windows 2000 pro just like you would with Windows XP??

A:Solved: Windows 2000 pro-can you run sfc /scannow for 2000 pro like you do with XP?

Hi, Yes you can,

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Please help me someone. I'll try to make this short, but give you all the info. I have a Dell Dimension 4100 running Windows 2000 Professional with Microsoft Office 2000 Prof. My problem started with Microsoft Word freezing after loading. I'm able to load the program and even load a file then word freezes. I have already updated & run these programs in normal and safe mode:
Norton Antivirus; Spybot; Adaware. (No virus and all adware removed).

I've run CWShredder & have Spyware Blaster & Zone Alarm running. I've cleaned out my computer with CCleaner and it does not require defrag at this time.

As far as Microsoft Word goes, it will run in safe mode and sometimes runs when I load it with the a/switch, but has also been freezing up when loaded on a/switch. I have renamed and deleted all NORMAL.DOT files. I have checked start-up folders in Word to remove files, but there were no files to remove. I have changed Word's registry Data key and Option key. I have run detect & repair in normal Word and in a/switch mode. I have run repair from add & remove programs. It still doesn't work. I was preparing to remove & reinstall when I decided to check for office updates. I updated Microsoft Office with suggested updates from Microsoft. I can't tell now what updates I loaded.

Now my problem is my CPU usage stays at a steady 100%. Now I don't know if this happened before or after I updated my computer. I don't want to remove & reinstall ... Read more

A:help/windows 2000/microsoft word 2000

Hello and Welcome to TSF

This will be moved to the proper location so you will get faster response

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I just recently installed exchange server and my outlook 2000 clients are having a problem. Email works fine any everything, however when the user is in a new message, they want to call users from their contacts list.

When they click on the "To..." button to bring up their contacts list, all it displays is the global address lists for exchange server, it doesn't have their personal contacts.

Normally to fix this you'd go to the folder list in outlook, right click and go to properties, outlook address book tab, and select "
show this folder as an email address book".

However when I go do this that option is grayed out. I can't select it.

I thought it was a rights thing, because my users are logged in as domain users, but my administrator account can't change it either.

A:Outlook 2000 and Exchange 2000

Before you try to show the Contacts folder as an address book, go to Tools/Services and add the "Outlook Address Book". When you right-click the contacts folder the checkbox should no longer be grayed out.

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No delivery message for successful fax if using a user account
other than administrator, even an account with administrator
permissions. If logged on as administrator, delivery messages
do appear.

- Windows 2000 SP3 in a domain environment
- Outlook 2000 in CW mode with only 3 services:
Fax Transport
Outlook Address Book
Personal Folder

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Hi, Is there any program like PCAnywhere that I could use on my network to veiw other terminal screen "Real Time" without haveing to dial into them? I would like to do this over my network, not over the phone line. Thanx a lot for all your help.


A:Windows 2000 Server and 2000 Pro...

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Hi. I have Win 2000 Server. If a printer supports Win 2000 Professional, should it normally work on a Win 2000 Server, too?


A:Win 2000 Prof vs Win 2000 Server

I would think so - but you can check the manufactuers wwebsite to see for sure

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I an new to all of this and have been slowly figuring out the things I need but I am stumped on a few issues.

I am revamping a Access 2000 datafile that I got from a friend. I have made all the changes I need in my form but have the following problems. I have an autonumber field on the form. I want to reset the number to an number other than 1 or 0. I also want it to increase it by 1 rather than a random number for each new record. None of the books I have seen discuss how to rest the number to a number that I want to start at.

Also I put a text box in between the autofield label and autofield box. I put a "K-" in this box. I wanted it to be like a prefix for the autonumber when the form is printed. The "K-" is there in design mode but when I switch to form mode, some other characters are in the box. I do not know where they came from. When I switch back to design mode, by "K-" is back in place. How go I fix this.

My Access datafile is set up to print the form. Then I want to go to Word and use the information in the fields to merge into various documents. If I open a document and do one merge, then Word sort of freezes. When I go to open another Word document, the open file screen is set for data files rather than Word "docs" and it will not let me open a regular Word doc. I have to back out of Word, restart it and then I am okay. I heard there was some similar problem in Acess 97. Is this the same problem. How can I fix this?

Than... Read more

A:Access 2000 and Word 2000

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Cover sheet contains no sender information though it has been set up (company name, telephone number, etc)

- Windows 2000 SP3 in a domain environment
- Outlook 2000 in CW mode with only 3 services:
Fax Transport
Outlook Address Book
Personal Folder
- Using standard cover sheets

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No transport provider found if a cover sheet is selected to be
used. This happens on all users. Works fine if no cover sheet
selected. Happens only on a particular machine.

- Windows 2000 SP3 in a workgroup environment
- Outlook 2000 in CW mode with only 3 services:
Fax Transport
Outlook Address Book
Personal Folder
- Using standard cover sheets

A:#1 Outlook 2000 and Windows 2000 Fax

There are exactly 1 gazillion articles (hee hee) at Technet on:

Windows 2000 Fax

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We have a peer to peer network using Win 2000 Pro (as a file server) and Win 95/98 machines. We've reached the 10 connection limit on 2000 Pro so we are upgrading to 2000 server 15 client on that machine.
We plan to install over the top od 2000 Pro.
Any problems/factors to consider?


A:Install 2000 server over 2000 Pro

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I have windows 2000 and Outlook 2000 on several systems. I have the Windows taskbar is set to Autohide. I also have Outlook 2000 set to have a preview pane.
The problem is while outlook is displaying a Read Receipt the taskbar will not display when you move the mouse to the bottom of the screen. It works fine with any other message.
Has anyone experienced this problem or know what the solution may be?

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Hi, i installed windows 2000, and i tried installin office 2000, but i got a windows file protection error, it asked me to put the windows 2000 cd in the drive but when i did this it still said it couldnt complete the installation. i tried the cd with a windows 98 system and it asked me to put the win 98 cd in when i was installing it and it worked fine when it did whatever it did with the CD.I tried installing it through safe mode on windows 2000 ( last time i got this error with windows/office 2000 it worked when i did it in safe mode) but it said it installer couldnt be used. It suggested it may be because it was runnning in safe mode....DUH!Does anyone know how i can get it to install on my win 2000 system?

Thanks if anyone can help


A:Installing Office 2000 on Win 2000

jst thot i'd put it back to the top

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I have an issue with word 2000 in the office 2000 suite. Sometimes when I'm typing a letter I will get a bunch of gurbage like this {}[][][][][][][][]()()()()()(), instead of my words that I typed. and it will only happen on a small portion of the file. NOw im completely up to date with service packs with office 2k, and my os is patched as well. and I do have virus protection and did a online scan with trendmicro housecall and everything came up clean. what else could cause this type of problem?

A:Office 2000:Word 2000

The first thing I would suggest is to get a clean default template. It cures most Word problems and is the easiest to do.

Enable the viewing of hidden and system files.
Do not have Word running.
Search for and delete all occurrences of the "" file.
There must be at least one, if you find none, you have not enabled the viewing of hidden and system files.

When you next run Word, a new "" file will be created.

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Hi, I am trying to import a mailing list that was originally in excel, it has over 2000 entries. I successfully imported the file into access. Now I am trying to import to Outlook. I went to file-import/export- I went through the wizard, even mapping destinations if that window popped up, then I click finish and it shows a status box, it takes a really long time, then all the wizard boxes and status boxes disappear, with no message confirming that the files were imported, and the contacts do not appear. Then sometimes it has the error message that outlook has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. I even made a two entry excel document and tried to import and it did the same thing. I have done the detect and repair option, also reinstalled office. WHAT DO I DO???? I need this mailing list in OUtlook bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please help!

A:Outlook 2000 and Access 2000

Hi Liz, there's an article on the MS Knowledge base
OL2000: Import Wizard Procedure Incomplete (Q198318)
which may or may not be what's happening to you. There are several others that are close. Try searching here for "errors importing from access" or from Excel

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Two issues in one.
Excel , when launched it spikes up to 85-90% cpu making the application unusuable. Now i have ran virus scans, spyware scans, and also reinstalled office 2000. word 2000 once you open the program it constantly refreshes itself....

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I am using word 2000 and printing to a HP laser printer. The problem is the the word document
is split into two sections becasue I want to print one section as Landscape and the other section
as Portrait. The first section is Landscape and the section below it is set for Portrait. The problem
is that when I print the document, the Landscape prints fine but the section set for portrait has
the font stretched and looks nothing like arial or courier or any other font. No matter what font
I change to for the portrait section it always prints like the letters are stretched. Have any ideas
on how I can make this print the way I want it too?

A:Printing problem (Windows 2000, Word 2000, printing to HP laser

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Hi, I prepare large reports in word 2000 live linked excel 2000 data and charts. The documents are fine on screen, but when printing the charts become badly corrupted. If I break the links before printing, the document prints fine.

I suspect it's a memory problem, but the system seems to have plenty available.

Thanks for any suggestions, ...C

A:print corruption using links in excel 2000/word 2000 when using links

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I was trying to configure Word 2000 to send email, but I can't seem to find the means to configure the bloody thing. I have tried help files, but wasn't much help.

Anybody plz?


A:Microsoft Word 2000 aka MS Word 2000 - Sending Email - Need Help Configuring

Word itself does not send (or receive) e-mail messages. You may configure Word to be your e-mail editor, but it still requires an e-mail program (such as MS Outlook) to send messages.

You can send e-mails from within Word by using File, Send To, Mail Recipient (or Mail Recipient as Attachment), but this still uses Outlook to do the sending and receiving.


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Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

I could use some of the features of Office XP, and would really like to retain my Windows 2000 environment. Do you think I could make this upgrade in Office?


A:Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

Office XP can run on Windows 2000. Even though the operating systems and office suites have the same naming convention, that doesn't mean that they have to match up (Windows 2000-Office 2000, Windows XP-Office XP).

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We are running a 2000 pro machine as a file server and not having any problems until now that we want more than 10 people to access it. I have purchased the Server 2000 software and am planning to install it this weekend. I will need to keep all the information that I currently have. Is there anything I should be careful of? Can anyone give me any clues to watch for? or do I just cross my fingers, hold my breath and press "enter"

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Can I easily re-install Windows 2000 over my existing but broken Windows 2000 in Dos? I was hit by viruses and can no longer get into Windows 2000. Can a non techie re-install Windows 2000 in Dos? If so, can you please give me the steps?
I have my disc partitioned into Windows 98 which is what I am using now and Windows 2000 which I can't get into at all.


A:How do I re-install new Win 2000 over old Win 2000 in dos?

Hi Streaker,

What you want to do is to boot up into Windows 98, and then insert your Windows 2000 CD. It will come up and ask you if you wish to upgrade, and you select yes. As setup is running for Windows 2000, you will have a choice of where you want your installation files installed, and you simply need to pick the partition your old Windows 2000 files were installed in. After the installation finishes, you should then be able to boot back into Windows 2000.



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Hi, I am new to the forums and I need some computer help. I just got a new motherboard and processor. My Mother board is an ASRock K7V88, my processor is a 2000+. The thing is is that when I go to clock my cpu to a 2000+ it doesn't let me. I have my jumpers set to 12.5X and my default speed is 100, (comes out to 1250mhz) but when I try to bump it up to 133, (133 x 12.5 = 1.67) I save changes and restart and it just says that there is an error and that it will load the default bios settings. Please anybody have any advice? Thanks

A:Clocking my 2000+ to a 2000+

What kind of RAM are you using?

I can't check right now, but take a look at Asrock website for known issues with your CPU.

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Im installing a brand new pc and I just downloaded all the latest fixes and patches for the OS and the Browser....except one, KB890923. Everytime I try to launch through Windows Update it says it cant do it. SO I attempted to download and run it manually and it states that the program is not a valid Win32 application....anybody else having this problem?

A:KB890923-Windows 2000-XP-cannot install on Windows 2000

I just checked my win2k sp4 system. It has that hot fix installed. I generally do installs and updates in this order; it gives the fewest problems / issues.

1 Install os
2 Update to sp4 unless your disk already has it
3 Install chipset / mb drivers
4 Update to DirectX9c
5 Install sound, nic, raid drivers as necessary
6 Install video driver
7 Update to IE6 sp1
8 Image the drive in case updates cause problems
9 Now run windows update and install all critical updates.

Now install apps and games

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Hi All

Am I right in thinking that they are both pretty similar except that server has support for multiple processors and extra network related tools and facilities. The reason I ask is that if a piece of software works on Windows 2000 server, is it extremely likely that it will work on Windows 2000 professional too? As a bit of background information: I work for a small company which supplies temperature monitoring equipment which needs to be networked. I've been told that it has been tested on Windows 2000 server but not on Window 2000 professional.


A:Windows 2000 professional and Windows 2000 server: same?

Yes, the OS are pretty much the same. The server edition supports more than 10 simultaneous connections (for file and print sharing) and supports network stuff as you said. But those differences could potentially break an application depending on what it does and how it interacts with the OS.

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A:what are difference between wins 2000 NT and wins 2000 pro?

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I have win 2000 on my second comp,and win 98se on this one i use for the internet ,is it poss to download service pack 4 on to the win 98se comp dont open it ,copy it then load onto other comp ,ive tried but having no luck it says not regestered to use this software and wont let me download is there a way around this .

A:win 2000 sp4

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I am wondering which OS would be better as far as speed and reliability. I personally think XP is bloated and wastes resources with eye candy. I am running XP pro right now, but have a 2000 disk from an earlier machine. The other machine was only a 1 ghz while this one is a 2 ghz. I'll swear at times I remember my 2000 machine being faster than this one with half the ram and half the processor.
I have gotten into gaming more than when I used 2000. Is 2000 ok for games? I don't want to wipe XP from my machine and find I need to go back. I am not interested in dual booting either.
Just curious, what do you think?

A:XP or 2000?

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Looks like I need to at a min reload 98 on top of itself. Think I will go to win 2000 instead (more stable). Any advice or concerns I should be aware of???? Thanx.

A:win 2000 on top of win 98??

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:

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My computer will only allow me to save photos from any newsgroup as a "BMP" file.

It will not allow the file to be saved as a JPG or Gif, or any other type of file. It only gives the option to save, as a bit map file.

How can I correct this?

Any help, would be appreciated.

A:Win 2000 and BMP's

Hiya and welcome

Have a look at these:



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I used to have DSL, which came with a modem/router combo unit. I switched to cable, and they provided only a simple modem. I've only got 2 computers, and want to setup ICS. Both computers HAD Win2k Pro, until my wife got a Zen Vision:M for Christmas, which is not compatible with Win2k. So, we installed WinXP Pro on her computer, and now ICS will not work. I've been through write-up after write-up looking for help, but I've haven't found any that address doing ICS with 2k AND XP. Both computers have 2 network cards (As, I have tried them both as the host), and I'm using a crossover cable to connect the two. Any ideas?

I'm sure it's something simple that I haven't seen mentioned previously. ATM the XP computer is not connected, as I would LIKE to use the 2kPro computer as the host, as it's seems to be more reliable, and rarely has any trouble, where as the XP computer, at least prior to the upgrade, has some video driver issues, that cause hard freezes sometimes, so when it freezes, and has to be rebooted, the other PC looses connection...

A:ICS with 2000 AND XP

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I have Windows 98 OS. My son just got an IPOD Shuffle. Requires Windows 2000 or XP. How do I go about upgrading? Whats the most inexpensive option. Sorry for my stupidity. MARK

A:98 to 2000

Hi Chemboy,

Before you decide to upgraded have you verified you have the necessary hardware requirements to support Windows 2000 or XP?

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hey guys ...i recently hooked up a little network in my apt. with just three computers but two of them are not reading each other....What i am originally after for doing is making a quake server.... but in order of me to do that i want to share it out to 2000 pro off of my xp has worked before but now it is just not working says that network path can not be found or something. I went into c: prompt and triedto ping it and no such luck that that went threw well. any ideas ...please

A:2000 pro to xp

Hi scutch2222 ,

Check to see if the xp built in firewall is on.


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hi all..... i going ti ask very basic which i dono the exact answer(not in graphical and appearance )..
wat is the main diff between Win XP and Win 2000

A:XP Vs 2000


Apart from a few basic changes like, Windows XP is more generally more user friendly as compared to Windows 2000 professional like XP offers a number of helpful safety tools like easy login and log off, XP offers enhanced security features like an inbuilt fire wall.
Windows 2000 professional lacks built-in fire wall
Windows XP supports a number of latest software?s and can even sustain a number of newly developed hardware tools and driver support.
Windows XP offer MS Config and system restore which win2k lacks.
Windows 2000 has been categorized as a hybrid kernel operating system.

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I am trying to run an unattend install with the setup manager. But I have no idea which file to use to download; is it the deploy folder or the win2000dist folder? Also which command do I use to execute the command winnt or is there a switch to use to get the program to use the answer file? Please help this is for school and the book that we use does not say.

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I hope I am posting this in the right place. Im not sure if this is an operating system issue or a hardware issue. Recently I decided to upgrade my computer and operating system I had the following:
-winnt4.0 workstation
-4gb hdd for a master
-cdrom on the secondary as a master
-64mb 72 pin ram.
-p133 cpu

I have up graded to the following:
-win 2000 professional
-8gb hdd for a master
-4gb hdd for a slave
-cdrom on the secondary as a master
-64mb 72 pin ram. (4 16mb simms)
-1-64mb 168 pin dimm (only showing 16mb) for a total of 80mb ram
-p133 cpu

Now my computer is radomly rebooting itself once or twice a day, I don't know why. Got an Idea's?

A:win 2000

The first thing that jumps out at me is that you have the bare minimum requirements for Windows 2000. However, I have successfully ran it with only 32MB of RAM so maybe that isn't so bad. The one I had was Slow!!!

It may be a hardware conflict. Have you tried running the winnt32.exe /checkupgradeonly? It will check the system for compatibility with Windows 2000. Usually you would do this before installing, but it may clue you to what is the problem.

I have installed it on a 333 computer before and it worked fine for about a month then it crashed. After some research, I found out 2000 did not support some video driver I was using.

You may also want to check out the Setuperr.log(shows the errors that occurred during setup) and the Setupact.log(shows the setup actions in order) for possible hints.
I hope something here helps you.

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Hello all, I try to change the setting Network Identification from work group user to a home user, on the work group setting window can by pass login on when you start the PC, now with the home user setting Window asking to enter ID/PW, I did enter user ID and PW but system won't except. I can't get in desk top to re-setting. Anyone have any idea? by the way I boot with several mode but still can't pass by the log on Window Previously this PC was a home made with OS2000 Pro.

Thanks in advance!

A:Please Help Win 2000 Pro

Make sure caps lock are not on.. Try to log on with default password Username=Administrator Password=Blank

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hey guys i put up a similar post before about the same proble... i have two computers that are running threw a linksys router on cat 5e and the xp can see the 2000 but 2000 pro can not see xp....i took down all firewalls and i allowed c drive to be veiwed in xp..... and ideas?

A:2000 to xp

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A friend has had NHL 2000 for awhile. He recently upgraded his computer to Win98, and upgraded video card etc, has plenty of C drive space, lots of RAM etc, infact his computer far exceeds all the requirements listed for the game, yet it will not play. It will start to load, then you can get as far as clicking on iNSTALL and then it goes a little loopy and freezes up. Yet it is not the game as it will work on another computer. I thought it might be the CD ROM drive, but other games will work. ANY ideas? Or any ideas of how we can diagnose the problem?


A:Nhl 2000

Perhaps you could try one or two of these things.

Make sure that the video card drivers are up to date.
If ness. install the correct ones.

Disable/shutdown all uness. applications, antivirus, etc that loads on starup.

Make sure you are running latest version of direct X

Reinstall game. Make sure all programs and anti virus are turned off before installing.

If this comp is running Win XP try compatability mode.
(R click on the game icon, select "properties"
Click on "compatibility" and choose the mode to run in
win 95, Win 98/me or win2000 also i suggest checking the "disable visual themes" checkbox.)
Hope some of these help.


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i just got a cable modem and am trying to get a LAN setup, with 3 computers. 2 of them are running xp and seem to just plug in and go, but not the computer running 2000. Does anyone know exactly what i need to do to get this computer (2000) connecting to the internet through my LAN? I have my router/hub and all the hardware to make it work, im probably just overlooking something in the create connection window. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.


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I have 2000pro on my computer . Iwant to boot into 98 to load a map program.installed a 2nd hard drive but with the networking it's still 2000. Can anybody help. thanks

A:Need dos on my 2000

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i was wondering which is better xp or 2000? some people have told that 2000 is better because xp is full of spywear(back to the microsoft mother ship as he put it), and then other say that if you do any gaming xp is faster. oh yeah i have 1 gig celeron with 512 megs of ram and am currently running 98se.

A:xp or 2000

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hi all,
I'm trying to do a clean install of win 2000 pro on a formatted hard drive and i am not having any luck, can anyone offer suggestions or point me to a web site which has a step by step tutorial.

A:win 2000 pro

Here is a step by step guide with screenshots for you.

When I do an install, I like to have all of the drivers, patches, service pack, and any other updates burned to a cdr. This will make your install go easier.

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Hi guys!

Today I installed Windows XP Pro onto my computer which was originally Windows 2000 Pro. Everything went well and it all works.

My only problem is when I turn my computer on, it asks me which system I want to use. The choices are 2000 and XP. How do i get rid of that message?

This same thing happened when I upgraded 98 to 2000. I have to edit a .inf or .dll file I think to do it. I can't remember...

Anyone know?


A:2000 to XP

You probably left W2K there, so you need to do some clean-up. Getting rid of the message is easy, right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced, Startup & Recovery. Make sure the proper O/S is the default and uncheck the "Display list of O/S to start" box. You most likely have a WINNT directory with tons of stuff in it, as well as left over junk in "Programs Files".

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My OEM computer came with all kinds of features: : prefetch, Win 2000, etc. My machine is very much slower than my Win Me. Wonder what I can do to get a decent speed. I use ADSL hi-speed, XP pro, 2.66 GKHz, 40 GB and 80 GB HD, only 512 MB RAM but will increase with another 1 GB. Could I get rid of some items like: Prefetch,
Win 2000, and other you can suggest. Your suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

A:XP pro with Win 2000

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