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  • Problem with an in-place reinstall of Windows 2000 server

    My problem is as follows:

    I started off with an NT4 Server OS on an old Gateway PC. I made an image (using Acronis True image) of the OS, put it on an identical Gateway and then upgraded the OS to Windows 2000 Server. Everything was still ok then so I made an image of this and put the image onto a new Dell machine.

    As expected this did not boot and complained of a hal.dll mismatch. I ran an 'in-place upgrade' and the OS was able to boot-up and I could log in and run the app that needed to work. The problem I'm having though is that the OS is no longer in a good state. I can't open any MMC (i.e. Device manager, Event viewer, Services, ect), can't install any drivers and I get script errors when I load IE.

    I have tried the following:

    Reinstalling the latest service pack - gets half-way through then says it cannot continue
    Installing IE 6 sp1 - installs but I still get errors
    Installing Microsoft Script - installs but I still get errors
    Installing drivers - i managed to get the chipset driver installed but nothing else works

    Anyone have any ideas?

  • #2
    Try this solutions:

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000490.htm
    MCSE w2k
    MCSA w2k - MCSA w2k MESSAGING
    MCDBA SQL2k

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    • #3
      Thanks but as I said in my post I was able to get the OS booting again so it's not a problem with the hal.dll or boot.ini anymore.

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      • #4
        Try to restore your windows instalation!

        MCSE w2k
        MCSA w2k - MCSA w2k MESSAGING
        MCDBA SQL2k

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        • #5
          Ok I get what your saying however I have already run a recovery of Windows when I did the in-place upgrade. I could try it again but I doubt it would fix anything.

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          • #6
            try running sfc /scannow
            Good Luck

            Shai

            MCSE 2003+Security;MCSE 2003+Messaging
            HP ASE;HP AIS;HP APS

            So, from me to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember:
            the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Good Day!

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