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By emmyk3 ·
Dear all,I have a small problem tickling my mind.


I happened to upgrade my computer from win98 to win2k pro .It was on a domain (FUTURE) and i could login without any problems with all my files on the desktop and my docs folder. Prior the upgrade i backedup these documents(in my docs folder)

I joined this win2k pro computer on a domain-future with the documents on my desktop and mydocuments folder restored from my backup.

This computer has a default admin account and i login to the domain using a username and password already existent on the Domain controller.(same login id and password i used before upgrade to win2k)


when i login with the usual login username and password everything is ok BUT win2k says profile is used up and i cant even shutdown !!


when i try to open any document i get this error "A document named "blah blah" is already open u can not open two docs with same name though in diffrent folders .

NOTE:This happens yet there are no duplicated documents on the computers' harddrive.

THe domain controller is an NT based server.

why is there an error of an open document yet i dont have another open document in the same name(s)?

win98 hasn't these errors at all.

What should i do ?

Emmannuel please help

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by EdLockett In reply to Another document is alrea ...

Sounds like this machine has gone rather west.
My advice would be, back up your files, format your hard drive, do a clean install of windows 2000. No more problem.
Hope this helps :-)

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by statykserver In reply to Another document is alrea ...

I agree with ED, a clean install is best to work with.

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by OTL In reply to Another document is alrea ...

You backed it up to a CD ? When recovering from a CD the default is Read ONLY ! Control A in the directory and remove the read only for all files.(may have to triple click to clear box)

Other possibily is wonderfull W3K does not want to "talk" to a 98 built file and requires conversion first. To overcomme open as read only and save as...

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