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Various Win2K issues

By brian ·

I have a Win2K box with no service packs. Attempted to install SP4 and during extraction I get the message "the system cannot find the file specified". In another case, I was attempting to reload IE6 SP1 and after a while during installation I get a similar message about not being able to find a file (the file was supposed to be in Documents and Settings\user\local settings\temp. But when I browse there, the path and file are present.

Another strange symptom, after launching IE, as soon as I click anywhere in IE, whether the scroll bar or within the window, IE just exits. No message, no error. It just closes.

What I have done is complete antivirus with several programs, Adaware, Hijack This, Spyware Doctor, Spybot. Memory diagnostics, HD diagnostics. Even did an OS repair. I own my own shop and have seen some strange s*it over the years but this one has me stumped. I have a suspicion there is a security issue, but can't pinpoint it. The user I am logged in as is an administrator. Any ideas?


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by zlitocook In reply to Various Win2K issues

Could be alot of things but it sounds like you have spent too much time on it already. I would back up and **** away the drive and reinstall.
I have a limit on the time I will work on a computer now and if it passes that time I tell the person. And say it will cost more to fix then the computers worth and almost all of them say reinstall.

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by wcp In reply to Various Win2K issues

This is most likely due to RAM or CPU. for RAM test for RAM and CPU test

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Various Win2K issues

First empty your existing Temp folder incl the C:\Windows\Temp folder. Do NOT store SP4 in Temp.

Copy SP4 onto the hard disk and then run it to install, it usually creates a folder anyway to store the extracted files.

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