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Old 02-29-2004, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all

i have windows xp pro w/ service pack 2 installed and im having a bunch of problems with my games right now and i wanted to change back to my windows 2k pro any ideas how to do that,i dont have a bunch of floppys to make a win2k startup disk though.

how do i formatt my windows xp right now install a fresh copy of windows 2k

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Old 02-29-2004, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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create a boot disk, run dos, run fdisk, format the entire partition (THIS WILL DESTROY ALL INFO YOU HAVE NOW) then pop in the 2000 disk and youre off.

But what are the issues you have in gaming?? Ive run XP for years now and Ive bever once encountered an easily solved problem.

System specs? Lets just get down to it people:

My penis is bigger than yours.
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Old 02-29-2004, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well its my cs, it crashes everytime i try to spawn , i tried reisntalling my video card drivers and it still happens so i just want to go back to win2k, i know it sounds stupid just to do all that for cs but i when i play sum cs it ****s me over like that and it gets annoying lol
my comps 3ghz p4 w/ 512 pc3200 ram
cable conneciton

This error occurs any time in the game, for example , while im playing... when i spawn .. when its precaching resources
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Did you try re-installing cs?
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Old 03-01-2004, 06:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah i tried that it still gives me the same error, but its steam now not CS
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Old 03-01-2004, 11:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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NitRoX you would either use the winXP or win2k CD to format with NTFS. save all data because the setup requires deleting a partition. just pop your winXP or win2k CD in and boot from it. delete only your operating system partition. if you have other partitions leave them alone else you will lose all data on them.

you can either re-create a new partition to replace the one you deleted or just select "install windows" and they will ask to create a new partition. it will ask for 4 format options. do not use any "quick format" options. i suggest using NTFS over FAT32. here's more info:

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