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PREMIO's Windows 2000 Guide
Revised: 01/17/2001

It took Microsoft almost three years to develop, but Windows 2000 (formerly known as NT 5.0) is finally finished. Windows 2000 (W2K) represents the best of both worlds: the strength and security of NT 4.0 and the ease of use of Windows 98SE.

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Select your Windows 2000 question or topic:

Ooops! I'm using Windows 98SE!
Installation / Computer Management
Power Management
Networking / Modem
Plug and Play
Storage / HDD / DVD/CD-ROM
IE / Active Desktop
Video / Sound / Multimedia
Miscellaneous
Other Resources

INSTALLATION / COMPUTER MANAGEMENT
I have a VIA chipset motherboard with a Western Digital ATA-100 HDD; I keep getting an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error during installation.

  • This is a known issue with VIA chipset and WD ATA-100 HDDs and W2K.
  • Click here for the workaround, scroll down to the fifth question.

    How do I add a new user?

  • Click here for the steps.

    Where has Event Viewer disappeared to?

  • It's been moved to the Administrative Tools folder.
  • Click here for the steps.

    How do I access Device Manager?

  • Click here for the steps.

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    POWER MANAGEMENT
    How do I set W2K so that it turns the power off when I do a shutdown?

  • You need to make sure APM is enabled in Control Panel / Power Options.
  • Click here for the steps.

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    NETWORKING / MODEM
    How do I change or join a domain in W2K?

  • Click here for the steps.

    How do I enable the Local Area Connection icon on the taskbar?

  • Click here for the steps.

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    PLUG AND PLAY

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    STORAGE / HDD / CD-ROM
    How do I create a new drive from my HDD's unallocated space?

  • Click here for the steps.

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    IE / ACTIVE DESKTOP
    My wallpaper image appears fuzzy or blurry.

  • You may have Active Desktop enabled.
  • To disable it, right click on the desktop and select Active Desktop.
  • Make sure the option "View as Web Page" is NOT checked.

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    VIDEO / SOUND / MULTIMEDIA

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    MISCELLANEOUS

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    OTHER RESOURCES
    I've read through the entire list but nothing seems to match my problem, are there any other resources on the web that can help me?
    Sure, try the following links:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Home
  • 3D Spotlight Windows 2000 Services Tweak Guide

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