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Re-installing Window 2000

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I've upgraded my computer with a new mb (VIA chipset) and a new processor (AMD 2200). I have a dual-boot system with win98 and win2k. After upgrading I'm unable to access win2k, getting blue screen "unable to access boot device". Booting into win98 is no problem. Prior to upgrade I had no problems booting into win2k and the hd is the same as before.

I've tried the repair function, boot from the win2k cd and some other tips on this site including changing udma settings in bios. Seems that I have to re-install and here comes my queestion: Win2k gives me a warning that if I reinstall it will delete all the files in the winnt directory. Does this include all the dll-files that my programs have placed there during installation? Does it also include files that I've saved on the desktop? If I have to re-install all my programs I think I might as well go for a full partitioning. Would be very gratefule for comments on this one.

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