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At first I installed w2k pro over wME and kept the programs on the Hd.  the programs were working but they were slow and I didnt like the performance.  They were still on the Fat 32 partition.  Because of this I formatted my Hardrive and clean installed W2k pro and then installed my programs again.  When I tried to use them in 2k pro they would bring back error messages and crash and freeze and always say that windows is debugging it.  They are all compatible with w2k...or are they?  The programs I am referring to are Adobe premiere (freeses when capturing from DV device)  Lightwave(some portions of the rogram like the modeler wont even turn on) Photshop 7 (freezes when acquiring files to import).  These are examples of what has happened since I formatted the drive and cleam installed w2k pro and then installed my programs again...if it is any constellation I changed the drive from fat32 to NTFS.  What is the problem?  I am so angry I am about to go back to wME!!!!!
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by:jimshoe
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If they ran under the first installation of Windows 2000 they should run the same or better under a clean install.

My guess is that when you installed over Win Me, Win2k selected the correct drivers for the installation.  When you did a clean install it probably installed generic drivers and this is what's causing your headaches.  I'd start with the motherboard drivers then move to Video, Sound, Network adapter and any other devices you have and install the newest drivers from the manufacturers website.

If drivers are not the issue, try right clicking on the desktop icon for one of the programs.  You'll see a compatiblity tab.  Click the check box to run the program in compatibility mode and select Win98.

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by:Devario Johnson
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Hi Jim,
   I didnt place any of the programs desktop items on the desktop, instead, I went to the program files folder...and I tried it and the compatibility option wasnt there with premiere, is there any other way I can change the compatibility.  Also the drivers for my dazzle dvc 80 arent on the dazzle website but I found some on driver-guide.com do you know of any other driver websites?
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How do you launch the program?  Start/Programs/ ?  If so, instead of left clicking to launch the program, right click on it and you'll see the properties menu item.

Here's the drivers for the DVC 80
http://www.dazzle.co.nz/support/update-dvc80drivers.html

www.windrivers.com
www.driverguide.com

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by:Devario Johnson
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thanks for your help, I found the drivers and they work like a charm.....but the programs are still crashing......
like when I go to import files to after affects it freezes, then crashes.  Same with Adobe...but premiere is 50 % operational tho.....is there any other reason this is happeneing?

I have a an Athlon 800 with 640 MB ram pc 100 on the K7pro mobo..

I have a 512 pc133 chip that registers at 256 and a 128mb pc100

and a voodoo3 3000 graphics cardcan any of these be the problem?
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by:jimshoe
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What error is being reported when it crashes?  Mixing memory most times doesn't hurt, it runs at the slower speed.  The chip is being seen as 256 because of motherboard limitation with 512 chip you have.  Probably only has chips on one side.

You most likely looking at a hardware problem but won't know until you describe what happening when the software crashes.
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by:Devario Johnson
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It doesnt report an error, it just freezes, then the dialog box pops up saying windows is debugging the program wait until it finishes to close....and if I click on the "x"(close) button is brings up the end program dialog box option.
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by:jimshoe
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Try testing the memory.  Run this program or a loop or 2.

http://www.goldmemory.cz/



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by:Devario Johnson
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thanks for you help...but I found that it was a software problem and not a hardware.....


do you know anything about Adobe premiere?  If so, every time I render captured video from my dvc80 USB capture device, it comes out as a black screen.  When it is captured it is there and playing fine...but after I make any alteration and render it, it turns out to a black screen....if you dont know, it's cool...
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Sorry I don't.  Good luck.
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by:Devario Johnson
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I just formatted a HD and now is preparing to install w2kpro.  I inserted the floppies (bootdisks) and when it got to the fourth one it said "config.sys" is corrupted.  I replaced the file with the one from a computer that already had the operating system installed on it and it gave the same message when I tried to run the last boot disk.  I understand it may have something to do with my config.sys file but I formatted, and now I cant navigate to it and there are no operating systems on the PC.  Does anyone have a solution for this or does anyone know where I can get the edit the config.sys file in DOS from.  (what command)  i will award the points accordingly...
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by:jimshoe
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Can you install Win2k Pro from the CD skipping the floppies.  In your Bios find hte boot order.  Be sure CD is listed before the hard drive.

Then have the CD in the drive and start the computer.  Does this allow you to continue past that error?

If not, what is the exact error message?
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by:Devario Johnson
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ummm, I tried that already but it wasnt working, I will award you the points eventho I fixed the prob my self...It was happening because my last floppy was corrupt and I simply made a new one and VOILA!

do you know of any  sites that show step by step how to build a PC from ground up?  

I pretty much know how but I was having some master/slave issues with the jumpers...tell me, if the black cup is over the mark where it says S  that means that the device will be "slaved" right?
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by:jimshoe
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Each drive is different but an S indicates Slave yes.  As M would be master and CS would be cable select.

Great to hear you got it going.

Do a Google search for "how to build a pc" with out the quotes.  You'll come up with quite a few hits that will give you step by step guides and more.

www.pcmech.com comes to mind.

Thanks
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by:Devario Johnson
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then why is it that all my stuff that is on the middle Ide cable in my Dell made pc that boots up as master devices have the cup on S???
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by:jimshoe
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On that hard drive the "S" might mean Cable Select which automatically selects master or slave depending on the location it is on the cable.  You'd have to look at what the other jumper options are.  On newer drives there is always 3 options.  Master, Slave and Cable Select.  Best not to use Cable Select so your telling the system exactly which drive is which.

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yea they all have M S and CS ...but it really confused me that the Masters all had the black thingy on the the "S"
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