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Repeated 'SVCHOST.EXE Error' after clean install of Win2K Pro.

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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hey all, I just helped a friend upgrade his (totally shot) Win98 box with Win2000 Pro, and during the install I opted to delete the existing partition and install a clean copy of the new OS in Fat32 format over whatever was there.  All seemed fine in the install, except at one point at which it coughed up an error about SVCHOST.EXE and making a log file for the error, (this was during the install).  We were able to continue and finish the install, but upon initial boot of the OS when we started to download the windows updates, it kept coughing this SVCHOST.EXE error, which basically leaves us having to restart over and over.  I've tried to reinstall the OS twice now, but its still coming up with this error.

1) Any ideas what this is about?  
Is "deleting the existing partition" the same thing as totally nuking the system clean?  If so, what might cause this to keep hapenning.

2) Is there an advantage to reinstalling and formatting the drive to NTFS vs Fat32? Might that help/hurt us out?

Thanks!
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