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My WIN2K Has Become Flakey

dockboy549
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WIN2K is not acting in a normal fashion.  In I.E. any www typed in to the address window  or in the File, Open box freezes I.E.  Access to the "Home Page" through the shortcut is quite normal.  Can get to www's through Favorites works but is slow.  I have the Google tool bar and if I type in search for the www I want it works and I can get there.
Windows explorer doesn't work right.  It's horribly slow.
My scheduled Norton Anti-virus scan worked as scheduled this morning, but it took 2x longer.
Now I just tried the Emergency Repair thing, the quick version.  No help.
I started in to reinstall WIN2K but it would only do a "Clean Install" as my CD in only good to Service Pack 3 and my WIN2K is pretty much up to date with Service Pack 4.  I see in Control Panel Add/Remove Programs I could uninstall Service Pack 4.  I thought about Reinstalling just certain Windows components. Like I.E. but that confuses me in regards to the check marks.  So if I were to just reinstall I.E. should I uncheck everything else ?  
So I've been rambling on here.  In a nutshell what do I do to get this WIN2K running correctly again ?
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I have my HDD partitioned into 3 partitions with the 1st partition containing basically only WIN2K (Drive C:)  The next partition contains only software applications.  The 3rd partition contains only the data from the applications i.e. *.doc, *.xls, *.jpg, etc.
So if I do a clean install will only my boot partition be affected?  Will my apps and data be safe since they're on different partitions ?
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Sorry to be so tardy in response to this issue.  None of the simple things worked.  Ended up doing a clean install of WIN2K of course in my boot partition and reinstalling my software in the 2nd partition.  All my data was preserved safe and sound in the 3rd partition.  Up and running now and have been for a while.

Thanks to all,

Phil
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