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Can a network corrupt an 2k reinstall

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Recently I ran into a gentleman who was having several OS issues right after a reinstall. Upon discussion, I found out that the portable system had been connected to his business network for the entire process, and I mentioned that this was probably where the problems came from. The cust seemed to think that was impossible, as apparantly he'd done it like that several times before.
Personally, if he's actually done it successfully in the past, I think it was just luck that he didn't have issues. But for my information, plus I couldn't intelligently back up my claim in our discussion, what types of issues could occur if one is attached to a network whire reinstalling Win2k, or any version of windows really.
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None..  not that I know of at least..  that is as long as you are not doing an install OVER the network with something like a RIS server..   When you install an OS you usually do it locally, meaning that no data is flowing into your installation while you are installing it...  The only thing that happens externally is getting the IP config from your DHCP server...

So, in this case your customer is right..  Sorry, my friend..

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That being said, if he had a virus like Msblaster wandering around the network, he could have been hit by it when he connected...   Thought I would throw that out..

My suggestion would be to reinstall the OS while he is disconnected...  Make sure that his system has dnloaded all the Updates from MS and that it has its AV installed with all the latest Def files...

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Thanks.. hope it helped..

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