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Errors in Windows 2000

Hi,

Today I experienced alot of unusual errors on my Windows 2000. Eudora, Excel, and Explorer closed several times because of unexpected errors. Symantec antivirus and stinger scans come clean. I also installed the latest updates
Woud running a scan for disk errors help? or what else could help?

Thanks,
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nmahmo
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Hello nmahmo =)

>> Woud running a scan for disk errors help?

Yeah not a bad idea indeed :)
And with it, give a try to SFC scan also,
Goto START>RUN and type, cmd  (hit enter)
now type, sfc /scannow  (hit enter)
SFC scan will start scanning ur system
u will need ur Win2000 CD in order to fix the corrupted windows system files, if found by scan.

Btw have u tried opening these programs in safemode to check if they still give the same error ??
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KaliKoderCommented:
Hello nmahmo,

I would suggest you should perform a chkdsk on your drive. To do this do the following:
- Go to a command prompt (Click start -> run -> type cmd in the box and hit ok)
- type "chkdsk /f" (without quotes) and hit enter. When you do this, it would give you a message saying, "This operation can not be performed cuz the volume is mounted , would you like to perform this at next system startup ?" Press y and hit enter to say yes.
- Reboot your machine, chkdsk would be run on your c: drive when your comp restarts, let it run uninterrupted
- Check if your programs are behaving ok now

Thanks and Good Luck!
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paraghsCommented:
Do you get any error message when your applications close ?

Do they close spontaneously, or when you perform some particlular action, say giving a print command ?

My guess is that some system file is corrupted. Restart Windows in safe mode, and check if your applications still close by themselves.
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jvuzCommented:
Does it happen with every user?
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nmahmoAuthor Commented:
This error does not happen everytime, it just happens often. Eudora, or Word, or Explorer or Excel would suddenly shut down giving me the following error(for example for Eudora): unhandled exception error----Eudora.exe has generated errors and will now be shut down by windows.

I tried to run SFC scan, but it wouldn't accept the Winodws 2000 CD that I give it. Does have to be the exact same CD that was used to install windows?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
hmmmmm it shud be the CD with that OS version which has installed on ur system, e.g if u have installed Win2000 and then applied Sp3 or SP4, then u will need SP3 or SP4 CD and not the original one :)
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