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      PLEASE READ - Reversing upgrade   02/23/2017

      We have found that this new upgrade is somewhat of a disaster.  We are finding lots of glitches in being able to post and administer the forum.  Additionally, there are new costs associated with the upgrade that we simply cannot afford.  As a result, we have decided to reverse course and go back to the previous version of our software.  Since this will involve restoring it from a backup, we will lose posts that have been added since January 30 or possibly even some before that.    If you started a topic during that time, we urge you to make backups of your posts and you will need to start the topics over again after the change.  You can simply paste the copies of your posts that you created at that point.    If you joined the forum this month, you will need to re-register since your membership will be lost along with the posts.  Since you have a concealed password, we cannot simply restore your membership for you.   We are going to backup as much as we can so that it will reduce inconvenience for our members.  Unfortunately we cannot back everything up since much will be incompatible with the old version of our software.  We apologize for the confusion and regret the need to do this even though it is not viable to continue with this version of the software.   We plan to begin the process tomorrow evening and, if it goes smoothly, we shouldn't be offline for very long.  However, since we have not done this before, we are not sure how smoothly it will go.  We ask your patience as we proceed.   EDIT: I have asked our hosting service to do the restore at 9 PM Central time and it looks like it will go forward at that time.  Please prepare whatever you need to prepare so that we can restore your topics when the forum is stable again.
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Wynn

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My system is either taking a sebatical or there's trouble afoot? :wtf:

 

The problem, when I can access the system, is no matter how many scans I do - I even did a couple of on-line scans before coming here - or how many times I re-format the drive and re-install Win2K, I can't detect anything wrong. The symptoms (below) return as soon as I have to reboot. I'm not sure if its a software or hardware fault?

 

Anyway, see what you think:

 

The problem occurs when the system boots up. All seems well until windows starts to load. The countdown well, winds up and, when you think its going to open, a message begining "STOP" - its too fast to catch the rest (?) - appears at the top-left screen and it returns to the system re-boot, again, and again, and ...... you get the picture.

 

I've tried all F8 options and they don't function. My only means of access is using the Win2K setup discs. All I can do is a complete disc format and re-installation, a repair doesn't cut-it?

 

I'm assuming that when I finish this sojourn and test-boot the system the fiasco will resume, until I go back through the re-load process AGAIN!?

 

Any ideas or help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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let me get this right?

 

u reformat, reinstall windows, and immediately receive problems? no downloading, web surfing? :ph34r:

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Yes, all I receive is the "STOP" message and then it reboots.

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hmm...have tried formatting the MBR as well? could be a MBR virus, although i am torn between recommending an MBR format since so many others are for it and so many are against it....however, that is what i would do if in your shoes cuz it sounds like you are a step away from throwing the hard drive away.

 

perhaps someone else has better suggestions...

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I honestly did not think of that, but I will give it a try. Can't hurt at this stage in the game. Thank you syrel. I'll try that and let you know if my vocabulary still contains four letter words :D

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