Re: Installing Windows 2000 on Gateway Computers
I am the new guy. I support Santa Clara FHC (Los Altos Stake). In
response to you query, have you contacted the folks at Gateway
Computers with your problem? I aam pretty sure they can help. If you
are seeing a login screen for the BIOS (it asks for a password), then
someone has has secured it and you will either need that password or
the technique to reset it (zero it out). Gateway Computers should be
able to help you with that too. If all else fails and you can bootup
from a floppy disk configured to drive a cdrom.
One a general note, I am curious to know what other FHC's use to
secure their work stations. Until recently, we used Microsoft's Group
Policies and Iconlock with limited success. We are upgrading from NT4
to Windows 2000 as well and are using "Deep Freeze" instead. If the
workstation gets trashed, all I have to do is reboot it and it will be
restored to its original (my configuration's) state. Deep Freeze
doesn't like Windows NT so you have to use almost any other 32-bit
Microsoft Operating System (OS) even Windows 9x (better details at
The other issue we have is having to leave the computers on over night
for fear of losing connection to www.ancestry.com. I am currently
using an automated tool that logs into ancestry.com without having to
give out our password. I am not satisfied with this one yet so I
won't give out its name (it only works about 95% of the time). If
someone knows of a login tool that always hides the password but will
let staff and users login, please me know. Now we let Deep Freeze run
through a maintenance cycle and then shuts off the computers.
--- In email@example.com, "Bob Royer" <bobroyer@...> wrote:
> I was told by Global Support last night that I have to install
Windows 2000 in order to get the wireless cards that the church sent
us to work properly.
> I used every key combination that I knew to no avail to get in and
change the boot order from the hard drive to the CD.
> Can anyone help?
> Bob Royer
- Dave,I'm with you on this one.Lynn
From: Dave Cottrell <davejcottrell@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 26, 2010 12:21 pm
Subject: [fhctech] Deep Freeze
I am running 4 PCs with Win XP Pro and 2 with Win2000 SP4 and want use Deep Freeze.I am having trouble working out how to start the Deep Freeze software.I have downloaded Deep Freeze from the Software Portal on each machine but cant work out how to get this started.Can anyone provide me some step by step guide on how to do this please?
Dave CottrellFHC DirectorPoole, England FHC
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