Windows® 2000 System Restore
How to perform Windows® 2000 directory services restore?
Windows® 2000 is an operating system by Microsoft®. It is used by a number of home and professionals users. This operating system was the successor to Windows NT® 4.0. This operating system comes with updated Internet Explorer®, Automated System Recovery, Outlook® Express, etc. However, like all other Windows® operating system, Windows® 2000 can show some problems and you may need to perform directory services restore.
The following points will provide a better understanding of directory services restore in Windows® 2000:
- How to perform Windows® 2000 directory services restore
- Issues related to compatibility before directory services restore
- File management during directory services restore
How to perform Windows® 2000 directory services restore
System restore is a troubleshooting feature that is mainly seen in Windows® ME, Windows® XP and Windows Vista®. However, this feature is not available in Windows® 2000. Thus, the user can perform directory services restore. To perform a Windows® 2000 directory services restore the user should follow these instructions, firstly, ‘Restart’ your computer, press ‘F8’ key and stop pressing when the boot menu loads onto your system. Now Scroll down to ‘Directory Services Restore Mode’ in the boot menu and press ‘Enter’ to confirm the system restore process. Type in your administrator password and press ‘Enter.’ Now click on ‘Ok’ to ensure that your PC is in safe mode. After that click the ‘Start’ option and expand all programs, accessories and system tools. Now go to the ‘Backup’ icon and press ‘Restore’ tab and click the ‘System State’ bubble. Click the ‘Original Location’ bubble where you want to save your file. Click the ‘Start Restore’ button wait till your computer reverts to the restore point. In the end press the ‘Restart Now’ button to complete the process.
Issues related to compatibility before directory services restore
The user before restoring Windows® 2000 should keep a note of the system’s requirements. As insufficient system requirement may give rise to compatibility issues. It must be noted that your PC is compatible with the operating system. On the other hand your system should feature the following minimum system requirements, including 133 MHz or more Pentium® microprocessor, 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM and 32 MB of RAM is the minimum supported. It should have 2 GB hard disk that has 650 MB of free space that can be used for installing over a network.
The user should always keep in mind that while performing directory services restore he or she is able to save few files. The directory services restore does not save several other files that are unrelated with Windows® 2000, including documents and music. If these files are deleted or lost in a hard drive failure the user is unable to bring them back. It cannot provide a full computer backup solution to its users. Hence, the user should always create a backup for all the data, on DVDs or external hard drives.