Why can't i download updates, programs?

Microsoft Windows 2000 professional - oe...
February 3, 2013 at 04:23:50
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro, 600mhz/ 640 RAM
've been receiving several error messages, lately, all apparently centered around my server (Comcast). I just started service with them.
I can't receive updates or download essential programs, such as Zone Alarm, Adobe Flash, etc.
When I try to download Zone alarm, I get "Procedure entry point SetThreadUILanguage could not be located in dynamic link library".
When I try to download Flash Player, I get "Procedure entry point SetDllDirectoryW could not be found in dynamic link library." Another procedure point that can not be found is WS2_32.dll.
I also get "Dynamic link library could not be found". Libraries include; MSVCR80.DLL, mscoree.dll and cctrust.dll. I get the error message, sometimes, "smtp server not responding." Website found. Waiting for reply (sluggish surfing). Comcast support page "could not be displayed" (white page).
IEXPLORE.EXE has generated errors and will be closed by Windows.
When I tried to download Service Pack 4 (manually),, I got "The server did not respond".
I was eventually able to install a file of SP4.
My antivirus (Protector Plus) updates say (could not establish a connection to the internet).
While visiting a website, I got: "connection to server was reset while page was loading".
When I tried to get my e-mail at the Comcast site (Outlook Express not working right), I got: Bad Request.Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand."
In Outlook Express, I get: "The server you are connected to could not be verified. The certificate chain processed correctly, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider."
I ran updated Malwarebytes in safe mode last night, so I think I am virus-free. This is a new install of Windows 2000, but I re-installed because I was having the same problems with the earlier installation. I know this sounds like a lot, but it is probably just one or two settings. Any ideas?

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February 3, 2013 at 05:07:19
Is this a PC or Laptop?

Do you have the W2000 CD?

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February 3, 2013 at 06:48:14
A desktop. A Dell GX1.
Yes, I have the C.D.

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February 3, 2013 at 07:14:27
"Yes, I have the C.D."
When you installed, it is very important that you delete all partitions.

Did you?

Here is what you see using XP, W2000 may be the same.

D to Delete the selected partition ( XP )

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February 3, 2013 at 07:23:31
Oh. Thanks. I did not delete any partitions when I installed.
I will delete all partitions by pressing "D" and then re-install, but will Windows automatically create a new partition? Or, do I have to make one myself?

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February 3, 2013 at 13:02:03
As I don't know what partitions you already have, you will find that when you get there, you will finish up with only a "C" drive after deleting the others.

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