any help greatly appreciated. I have an older pC that my son uses, it is currently running ME. I would like to update this to Win 2000, it is not powerful enough (RAM etc) to go to XP. When I try to install 2000, I get error messages regarding missing files, corrupted files etc. I think the easiest way is to start from scratch and format C. When I try to do this I get a message regarding "cannot format C: windows is using it"
Have tried the bootdisk without success. It seems I have a partially loaded version of Win 2000 on my PC as well. When I used the bootdisk it asked if I wanted to boot into Windows (ME) or Windows 2000.
Windows 2000 did not work, something about step 1 in the INF is not valid?
Download a DOS version and copy it to a floppy. Then restart and enter the bios to change the boot sequence to start with the floppy. This should give you an a> prompt. Type in format c: , then revert back to bios to change boot to c: and load the W2K disc and follow screen prompts.
Alternatively, in BIOS change the boot sequence to start with cd/rom. Boot W2K and select unpartition, then proceed with a format. After format load W2K following screen prompts (worked for me and got rid of 2 partial loaded o/s's)
igr, thanks very much for your response it appears to be exactly what I want to do.
Yes I have copied all the files I require - thanks.
Unfortunately I am not as DOS or PC literate as yourself. Can you please provide a little more deatil regards: - obtaining a DOS version of the bootdisk - accessing the BIOS and changing the boot sequence to start with floppy.
If you can tell me this I will then be able to reverse the action to start with C: prompt.
Many thanks Martin
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