I recently upgraded from Win ME to Win 2000 professional. This did not go well and when I boot up It now stops with the message "Please insert CD labeled Windows 2000 into your CD drive"
I can't do this because there is no response from the mouse. I have also tried using the four emergency discs without sucess. One of the options resulted in the message "The value .SIF used by setup is corrupted or missing. Value 0 on the line in section [SourceDisksFiles] with key "SP2.cab." setup cannot continue.
There other problems such as not being able to connect to the internet, send a fax etc.
I would like to format the disc and start again from scratch. How do I format the disc ?
I did this on Sat with help from VoG™ and others. Make 4 boot discs from os disc. Change boot sequence in BIOS to boot from floppy, insert boot disc 1 and reboot:
At the welcome to setup page, press 'r' to repair a windows installation, press 'c' to use Recovery Console, press the number key (1, I think), press enter, enter admin password, press enter, at command prompt type format c: (or drive letter of drive to format). You may have to put os disc in cdrom to action. Beware - it'll format in NTFS unless otherwise told (but I don't know how to do it in fat32).
It may be worth trying to reinstall w2k over itself 1st as this sorts things out sometimes.