This machine crashed back in October. I wass typing away on a word document when the whole file disapperaed and the machine crashed and would not boot up just like now. All I got/get is the blue scrren with the wording.
The machine still being under a warranty then was brought back to live by an Engineer. However he replaced the ME that was running with WIN2000.
The other day I lost my address book in outlook and the yesterday my machine would not boot windows.
It completes post but will not load windows even in safe mode
The standard advice on the net is to boot into Recovery Console and use the "chkdsk /p" command. To do that, you need to have the Windows 2000 CD (an installation CD, not the type of Recovery CD which restores an image of the hard disk at factory settings). Do you have an installation CD for Windows 2000?
If your old Windows 2000 is on NTFS file system, you must format your new hard disk where you install XP as NTFS as well in order to read the old disk.
Another thing you could try with the old Windows 2000 is to download the w2k installation floppies from click here There are 4 of them, and are the equivalent of the CD. Download Disk 1 to Disk 4, and save them separately to 4 floppies. Boot up computer with disk 1 and you'll be prompted to insert the others. When all 4 have been loaded, you can enter Recovery Console (I think you press R first, then select Recovery Console (Press C I think), select your w2k installation which is 1, press enter, and enter your administrator password (if you don't have a password, just leave it blank and press Enter). Then at the C:\WINNT> prompt, type
and press Enter, wait patiently for it to finish, then type exit, and press Enter to restart computer, remove floppy now, to see if it helps.