I bought a laptop a couple of years ago that shipped with Windows ME (I know, I didnt think about it) and when XP came out I decided to give it a try. IT was very slow so I decided to go back to Windows Me. I thought 2000 would give me the security and stability almost of Windows XP and the NTFS file format, without too much of a slow down. I installed 2000 Pro all fine and dandy but when it boots I get the 2000 splash screen with the progress bar but when it would normaly go into windows the screen goes off. Any ideas?
I removed the display adaptor then rebooted in normal mode. It works, loads in 640x480x 16 colors, but as soon as you change the resolution and colour depth it cuts out again and you have to boot into safe mode and reinstall the graphics adaptor. I am downloading some windows 2000 drivers for my card from packard bell as we speak but windows already recognises it correctly.