This is a Dell Dimension 3000 purchased 10/2005 The it is a Windows Server 2000. I read the service tag and it does have Windows 2000 as an operating system. I can't get in and I thought it was Windows 98 but I see your question as to my mistake.
We have a network and our estimating system is on the server. It is a Multimicrosystems Cahill system that we all access thru our desktops. 5 in the network. We can share pricing and job folders this is our company billing, invoicing estimating and ordering and communications with factories. It is owned by us and maintained by our office. We are upgrading to a new server but I want to be able to back it up externally. Can I put a disk in and run something from my desktop?
I'm afraid it will die any minute and want to back up to an external hard drive in case that happens. I tried a couple months ago with a Buffalo 1TN unit but the operating system was to old and not compatible. I was able to get in at that time and knew the operating system was out dated. Now I am trying again and I don't even get desk top icons anymore, just the screen that says Windows Server 2000 "press control, alt delete" to begin. I have a different external hard disk now that I want to create a back up with. Passport 1TB but it says compatible with NTFS. I wondered if there was a way to back up the server thru my desktop. I think it only backs up the hard drive on the desktop and would not include drive :Z which is my server. It would be great if it would but I believe it is probably a security issue if that were possible.
So...I am trying to open and the keyboard is not being recognized. I'm not sure if something has gotten to the drivers and is not seeing it but when I re-start, the lights flash on the keyboard and it works on another computer.