Sorry, without a Windows 2000 CD, I don't see how you'll fix this one.
Wipe the drive and install the OS you do have the CDs for.
-> The good news is that Microsoft will still replace your lost Windows 2000 CD for much less than what a full copy will cost at the store.
i recently got back my PC from my ex, who managed to screw it up completely. Basically, after cleaning most of the viruses, the only problems I have now are as follows:
1. a previous installation of win 98 still appears to be there and as an option although it cannot be used. How can I remove this?
2. when starting win 2000, it goes directly into wordpad and opens window after window of configuration files- all my windows files can be reconfigured there and then, in wordpad, and I cannot stop this from happening.
3. I tried to format, but i do not have the admin password, and I don't have a win 2000 installation cd either.
the PC is kinda old- runs win 2000.