I can fix this easily by booting my Windows 2000 CD.
When it's setup runs, I take it's menus to delete the partitions on the drive, create a new partition and continue with the installation.
No use of a Windows 98 disk is involved and you may confuse yourself by doing that.
I am trying to install Win2KPro on a 40Gb HD from CD but I get this message:
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Boot from Atapi CD-ROM
DISK Boot FALIURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
I have tried booting from an MS-DOS 6.22 Floppy & Ultimate Boot Disk <http://www.startdisk.com>, hoping to use Fdisk but I got: "missing ntldr". I added the ntdetect & ntldr files to the Boot Disks but no luck. I can't find a way to access the A: Prompt
The drive originally had Win98SE on, I mistakenly tried to install Win2KPro Upgrade over it & the installation hung just before the end & I had to abort. No longer able to access files on that drive, I installed Win2KPro on another (120Gb) HD & found I could access the previous drive.
Another erroneous attempt to install Win2kPro over the 40Gb resulted in trashed partitions (I had already backed up). I used the Write Signature & Upgrade Disk Wizard in Win2k Disk Management to recover the HD. I then partitioned & formatted with NTFS.
I suspect the previous MBR is still resident in a boot partition, could this be so?, & if so how do I replace it?.