Await more competent help than this writer. Just a hint; Win 2K uses the NTFS File System, and DOS cannot read NTFS.
Hopefully someone will tell you how to solve the problem.
I have an old hard drive from work that had Windows 2000 on it. My cpu at home is a 98 or 99 IBM Aptiva that had Windows 98 on it and kept freezing up on me. So, I took out the 98 hard drive that came with it and put in my work drive with 2000.
My cpu (the Aptiva) seems to be able to find the hard drive and says it has no errors, but it is not reading Windows 2000 on it. It is only reading 1.something GB, when it has 10GB, and it is listing DOS as the main operating system.
When I startup, I get the Aptiva screen, it starts to load Windows, and then I get a blue screen with a "Stop" message that recommends running FDISK.
When I put in my recovery CD and restart, it runs diagnostics and tells me everything is fine - it just can't find windows. My only choices are to reformat and lose everything on that drive (which I wanted to use as is) or do this FDISK partition thing, which is all greek to me. I know nothing of DOS.
How can I make it read Win 2000? Is it possible that is can't simply because it was a 99 comp? Thanks for your help - I am not very technically savvy.