When I install Windows 2000, I boot the 2000 CD and take it's offer and remove the old partiton. Then I use the 2000 installer to create a new partition and it prepares the drive for me. Time and time again I see issues by formatting with dos or other tools.
Floppies? Another item I don't use. Too hard to get the right ones and another source of woe.
-> You may have real hardware issues such as overheating CPU or "other" but with so little about the hardware I can't guess.
Hello all.I formatted my C drive and tried to reinstall W2000 as my system would reboot a few seconds after opening Windows. I Guess I had a hardware or software conflict but I could not run the remove function as Windows kept rebooting, even in safe mode.Having hosed the drive I expected that the reinstall from the 2000 CD would be straight forward but I kept getting messages That a file was corrupted or missing. I assumed that the corrupt file was on the 2000 CD but the system shut down at the same place when I tried to set up with the recovery floppies.I don't understand this as I was running from the 2000 Cd on to a clean drive.Can someone enlighten me on what's happening.