Windows doesn't respond to you removing the C: partiton and moving D: to C:.
Just bite the bullet and start over fresh.
-> About "Server" and antivirus software. Symantec, Mcafee and others have a version of such for Windows Server NT/2000/2003. It does exist, just pricey.
The Task Manager issue sounds like classic malware has damaged the OS. Did you go on the internet without protection?
I have two items:
OK, I recently installed Windows 2000 Professional Edition as I got fed up with my Windows 2000 Server Station, which I want to erase (I earlier wrote in a previous message that I had difficulties staying connected to the internet using my server station, likely indicating a firewire that I could not locate after HOURS of work. Just a reminder, you can't install an antivirus program or other internet security programs on the 2000 server station, which was a big reason I'm converting). It could not "upgrade" but partitioned my C: drive and created a new D: drive, so I have two operating systems. As I've installed all my software and adjusted my settings on the new operating system (my internet connection works fine now), I was wondering how I would go about erasing the C: drive? I'm just nervous that this will disrupt my new operating system boot up eventhough it's now on a new drive. While I'm a little anxious, I have to admit a certain devilish excitement in the potentially cathartic experience of just eradicating my old . . . well, everything! Does anyone recommend a software program that is the most effective?
Second, I received a couple error messages during installation and now when I hit Cntr.+Alt.+Delete and select Task Manager, I return to my desktop but task manager does not open up. I have reinstalled the operating system several times, including running Microsoft's troubleshooter and help programs on this problem, but it has not resolved the issue. Of course, Task Manager is a very important application to be able to run. Any thoughts?
I really appreciate everyone's time, patience and consideration on this matter.