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Old May 26th 04, 05:13 PM
ms
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Default Windows me to Windows 2000

yes i did, that was part of the setup... although the hard
disk is partioned, so only C drive is ntfs while D drive
is still fat32

now what?
thanks

-----Original Message-----
Did you convert to NTFS ? If not just boot using a

startup floppy and
copy your data to another disk or drive.

HTH
MP

"ms" wrote in

message
...
hi rick

Sorry i made a mistake about what happens. Actually it
boots from hard disk and does the loop as mentioned
previously. But after changing the boot order to start

up
from the win 2000 CD it goes to setup with option of

clean
install of 2000 or repair of previous installation. I
tried repairing it which did nothing at all.
no I havent created an emergency boot disk ...whick isnt
really hard to do?? or is it?

Anyways my first priority is saving all my data if
possible, which is why im delaying the inevitable
formatting and clean install.

Thanks



.

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Old May 26th 04, 10:07 PM
Rick T
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Default Windows me to Windows 2000

ms wrote:

yes i did, that was part of the setup... although the hard
disk is partioned, so only C drive is ntfs while D drive
is still fat32


You've got a D: partition? that's great!!

All you have to do is find a booting floppy that can see NTFS, copy your
personal stuff over to D:, then wipe C: clean (reformat) and do a
clean install of Win2K (though you will need an original Microsoft WinME
CD or Win98SE(?) to verify that you have a "previous OS"... not a 3rd
party Recovery CD).

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

About halfway down the page there's a link for "NTFS Bootdisk" (A Win9x
bootdisk with an NTFS reading utility on it) that seems to be what you
need at this point.


Rick





now what?
thanks


-----Original Message-----
Did you convert to NTFS ? If not just boot using a


startup floppy and

copy your data to another disk or drive.

HTH
MP

"ms" wrote in


message

.. .

hi rick

Sorry i made a mistake about what happens. Actually it
boots from hard disk and does the loop as mentioned
previously. But after changing the boot order to start


up

from the win 2000 CD it goes to setup with option of


clean

install of 2000 or repair of previous installation. I
tried repairing it which did nothing at all.
no I havent created an emergency boot disk ...whick isnt
really hard to do?? or is it?

Anyways my first priority is saving all my data if
possible, which is why im delaying the inevitable
formatting and clean install.

Thanks



.

  #3  
Old May 29th 04, 12:00 PM
ms
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Default Windows me to Windows 2000

thanks a lot rick

just read your post, was offline for a few days during
which i installed win 2000 on the d partition without
changing the file system, ie..win 2000 on fat32, seems
fine can see all my stuff on c drive and now whenever it
boots sees both win 2000 as separate OS's.
anyways now all i want to do is to remove the previous
incomplete win 200 installation and i will be fine

Thanks a lot for your advice
Ms

-----Original Message-----
ms wrote:

yes i did, that was part of the setup... although the

hard
disk is partioned, so only C drive is ntfs while D

drive
is still fat32


You've got a D: partition? that's great!!

All you have to do is find a booting floppy that can see

NTFS, copy your
personal stuff over to D:, then wipe C: clean

(reformat) and do a
clean install of Win2K (though you will need an original

Microsoft WinME
CD or Win98SE(?) to verify that you have a "previous

OS"... not a 3rd
party Recovery CD).

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

About halfway down the page there's a link for "NTFS

Bootdisk" (A Win9x
bootdisk with an NTFS reading utility on it) that seems

to be what you
need at this point.


Rick





now what?
thanks


-----Original Message-----
Did you convert to NTFS ? If not just boot using a


startup floppy and

copy your data to another disk or drive.

HTH
MP

"ms" wrote in


message

. ..

hi rick

Sorry i made a mistake about what happens. Actually it
boots from hard disk and does the loop as mentioned
previously. But after changing the boot order to start


up

from the win 2000 CD it goes to setup with option of


clean

install of 2000 or repair of previous installation. I
tried repairing it which did nothing at all.
no I havent created an emergency boot disk ...whick

isnt
really hard to do?? or is it?

Anyways my first priority is saving all my data if
possible, which is why im delaying the inevitable
formatting and clean install.

Thanks



.

.

  #4  
Old May 29th 04, 04:30 PM
Rick T
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Default Windows me to Windows 2000

ms wrote:
thanks a lot rick

just read your post, was offline for a few days during
which i installed win 2000 on the d partition without
changing the file system, ie..win 2000 on fat32, seems
fine can see all my stuff on c drive and now whenever it
boots sees both win 2000 as separate OS's.
anyways now all i want to do is to remove the previous
incomplete win 200 installation and i will be fine

Thanks a lot for your advice



Well, somebody will probably make use of it (and blame me when it
doesn't work)

Rick


Ms


-----Original Message-----
ms wrote:


yes i did, that was part of the setup... although the


hard

disk is partioned, so only C drive is ntfs while D


drive

is still fat32


You've got a D: partition? that's great!!

All you have to do is find a booting floppy that can see


NTFS, copy your

personal stuff over to D:, then wipe C: clean


(reformat) and do a

clean install of Win2K (though you will need an original


Microsoft WinME

CD or Win98SE(?) to verify that you have a "previous


OS"... not a 3rd

party Recovery CD).

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

About halfway down the page there's a link for "NTFS


Bootdisk" (A Win9x

bootdisk with an NTFS reading utility on it) that seems


to be what you

need at this point.


Rick





now what?
thanks



-----Original Message-----
Did you convert to NTFS ? If not just boot using a

startup floppy and


copy your data to another disk or drive.

HTH
MP

"ms" wrote in

message


.. .


hi rick

Sorry i made a mistake about what happens. Actually it
boots from hard disk and does the loop as mentioned
previously. But after changing the boot order to start

up


from the win 2000 CD it goes to setup with option of

clean


install of 2000 or repair of previous installation. I
tried repairing it which did nothing at all.
no I havent created an emergency boot disk ...whick


isnt

really hard to do?? or is it?

Anyways my first priority is saving all my data if
possible, which is why im delaying the inevitable
formatting and clean install.

Thanks



.


.

 




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