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New Member
Jul 23, 2002
Hello eveyrone, I want to reformat my hardrive and i am currently running XP pro. I essentially want to have 2000 professional on the computer. I tired just putting the cd in and setting my bios to start up on the cd and didnt work. I made 2000 startup disks and that didnt work. Im about to put my head through the screen. I have a NTFS file system. Can anyone help me?????


Moderator #666
Nov 13, 2001
Here is a link that might be of some assistance. Look around for NTFS formating or something of the sort.

I know it's possible, I just don't remember the exact place I saw it at.

Good Luck.


Apr 22, 2002
[email protected] in Ball Ground, GA
I think the Windows 2000 CD is NOT a bootable disk and that is why you have to create the floppy diskettes. But you said that you could not boot from the floppies either. Your computer definitely should have booted from the floppies. I assume that your floppy drive works and was set as the 1st boot drive.


Very kind Senior
Mar 13, 2002
Greensboro NC
All W2K disks from MS are bootable. They'll have bootcat.img and bootcat.bin files and will be el torrito compatible. The MAKEBOOT directory was included for legacy equipment. If the comp is blowing through the install, FDD or CD, eliminate all other boot options, leaving only the selected method. If that's FDD, try recreating new disks(on NEW FDDs), the selfextractors on the disk do not run a CRC to check the disks on completion and can miscopy the files if there are bad sectors.

Zuck Gou :)

Jun 23, 2001
Download a plain old Win98 Bootdisk from bootdisk.com and use that to format and than install 2k.