Well I finally managed to format the hd with the editor from Maxtor (thanks Sexytech) and also booted from the floppies I was able to copy from the win2000 cd. So now 2000 is installed but I noticed I have a lovely little 970 meg partition on my c drive that I somehow managed to create and don't know how to remove it. And also now the os is giving my problems, like working real slow, pages in ie5 loading slow, etc. Could this performance issue be caused by that partition? Doesn't seem like it.