Windows 2000 will not boot.

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BOmbu

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We recently bought a 4.3 gigabyte hard drive with win 20 installed on it.
When you turn the computer on a bar that says "Starting Windows" appears. If you don't press anything it is supposed to boot normaly or you can press F8 for advanced options such as safe mode.

Instead, when the bar reaches the end the computer restarts (any computers we've tried it on). It does the same thing with any of the advanced options as well. If you use a boot disk the hard drive does not show up ("Invalid Drive Letter" or something siimilar).

Is there any way to fix this?
 

cybertech

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You need to reload the drive, unless you were given the software you have no license to run that OS.
 

crjdriver

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You cannot just move a hd with an nt based os and expect it to boot. There is a procedure for doing this, however if you do not have the win2k cd it will not do you any good.

Do you have a legit copy of win2k?
 

cybertech

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I suggest you purchase a copy of the OS you want to run and reload the machine.
 
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