If only it were that easy...if I were to reboot having the CD in
place, still I could not have success. It says something like NTDLR
missing. It essentionally ignores the Windows CD.

I can get to a DOS prompt using 3rd party emergency disks...I can get
the A/C/D/E drives recognized. I just can't get Win2k to boot up.

It's that "boot sector" issue that sounds like it is the problem. Any
ideas on getting that to do it's task while booting.

"philo" wrote in message news:...
> "Steve" wrote in message
> news:a890a693.0311170939.6cbb4b21@posting.google.c om...
> > I was cleaning my PC...I installed Win2k on the 2nd disk, then did a
> > format on the c: drive, then did a copy of the 2nd disk image to the
> > c: drive. Now, because of registry issue or bios issues, the pc fails
> > to boot saying something like "No operating system found on any
> > device." When I use the 4 boot disks created from Win2k it just says
> > "Disk IO Error".
> >
> > When I get into DOS prompt and try to run setup from there (to install
> > Win2k or Win98 onto c: drive) it says I need windows to run windows.
> > That's a nice catch 22.
> >
> > Any suggestions? I have too "clean" installs of Win2k, just need to
> > have the PC use 1! The disks are of the "FAT32" type. I had too many
> > problems with NTFS.

> try booting up with your win2k cd and from the repair console
> there are two commands which may be of use