My brother just got this Pentium 3 computer from his work. It has Windows 2000 on it but he doesn't know the login or password. I have been trying to reformat and install Windows XP on this machine but have had no luck. We received the computer with no cd-rom drive so I installed a spare one that I have. The computer recognizes a device there, but doesn't know what it is so I can't boot from the cd-rom. I went to microsoft.com and downloaded the boot disk for windows XP as 6 floppy disks. The computer won't recognize these as boot disks. The boot sequence is set properly. I had a spare hard drive that I formatted on my other PC and installed it on the Pentium 3, but the computer recogizing it as a device but doesn't know what it is, just like the cd-rom drive. The jumper settings on the hard drive is set to Master.
I have no idea what else to try, so if anyone has any advice as how to get this thing working, it'd be much appreciated.