Before I did that, I removed the hardrive, copied the important files to this computer, and then reconected it back in the original tower. I then performed as suggested.
this seemed to work. However, I lost all outlook infomation (everything else is there, even the copied files), all of the ports are in error, and when I installed the new w2k the drivers.cab errored and did not load properly. Also, I cannot get on the internet with the computer because I cannot load the software and it will not read the modem (yes I have dial-up).
Should I go to the dell website and download the drivers or would it just be better to format the C drive and reinstall w2k? Do I need to record the BIOS information prior to this so I can reset it to how it is now? Will this work without a boot disk? How do I make one? And finally, thank you for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!