dead hard drives?
Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:29 AM
Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:10 PM
How much ram do you have?
You can test the hard drives thru their diagnostic tools. You need to know the manufacturer and you get their tools (link in signature).
Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:01 PM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:28 AM
Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:07 AM
You will have to follow the link.
What you do want is the Data Lifeguard Diagnostic v5.04c for DOS (CD) or the one for floppy if you have a floppy.
You can download the appropriate iso file (which is bootable, BUT, you need to put it on the CD as an iso file.
Use Burvcdcc (from my signature). It is a quick and dirty iso burning program.
Insert the CD in the drive and turn on the computer. The computer bios must be set to boot from cd.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 02:35 PM
Posted 26 January 2009 - 02:41 PM
Boy were we out in left field on this one.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:15 PM
Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:58 AM
I'd be tempted to look at the install disc - does it have any scratches on it? Is it the legitimate and original Microsoft version disc?
Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:58 PM
Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:29 PM
Did you try installing XP and see if it asks for a previous version? I know that some will allow that to be done. All the OS wants to know is that you are upgrading. You do not have to actually install.
Of course I am not that familliar with 2000 and a upgrade, but I have done others.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:35 PM
But I haven't tried it, because i had just figured that you did have to have something to upgrade from, but anything is worth a try at this point...
Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:49 PM
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