You are looking at the Virtual drive that was setup by the boot disk. Try looking at D or F. Anyway to run setup for a formatted disk using win2000 you have to run winnt.exe from within the I386 folder on the cd. A faster way would be to copy the I386 folder to your HD and run winnt.exe from there. Now hiring Independent Sales agents World wide. High commission please see www.seedsv.com for more info. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ewen Howe" <ewenhowe@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: "[24hrsupporthelpdesk]" <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 8:02 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] Invalid disk and more problems.... > I have run into some probelms in attempt to clean-set up a Win2000pro to my > Pt4 desktop with newly formated and partitioned HDD. I replaced the > motherboard with a new P4B266 from Asus. So, basically this is a plain PC > without anything in HDD and I could use DOS only. After carefully checking > around making sure everthing was ready, I switched on the power. Shortly, > the starting stopped at 'an invalid system disk, please replace....try > again', while I was sure there was nothing in the FDD. If I booted with a > boot disk aquired from Win98, I was brought to the A:\ without problem. I > could even move around different drives. However, when I inserted Win2000pro > CD into CD rom and type 'dir' under E:\ (the CD-ROM), I was shown a list of > files that are surely not from the Win CD. Later I found that no matter what > CD I insert or even no CD inserted, I was shown the same list of file when > 'dir'ed. So, I guess there must be something wrong and likely the CD-ROM was > not recognized. I got into the BIOS (AWARD) and could not figure out > anything abnormal, accept the BIOS layout appears to be different from what > I used before, a same AWARD BIOS.... Can anyone tell me what could be going > wrong before I get intouch with the maker of MB? Or, I misunderstood the way > of setting up Win2000 with that of Win98? Thanks a lot! > > Ewen > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to > 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the > Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at > http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.