|We have a PC with the original OS being Windows 2000. In the summer we upgraded to Windows XP Pro, using the upgrade route, not a full install. The OS's were originally installed on a 40 GB SCSI HDD. I used Data Lifeguard Tools to move the C partition from the old C drive to a partition on a new IDE 500 Gb HDD a few weeks back.|
The PC would take a while to bootup but it did. It would first say "Hit F1 to continue, F2 to enter setup." Then the PC would ask to select which OS I would like to use.
To fix this problem I tried doing a clean installation of Windows as that would have been my choice. However, as we didn't get the full CD version of Windows 2000 (just rescue CD's) when we bought the PC we received an error message saying Windows couldn't continue with the installation as there was no previous version of Windows found.
All we get now upon startup is "Hit F1 to continue, Hit F2 to run setup." No matter what we do nothing happens, as in the PC just sits there and does nothing. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get this PC going so I can do use the rescue disks for Windows 2000, then upgrade it to Windows XP Pro?