So, there I was, some time ago actually, maybe early July? Anyway, there I was minding my own business when my Win2k machine starts giving me headaches booting. At the time I really didn't have time to futz with it, but I did need to work with some data on the hard drive. So I did what anyone would do: I unplugged the hard drive & put it in my girlfriend's computer as a slave & went on my merry way.
Now, I do have a little more time on my hands, so I'm back to diagnosing the original problem. I've got it to the point where it'll boot - mostly. I can get into the BIOS setup & whatnot, but when it goes to start Windows, it says 'Operating System not Found on Disk.' Or something reasonably close to that.
What now? I do have the Win2k install disk, but I really really don't want to reinstall the OS, all the patches, etc. Can I recover from the install disk? Some cob-web filled corner of my brain is telling me that when I plugged that drive in as a slave on the other box the bootloader got overwritten or something, which is why it doesn't look like an OS is on there. Or am I making that up?