I have 2 operating systems installed: windows98se and windows2000 pro build 2195 [I think it's 2195..I know it's either RC3 or the release-to-manufacturer version]. While I was doing my normal routine in win2k [checking mail, irc, gaming, etc.], my pc suddenly shut off and started to boot up again as if the power strip had come out of the wall for a split second [even though I'm sure it hadn't]. Upon trying to reboot after the shutoff, my pc would again shutoff w/o notice when I made the selection to boot into win2k instead of win98.
Since I made the mistake of using NTFS instead of FAT32 when I installed win2k, I can't try to see what the problem is in the files win2k uses. In attempt to convert the NTFS partition to FAT32 using partition magic 5, the program stopped responding in the middle of one of the operations I had assigned it and I had to restart the computer. I tried to re-run the NTFS-to-FAT32 conversion process only for partition magic to return many errors and tell me that it couldn't run the process. I rebooted and tried booting into win2k, this time getting the message that had the same effect of "Windows 2000 could not find the boot record". My win98 installation is on my c drive, which is its own hard drive [4.3GB - FAT32]. My win2k installation is on my h drive [NTFS], which is a partition of a seperate hard drive [20.4 GB to be exact]. Please respond ASAP -- my entire family relies on this PC! :)