Starting with a brand new unformatted harddrive, I attempted to install W2K. On boot system hangs at line "Verifying DMI Pool Data.....". When I connect this new drive as slave to a working W2K drive, I can see the new drive is NTFS formatted and it has a WINNT directory with all sorts of system files -- those files just aren't being loaded when starting up using that drive alone. I tried to do "Recovery" with install disk but got the error "Cannot find Windows 2000 installation to repair". Is this a Master Boot Record issue on the new HD? I'd suspect my BIOS could use an upgrade but my other working disk is same make & size & similar model. I have a win98 startup disk if that version of format or fdisk are needed, just let me know the commands.