I have installed windows 2000 server over windows ME. It appears to work fine. I made emergency startupdisks and when I try to use them I get a message NTLDR is missing and the bootup stops. This seemed to me to hint at a possibly serious problem. I took the following steps.
Checked for NTLDR. It is there.
Re-formatted and re created emerg disks
Ran repair of startup files from original windows setup disk
As per experts exchange started with windows ME emerg disks, backed up sys.com, ran sys c:
Ran fixboot from the recovery console.
Remade emerg disks.
no luck. System boots fine but emerg disks report NTLDR missing.