2 Windows 2000 Server after reinstallation/reformat.
Posted on 2004-09-06
Recently, I reformat/reinstall my office server. The OS is Windows 2000 Server.
I put in the Windows 2000 Server CD (and restart the server) and choose the option Install Windows 2000 Server. I then delete both the partition C and D and create a new partition. Then I install the Windows 2000 Server into that partition. But I after I finish installation, I found that when I restart, my server has 2 Windows 2000 Server in it. I didn't check the 2nd OS. I just get into the 1st OS and reinstall all my programs. The size in the C drive is the same as the size that I fixed for that drive during installation. I use the whole harddisk as C drive. There's also 8MB of unpartition space in the harddisk. This is create by the installer itself, because I actually choose the whole harddisk space, but the installer left out this 8MB.
I also have a 2nd harddisk (drive E) in the server that I didn't touch during reinstallation. I can still see that drive after reinstallation and can access the data in there without problem.
I would like to know, why is there an additional Windows 2000 Server in the machine.