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Hi...I have a windows 98se workstation.  I attempted to install Norton Corp. Ed 9 on it.  Windows Installer error message.  So...I thought...well I need to get this system upgraded to W2000 pro. so I will upgrade it.  Kept giving me a : Not enough memory" (It's got 256MB DDR installed).  And then to make matters worse...I got the Windows 2000 installed but not as a upgrade as a second OS.  This is obviously not what I wanted to do so...I attempted to restore the drive back to it's original state with a previous back in  Restrospect Backup.  It completed but now when I attempt to boot the system I'm getting a NTLDR is missing.  HELP!!!!
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Hi SCUD1,
to clarify, you have windows 98 and windows 2000 installed on the SAME partition, correct?

here's some help for fixing:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255220/EN-US/

and here's an extremely reputable site with mega-information and examples on successfully upgrading win98 to win2k:
http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/win2k_rc1_98uprade.asp

do you have data that you're afraid of losing? if not, and if your win2k cd is upgrade only, then you might want to start over fresh with win98 following paul thurrott's examples (winsupersite) and do it clean.

regards-
AZSanDiegoHB
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Thank you so much for your wonderful advice.  I can't tell you how many times I had the boot disk in the drive but didn't know where to go with it.  Once again...the experts have pulled me through.  
Thanks so much!!!
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that makes me feel good, thanks, my pleasure
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