Trying to do a clean install of Win2000

Posted on 2004-11-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hi there - I recently tried to get into an old computer of mine running Win 2000 Pro and all of a sudden it had started asking me for a username and password to login - even though Im positive I never needed to before when I was using the computer.

Anyways, Im now trying to perform a clean install of the Win 2000 Pro software but am having difficulty. I downloaded the 4 Win 2000 boot disks from and loaded them all up - I though this would bring me to an option of formatting the hard drive and then enable me to do a clean install - but it just takes me onto a blue setup screen.

I clicked on option 1, which then asked me to insert my windows 2000 cd which I did - but nothing happens when I press enter?

How would I be able to format my hard drive and perform a clean install?

Many thanks.
Question by:vs0u109e
    LVL 41

    Expert Comment

    set the bios to boot from the cd, and boot to it and then try it
    LVL 65

    Expert Comment

    Hello vs0u109e =)

    Set the boot order in BIOS to boot from the CD first, insert the Win2k CD and then restart, press any key to boot from the CD< Win2k setup will start, follow the onscreen instructions and it will format the drive for you to install Win2k on it :)
    LVL 65

    Accepted Solution

    Full Instructions :)

    How can I install Windows 2000 Professional?
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment


    You can just continue the setup , and when it asks you where to install Windows, select the drive you want, and then it will ask you if you want to format the selected hard drive or leave it, then you can choose to format, hope this would work for you :)


    Featured Post

    Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    Join & Write a Comment

    NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
    David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona. Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
    Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
    Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

    755 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    16 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now