I know that sounds stupid but I am just experimenting. Here was and now is the situation. I installed in this order: win2k, xp, ubuntu linux. When I finished the Linux install i could boot to win2k and Linux only. The xp os would give me something to this magnitude
[windows root] hal.dll could not be found. re-install.
well, What I did was go into w2k and copied that file to xp sys32 and pasted. That didn't work and I still could boot to w2k. So, I put the original .dll from xp into the w2k sys32 folder and now neither windows can boot.
Also, the FS is NTFS, so I cannnot look through linux?
Any rescue ideas?