My friend gave me his Windows 2000 Professional CD so I can install it on my computer, which is running Windows 98 SE at the moment. He needed the CD back immediately, and I couldn't install it at that moment, so I copied the installation files to my HDD and tried installing it the next day. Everything goes fine, until it finishes copying the Installation files. As soon as it hit 100%, my computer monitor goes blank, and the power light starts flashing with the green and orange lights. I also think my HDD turns off because I can't hear it and it's LED light doesnt flash. I tried pressing some keys, and only the Return key turns on the monitor, but it's all blank, and the HDD is still supposedly off. I've tried re-installing it, but I still get the same problem. I thought that I would call him later. I went to my C:\ folder and I saw two folders which aren't usually there. their names are: $win_nt$.~bt $win_nt$.~ls I opened the first folder and I saw 104 files, with these extensions: .bin .dl_ .nl_ .sy_ .hiv .fo_ Theres also a sub-folder called system32 which has a file in it called smss.exe. The other folder, $win_nt$.~ls, has one file called Size.sif and a sub-folder called i186. In this sub-folder, it has 3,864 files with the same file extensions as listed above. I saw a text file called eula, I opened it , and the title was: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Licensed Copies: 1 with lots of user agreements and stuff. This is how I know that these folders are related to Windows 2000. I'm really frustratedand don't know what to do, so all your help is appreciated. Thanks in advance, Technix.