for some reason i put my ntdetect.com file in the recycling bin, which is needed to start windows2000 pro. I placed my windows2000 cd to boot from it, but a few of the files on it were corrupted. unfortunately i got no boot disk, but I made four boot disks and i got to the part where they ask you to use emergency repair disk or recovery console. the recovery console lets you log in and gives you access to your windows folder (D:\WINDOWS for me)...that's it..I tried copying the ntdetect.com file to C:\ but it wouldn't let me. btw, my partition is NTFS I think. As for the second option, i have no repair disk so that's where I'm at. any ideas to fix this problem without reformatting would be great.