ok my first question may be a very dumb one....but how do u get into DOS mode with win 2k pro? because i need to get into the true DOS mode for backup purposes, not just he command prompt. if u know how to make a boot disk thats fine with me, just give me some instructions. i know how to make a boot disk on all other windows OS...but on 2k i cant find any way. or if there's any other ways to get into DOS that im missing someone please just help me out. second, in win2k when i open a few of the applications i have installed every time while its opening it says "preparing to install" and goes through a type of installation when it's already installed. after u cancel through all the installation parts the program works normally. anyone know what the problem could be? thanks!