I have an old laptop - an Armada E500.. the CDROM drive is not working anymore but the floppy is. I was able to format the hard drive, and I was able to copy the windows 2000 installer to it (by taking off the hard drive and installing it to a hard drive enclosure and connected it to my desktop). I was also able to run winnt.exe from the hard drive (after I installed it back to the laptop), it copied the set up files, when it rebooted (which I think should start the detection phase), nothing happened except for an underscore blinking on the upper-left corner of the screen. What should I do now? I really want to get this thing working. Help please!