My friend bought a Dell laptop for his 13 year old daughter (dont know model) that had 98se on it. After about 4 months it came up on boot and said "operating system not found". So he had his 2000 disc that he tried to install over 98se and had issues. He brought the laptop to me and somehow I managed to get 98se working again. But now upon boot up you have about 3 seconds to choose from Win2000 or 98se. If you dont do anything it will try to boot into Win2000 and fail, just lock up. Works okay if you choose 98se though. Although i think the hardrive is going out, the reason it couldnt find the OS in the first place. I guess my question is, how to remove the 2000 files etc so it will boot automatically into 98se and not give you the OS option to choose??