windows 2000 upgraded from windows ME
computer totally messed up after someone went in and deleted everything from add/remove programs, all other programs and files etc deleted also.
internet explorer still works and it will still connect to the internet but it won't install any necessesary programs such as avg antivirus or spybot
tried to reformat with win2000 cd, but it wouldn't complete the format. a message keeps popping up in a gray box: "the application must be installed to run. please set up fromt he location where you originally installed the application"
went to http://windows2000.windowsreinstall.com
should I try Windows 2000 Pro install on used Hard Drive
or Windows 2000 Pro Repair install ?
the cd is a full installation disk.
is there a way to format the hard drive to get rid of everything and then install win2000 from the cd? there is nothing to back up or save on the computer.