With some duct tape, I got the disk drive with the broken pin going again. So I'm trying to install windows on it. Both 2000 and XP setup do the same thing. They load all the drivers, get up to the "starting Windows" stage, and then the screen blanks and the install is unresponsive.
I can take out some of the PCI cards, I guess... nothing's ever easy.update
It was the GeForce! I replaced the GF4 with my trusty Matrox G200 PCI, and now I'm formatting NTFS. Go figure.