Is the error 8 form Windows or grub?
Another possibly error in my setup could be that there is MBR on the second drive. The original OS was ME on drive 1 and then 2000 Server was installed on drive 2. Could I need to create a boot record? But I am thinking that the hang ups are happening before I even get over to that disk. Am I worng?
A configuration that Windows uses to dual boot between an NT os and a 9x os is installing the NT loader on the 9x drive. The old 9x loader would be copied to a file and chainloaded by the NT loader. When you wiped your 9x (in your case, WinME), the NT loader be have been wiped too because it's also on there. Try this: Physically switch the drives around (so Windows won't mess up Linux), and try to use the Windows utilities to restore the Windows bootsector and mbr. In XP, you can boot with the install cd and use the 'fixmbr' and 'fixboot' commands. I think it may be similar for Win2k.
For your mounting problem: To see partitions, do a 'fdisk -l'. 'df' only lists the mounted partitions. Device names are '/dev/hdf1', '/dev/hdf2', etc. They count starting at 1, unlike Grub. NTFS can be mounted, but only as read-only:
mount /dev/hdf1 /a/folder -t ntfs
What does matter is Window's 'Dynamic Disks'. If 'fdisk -l' doesn't show any partitions of the type 'HPFS/NTFS' and instead shows one big 'SFS' type, then you may need to add the support for it to see the 'Dynamic Disks'.