[SOLVED] Weird Win 2000 Installation

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kcs

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I tried installing Windows 2000SP2 on an ABIT KA7-100 with a AMD Athlon 800, 1G Ram and every time it gets to detecting hardware it stops . I have an ATI All-in Wonder 128 16meg PCI Card, a D-Link DFE538TX PCI Network Card and a Soundblaster Live PCI Soundcard. When I remove any one of them the computer will continue the install and be fine, but if I put any one back in, it will stall again just before the windows load screen. I have tried installing it as a standard PC non(ACPI) and i still could not get it to work. If I put in another PCI card and remove either the soundblaster or the videocard it would work, which means that all the PCI slots on the mobo works. I already tried switching the locations of the cards in the PCI slots.
 

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Hi kcs, welcome to TSG.

It sounds as if one of them are trying to use the same IRQ. Can you get into windows by pulling one of them out to see if you have an available IRQ? I'm not too sure whether that is as important in Windows 2000 or not........
 
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If you disable ACPI in the computer's BIOS before installing Win2k you can assign IRQ's. Win2k can share IRQ's quite nicely and shouldn't be causing the errors.
 

kcs

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Thanks for you help guys but I already disabled acpi in the bios and installed win2k as a standard pc, but this caused more problems than I had before. I was still not able to change IRQ's readily for some reason. I appreciate all help that has been given so far. I did quite a bit of research and tried the advice but to no avail.:(
 

kcs

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I replaced the network card with an older version of the same type of card from an old computer and the problem was fixed. D-Link 538tx - D-Link 530..
 
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