Trouble installing 2000pro

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Gtmow

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I just recently tried to install 2000pro onto my system, and I'm having problems. First I partitioned my hard drive using Partition commander v6.0. I was going to install windows 2000 onto one of the partitions while keeping 98 on the other. It went through the set up procedure but won't install, saying my drive may be damaged. I could still boot into 98 fine, but I reformatted anyway. I reinstalled 98 with no problems, but still I could not load 2000. I repartitioned (FAT32) and reformatted again and tried to install 2000pro by itself, but it won't let me saying my drive may be damaged. According to my western digital utility disk, my hard drive is fine, and according to Nortan utilities, my hard drive is fine, and remember, I have no problem installing 98.
 
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I'm running a dual boot 98-2000pro. I used the 98 boot disk to format the drive and partition 2 gigs of 20 to install 98. Then from 98 I installed 2000pro. It then asks if you want dual boot or single. I find the dual boot to be good because there are some older programs that wont work in 2000. Also did you try using ckdisk or scandisk from the 98 boot disk? Hope this helps
 

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Try this, boot up with a floppy disk that has fdisk on it. From the Dos prompt, type in fdisk /mbr. This will wipe out the old master boot record for the hard disk which appears to be corrupted to Windows 2000.

I have seen this happen with some of those disk partitioning utilities that come with new hard drives.
 
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