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Win2k install issue

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by gilleygirl, Jul 20, 2016.

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  1. gilleygirl

    gilleygirl Thread Starter

    Apr 6, 2016
    I am installing win2k on a known working pc and cannot complete the setup. I have formatted the drive and created a partition from the OS CD. After setup completes the message appears that I need to remove any floppy disk and reboot to complete. The pc restarts and I am again back at the begining of setup showing the partitions and size available and asking to format and stating that the partition already contains a windows folder that will be deleted if I continue. I have no other options but to format or quit the setup. Restarting the pc without a CD prompts me that no operating system can be found on the drive. Very annoying!
  2. kenbok51


    May 31, 2011
    Is your hard drive SATA or IDE? I ask because that's what would happen to me when Installing the early version of WinXP to a SATA drive and forgetting to install the SATA drivers via floppy (Press F5) at the beginning of the installation. I don't think Win 2000 can even use a SATA drive, but I don't know for sure having never tried it.
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Yes, win2k can be installed on a sata drive. Most of the time, you will need to set the sata controller to legacy or ide mode OR install the mass storage driver during setup. Note win2k will only load mass storage drivers via floppy drive. Many, many years ago, I used to slipstream the sata or mass storage driver into a custom install CD.
    Next you need to post ALL of the exact system specs [on the system you are attempting to install win2k] ie exact motherboard, exact cpu, exact ram, etc, etc. If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact brand and model#
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2017
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    I'm not sure what you mean when you say that's a "known working PC".

    Is there a Windows operating system running in one partition, and are you trying to install Windows 2000 in the other partition?

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