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Window 2K setup stops at Setup is starting Windows 2000

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jmcmullen, Nov 9, 2003.

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  1. jmcmullen

    jmcmullen Thread Starter

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    I formated my hard drive with Fdisk and ran the 4 disk set of Windows 2K and it goes through set up till last screen and then says Setup is starting Windows 2000 and it freezes there.

    Help
     
  2. Goldstar57

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    Are you sure all hardware is compatable with Windows 2000?
     
  3. Triple6

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    So it freezes on the last disk?

    My tip: don't use the disks. The Windows 2000 CD is bootable all you have to do is enter the CMOS setup and add the CD-ROM to the boot sequence before the harddrive and the computer will start off the CD. Generally F2 or DEL gets you into the BIOS, watch the screens when your computer starts.
     
  4. jmcmullen

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    It had windows 98 on it but its a newer computer 1.4 gig processor. The hard drive is newer also 20 gig. CD should be fine
    floppy should be fine.
     
  5. jmcmullen

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    I have tried the cd and been in the bios and it boots from cd but still same thing.
     
  6. mobo

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    Try removing the nic or modem.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    When you have a “Problem” install, go back to basics. Download and run a ram tester; many install problems can be traced to poor quality / mismatched ram. Download and run the hd mgf’s utility for checking the drive. If both ram and hd checkout ok, then do an install with just one hd, cd drive, video card, and ram. Disconnect printer, nic, sound, etc. You can add these after you are up and running. BTW the four setup disks are only for computers that cannot boot from the cd. Booting from the win2k cd is the correct method for installing win2k.
     
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