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I am trying to install NT4 and it locks up on the workstation setup.  The boxes that are checked are: This computer will participate on a network, and Wired to the network. I can not select anything on this screen.

I have pulled all the cards out, disabled the video card on the motherboard and added a video card in case it wasn't compatible with the onboard vid card. I booted up off the CD-ROM with win95 CD-ROM setup boot disk with Format and Dos added onto the disk. The hard drive has been formatted.  Fdisk was run where I deleted all partitions then I created a full partition. After that I reset the computer and loaded NT with the disks that were created off the CD.  The load seemed like it went okay until the workstation setup.  Then it locks up.  

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by:TimCaturaHouser
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I have (so far) found four reasons for this:

1)IDE CD was set for slave position on CD itself, but placed on Secondary Master channel ... Win 9.x does NOT care, Win NT DOES, and stops here.

2)Flakey RAM. Worked with Win 9.x not NT SETUP, but Would in Running NT box!

3)Nic. select MS loopback adaptor. It is a simple place holder fo adding the nic later....

4)Mouse. Box had com ports incorrectly wired to mb (reversed cable life was good). Was not detected.... forced mouse, lockup at this point too....

there may be other gremlins lurking on this, but so far these are the only ones I have found (except for) the floppy drive 1 time. Changed floppies, not make model, just serial #.... weird..
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by:Barbara021198
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I was the mouse port, connected it and finally got NT to install.  Thanks for the help.  
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by:Barbara021198
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I was the mouse port, connected it and finally got NT to install.  Thanks for the help.  
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by:TimCaturaHouser
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Glad to help! So the place is clean, prehaps you can withdraw the question, or shall I re-post as an answer? I guess my point is I hate open questions that are really closed..... it makes it tough for those of us looking to help out....

PS, was it a serial mouse or a PS/2 mouse?
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by:Barbara021198
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It was a ps/2 mouse that wasn't connected...  At least it was simple.

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Glad this was resolved. It 'seems' simple now. I pulled my hair out for days on this. The folks who built the computer that ate my lunch on this had put the PS/2 connector on the pins, backwards! So, it APPEARED to be connected. That is why I offered this and the master/slave setting for IDE. That has the identical look.
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Thanks for the help.
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