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Freeze at NTDETECT 5.0 point

Posted on 1999-07-05
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Having a bit of problems getting W2k to actually start on my machine. First off, my spec:

[] Dual P2 - 400
[] Gigabyte BXDS with onboard SCSI (adaptec)
[] 256MB RAM
[] Booting off 20GB Maxtor EIDE drive

The problem first manifest itself when trying to install off CD - it would load all the files, then when it got to 'Staring Windows 2000', it would just sit there. for ever.

So, i tried making some boot disks - same thing.

FInally, I tried installing NT4 afresh on the boot drive, and then using the win32 setup program to install it. It then installs all the files to HDD and reboots - it gets to the point where NT 4.0 would usually whack up the NTDETECT 4.0 sign and boot into native mode. Unfortunately, NT5 just sits there, doesn't even display NTDETECT 5.0.

Any clues?
Question by:Ishani
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Expert Comment

ID: 1777569
Are there additional harddrives (or ZIP or so) connected ?

Author Comment

ID: 1777570
I have an internal ZIP drive, a external 3COM/USR modem (COM1) and a Palm Pilot cradle on COM2
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hstiles earned 1720 total points
ID: 1777571
I had exactly the same problem.  It's a timing issue of some sort and its caused by the multiplier setting on your processors.  Drop the multiplier right down for the installation and bring them both back up to full speed once the installation has completed.

It's a stupid error and one MS would be well advised to fix by final release.

Expert Comment

ID: 1777572
If you have IDE CD-ROM drives completely disconnect them from the system. After the NTDETECT gets done with its thing hook em back up. They will be detected at bootup and work from that point on. Just a suggestion, happened to me and this is how I resolved it. Could be anything causing it.
The timing error is very possible. If that doesnt resolve it try this. Tis beta software afterall :)

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