w2k upgrade from nt
Posted on 2000-03-21
I AM RUNNING NT4 (SP4) 256MB RAM AMD350MHZ PROCESSOR.
I HAVE 3 HARD DRIVES.
FIRST HARD DRIVE (PRIMARY MASTER)IS PARTITIONED INTO 3. (2047 2000 2149) ALL FAT.
SECOND HARD DRIVE(PRIMARY SLAVE) IS PARTITIONED INTO 3. (2047 5969 1639) THE FIRST PARTITION ON THIS HARD DRIVE(2047) IS FAT, THE OTHER TWO ARE NTFS.
THIRD HARD DRIVE(SECONDARY MASTER) IS PARTITIONED INTO 2. (14002 13194) BOTH NTFS
I HAVE A CD ROM (SECONDARY SLAVE)
I HAVE A SCSCI CARD INSTALLED WHICH CONTROLS A RICOH CD-R/RW
I AM TRYING TO UPGRADE TO WIN2000 (HAVE BOUGHT THE NT UPGRADE)
WINDOWS STARTS THE UPGRADE TO WHERE IT SAYS ITS REBOOTING THE SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM REBOOTS AND SAYS ITS 'CHECKING HARDWARE CONFIGURATION' AND AFTER A WHILE I GET THIS ERROR MESSAGE:-
THEN GOES ON TO TELL ME TO:
CHECK FOR VIRUS(DONE THAT.NO VIRUS)
DISCONNECT ANY NEW HARDWARE DEVICES (DISCONNECTED PRIMARY SLAVE AND SECONDARY MASTER. MADE NO DIFFERENCE)
I have had a look at the microsoft help page mentioned. I cannot see a UltraDMA ATA/66 in my bios
As to the 'Highpoint UltraDMA ATA/66' I have never seen this mentioned at any point while installing any of the three H.D's in the past.
If the 'highpoint ultra' is a card then i certainly don't have it.
looked in the bios and found UDMA's listed for primary master/primary slave, secondary master/secondary slave. i'm given the choice of auto or disabled. they were set to auto so i changed them to disabled. this mad no difference.
I have now tried it with the scsci card removed and still no joy.