W2K setup hangs during HW check
Posted on 2000-04-17
The title says it all, I guess. I'm installing W2K Server on a P166 (64 MB RAM). I know that's not much, but it's a dedicated machine. The box happily ran W98 and NT 4.0 in the past. Now, when I try to install W2K (clean install - no format (network install - just deleted \WINNT), the installer hangs during the part where setup searches for installed hardware. The progress bar goes to 60-70%, and a minute or so after the mouse detection (I think - the cursor disappears for a second) the system hangs. No error messages, no blue screen, nothing. I waited a few minutes and tried again (2 times). Same problem.
The box contains two NIC's (a 3Com and a D-Link), a soundcard (Aztech Galaxy I think) and the usual stuff. No exotic hardware. The obvious question is: what can I do? (And yes, I know I could stick with 4.0 :) Is there some way of telling which component causes the crash? I don't really feel like taking all the cards out unless I really have to...