W2K install Problem
Posted on 2001-08-13
Tryed entering this question before and it didn't seem to appear so if it shows up twice my apologies in advance.
Trying to do an OEM W2K install on a seagate 6400GB hd on a 1.4/a7m266 based Athlon. The hd was originally on a pentium II and had Win98 on the 1st of three 2GB partitions (C:) and used an ontrack disc manager driver. Set the Athlons BIOS to boot off my CD drive (HD on the pri IDE conn. on the motherboard via 80 pin udma cable, CD on sec. IDE conn.) and started the W2K install.
W2K setup recognized the 3 partitions and I installed to the 1st "c:" partition. Upon W2K rebooting I set the BIOS to boot off the HD. When the machine rebooted I got an error message saying there was a disc error and that was that.
Thought the ontrack software might be causeing problems so I removed that and tryed another install. Deleted the 3 partitions and created one 6GB (the whole disc) new partition as the "C:" drive. Again I set the BIOS to boot off the HD and got the same error message.
Tryed a third install to a 2GB partition and got "ntldr is missing" error message.
Possible reasons for my problem:
The Seagate HD is an ATA-3 compatible with PIO/UDMA 2,
but I wonder if it can really use the 80-pin IDE cable, which its connected to now.
When W2K setup asks to install RAID software via F6, I've ignored this as my setup doesn't use anything like that. But perhaps theres some kind of ATA-100 driver I should be loading at that point?
I'd appreciate any ideas or comments.