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WHen I upgrage my w95 to wNT4 I did the followings:
1. partition my 6GB hard disk to 2 parts, 2GB and 4GB
2. format the first 2 GB with F16 (I tried NTFS too)
3. install NT from 3 floppy disks and CD
4. when it restart, I got full screen of dumming memory errors from ntoskml.exe

I don't know what to do.

I thought there may be some bad space in the C: driver, so I partition it into 3 parts,
first 140MB, second 2GB, and the rest. And I then installed the NT start over aging. This time, system could not even start at all. It seemed to me it couldn't find the C driver or any place to mount the kernal.

Could you help me out?
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Commented:
ZN,
If upgrading to windows 2000 or XP is not an option,
I would first try partitioning the drive to 1.9 GB primary,
Format it.
Do not create any other partition. Do it from NT
Reinstall the OS
If there is still a problem, respond here with the exact error message.
Good Luck!

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Commented:
Thanks JWC, I'll try it. But I don't have a NT boot disk. Can I use W95 boot disk to run
fdisk command to create and format C driver with 1.9GB primary?

Commented:
yes you can,
also, if you have a bootable cdrom, you can do this all from the setup.
Hope this helps!

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Commented:
Thanks JWC, I'll try it. But I don't have a NT boot disk. Can I use W95 boot disk to run
fdisk command to create and format C driver with 1.9GB primary?

Commented:
lol...see above also,
do not enable large disk support

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Commented:
Thanks JWC, I'll try it. But I don't have a NT boot disk. Can I use W95 boot disk to run
fdisk command to create and format C driver with 1.9GB primary?

Commented:
yes you can
fdisk c: can create the partiotion
format c: will format the patriotion
make sure that both executables are on the disk
also, do not enable large disk support,

or, if you system is cable of booting from cdrom,
you can do this from the nt setup cd, as it is bootable.

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Commented:
Thanks JWC, I still got the same error when i change the partition to 1.9GB. But i fond the problem. The problem is internal zip driver. It I unconnect the zip driver, it works. Then the question is how do i install this internal zip driver? do you have any idea?
Commented:
Z,

Is the zip driver and NT driver?
I know there are specific set up files for Zip drives.
Only the NT one will work with NT.

Personally I don?t use Zips. as they are prone to braking and data loss from surface area corruption.
Have you considered a NAS device?

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Commented:
Thanks for your help!
Boot to the recovery console.
Type, copy D:\i386\NTdetect.com C:\

Restart the computer and everything should work.

Commented:
Vaper,
I know you're only trying to help but,
this question closed 2 months ago, as you can see by the 'Accepted Answer' headline. PLease see 'Questions Awaiting Answers' headline.

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