win2000 install problems
Posted on 2002-06-05
Hi Folks, I have had win2k on the same box before up and running for a few months. I have had to do a reinstall and have had win98 up and running for around 2 months. I have been trying to install win2k since then onto a hard drive so I can reconfigure my system and get rid of 98. (He who has second thoughts)
I get to the point where it is checking the hardware after the first reboot, it gets about half way and comes up and tells me that there is a hardware fault, see your hardware manufacturer. Remember this is the same system that the same os was on before. I have stripped the box down to just mobo, vid, ( I have tried two diff vid's tnt2, and an S3 trio64pci). I have disconected my burner and put in a generic CDrom drive and taken everything else out of the box.
It is a Aopen 64pro mobo with 520,000mgs ram PIII 800 cpu.
So we have a mobo, vid, ram, 40g seagate drive, floppy and cdrom drive, remember that everything is working well in win98 on the same box.
I also get the same error message when I try to install it onto my son's system, New mobo pIIII 1.2g cpu 390,000m ram etc, new drive.
I am at a loss to get past this error.
My sons computer has had the same os on the drive before running for about a year.
Both drives have been fdisked and formatted and read well.
Any help would be greatly appreiciated
I have also tried two different cd's of win2k pro
The first cd is just win2k pro, the second one came with the hard drive and includes service pack 1