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Problem when clean installing Win 2000 Pro

Posted on 2003-11-04
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Hello all,

I'm trying to do a clean install of Win 2000 Pro.  Right now I have Win 2000 Adv. Server, which I used for something else and now I'm using the same hard disk to give to a normal user.

So I pop the Win 2000 Pro CD in, and I opt for clean install, then the system auto-reboots (in 15 seconds).  When rebooting, that blue screen titled "Windows 2000 Setup" comes up and starts loading certain drivers (according to the status line at the bottom).  But then, I get a black screen with ONLY a blinking cursor!!!

Has anyone ever seen this case before??  And what do I do to remedy this?  

Mind you I've tried several times, same result.  I think it's my Windows CD problem.  What do you think the problem is???

Thank you in advance.
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by:LucF
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Try deleting the windows partition on the drive first, afterwards create a new one and format it NTFS (by using the setup program)
>I think it's my Windows CD problem. <= have you tried cleaning it yet?

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by:h3chan
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Can you give me detaled steps on how to delete my existing windows partition (only one partition on my disk...the C drive), and then creating a new partition with the NTFS format, please?

Thank you very much.
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Get a winME bootdisk, if you don't have one get one from http://www.bootdisk.com
Boot with that disk (you won't need cd-rom support for this)
At the command prompt:
type "fdisk" (without the quotes) and press enter.
At the next screen answer Yes
Choose delete partitions and follow the messages on the screen.
After you've done this, close fdisk and reboot using your win2k setup disk and let it create a new partition. It will than ask how you want it to be formatted, choose NTFS.

LucF
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Glad to help.
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