Windows 2000 hangs during hardware detection
Posted on 2003-11-05
I have made 2 Ghost images and both have been tested on different machines successfully.
The problem I'm having at the moment is with two different machines:
- An ASUS P3V 4X
- A Soltek SL-85MIR2
I have tried each image on both machines. Since there is a hardware difference between the machines and the machine the image was built from, I receive a Blue Screen of Death Fatal error - Hard Disk Device Inaccessible.
To get around this, I run 2000 setup from the CD and then repair the installation so Windows can redetect hardware (I have done this before and it has installed fine).
However in this instance when Windows is detecting devices such as keyboard and mouse etc. the progress bar reaches about 30% and then freezes. In one case I left it for over 12 hours and no progress.
I have researched the Net with no luck. I have stripped the machines down to the bear essentials and still no luck. I have a big hammer which is starting to look like a feasible solution.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.