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Good evening,
I have an IBM Netfinity server, one of my hard drives failed and the technician came in and replaced it, it was swappable drive and for some reason my computer will not boot up now,so anyway I went ahead and try to reinstall Windows 2000, it goes through the setup fine, until it asks that there is no partition for Windows, so I go ahead and create it, and then it asks me to enter for the installation and after that like it does not give any more choices and I can not go back to pick the unpartitioned space, then it says setup has created an error and can not continue, so I have to press F3 to exit the setup and it reboots again, I can see both hard drives from the diagnostics, why won't it let me to finish the setup, what step am I missing.
Thanks for your support and cooperation.
Sincerely
Mariae
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<<like it does not give any more choices and I can not go back to pick the unpartitioned space,>>  Sorry ... I didn't get what you ment here.

Anyway, check for two things: failing RAM or scratched CD.

Here's a memory tester: www.memtest86.com but remember it's not perfect. Switching with a known working RAM stick is the best ideea

Also check your new harddrive's integrity with one of those tools:


Hard Drive Diagnostics

*****Vendor Specific Support/Diagnostics*****

Maxtor/Quantum (Fireball) http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm
Western Digital http://support.wdc.com/download/
Samsung http://www.samsungelectronics.com/hdd/support/utilities/utilities_index.html
Seagate http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
fujitsu/Seimens http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic

If you do not know the drive manifacturer try some generic drive testers

*****FREE*****

ZDU http://www.webattack.com/get/zdu.shtml
Zdu is a diagnostic utility for disks & directories. It comes as a GUI version as well as a commandline only version (both included).

AIDA http://www.webattack.com/get/aida32.shtml
An easy to use report wizard allows you to create detailed reports in the format of your choice

*****TRIALWARE*****

DiskChecker http://www.webattack.com/get/diskchecker.shtml
Disk Checker is a disk diagnostics, repair and disk image tool for FAT and NTFS.

Drive Health http://www.webattack.com/get/drivehealth.gif.shtml
Drive Health helps you to estimate your hard disks life resource. It allows you to predict possible hard drive failure


Hope this helps

Kronos
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by:asurada2003
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Why dont u call the vendor have a check on it,
Mybe they have did a Mistake during the Hdd changing.
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by:asurada2003
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Why dont u call the vendorto check on it,
Maybe they did a Mistake during the Hdd changing.
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by:dominicait
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Hi there,

Make sure that your drives are set to primary and secondaryor master and slave.  If this is a RAID machine, of which you did not specify, you might want to make sure that the firmware is installed before running the windows setup.

Hope this helps...have a good day!  
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I claim those points for my answer.
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by:Mariae
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Finally I was able to finish this up, it had something to do with the Bios, anyway soemone from IBM came in and he had the right information, but thank you for your input and support.
Sincerely
Mariae
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