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I upgraded to W2K from NT4.0, refomatted the HD to NTFS.(The original HD had 3 partitions, I deleted them all.)

Installation went fine until reboot -- system halts at W2K startup screen. Even during shutdown the systems seems to halt. I had to shutdown system manually.

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by:PaulADavis
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so you did want to erase everything from the nt 4.0 installation right? because if you reformatted the drive all is just about lost....

you can use the recovery console to see if you can log on to the operating system... try fixboot or fixmbr

conect the disk to another computer, then copy autoexec.nt, config.nt, and setup log from the C:\winnt\repair folder to a floppy disk.... using that disk you can start the emergency repair process by booting from the installation cd with the disk.

or to save yourself some hassle, just reinstall the operating system from scratch.....
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by:Rustywesley
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Yes, I wanted to erase everything from the NT installation, and start from scratch with the W2K installation.

I reformatted the entire HD. New installation went fine until the system reboots itself -- system halts at reboot. When I do it mannually, it halts at the W2K startup screen.

I tried disconnecting the ZIP drive, thinking it might be resource conflict, but the same results. It might be another piece of hardware?

The original setup had Partition1 MSDOS, Partition2 NT 4.0 Partiton3 Programs
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so i guess that neither safe mode nor the recovery console work for getting you logged onto the operating system? the emergency repair process can fix registry, startup and system files.

if you have p-n-p hardware you should be fine for the most part with win2k.....if you have legacy or scsi devices then remove them all together and try to install again....making sure to erase all partitions.... you can also check in the bios to set it to a p-n-p os or to reserve resources for any legacy devices....

it's nice to be able to find what the problem is and fix it without having to go through with a reinstallation but removing the suspected problems and trying again can either make it successfull or reveal that the problem lies elsewhere....since you don't have any data on the disk, you're in a good position to try the installation a fresh.

but i hope that you find a solution....all the best.



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by:Rustywesley
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I took the HD out of the system and attachd it to another and did a fresh install of W2K, everything went fine, no problems.

However, when I attached the HD back into the one I took it out of, I recieve a "missing NTLDR"

I also unattached the modem, NIC, and ZIP drive befroe reattaching the HD.

One more thing, the MB has an expansion card to which the HD, floppy, CD, and ZIP are attached- plus the PCI and ISA slots.
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how old is the system and the bios?

also, do you know if win2k has the drivers for the expansion card? you might need to provide the drivers during setup.
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copy ntldr, ntdetect, and boot.ini from another win2k system with the same partition scheme as your new installation (ie. same location of system and boot partitions) unto a floppy and boot from that
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I've made some good suggestions but got no word from rustywesley....

If rustywesley doesn't respond with an update, i think i should get the points.
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