getting error trying to install 2000 server

Posted on 2005-04-05
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14

I am trying to install windows 2000 advanced server.  I get the screen about scsi drivers. Then I get the following error setupdd.sys could not load. error code 7. Hit any key to exit.  I tried the install on 4 different type pc's includeing a Dell  and get the same thing.
Anyone got a clue as to what this is telling me?  Removed all extra cards and turned of all bios caching.
Question by:javagair
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by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 13713533
Try a different CD.

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Did you mean cd drive or cd? I tried 4 different cd drives and only have one CD.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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A different CD.  

Then get another CD.

I've had similar problems (and I think once, the same problem) and even though the CD LOOKED ok, it wouldn't work.  If you have to, make a new slipstreamed CD.

Here's some links for slipstreaming:
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ID: 13714574
I've had the same thing, once I simply made a copy with Nero and the copied one worked fine.

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ID: 13722562
coping does not help
microsoft web site says that the install doesn' t like some type of hardware, but I had win 2000 pro on the computer before trying to install server and it didn't complain.

going to try using win 2000 setup floppies to start install.
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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Then microsoft must be write.  They're never wrong.  Their software is always perfect anyway.

Believe Microsoft - or believe the experiences of others.  Your call.  Make a slipstream version.  Or make a copy of the CD.  What does a copy cost you?  25 cents and 4 minutes?  You'll wait longer to use the floppies.

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