I am trying to put together a system for a local non profit and am runing into problems installing either win 2000 pro or xp. I am having the same problems trying to load either OS so for simplicity I will just refere to w2k.
The computer is a 500 mhz pent 3 with 384mb Ram and a 36gig HD. It originally had win 98 on it (when I dragged it out of my attic). I formatted the HD to start with a clean slate and used a 98 start disk to install w2k from a cd. When the screen says 'starting your computer' I run into a blue screen reading - error - Inaccessible Boot Device (IBD from here on in). I tried to dskchk the HD but was directed by the computer to use scandisk instead as a better option. I did a thorough scan that said there were no errors.
So I decided to try reinstalling win 98. I was able to do so with out a problem. Then I thought I would try and upgrade to w2k from w98. Everything goes fine during setup with the exception of being told th PCI mass storage controllers need update files But that 'this can wait for a later time'. Once files actually start being copied onto the hd (a minute or so in) I get the IBD error screen. I have tried several times with both OS's and the same thing happens.
Is the new OS looking for something that is missing in the older bios? Are there some sort of drivers missing. Any advice would be appreciated.