Problems upgrading Win98 to Win 2000

Posted on 2007-08-08
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
I am trying to upgrade a windows 98 laptop to Windows 2000.

Specs: Pentium II 300 MHz, 128 MB RAM 4.3 gig hard drive with 3.6 gbs free.

I insert the CD and the computer asks me if I want to upgrade, I press yes and nothing else happens after that.  I have tried running setup.exe manually, running it in ms-dos and copying all files to the desktop and running it from there.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Question by:imateyelectronics
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    Expert Comment

    Sounds like you have corrupted install files. Try a different CD.
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    Assisted Solution

    Stop all your antivirus type of defance software firs.  also, you may want to copy all the contents of your installation CD on to the hard drive and try again.  Washing the CD with lukewarm water and soft soap may resolve some problems if the CD is dirty.  You may also want to try the CD on a different computer to see if you can get any further.

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    When you say you ran it in MS-DOS... was that using a command window or did you boot to DOS using a boot disk and then ran setup?
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    Assisted Solution

    1) win 2000 in going to be dog slow on 128 MB RAM.

    2) I would copy the files in the i386 dir to the hard drive and run winnt or winnt32 form WIn98 or DOS.

    You could have a flakey CDROM drive or bad media.

    I hope this helps !

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    Author Comment

    There were just to many things wrong with the CD-ROM for me to troubleshoot it so I just loaded it up with Windows XP.  The laptop won't be used for anything but remote radio programming purposes so I wasn't really worried about the speed.  Thanks to you all for helping me, the only question I have is that I am relatively new here, my first week, and don't know how I should award points or what not so I can closs this case.  Any suggestions/info?

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