How to load NT4

Junkcollector

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I just got my hands on the Win NT4 cd and only the cd, but I'm having a hard time installing a fresh copy to a new hard drive. I usually work with win98 so this is quite new to me. A little help would be much appreciated. One more thing, I have a dual celeron system that I want to run Win NT4
 

BrainStorm

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First, your Winnt main Partition has to be in FAT 16 (less than 2024 Mb) and active. Ok, get a Dos Boot disk that enables your CD-Rom (if it's a win95 boot disk type "lock c:" before attempting an install). Execute "[cd drive letter]:\i386\winnt /b" (/b tells to the installer that your not going to use the 3 winnt installation disks, to me it's completely useless because a single boot disk can do the job. Add /s[path to i386 directory] if it's not an original CD).

Hope that helps!
 
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If you have a SCSI hard drive (like on an ASUS P2B-DS) you may get a "Incacessible Boot Device" upon first Kernel Load. If this happens you will need to make a floppy with NT4 drivers for your SCSI card.

If you are using a true MS CD, you should be able to boot from the CD. Make sure it's enabled in the BIOS. If you have a SCSI card, press F6 when it says "Examining Computers Configuration..." and load the drivers (if you find that you need them).
 

manish

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why do we need to do a "lock c:" in case of Win95 boot disk? Is there any difference between booting from DOS disk or Win95 disk and then installing over it?