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I'm trying to install win2k on my new computer but it
always stops when the first setup screens (hardware
checking and file loading) are ready. Hang when it
says "starting windows 2000". Installation OK in older 500
MHz but not working with650 MHz. Both had some integrated
cards. BIOS options won't help either. Is it possible to
setup 2k on another computer and then move the hard drive
to my new one?
Thanks.
 
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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

You didn't mention the drive controller (possibly SCSI, or ultra DMA, or
ATA100, or raid, or serial ATA), but you may need to boot the Windows 2000
setup disks or CD-Rom and *F6* very early and very important (at setup is
inspecting your system) in the setup to prevent drive controller detection,
and select S to specify additional drivers. Then later you'll be prompted to
insert the manufacturer supplied Windows 2000 driver for your drive's
controller in drive "A"

If you wait and then S to specify additional drivers, then it may be too
late as Windows 2000 Setup at this point may have already assigned the
resources your drive's controller is wanting to use.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"APT" wrote:
| I'm trying to install win2k on my new computer but it
| always stops when the first setup screens (hardware
| checking and file loading) are ready. Hang when it
| says "starting windows 2000". Installation OK in older 500
| MHz but not working with650 MHz. Both had some integrated
| cards. BIOS options won't help either. Is it possible to
| setup 2k on another computer and then move the hard drive
| to my new one?
| Thanks.