w2k reinstall problem

Dave

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I had (what I think) was a virus. Tried to reinstall w2k
and now system won't boot from harddrive. I have
reformated the drive a number of times. Currently get
this error on boot.
Windows XP could not start because of a computer disk
hardware configuration problem. Could not read from
selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows XP (TM) documentation about
hardware disk configuration and your hardware disk
configuration and your hardware reference manuals for
additional information. Boot Failed.

Documentations says I might be missing ntbootdd.sys (its
there).
Appreciate anyones help.
Thanks
 
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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (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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"dave" wrote:
|I had (what I think) was a virus. Tried to reinstall w2k
| and now system won't boot from harddrive. I have
| reformated the drive a number of times. Currently get
| this error on boot.
| Windows XP could not start because of a computer disk
| hardware configuration problem. Could not read from
| selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
| Please check the Windows XP (TM) documentation about
| hardware disk configuration and your hardware disk
| configuration and your hardware reference manuals for
| additional information. Boot Failed.
|
| Documentations says I might be missing ntbootdd.sys (its
| there).
| Appreciate anyones help.
| Thanks
|
 

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