Win2k Pre-installation issues --- SOLVED

Lars_Coleman

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I am pretty pissed at this point. The Win2k will install on my test bed that has a Soyo Motherboard with ETEQ chipset (POS chipset) but when I try Installing on this Machine I am on now it hangs. The point that it hangs is anywhere (all different spots/can't ctrl-alt-delete to get out of it) before I install the driver for my Maxtor IDE ATA100 Controller Card. I have the same card in the other system and it goes through fine and will even install the driver for it.

I am not to sure what to think?

PIII 500mhz 192mb PC100 RAM w/Intel 82443ZX Chipset
Voodoo3 3000 AGP/SB Live/Modem/MaxtorATA100
Maxtor Hdd 53073H4/Creative 52X CDRom/HP 8250i CDRW

If anyone has any Ideas please help. I am about sick of using Millennium for my main OS.

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Pettytheft

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Check for Bios updates. I assume your using a PCI IDE controller card, correct? If so plug your drive into the MoBo controller first and install the OS. After that, try installing your PCI controller card. Scour Soyo's websight for any driver or hotfixes they might have.
 

Lars_Coleman

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Checked for Bios Updates for the BIOSTAR mobo. The Soyo mobo is the one that works.
I have tried the drive on and off of the controller card and I have the same issue.


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Okay try booting into SafeMode with Network support. Connect to the net and try a the service pack 1 update, sometimes that works for strange issues. If that does not work shut down your machine and start unplugging all uneccesary peripherals, (sound, modem, network, card, controller card, and such). Restart, it may require a fresh installation. Once your stable start plugging in each peripheral one by one. One of them may be the culprit. There is so much more that could be wrong here but this is the most common fix at times.

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Lars_Coleman

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The problem is the cache on the motherboard. I disabled it on the motherboard and it loaded right up ... took longer then usual, but it installed!

Just an FYI ...

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