Installing another hard drive


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ms

I have a 12 GB hard drive, written on it is W98, I assume it is in FAT
32 format.

I have a used computer with a D drive, but the C drive is missing and
was supposed to be a W2000 install.

I want to install this drive as C, format it, and install W2000 on it
in NTFS format. This is to be the master drive, and the existing D
drive is to be a slave drive.

If I partition this drive, this will be C and D, and the existing
second hard drive will be E?

Info I am reading says somewhere in the format process I can select
NTFS format, is this fairly straightforward?

What should I use to format, a W98 boot disk, a W2K emergency disk,
DOS 6.2?

Thanks

ms
 
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Dave Patrick

Might be easier to remove the extra disk till after the install.

To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or setup
disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your Windows 2000
CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom and execute
makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the
prompts.

(Note: If your drive controller is not natively supported then you'll want
to boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom. Then *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 controller in drive "A")

Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then begins to
install the Setup and driver files. When the Windows 2000 Professional
screen appears, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000 Professional.

Read the license agreement, and then press the F8 key to accept the terms of
the license agreement and continue the installation.

When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen appears, all the existing
partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard
disk. Use the ARROW keys to select the partitions Press D to delete an
existing partition, If you press D to delete an existing partition, you must
then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System
partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this
step for each of the existing partitions When all the partitions are deleted
press F3 to exit setup, (to avoid unexpected drive letter assignments with
your new install) then restart the pc then when you get to this point in
setup again select the unpartitioned space, and then press C to create a new
partition and specify the size (if required). Windows will by default use
all available space.

Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your new install before
connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx


Then

Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en
and
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-067.mspx



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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect
 
M

ms

Might be easier to remove the extra disk till after the install.

To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom or
setup disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your
Windows 2000 CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom
and execute makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and
follow the prompts.

(Note: If your drive controller is not natively supported then you'll
want to boot the Windows 2000 install CD-Rom. Then *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 controller in drive "A")

Setup inspects your computer's hardware configuration and then begins
to install the Setup and driver files. When the Windows 2000
Professional screen appears, press ENTER to set up Windows 2000
Professional.

Read the license agreement, and then press the F8 key to accept the
terms of the license agreement and continue the installation.

When the Windows 2000 Professional Setup screen appears, all the
existing partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each
physical hard disk. Use the ARROW keys to select the partitions Press
D to delete an existing partition, If you press D to delete an
existing partition, you must then press L (or press ENTER, and then
press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to
delete the partition. Repeat this step for each of the existing
partitions When all the partitions are deleted press F3 to exit setup,
(to avoid unexpected drive letter assignments with your new install)
then restart the pc then when you get to this point in setup again
select the unpartitioned space, and then press C to create a new
partition and specify the size (if required). Windows will by default
use all available space.

Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your new install before
connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0- A0C5-24
1BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx


Then

Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx? amp;displaylang=en&fami
lyid=B54730CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en and
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-067.mspx
Thanks, Dave. I already have the 4 install disks and will try that
first.

ms
 
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