need help installing windows 2k


G

Guest

hello
i just bought a new hd and i couldnt get the cd to work to
install it, so i made the old hd the master and the new
one the slave. then i copied the windows files from the cd
to the new hd, and then i double clicked setup in the new
hd. it went through all the prompts and then restarted.
when it went to setup though, it wants to install to the
c:\ drive(the old drive) instead of f:\(then new drive).
is there any way i can switch it to install to the f:\
drive?

thanks alot
 
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D

Dan Seur

A little more info would help. By "couldn't get the CD to work"
do you mean you couldn't get the machine to boot from the CD?

If so, you can, with the old HDD as master, create the 4 W2k
setup boot diskettes. Navigate to the W2k CD's \Bootdisk
directory and run makeboot.exe or makebt32.exe (the latter
if you've booted a 32-bit OS; both yield identical results).
Then attach the new HDD as primary master. Then boot with the
#1 of the 4 setup diskettes and follow instructions.

There are other solutions depending on what exactly you have
there, and exactly what you've done so far.

Other posters may respond with simpler suggestions; it's early.
 
G

Guest

yes i couldnt get it to boot. i did try to make the four
boot disks, but when i put them in that didnt work either.
the computer wouldnt recognize them to boot from. it kept
saying boot failure
 
D

Dan Seur

Are you familiar with BIOS? Did you set the BIOS so
the CD would be the first boot-device option? Or, so
the floppy drive would be the first boot option?
 
G

Guest

yes i set the boot order for the cd and floppy and still
nothing happened
 
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Dan Seur

If I understand you, your machine will not boot
from a CD or from a floppy under any circumstances.
It will only boot from your old HDD, as primary
master. Is this correct?

If so, you likely have:
(1) bad BIOS settings,
(2) mis-cabled or mis-jumpered devices,
(3) bad or loose cables,
(4) defective drives, or
(a motherboard problem.

You might better take your machine to a repair
shop if you cannot isolate and correct one of
the above situations. With the level of detail
you are providing I can't pursue this further.
 
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