No place for swap file

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Setup' started by Guest, Jan 26, 2004.

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    Guest Guest

    I am starting with an HP Pavilion 6190 (P2 266 MHz processor 96MB RAM) with all partitions erased and 2 partitions of equal size (approx. 3 GB) created w/Win98 boot disk. Attempt install of Win2KPro booting from Win98 boot disk with CD-ROM support. From D:\I386, I run WINNT. Setup begins and then abruptly teminates with the message: Windows cannot find a place for a swap file - setup cannot continue. Press Enter to cancel. What did I do wrong, or what did I forget to do
    Thank you in advance.
     
    Guest, Jan 26, 2004
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    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.

    When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
    found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
    restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
    letter assignments with your new install.

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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]
    Microsoft Certified Professional [Windows 2000]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect.


    :
    | I am starting with an HP Pavilion 6190 (P2 266 MHz processor 96MB RAM)
    with all partitions erased and 2 partitions of equal size (approx. 3 GB)
    created w/Win98 boot disk. Attempt install of Win2KPro booting from Win98
    boot disk with CD-ROM support. From D:\I386, I run WINNT. Setup begins and
    then abruptly teminates with the message: Windows cannot find a place for a
    swap file - setup cannot continue. Press Enter to cancel. What did I do
    wrong, or what did I forget to do?
    | Thank you in advance.
     
    Dave Patrick, Jan 26, 2004
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    Sounds like you weren't really booting the CD-Rom. Some require a key stroke
    at POST to boot the CD-Rom even though the boot order has been set. Failing
    that try creating the setup floppy disks.

    --
    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]
    Microsoft Certified Professional [Windows 2000]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect.


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    | Thanks for the lightning-quick reply. I neglected to include the fact that
    I had already zapped the partitions and tried to boot from the CD (verifying
    that the CMOS was set to boot from the CD). What I got was a blank screen,
    save for the cursor blinking in the upper left corner. The keyboard would
    not respond, so I was dead in the water at that point. Then I tried the
    Win98 procedure I described earlier. I will dig up or create some boot
    floppies, I suppose, but is there something else I might have missed?
    | Many thanks.
     
    Dave Patrick, Jan 26, 2004
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    Wizard Guest

    L.S.,

    My Windows 2000 CD doesn't boot, wathever stunt I pull.
    But I never heard of the need to keep a key stroke down
    while booting. I have an AK77-8XN motherboard bios
    PGv. 6.00 . Point is; I'm (sort-off) a tester, which means
    I re-install many times and i'm -quite frankly- getting
    sick of going through four floppy's when it can as easily
    be loaded from CD.
    Besides this, I've heared it is now possible to make a
    bootable windows 2000 CD using the fourth service pack.

    InquiringMindWantToKnow, Wizard
     
    Wizard, Jan 27, 2004
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