Problem Installing Windows 2000 Pro

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Deployment' started by Ronald Nye, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Ronald Nye

    Ronald Nye Guest

    I have tried for weeks to reinstall W2K...I format the
    hard drive by using a Windows 98 startup disk and can boot
    to the CD-ROM drive. Windows 2000 starts to load, it
    checks the c: drive and starts to copy files, but tells me
    it can not find the following files..."advapi32.dll,
    jet500.dll, arial.ttf, browsevi.dll, c_932.nls and
    cdosys.dll" at which point the computer locks up.

    Any suggestions...thanks before hand
    Ronald Nye, Sep 4, 2003
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    Try a different CD-Rom drive. To do a clean install, either boot the CD-Rom
    or boot the Windows 2000 setup disks. The set of four install disks can be
    created from your Win2k 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.
    Dave Patrick, Sep 4, 2003
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    Lawrence Tse Guest

    It may still possible that Windows 2000 setup cannot recognize your HDD
    controller. Is that a too new standard? You can try press "F6" during
    setup initization blue screen (you will actually got this prompt at the
    bottom of screen). Then insert the HDD controller driver at that time.
    Lawrence Tse, Sep 5, 2003
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