Win 2k Install Fails


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Steve

I am trying to install Windows 2000 Pro on a Windows 98SE
machine. Installing form the CD copies files to the hard
drive, then goes into the setup and gives me a BSOD with
the message "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE". If I copy the CD
to the hard drive and then try to install from there I get
the same message. If I try to install using the four Boot
Floppies I get the error message "DISK I/O
ERROR:Status=00001006 NTDETECT FAILED". My motherboard is
a Tyan Tsunami AT, Intel 440BX chipset,IDE controller
Intel 82371AB/EB, 512Meg of RAM, Maxtor 60GB hard drive
with 5 partitions (1 of 8GB and 4 of 13GB). My BIOS are
the latest available and I have no RAID cards in the
machine. Win 98SE runs just fine.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Steve
 
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Steve

Tried that also with the same BSOD as below. I am trying
to install on the D: partition.

Steve
 
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Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]

In Steve <[email protected]>
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Then Kevin D4Dad added his reply at the bottom.
I am trying to install Windows 2000 Pro on a Windows 98SE
machine. Installing form the CD copies files to the hard
drive, then goes into the setup and gives me a BSOD with
the message "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE". If I copy the CD
to the hard drive and then try to install from there I get
the same message. If I try to install using the four Boot
Floppies I get the error message "DISK I/O
ERROR:Status=00001006 NTDETECT FAILED". My motherboard is
a Tyan Tsunami AT, Intel 440BX chipset,IDE controller
Intel 82371AB/EB, 512Meg of RAM, Maxtor 60GB hard drive
with 5 partitions (1 of 8GB and 4 of 13GB). My BIOS are
the latest available and I have no RAID cards in the
machine. Win 98SE runs just fine.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Steve
If I remember correctly you can't install Win2k that far back on the drive.
Put Win 98 on a 4GB partition then create another 4GB partition for Win2k.
I don't think Win2k will boot when its start cluster is past 7GB this sounds
correct for the error you are getting. I think XP will install Farther back
on the drive bu tI don't remember how far back.
Also, I may be thinking about NT4 but I'm sure win2k will only support 4
partitions.
 
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Bruce Chambers

Greetings --

Have you made sure that your PC's hardware components are capable
of supporting Win2K? This information will be found at the PC's
manufacturer's web site, and on Microsoft's Hardware Compatibility
List: (http://www.microsoft.com/hcl/default.asp)

You should, before proceeding, take a few minutes to ensure that
there are Win2K device drivers available for all of the machine's
components. There may not be, if the PC was specifically designed for
Win98/Me. Also bear in mind that PCs designed for and sold with
Win9x very often do not meet Win2K's much more stringent hardware
quality requirements. This is particularly true of many models in
Compaq's consumer-class Presario product line or HP's consumer-class
Pavilion product line. Win2K is quite sensitive to borderline
defective hardware (particularly motherboards, RAM and hard drives)
that will still support Win9x.

It could be that the Win2K installation CD doesn't include the
drivers for your PC's specific model of SCSI or IDE controller. Are
you using a manufacturer's OEM CD or a standard retail installation
CD? You may need to get them from the controller's/motherboard's
manufacturer. Very early in the boot process, just after having
booted from the Win2K CD, the screen will display the words to the
effect: "Setup is examining your system." Press <F6> when this
happens, and have the Win2K-specific drivers for your SCSI/IDE
controller available on a floppy disk.


Bruce Chambers

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Steve

Bruce,
Before trying to install Win 2k I downloaded and read the
HCL and checked that the IDE controller and other
components were listed. It appeared that all were there.

Steve
 
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Steve

Disabling GoBack and doing fdisk /mbr solved the problem.
Win 2k now up and running.
Thanks for all the advice.
Steve
 

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