Windows 2k upgrade


M

Marcos

Hello all,

I am upgrading from Win98 to Win2k and I am able to install
it all the way to the point where it reads "Performing
Final Tasks" Only when it gets to "Upgrading programs and
system settings" it blanks out and reboots...I then get a
screen that reads restarting setup. Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

Marcos
 
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S

SaltPeter

Marcos said:
Hello all,

I am upgrading from Win98 to Win2k and I am able to install
it all the way to the point where it reads "Performing
Final Tasks" Only when it gets to "Upgrading programs and
system settings" it blanks out and reboots...I then get a
screen that reads restarting setup. Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

Marcos
What procedure did you follow to upgrade Win98? Did you check the HCL list?
Did you run "winnt32 /checkupgradeonly" and consult the results? Did you
download required drivers? Did you do a software compatibility check? Did
you verify bios compatibility and check for a bios upgrade?

These are not "options". They are an integral part of a W2K upgrade or clean
install.
 
M

Marcos

I did check for some upgrades but I think I did the
upgrade rather hastily and am now here. Is there
anything that can be done to bypass or revert back and
fix the error?

Thanks
Marcos
 
S

SaltPeter

Marcos said:
I did check for some upgrades but I think I did the
upgrade rather hastily and am now here. Is there
anything that can be done to bypass or revert back and
fix the error?
Thats a very difficult question to answer from here. Too many issues would
compound any attempt to guess how you could recover. Whats certain is this:
an upgrade doesn't fix any issues the old OS had. A clean install is always
preferrable. Even after backing up data, performing a clean install blindly
on a system that is old enough to have Win98 is not guarenteed to be
successfull. At the very least, a bios upgrade is strongly advised. The
point is that first you need to ascertain if and how your system can run
W2K.

Thinking about a recovery plan never works at the point your at. I'ld
consider booting to dos with a start disk unless you converted the file
system and backup your data. Not the applications... the data.

Then read the documentation on W2K requirements and about how to make your
system compatible. If you aren't going to take the time to do these steps
and identify the exact hardware involved, stay with Win98. As mentioned
previously, the basic requirements and checks are an integral part of any
W2K installation (this is true even for a brand new system). The
documentaion pertaining to a W2K upgrade or clean install can be found on
your W2K CD and at OEM support sites as well as at MS and technet.
 
M

Marcos

I did an encounter an error with the machine that I was
working on. It appears as though the Laptop does not have
a nic adapter on it. I am thinking that it should have a
nic in order to work well with win2k with all the network
components that installs on the OS. I am going to try and
see if I can get this thing booted with a floppy. I did
convert the filesystem to NTFS but I did do an upgrade not
a clean install. I am going to take your advice and see if
I can get some upgrades and downloads to make this
computer compatible with Win2k. Thanks for your help

Marcos
 
S

SaltPeter

Marcos said:
I did an encounter an error with the machine that I was
working on. It appears as though the Laptop does not have
a nic adapter on it. I am thinking that it should have a
nic in order to work well with win2k with all the network
components that installs on the OS. I am going to try and
see if I can get this thing booted with a floppy. I did
convert the filesystem to NTFS but I did do an upgrade not
a clean install. I am going to take your advice and see if
I can get some upgrades and downloads to make this
computer compatible with Win2k. Thanks for your help

Marcos
OK, you don't have to have a NIC installed, install the network loopback
adapter instead. At least you'll have the tcp/ip protocol binding to
something.
 
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Guest

I am trying to do a unattended install on the Win2k
machine. I know to creat a winnt.sif file on a floppy but
I do not know the precise syntax for it. do I open notepad
and then


setup /c

unattendedinstall=Yes
MSDOSInititaed=No
AutoPartition
how do I set the loopback address.
 
S

SaltPeter

I am trying to do a unattended install on the Win2k
machine. I know to creat a winnt.sif file on a floppy but
I do not know the precise syntax for it. do I open notepad
and then
The W2K CD-Rom has a deployment CAB file with a winnt.sif example and
complete documentation.

Just do a search in www.google.com for "winnt.sif" or unattended.txt to get
parameters as well as a few copies of these with NIC adapter specifed.
http://graphics.stanford.edu/infrastructure/windows/win2k/w2kinst.html

The procedure to fire a winnt.sif installation is to boot from W2K CD-Rom.
It will automatically scan floppy for winnt.sif. The trick is that you need
to remove the floppy once W2K has finished reading it.
 
M

Marcos

I am trying to do an unattended install on a machine I know
I set the disk up correctly because it worked on another
machine. When I try to do it on this machine it gives me
an error " INF file txtsetup.sif is missing or corrupted"
Isn't the file supposed to be winnt.sif. I tried renaming
the file to txtsetup.sif but I get the same error. Anyone
out there ever experienced this..Saltpeter you out there?

Marcos
 
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M

Marcos

I was able to resume out of that error after replacing the
media in the CD-Drive.


Thanks Saltpeter for leading me in the right direction.
 

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