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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 3:06:25 PM

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During setup at the point where it is, "Performing Final Tasks" and
Registers Components, I get the following error message:

"Could not open boot file". Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks in advance,

Kenneth

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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 3:06:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

How are you installing? 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.

Be sure to apply these to your new install before connecting to any network.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D...
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...

You didn't mention the drive controller (possibly SCSI, or ultra DMA, or
ATA100, or raid, or serial ATA), but you may need to boot the Windows 2000
setup disks or CD-Rom and *F6* very early and very important (at setup is
inspecting your system) in the setup to prevent drive controller detection,
and select S to specify additional drivers. Then later you'll be prompted to
insert the manufacturer supplied Windows 2000 driver for your drive's
controller in drive "A"

If you wait and then S to specify additional drivers, then it may be too
late as Windows 2000 Setup at this point may have already assigned the
resources your drive's controller is wanting to use.

--
Regards,

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

"Kenneth Bryant" wrote:
| During setup at the point where it is, "Performing Final Tasks" and
| Registers Components, I get the following error message:
|
| "Could not open boot file". Does anyone know how to fix this?
|
| Thanks in advance,
|
| Kenneth
|
|
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 3:53:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

I apologize for leaving out the relevant information. I am installing
Windows 2000 Advanced Server (Microsoft Select Customer version with SP4
included) on a Compaq Proliant CL380 cluster server. I am using Compaq
Smartstart version 5.50 for the install of all of the SCSI drivers and
software for the server. Once the Smartstart program finishes installing
the drivers, it asks for the Windows 2000 Advanced Server CD and starts
installing Windows 2000. That is all I can think of. Does this change the
approach to solving my issue?


"Dave Patrick" <mail@Nospam.DSPatrick.com> wrote in message
news:eyLoUKTOFHA.3560@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> How are you installing? 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.
>
> Be sure to apply these to your new install before connecting to any
network.
>
>
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D...
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...
>
> You didn't mention the drive controller (possibly SCSI, or ultra DMA, or
> ATA100, or raid, or serial ATA), but you may need to boot the Windows 2000
> setup disks or CD-Rom and *F6* very early and very important (at setup is
> inspecting your system) in the setup to prevent drive controller
detection,
> and select S to specify additional drivers. Then later you'll be prompted
to
> insert the manufacturer supplied Windows 2000 driver for your drive's
> controller in drive "A"
>
> If you wait and then S to specify additional drivers, then it may be too
> late as Windows 2000 Setup at this point may have already assigned the
> resources your drive's controller is wanting to use.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Kenneth Bryant" wrote:
> | During setup at the point where it is, "Performing Final Tasks" and
> | Registers Components, I get the following error message:
> |
> | "Could not open boot file". Does anyone know how to fix this?
> |
> | Thanks in advance,
> |
> | Kenneth
> |
> |
>
>
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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 8:44:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

Hi Kenneth,

Sounds like you are running in to the problem mentioned below?

259302 Windows 2000 DNS Event Messages 1 Through 1614
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=259302

1200 (Error) DNS_EVENT_BOOT_FILE_NOT_FOUND


The DNS server could not find or open boot file %1.
This file should be called 'Boot' and be located in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Dns folder.



--
Hope this helps,
Mike Rosado
Windows 2000 MCSE + MCDBA
Microsoft Enterprise Platform Support
Windows NT/2000/2003 Cluster Technologies

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-----Original Message-----
> From: "Kenneth Bryant" <kenneth_bryant@checksinthemail.com>
> Subject: Error Message During Setup
> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 11:06:25 -0500
>
> During setup at the point where it is, "Performing Final Tasks" and
> Registers Components, I get the following error message:
>
> "Could not open boot file". Does anyone know how to fix this?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Kenneth
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 8:44:45 PM

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Why would this happen during setup when I am using a Windows 2000 Advanced
Server CD?
"Mike Rosado [MSFT]" <mikeros@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:KwUxgWTOFHA.2392@TK2MSFTNGXA03.phx.gbl...
> Hi Kenneth,
>
> Sounds like you are running in to the problem mentioned below?
>
> 259302 Windows 2000 DNS Event Messages 1 Through 1614
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=259302
>
> 1200 (Error) DNS_EVENT_BOOT_FILE_NOT_FOUND
>
>
> The DNS server could not find or open boot file %1.
> This file should be called 'Boot' and be located in the
%SystemRoot%\System32\Dns folder.
>
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps,
> Mike Rosado
> Windows 2000 MCSE + MCDBA
> Microsoft Enterprise Platform Support
> Windows NT/2000/2003 Cluster Technologies
>
> ====================================================
> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
> ====================================================
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
> <http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm&gt;
>
> -----Original Message-----
> > From: "Kenneth Bryant" <kenneth_bryant@checksinthemail.com>
> > Subject: Error Message During Setup
> > Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 11:06:25 -0500
> >
> > During setup at the point where it is, "Performing Final Tasks" and
> > Registers Components, I get the following error message:
> >
> > "Could not open boot file". Does anyone know how to fix this?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Kenneth
> >
> >
> >
>
>
!