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How do I get out of setup mode in Win2k?

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April 29, 2004 12:50:18 AM

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My laptop gets stuck "registering components" during install. I have
restarted many times and let the computer sit for about 30 hours (it
actually made some progress after about 12 hours then, no more). The
drive is Fat32, so I can boot from a Win98 boot CD and get to the hard
drive.

What is it that Win2k sees at boot time that says "run setup, i did
not finish last time?" Do I need to rename/delete some file or folder
so it will attempt to boot normally?

TIA,
Rick

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April 29, 2004 9:44:49 AM

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Yes the hardware is compatible. I do not want to finish this install,
I want to get some files off the drive and do a clean install. Do you
know what file/folder/registry settings tells Win2k to enter setup?

Rick
April 29, 2004 6:01:53 PM

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is the laptop hardware ecompatible ? it may be stalling
looking for a driver.

Is it a clean install ? or an upgrade ?

Are you running the install from the win2K CD

Do you need to load 3rd party hardware drivers ?

Geoff

"Rick" <rwbaker1@swbell.net> wrote in message
news:ece1bc99.0404281950.69b0591@posting.google.com...
> My laptop gets stuck "registering components" during
install. I have
> restarted many times and let the computer sit for about 30
hours (it
> actually made some progress after about 12 hours then, no
more). The
> drive is Fat32, so I can boot from a Win98 boot CD and get
to the hard
> drive.
>
> What is it that Win2k sees at boot time that says "run
setup, i did
> not finish last time?" Do I need to rename/delete some
file or folder
> so it will attempt to boot normally?
>
> TIA,
> Rick
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April 30, 2004 3:08:50 AM

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boot to dos and copy the files that way ?

I can only suggest that if it is "stuck" midway during an
install you cannot "cancel" the install and get the files
via windows (version?) and deleting the "go to setup" file
would not help

I guess that you could delete the c:/winnt folder to get rid
of the install totally, this would leave your data files
alone, and allow you to try the install again to get at your
data (if the boot to DOS is not an option)

Do you have access to a 2.5 to 3.5 HD converter and another
computer - set laptop drive up as slave and copy files off

sounds like good luck from here

Geoff

"Rick" <rwbaker1@swbell.net> wrote in message
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> Yes the hardware is compatible. I do not want to finish
this install,
> I want to get some files off the drive and do a clean
install. Do you
> know what file/folder/registry settings tells Win2k to
enter setup?
>
> Rick
Anonymous
April 30, 2004 10:26:34 AM

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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 Windows Catalog:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx)

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. Also bear in mind that PCs designed for and sold with Win9x/Me
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, like WinNT before it, is quite sensitive to
borderline defective hardware (particularly motherboards, RAM and hard
drives) that will still support Win9x.


Bruce Chambers

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"Rick" <rwbaker1@swbell.net> wrote in message
news:ece1bc99.0404281950.69b0591@posting.google.com...
> My laptop gets stuck "registering components" during install. I
> have
> restarted many times and let the computer sit for about 30 hours (it
> actually made some progress after about 12 hours then, no more).
> The
> drive is Fat32, so I can boot from a Win98 boot CD and get to the
> hard
> drive.
>
> What is it that Win2k sees at boot time that says "run setup, i did
> not finish last time?" Do I need to rename/delete some file or
> folder
> so it will attempt to boot normally?
>
> TIA,
> Rick
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