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I Cant reinstall W2k

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May 5, 2004 8:06:01 AM

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

When I try to reinstall W2K from the 4 disks and after
loading the last disk appears a message indicating
INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

After checking the hard drive using CHKDSK /F and scanning
viruses I try againg the installation booting from the
installation disks with the same problem.

How can I solve this problem?

More about : reinstall w2k

Anonymous
May 5, 2004 12:13:02 PM

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

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


"Cesar" wrote:
| When I try to reinstall W2K from the 4 disks and after
| loading the last disk appears a message indicating
| INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.
|
| After checking the hard drive using CHKDSK /F and scanning
| viruses I try againg the installation booting from the
| installation disks with the same problem.
|
| How can I solve this problem?
May 5, 2004 4:19:32 PM

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

The drive has this interface
Ultra DMA 100 support (ATA-5)

I don't have any floppy with drivers for this HD
I only have the product recovery CD-ROM with the OS W2K
In order to use it I have to boot with a win 98 recovery
CD that try to copy some files in the HD but it cannot
recognize this NTFS unit.

That's the reason why I have to use the 4 install disks.

>-----Original Message-----
>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
>
>
>"Cesar" wrote:
>| When I try to reinstall W2K from the 4 disks and after
>| loading the last disk appears a message indicating
>| INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.
>|
>| After checking the hard drive using CHKDSK /F and
scanning
>| viruses I try againg the installation booting from the
>| installation disks with the same problem.
>|
>| How can I solve this problem?
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
May 5, 2004 5:27:07 PM

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

You'll want to boot the Windows 2000 setup disks or CD-Rom. 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.

Then *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 ultra ATA 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.

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.

Get the driver from the pc, mother board or controller manufacturer's web
site.

--
Regards,

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


"Cesar" wrote:
| The drive has this interface
| Ultra DMA 100 support (ATA-5)
|
| I don't have any floppy with drivers for this HD
| I only have the product recovery CD-ROM with the OS W2K
| In order to use it I have to boot with a win 98 recovery
| CD that try to copy some files in the HD but it cannot
| recognize this NTFS unit.
|
| That's the reason why I have to use the 4 install disks.
!