Upgrading Windows 98 to Windows 2000

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i am trying to upgrade a win98 box to win2k. it gets all
the way to the final tasks window. when it gets
to 'upgrading programs and system settings' it goes for a
few minutes and then the computer restarts. when it comes
back up it goes to the same place and will continue in
this loop until i turn the system off manually. anyone
have any ideas?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    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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    "DWheeler" <davidw@thegateway.net> wrote in message
    news:9f0701c43451$f033d2e0$a101280a@phx.gbl...
    >i am trying to upgrade a win98 box to win2k. it gets all
    > the way to the final tasks window. when it gets
    > to 'upgrading programs and system settings' it goes for a
    > few minutes and then the computer restarts. when it comes
    > back up it goes to the same place and will continue in
    > this loop until i turn the system off manually. anyone
    > have any ideas?
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