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Anonymous
July 14, 2004 4:13:42 PM

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I just installed Win2K Pro. Before the install, I fdisked the drive,
then formatted it and did sys. The install went perfectly.

However, now when I restart the machine, without the CD in the drive,
it gets past POST but hangs at a black screen with a cursor and never
actually gets to the login screen.

With the CD in the drive, it boots up fine...even though it's not even
booting from the CD.

I've checked the BIOS settings and even updated the BIOS and still it
doesn't work.

Can anyone offer me suggestions of what to try now?

Thanks!

Colleen
Anonymous
July 15, 2004 4:17:49 PM

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

Never mind. I figured it out. It was the Master Boot Record. I ran
the command 'fixmbr' in the Recovery Console and now it works fine.

cparker@gaspowered.com (Colleen Parker) wrote in message news:<b554ad44.0407141113.43cd3929@posting.google.com>...
> I just installed Win2K Pro. Before the install, I fdisked the drive,
> then formatted it and did sys. The install went perfectly.
>
> However, now when I restart the machine, without the CD in the drive,
> it gets past POST but hangs at a black screen with a cursor and never
> actually gets to the login screen.
>
> With the CD in the drive, it boots up fine...even though it's not even
> booting from the CD.
>
> I've checked the BIOS settings and even updated the BIOS and still it
> doesn't work.
>
> Can anyone offer me suggestions of what to try now?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Colleen
!