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Anonymous
August 26, 2004 1:47:34 AM

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

Hi,

I have a new computer with a Hard drive of 160 GB and I
just installed windows NT and the upgrade to 2000 and it
gives a capacity limitation of 4 GB.

Anybody can help?

Guy
Anonymous
August 26, 2004 3:49:05 AM

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

Skip the Windows NT install. To do a clean install, either boot the Windows
2000 CD-Rom or setup disks. The set of four install disks can be created
from your Win2k 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.

During Windows 2000 setup, at some point, will want to confirm the previous
operating system for the upgrade; at that point you'll simply insert the
qualified product install CD for it to verify. Then the install will
proceed.

48-Bit LBA Support for ATAPI Disk Drives in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=305098


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.

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Regards,

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

"Guy Vives" wrote:
| Hi,
|
| I have a new computer with a Hard drive of 160 GB and I
| just installed windows NT and the upgrade to 2000 and it
| gives a capacity limitation of 4 GB.
|
| Anybody can help?
|
| Guy
!