Win2k fresh install hangs on "installing new devices"

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Hi there:

I have a brand-new hard drive on my HP zt1150 Pavillion
notebook and I'm trying to do a fresh install. I formatted
the hard drive to one partition of 38 GB with NTFS and the
installation consistently hangs when it boots into Windows
and tries to "install new devices", around 60% through the
process. The cursor freezes and the installation doesn't
continue (I waited overnight jsut to make sure).

It's a generic laptop, nothing special installed, I reset
the BIOS configuration to defaults. I tried rebooting in
safe mode, but then it crashes with some error message.

This is the original Windows disk, without any service

Any pointers on what to try would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! JB
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    I went to and clicked the 2000 link and did a search
    on "HP zt1150 Pavillion" and then check individual models of HP pavillion
    to see if it was on the compatibility list and unfortunantly I could not
    find it. To me this indicates the HP zt1150 Pavillion hardware was not
    tested with 2k and therefore may not work properly.

    Elijah Landreth [MSFT]
    Microsoft Server Setup Team

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