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problem installing windows 2000 professional

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Anonymous
December 9, 2004 6:15:04 PM

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

Hello,
I am currently running windows me and I have been trying to install
windows 2000 professional (with service pack 2). However when I run the setup
it goes through the process seemingly successfully including converting the
disk to NFTS, but when it tries to re-boot the computer just hangs saying
press any key to boot from cd-rom.

Any ideas what is going on, could my bios be out of date.
Regards
Robert
Anonymous
December 10, 2004 12:18:39 AM

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

For starters, you must do a clean install of W2k; ME canNOT be upgraded
to W2k.

When you boot (from the W2k CD directly, or using the 4 W2k setup
diskettes), the install process will take you through partition
formatting etc for the clean install.

Robert Smith wrote:

> Hello,
> I am currently running windows me and I have been trying to install
> windows 2000 professional (with service pack 2). However when I run the setup
> it goes through the process seemingly successfully including converting the
> disk to NFTS, but when it tries to re-boot the computer just hangs saying
> press any key to boot from cd-rom.
>
> Any ideas what is going on, could my bios be out of date.
> Regards
> Robert
December 10, 2004 1:38:08 PM

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

remove CD from CD drive.
change boot sequence in setup so that HD is first boot
device (or CD is not)


"Robert Smith" <RobertSmith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
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news:05A8F0FC-74FA-4D92-B94E-561151C2A588@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
> I am currently running windows me and I have been
trying to install
> windows 2000 professional (with service pack 2). However
when I run the setup
> it goes through the process seemingly successfully
including converting the
> disk to NFTS, but when it tries to re-boot the computer
just hangs saying
> press any key to boot from cd-rom.
>
> Any ideas what is going on, could my bios be out of date.
> Regards
> Robert
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