Win 2000 Setup problem - help!

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Trying to install win 2000 Pro over the top of win 98. Converting to NTFS
too. All fine until "Performing final tasks" - installs start menu ok,
registers components ok, but then hangs for 20 seconds at "updates program
and system settings", then returns to previous "initallizing" screen.
Reboots itself, then back to "performing final tasks". It then stays in
this loop continously. Tried taking out CD's, trying to shell to command
prompt all to no avail. all it wants to do is "re initiallizing setup",
then gets stuck in its loop again!
HHEELLPP!!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    Save yourself some time and trouble, given that you'll more than likely end
    up with an unstable OS with all the remnants/ corruption left behind from
    the upgrade. Best to blow it all away and go for the clean 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.

    Check the pc, mb or hardware manufacturer's web site for the latest bios and
    or Windows 2000 drivers for your devices.

    Be sure to apply these to your new install before connecting to any network.

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx


    --
    Regards,

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

    "darrenstewartpalmer" wrote:
    | Trying to install win 2000 Pro over the top of win 98. Converting to NTFS
    | too. All fine until "Performing final tasks" - installs start menu ok,
    | registers components ok, but then hangs for 20 seconds at "updates program
    | and system settings", then returns to previous "initallizing" screen.
    | Reboots itself, then back to "performing final tasks". It then stays in
    | this loop continously. Tried taking out CD's, trying to shell to command
    | prompt all to no avail. all it wants to do is "re initiallizing setup",
    | then gets stuck in its loop again!
    | HHEELLPP!!
    |
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