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Anonymous
June 12, 2005 10:32:08 PM

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Hello,

i have Windows 2000 professional incl. sp2 original
installation cd (localized) and when i try to install it
on my new 300gb hdd on first partition (it is already
formated to fat32, 32gb) setup says format of partition is
not correct and it needs formating. I have now there
installed windows 98 with patch and works fine,
scandisk reports no errors. Win2k setup sees only 128gb,
but i have thought i will solve that by installing sp4
later, but i cannot even install it. I don't want
to allow windows' 2000 setup to format the partition
because i have fear it will damage my other partitions
on the same hdd.

Is there some workaround without formatting? I have thought
that win2k setup does not care about size of hdd but
partition, but it ain't truth.

Thank you for any help,
Jan.
June 13, 2005 1:27:46 AM

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

It would appear you have a win2k cd that doesn't have the big Lba fix.
If you can create a slipstreamed win2k installation cd, with the sp fix, you
can overcome this.
If you partition a large disk, with a win2k cd that doesn't have the big Lba
fix, some have reported that there is a possibility of corruption/data loss,
when you eventually install the big Lba fix.
NB This may be only a theoretical possibility.

"Mr. Green" <alone@home.net> wrote in message
news:Xns9673D0997E74Atest@195.250.128.45...
> Hello,
>
> i have Windows 2000 professional incl. sp2 original
> installation cd (localized) and when i try to install it
> on my new 300gb hdd on first partition (it is already
> formated to fat32, 32gb) setup says format of partition is
> not correct and it needs formating. I have now there
> installed windows 98 with patch and works fine,
> scandisk reports no errors. Win2k setup sees only 128gb,
> but i have thought i will solve that by installing sp4
> later, but i cannot even install it. I don't want
> to allow windows' 2000 setup to format the partition
> because i have fear it will damage my other partitions
> on the same hdd.
>
> Is there some workaround without formatting? I have thought
> that win2k setup does not care about size of hdd but
> partition, but it ain't truth.
>
> Thank you for any help,
> Jan.
Anonymous
June 15, 2005 11:31:29 AM

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

Thank you for answer. SP2 does not have really support for
big lba - i have thought it is not needed during install
when i will install to partition on first 128GB :( 

I'll try to copy install cd to existing partition and copy
also SP4 there, i have seen how-to in some KB. I'm glad
i have not tried to format it, thanks for help.

Jan

On 12 VI 2005, you wrote in microsoft.public.win2000.setup:

> It would appear you have a win2k cd that doesn't have the big Lba fix.
> If you can create a slipstreamed win2k installation cd, with the sp
> fix, you can overcome this.
> If you partition a large disk, with a win2k cd that doesn't have the
> big Lba fix, some have reported that there is a possibility of
> corruption/data loss, when you eventually install the big Lba fix.
> NB This may be only a theoretical possibility.
>
> "Mr. Green" <alone@home.net> wrote in message
> news:Xns9673D0997E74Atest@195.250.128.45...
>> Hello,
>>
>> i have Windows 2000 professional incl. sp2 original
>> installation cd (localized) and when i try to install it
>> on my new 300gb hdd on first partition (it is already
>> formated to fat32, 32gb) setup says format of partition is
>> not correct and it needs formating. I have now there
>> installed windows 98 with patch and works fine,
>> scandisk reports no errors. Win2k setup sees only 128gb,
>> but i have thought i will solve that by installing sp4
>> later, but i cannot even install it. I don't want
>> to allow windows' 2000 setup to format the partition
>> because i have fear it will damage my other partitions
>> on the same hdd.
>>
>> Is there some workaround without formatting? I have thought
>> that win2k setup does not care about size of hdd but
>> partition, but it ain't truth.
>>
>> Thank you for any help,
>> Jan.
>
>
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