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Anonymous
June 12, 2004 8:26:49 PM

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

I've formatted a drive to I think fat32 and when I go to
install w2k from the four startup disk I get a message on
bootup Disk I/O error, there's nothing wrong with the disk
as I've tested it on another laptop and the installation
starts up fine,ok it's an old computer but it did have w2zk
installed on before i formatted because of loads of problems.
Anyone have any idea what's causing this and how to
overcome it?


TIA

More about : disk error

Anonymous
June 14, 2004 1:11:11 PM

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

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

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"Showy" wrote:
| I've formatted a drive to I think fat32 and when I go to
| install w2k from the four startup disk I get a message on
| bootup Disk I/O error, there's nothing wrong with the disk
| as I've tested it on another laptop and the installation
| starts up fine,ok it's an old computer but it did have w2zk
| installed on before i formatted because of loads of problems.
| Anyone have any idea what's causing this and how to
| overcome it?
|
|
| TIA
!