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September 18, 2005 2:18:01 AM

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

Hi,
I upgraded from Win98 to Win 2000. Upon the initial reboot the system
hangs. Specifically it is hanging on the 2000 splash screen after posting 8
small squares in the progress bar (it looks like there could be 18 or so if
they all displayed). I tried rebooting in safe mode but that does not work
either. I tried to re-run the upgrade, but now it says no previous version
of Windows is installed. I really don't want to lose the applications
installed if that is possible.
Any help would be absolutely appreciated.
Thanks
Rich

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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 10:43:41 AM

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

Be advised that upgrades from win9x almost always fail for any number of
reasons. 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-D...
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...


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Regards,

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

"Rich" wrote:
| Hi,
| I upgraded from Win98 to Win 2000. Upon the initial reboot the system
| hangs. Specifically it is hanging on the 2000 splash screen after posting
8
| small squares in the progress bar (it looks like there could be 18 or so
if
| they all displayed). I tried rebooting in safe mode but that does not
work
| either. I tried to re-run the upgrade, but now it says no previous
version
| of Windows is installed. I really don't want to lose the applications
| installed if that is possible.
| Any help would be absolutely appreciated.
| Thanks
| Rich
September 18, 2005 11:06:01 AM

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

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for the info. Based on your input, I will install a clean drive,
install 2000 to that drive, then copy all the data from the original (FAT)
drive. At least I will not lose any data.

Thanks again for your help.

Rich

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> Be advised that upgrades from win9x almost always fail for any number of
> reasons. 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-D...
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03...
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Rich" wrote:
> | Hi,
> | I upgraded from Win98 to Win 2000. Upon the initial reboot the system
> | hangs. Specifically it is hanging on the 2000 splash screen after posting
> 8
> | small squares in the progress bar (it looks like there could be 18 or so
> if
> | they all displayed). I tried rebooting in safe mode but that does not
> work
> | either. I tried to re-run the upgrade, but now it says no previous
> version
> | of Windows is installed. I really don't want to lose the applications
> | installed if that is possible.
> | Any help would be absolutely appreciated.
> | Thanks
> | Rich
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 12:27:37 PM

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

You're welcome.

--
Regards,

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

"Rich" wrote:
| Hi Dave,
|
| Thanks for the info. Based on your input, I will install a clean drive,
| install 2000 to that drive, then copy all the data from the original (FAT)
| drive. At least I will not lose any data.
|
| Thanks again for your help.
|
| Rich
!