Be sure to turn off the BIOS VIRUS PROTECTION as well.
I tried to rid myself of the Windows NT 4.0 Server/Backoffice 4.5 but cannot. Much of the software I need will not work on NT, so I am trying to install Windows ME or 98SE but am unable.
I have made a bootable disk and tried FDISK. I get the message that there is no room to create a partition. I tried deleting the partitions with no luck (couldn't find partitions). I tried Partition Magic 8.0 but it reported it couldn't run on Windows NT/2000/.NET Server.
How can I format and install a new OS? (If helpful, I do have a 2nd drive internal. I tried installing an OS on that, but couldn't within Windows.)
I cheered when I read your reply, as this overcame a big hurtle. I am stuck again, however.
After deleting the partition, I FDISK, creating a primary partition. I then formatted the drive. When I put my boot disk (from the same webpage you suggested), I get the option of startup with CD-ROM, etc. I chose the CD-ROM support, and it goes through a sequence but then hangs up after two instances of "PCI bus scan complete". (I have to internal drives).
With just what you've told in the post, I can't tell what hardware you have. You could have some SCSI controller and need drivers or such?
If you are installing Windows 2000, no partition or format is needed. I delete all those partitions, boot the 2000 CD and install.
A common mis-step in installing 2000/XP is old knowledge about installing DOS/Windows95/98/ME.
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