Get into the BIOS and disable every on board feature you can. Missing drivers can cause such installation problems. With 2K, you should be presented an option to add third party drivers to the installation process. The trick with these is they need to on floppies and, sometimes, the MB driver disk will be able to make these driver disks for you but you need access to another PC to make the driver diskettes. Any clues here?
I've just recently finished building an AMD desktop. It has an AMD Athlon XP 2200 cpu, a Chaintech 7AJA2 motherboard, IDE drives and SDRAM memory.
I've tried installing Win98SE (planning to later upgrade) and also tried a clean setup of Win2K Pro. But no OS setup can finish, whether I choose FAT32 format or NTFS format. And Win2K will neither install from the CD-ROM nor the 4 floppies.
I'm guessing that the problem might be in the BIOS. And I've tried clearing the CMOS (with jumper) and reformatting the HDD, but still cannot install Windows.
How could I fix this? And if it might need a BIOS update or reinstallation, where can I find a free download and instructions for a Do-It-Yourself BIOS setup?