Like partition the drive before booting Windows 2000?
Or did you expect Windows 2000 to see that 200GB drive during install? (Hint: it can't see more than 127/137GB)
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Hey everybody. So I have been working on building my own computer. So far everything has gone well, until it came to installing the OS. So I have a Windows 2K disc, and tried using the method of 4 bootable floppies, and neither worked.
LAN Party UT 250Gb MOBO
Generic Floppy drive
Ben Q DVD RW
Maxtor 200 Gig HD
Windows 2000 SP4 Pro
AMD Athlon 3000+ 64 bit CPU
Under the bios, it only sometimes recognizes the DVD burner, and then if a floppy is in the drive, it goes through lines of text, and ultimately ends up with "IDE CD Driver Installed Successfully".
Under the bios, it does not show my Hard drive at all. It did once, but it has not since. I have tried auto detect HD, which didn't work. Also, I had to do Auto Detect HD for it to recognize my DVD burner, and I have to do it everytime. Also, I have tried several bootable CDs. I know that the HD works, because I used it in my old computer up until now, but unfortunately that computer has died, hence the new one. Also, the Hard Drive's Driver CD doesn't work. It makes me rather angry, so any help would be great. Thanks a lot.