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I am almost sure this is a hardware compatability issue but someone let me know what they think. I bought a barebone kit( ecs motherboard, duron 1.3). When i first tried to load windows 2k it finished but had missing files(IE and others). Since i cannot get the setup to finish. Always get message #### file missing cannot complete setup.(ex. inf file txtsetup.sif corrupt or missing) sometimes i get an I/O error 0010101. Anyway, I have tried diff. os's and boot disk etc. but linux loads and runs fine. My main question is how can i check the hardware compatibility with windows? Any other suggestions are welcome as i have been trying to get this machine working for over a month. Thanks for any help

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not clear from your message, is this the only win2k disk you're using? if so, perhaps it is damaged and some files are corrupted.

did you try a reformat and clean reinstall?

my next guess would be a faulty CD drive, but if linux is loading, that seems unlikely. --fj

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