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windows 2k disaster

by blazen / August 16, 2004 4:06 PM PDT

I have a 80gb harddrive I gave it 3 partitions of 40gb, 20gb and 20gb i loaded win2k on 40gb win 98 on 20gb then i proceeded to load windows NT V4.0 on the other just for fun. In the middle of loading windows NT we had a power out. After that i wasnt able to finish loading windows nt because of a NT DETECT error. Then i decided to clear the harddrive and load win2k i deleted the partition. Now I am not able to create a partition or format the drive I only get this error
NT DETECT V4.0 CHECKING HARDWARE...............
NT DETECT FAILED
then it freezes is there anyway 2 fix this or just load win2k
i tried win98 boot disk it load fine but then it ask for a second disk this is not a win2k bootdisk

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Re: windows 2k disaster
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2004 9:11 PM PDT
In reply to: windows 2k disaster

"3 partitions of 40gb, 20gb and 20gb i loaded win2k on 40gb win 98 on 20gb then i proceeded to load windows NT V4.0"

NT will not install on such. Remove all the partitions, research NT 4.0 and discover how to install it. No DOS or drive prep is required.

Just for fun.

Bob

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Re: windows 2k disaster
by blazen / August 20, 2004 7:26 AM PDT

Thanx what u said worked, but the harddrive was destroyed. Anyway that was a good learning experience atleast i know installing windows nt on 2000 destroys harddrives lol. Thats ok i called the company RMA and its still under warranty.

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