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Is your CD-ROM set as First Boot Device in BIOS? If it is...

Put the Win2000 CD in the CD-ROM Drive and restart the machine. The installation should auto run.

Let me know how this goes...

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I have done that and it says "System not installed, hit a key to reboot"

After hitting a key it will just display the same message again...
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Restart with the Win98 floppy in the drive and the Win2000 cd in your hand.

At the Options screen, choose to "Start with cd-rom support" and press "Enter". At the A:\ prompt, type d: and press "Enter". Put the Win2000 cd in the cd-rom drive. AT the D:\ prompt, type i386\winnt.exe and press "Enter"

Does this start the installation?
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Yes, this is were I get stuck...it says to locate the installation files. I hit the default (the way that I got into the installation) and it says it can't locate them
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Get back to the D:\ prompt and type dir /p...press "Enter". Note: If you get a bad command error, drop the /p from the command and try again.

Look for the following entries:
  • winnt
  • winnt32
  • windows or win2000
  • i386
Note: If you need to see more of the list, press the down arrow key.Let me know what you find...
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Should I be using the prompt for the cd or the hard drive?
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The CD
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The only one is i386
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At the D:\ prompt, type i386\dir /p and press "Enter".

What we are doing is a directory search for the setup files...this is how you find them when you don't know where they are... :tazz: We're still looking for those other files.

Edited by wannabe1, 22 February 2006 - 12:16 AM.

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ok, now what am I looking for?
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Which files?

winnt
winnt32
windows or win2000

right?
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We still need to find:
  • winnt
  • winnt32
  • windows or win2000 (or similar)
  • something that has setup in it

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I found winnt
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At the D:\ prompt, type i386\winnt\dir /p and press "Enter".

Look for a setup or install file...or a windows folder

Edited by wannabe1, 22 February 2006 - 12:37 AM.

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Here is what I found before your last post:

winnt bm
winnt exe
winnt256 bm
winnt32A dll
winnt32u dll


above these was:
win9xmig
win9xupg

both of these are dir
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