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winnt exe<------That's the one!

Your command from D:\

i386\winnt.exe

Press "Enter".
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its still giving me the same message!!!!

:tazz:
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At D:\ prompt, type a: and press "Enter"

At A:\ prompt, type fdisk and press "Enter".

From the Fdisk Options screen, choose the option to show partition information. Post that information here for me.
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Partition Status Type Mbytes System Usage
C: 1 A PRI DOS 57254 FAT 32 100%
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The partition looks good. Have we tried just running setup from the cd root directory?

At the D:\ prompt, type setup.exe and press "Enter"

Edited by wannabe1, 22 February 2006 - 01:18 AM.

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it said bad command or file name
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I'm going to give you a link to some reading you need to do. If you feel adventurous, go ahead and try it. I've got to get some sleep, but will be back tomorrow about the same time.

You can start at section 2, step j

Prepare HDD for Win2000

I'll ask around a bit and see if anyone else has run into this before. This thing should just.....install :tazz:
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Is this an upgrade cd?
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It was an upgrade CD!! I got the correct one today from my IT guy at work. I installed the OS and it never asked for me to set any admin password. When I boot the comp., windows is now installed....however, I cannot log on because I have no idea what the admin. passord is as it never asked me to set one.
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Have you tried just leaving it blank and clicking "Ok"?
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Yes it won't let me log on....
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Have you tried "Cancel"?

You might also try admin and administrator.
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Tried both and cancel is not an option...
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You might have to ask you IT guy what the password is.

Or you could reinstall (formatting again).

When you install Win2000 ,you will see two popups asking you for a password for the Administrator and you, the user. Don't just use the enter key and bypass this. Enter a password for the Administrator like 12345678 then when see the popup for the user (you) enter your 1st name and a password like 1234 Win2000 will make a folder in your 1st name that holds your settings.

You can also tell Win2000 that you are the only user of this machine...that will help with a quicker logon.

In short, read all the popups before you move on with the new install. This is the time to set Win2000 up the way you want it, it can be a pain to go back and change thiings after the install.
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I know this is what usually happens, but it didn't. I don't know if it has something to do with the disk...it didn't show me a license agreement, he said that the 15 digit code is embedded. It never prompted me for any kind of administrator/user setup.

I had no place to enter any type of password. I'm installing it again right now and it looks as if it is doing the same thing as before....
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