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By Noel_Wilford ·
Strange but true. I am trying to re-install Win2k on my home system. I am doing a CD boot install, and after it does the system check and I press F8 to agree with Microsoft Laws (My system shutdown and power off)Can anyone help. I checked my Cmos, and didn't see anything out of the norm.

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by BFilmFan In reply to automatic shut down

Is the hard disk clean with no previous installed OS?

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by maxwell edison In reply to automatic shut down

How to troubleshoot shutdown problems in Windows 2000:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315409#6

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by jimjennings In reply to automatic shut down

Sounds like you may have a HDD controller that is not supported by the standard boot code of your CD. Get the drivers installed on a floppy disk, and during the install bootup watch for the prompt to press f3 to install scssi drivers (even if you do not have scssi disks some IDE controllers do not have support built into the 2000 install). Install the drivers from the floppy and see if you can complete the OS install.

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by jimjennings In reply to automatic shut down

Sounds like you may have a HDD controller that is not supported by the standard boot code of your CD. Get the drivers installed on a floppy disk, and during the install bootup watch for the prompt to press f3 to install scssi drivers (even if you do not have scssi disks some IDE controllers do not have support built into the 2000 install). Install the drivers from the floppy and see if you can complete the OS install.

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by ReWrite In reply to automatic shut down

This can be a problem with ACPI. Try doing the install again and when Setup starts again, press F7 when you see the "Press F6 if you need to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver" screen. This will automatically disables the installation of the ACPI HAL and installs the Standard PC HAL. You should also contact the manufacturer of your computer to obtain a BIOS that is fully ACPI compliant.

Cheers.

RW

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