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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--2/24/2000

By ebott ·
For the most part, Windows 2000 Setup is remarkably easy to use on a single machine. Boot from the CD and follow the prompts. But the process gets a little tricky if you have BIOS problems that need to be worked around. That?s especially true on systems with incompatible implementations of ACPI. Three function keys (only one of which is documented) let you control setup options, including the machine type. Do you know what these three options are and how to use them?

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by craig In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

To automatically disable ACPI support and allow Windows 2000 to detect and install the correct (Standard HAL) computer type that your computer supports
Press F7:
Press F7 when Setup generates the following informational message:
Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
Press F5:
Press F5, and then manually choose the correct Standard computer type by using
F2 will get you to the Alpha BIOS, as well.
-craig

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by ebott In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

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by igsi In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Only one is documented, huh? Probably, you meant that prompt to press F6 is the only one displayed during setup and others are not? F5 and F7 are documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. See
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q237/5/56.ASP
http://www.microsoft.com/TechNet/win2000/win2ksrv/manuals/srvgs/sgsch03.asp

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by pgeralnik In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

see TechNet article Q237556 - How to Troubleshoot Windows 2000 Hardware Abstraction Layer Issues. The 3 keys F5, F6 and F7 are listed there.

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