General discussion

Locked

can not install nt4 server

By Clive(Maddog)Mills ·
after successfuly migrating to windows 2000 from 98se so that I could get exsperience with win 2000 I shortly had a severe crash with left the system unbootable all repair options failed, and reintalling din't work .So I formatted the harddrive using fat 16 (all previous attemts to reinstall either windows 2000 or nt4 server failed with messages that the drive was either unformatted or damaged.
8063mb on disk 0 at id1 on bus 0 C: 2047mb formated or damaged with 1mb unpartitioned space
13358mb 1035mb unpartitioned space
and when choosing to format it would fail and leave Me with f3 to abort installation)After fdisk and format athough the drive is a seagate 17.5 gb only one partition of 2.75 was created and the rest was inaccessable.After using disk manager/disk wizard I had eight 1.75 approx patitions and was able to install 98se(fat16) but nt4 still failed,plus I had 2 drives listed athough only one in reality disk1 17.5 gig disk 2 100mb. I then managed too install win 2000 onanouther partion but half the partions vanished leaving me with 5 1.78gb partions (out of 17gb)also a full install of win 2000 with no other software has used up 1.18 gb with 606mb free ? I have tried to do a low level format but have so far failed athough i have no experiance of this procedure and any help would be apprieciated I need a nt4/ win2000 and win 98to practice my MCP skills thanks

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

16 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by Poettone In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

You are doing the hardest thing to practice on. I would suggest obtaining another pc for your server install. I personally have the same setup your are attempting on two machines, 1 win2k/98 and one Win NT Server. It works great. Being the avid MCP finalist would also get more experiance with more hardware choices. The only thing that that I would suggest is to obtain a copy of software like partition magic or partition commander for your formatting troubles, as I hhave encountered your same delimma in formatting drives, I have at times been in trouble because the BIOS in my machine had trouble recognizing my drives, under NTFS. I would make sure your Bios/|MB will work with the NTFS system. I know Winn2k you can set it up using FAT32 unlike Win NT limit of FAT16 or NTFS. I would put WIN2K on one machine and WinNT SRV on another. I currently have my server on a 90mhz, 270mb drive machine, it works ok. It seems that your drives got mixed up in there partitioning with all the failed installs, I would suggest a formatting utility that you run from the command line. There are many too choose from. I think once you have your drive formatted properly with 0 partitions then you can start over fresh. I will send you the formatting utility that will fit one a floppy to get this done if you like. Email me at poettone@aol.com. If you cannot obtain a cheapy pc for your server than there are steps you can take, but you are just asking for problems with a need for a triple boot setup, especially with nt's limit on fat16. I wish you luck my friend. BYE

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by Clive(Maddog)Mills In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by Poettone In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

Got some more info for you concurring with my last answer about the problems that will arise from using your setup. Please see microsofts knowledge base page and enter this article# Q127851

Godd Luck1

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by Clive(Maddog)Mills In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by allan In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

You'll need to start from scratch.You'll have to remove the MBR.
I'll add a link that I've used successfully every time.
http://www.winntmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=532 7
If you have a problem getting to the site, email me directly and I'll send you a zipped copy.

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by Clive(Maddog)Mills In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by finalscore4to1 In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

I agree with both of the last answers to your question but something that most people always forgett is to remove the ntfs partion before they attempt to do anything to the drive.

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by Clive(Maddog)Mills In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by Ian Mclaws In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

I feel I must throw my two cents in here.
I have a testing lab with 7 systems that I use quite extensively. There are many times that I need to have more than 7 combinations of O\S present, yet I don't want to re-do the drives each time I need a new configuration. I assume that since you mention using your setup for MCP practice, and that makes you a perfect candidate for the solution I use. I have removeable hard disk trays installed in each of my systems, allowing me to use multiple hard drives, in their own removeable caddies, and simply insert the drive that contains the O\s you want to work on. That way, you eliminate all of the tricky parts of having a triple boot, yet still have all three O\s's ready to go. Removeable drive trays cost about 30-45$ Canadian each, so this becomes a very inexpensive solution. For testing purposes, I use 2GB drives, cheap to buy, and enough space for all MCP curriculum.

Good luck,

Ian

Collapse -

can not install nt4 server

by Ian Mclaws In reply to can not install nt4 serve ...

I'm such a lousy typist...what I meant to say is that since you want the triple boot for testing, you are not playing on a production server, making you a perfect candidate for removeables.

Back to Windows Forum
16 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums