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Can't upgrd 2 w2k cause HD not seen

By Jorge Valdes ·
When running upgrade from w98 to w2k using CD of w2k pro it asks me for a conversion to NTFS.

First time I told not to perform a conversion, and then the upgrading process starts and I suddenly a message says "Hard Disks problems detected and your Hard Disk can not be fixed".

Then the computer restarts and loads w98 without any problem, I mean, I can work normally using w98.

Then I repeat the process selectin NTFS conversion but te results were the same.

My HD is an IDE and I havechecked the compatibility page of MS where specifically the model and version of my computer ar listed as full compatibility...

Does anybody have a clue of what should I do to perform the upgrade?

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by Don Christner In reply to Can't upgrd 2 w2k cause H ...

What size is the HD? I would start by running scandisk and a virus check on the HD.

Don

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by cportman In reply to Can't upgrd 2 w2k cause H ...

Try to do the upgrade with out converting to ntfs. See if it works then after you upgrade you can convert the drive to ntfs.

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by Pan 13 x In reply to Can't upgrd 2 w2k cause H ...

I would recommend deleting the partition and install a clean version of windows 2000. there maybe some programs that are not compatable with win2k. This of course will wipe out everything but is a sure fire way to verify if it is a hardware problem. I ran into the same problem but Found it was my mother board and bios!

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First of all you have not mentioned what type of file system is win98 running on FAT16 or FAT32

chances are that you have installed some bus mastering software to support UDMA33 or UDMA66 in relation with your mother board, now when you upgrade this software may not be compatible with WIN2K PRO hence it is having problems with the disk

Arun Solomon

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by Bhrdwh In reply to Can't upgrd 2 w2k cause H ...

1. Backup your data to anotehr system / cut a CD.
2. Run FDISK to remove all existing partitions & make it a single active partition.
3. Boot from a Win2 K Pro CD & use the whole partition.
this way your system whould be fresh & I am sure there would be no problems.
Akash

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