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By m.graft ·
I?ll try to do my level best to explain the following problem:

I have installed w2k pro. On a primary master disk that contain one partition. After I finished the installations and configuration of the system I shutdown and installed another harddisk that has NT 4.0 on it and two partitions (this disk was a secondary master since the CD-ROM is the secondary slave) the system than booted starting w2k pro. The strange thing is:

 The C drive was referring to the secondary master disk that has NT 4.0 on it
 The \ drive was referring to the primary master disk that has w2k pro on it.

I shutdown the system removed the secondary master disk and restarted the system with w2k pro on the primary master disk. When I tried to logon I got a page file fail error, which didn?t allow me to access the system. I tried the recovery console and repair disk, which allowed me to type the password and user name, when I booted again, but the system won?t start since the login screen appears again rapidly. I installed the disk that has NT 4.0 on it with same order I did at the beginning and booted the system. I was able to log in again but with the exact same problem that I mentioned at the beginning.

The only way I could solve this problem is by reinstalling w2k pro over the previous installation.

Is there any tip or hint that allow me to prevent such a calamity if it appears again?

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by Frobo In reply to Hardware conflict

Hi Manu,

try to install NT first, but leave the NT Boot partition FAT . You have now W2k on the Disk, ok . Now Save the system files like
Ntldr, ntdetect you will need them.
Install NT4 , and repair after it the w2k Boot block on the disk. Nowcopy the files back.

Some month ago i had to make an NT 4.0 installation on my PC with w2k, iv?e learnd a lot !!

Why you have Problems, Ms doesn?t recomends NT and w2k on the same Machine if you have only NTFS partitions !!.

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by m.graft In reply to Hardware conflict

Thanks for your effort, but I believe you didn?t understand my question or as I?ve mentioned in the beginning that I didn?t know if my description was clear?

The point is; that I have installed w2k pro. On a clean machine with other software programs and wanted to create an image by using SysPrep. I than needed to copy the image on another disk since the one I used for the installation have only one logical partition. (It want be possible to store the image on the same partition). So, I attached another disk to the PC as a secondary master. The disk has already NT 4 on it and I just needed to use the free space on it to store the image. When I started the system (and this what went really strange) it booted starting w2k pro. But when I checked the order in Windows Explorer it showed that the secondary master disk is the C: drive and the primary master is the drive, therefore I wasn?t able to start any programs, which I have installed on w2k pro. Since it?s still referring tothe C:drive which now taken by the other disk that has NT 4.0 on it. I turned off the PC, disconnected the 2nd disk and rebooted again starting w2k pro. After I typed the password and username the system acts like it was starting but the logon screen appears again asking me to type the user name and password again (it?s was running in a loop, this problem happed only if the user is been dined access in system32). The only way I could solve this problem is by reinstalling w2k pro. Which worked fine and didn?t loose the software I have previously installed.

I still find what happened after attaching the 2nd disk, which was secondary master a very strange incident that I?m not able to understand, and therefore hoped if someone could help me figure out why this sort things happen and what could be the cause of it?

Greetings,

Manuel graft

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by Steven_BVSolutions In reply to Hardware conflict

For NT4 to access the NTFS5 format of Win2K the NT4 has to at least be running SP 4, SP6a is recommened. Since NT 4.0 requires files to written to the Primary Disk, both disks would have to be installed in the system. NT4 loaded on 2nd Drive and then Win2k loaded on the 1st drive.

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by m.graft In reply to Hardware conflict

Thanks for your effort, but I believe you didn?t understand my question or as I?ve mentioned in the beginning that I didn?t know if my description was clear?

The point is; that I have installed w2k pro. On a clean machine with other software programs and wanted to create an image by using SysPrep. I than needed to copy the image on another disk since the one I used for the installation have only one logical partition. (It want be possible to store the image on the same partition). So, I attached another disk to the PC as a secondary master. The disk has already NT 4 on it and I just needed to use the free space on it to store the image. When I started the system (and this what went really strange) it booted starting w2k pro. But when I checked the order in Windows Explorer it showed that the secondary master disk is the C: drive and the primary master is the drive, therefore I wasn?t able to start any programs, which I have installed on w2k pro. Since it?s still referring tothe C:drive which now taken by the other disk that has NT 4.0 on it. I turned off the PC, disconnected the 2nd disk and rebooted again starting w2k pro. After I typed the password and username the system acts like it was starting but the logon screen appears again asking me to type the user name and password again (it?s was running in a loop, this problem happed only if the user is been dined access in system32). The only way I could solve this problem is by reinstalling w2k pro. Which worked fine and didn?t loose the software I have previously installed.

I still find what happened after attaching the 2nd disk, which was secondary master a very strange incident that I?m not able to understand, and therefore hoped if someone could help me figure out why this sort things happen and what could be the cause of it?

Greetings,

Manuel graft

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by maxwell edison In reply to Hardware conflict

Greetings,

You don't have a hardware conflict. What you have is a problem with how NTFS volumes created in Windows 2000.

This NTFS update enables Windows NT 4.0 to mount, read from, and write to NTFS volumes created in Windows 2000. However, the new features in the version of NTFS included with Windows 2000 are disabled when you boot Windows NT 4.0. Dual-booting between Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 is not recommended as a long-term solution. The NTFS update for Windows NT 4.0 is provided only to assist you in evaluating and upgrading to Windows 2000.

I would suggest that you refer to these sites about configuring Windows 2000 in a dual boot environment:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q184/2/99.ASP

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/cook/dualboot.htm

Good luck,

Maxwell

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