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By davidm ·
I am trying to upgrade a computer to w2k, after it goes through the initial setup and gets to the point of restarting it comes up saying "set-up is starting windows 2000" it just sits there forever.
I have to take the disk out and restart the computer.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to hung in setup

tell us what exactly kind of computer it is...plus scsi or ide hard drive? how many hard drives...what is the os you are upgrading from?

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by davidm In reply to hung in setup

It is an older AT&T with IDE controllers,I have two harddrives with the primary partitioned into two drives.It has processer speed and meets hardware compatability,upgrading from NT to w2k

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by sblades In reply to hung in setup

After your setup goes through the "initial setup" as you describe, watch carefully and pull the CD out before the restarting (rebooting) starts. It will run through the bootup and then ask for the CD again. Otherwise you it may hang like this or keep going through the initial setup over and over. (Can you tell that's happened to me!?LOL)

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by TheChas In reply to hung in setup

Since it is an older PC, how much over the minimums for W2K are you?

Minimum system requirements for Windows? 2000

CPU 133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU
Memory 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM minimum
Hard Disk 2GB hard disk with a minimum of 650MB of free space.

Personally, I would not attempt an OS install on a system that is not at least 2X the minimums.
At a bare minimum, install all the RAM you can.

It would not hurt to check the W2K HCL to make sure that all system components are supported.
Older video cards are often a problem.

What version of Windows were you upgrading from?
If W95 or W98, I suspect that you have remnant files or registry calls from incompatable drivers.

If you can get back to the old OS, remove ALL hardware from device manager, re-boot, and cancel all hardware installs.
Then run the W2K install.

If you cannot get back to the old OS, then, install the drive in another PC and backup any needed files.
Format the drive, and install W2Kon a clean drive.

Chas

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