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Migrating Windows 2000 to another PC

By Litus ·
Is there any way, or tool, to successfully migrate Windows 2000 to another piece of hardware with a different chipset (motherboard)? Is there any set procedure for disaster recovery if a server dies and you need to get it up and running on a totallydifferent piece of hardware?
How do you get around the problem of the system rebooting every time the initial screen comes up?
The safe mode (F not solve the problem!

Thanks a lot

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If you have a complete system backup of your machine before it crashed:
Reinstall Win2K on this hard drive.
Create a ERD using the Win2K backup tool.
Resotre your full system.
Restart the computer, if windows desn't want to boot use the ERD to boot and restore the HAL.
If you don't have a complete system backup, then the only way is to rebuild your machine with a new install (you can try an inhouse installation, but in most cases it creates new problems). And reinstall all the programs andmake sure that the programs use your old data (i.e. copy your old DHCP database to the new DHCP Server).

Since what changed is the HAL, windows cannot boot with the old installation of Windows. In most cases even deleting the registry keys will not work, since the HAL is not Plug And Play.

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by kmcniff In reply to Migrating Windows 2000 to ...

There are a couple of things that can be done.

1. Try reinstalling Win2k using the Repair option. This will often times fix a bad HAL or other device driver problem.

2. Try using the Repair Console option from the setup.

3. In the setup process there is a second repair available that is done during the normal setup routine.

I have used all three at different times and have been able to repair 99% of the ese same problems. Usually the third option is needed and you should be ready to do a fresh install.

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