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Need help installing HD on new machine

By bryan_bowersock ·
I just recently bought an Abit K7 RAID motherboard and tried to install the HD. When I install the Windows 2000 Server O/S on the HD, it takes me all the way through the DOS setup, but I then get an error, "ntfs.sys is corrupt. Setup cannot continue." ANd that's it. It will not take me to the GUI installation phase. I've tried Windows 95/98/2000 Pro/2000 Server/2000 Advanced Server. i've tried two different HD's (Western Digital and Seagate). These are both on the 2000 HCL list. I've tried all the formatting programs offered by the companies on their websites, but those do not work either. Someone said something to me about the BIOS? Can anyone help?!! THanks.

Bryan

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Many things can cause problems here.
1. Check your BIOS settings.
Your first boot device should be set to
floppy.
2. Then make sure to enable floppy seek at
boot.
3. If you only have one drive, remove the
jumper on the drive.
4. If you are using ata100 make sure you
have an ata100 cable.
5. Boot your machine with windows boot disk
without cd support (faster)
6. type fdisk at a:\prompt.
7. type yes at first screen.
8. View drive information and see if drive
is set active.
9. If it is, delete all partion(s)
10 Create new partition and make sure it is
made active.
11. reboot with same floppy and format drive

Hope this helps.

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