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By joseph.tedesco ·
I am trying to install Windows NT 4 Enterprise Edition. I set a Primary Dos partiton of 2047 MB FAT16 on my 10GB Hard disk and set the partiton as active. I did not create any more partitions, just the Primary Dos. I did not format drive. I booted pc with the first diskette of the 3-series NT bootable diskattes. After inserting 3rd Disk during setup, at one stage, I keep getting an error message stating that 'Setup is unable to locate the hard drive parition prepared by the MS Dos portion of Setup'. Am I doing something wrong? During setup I have never been asked to indicate on which hard drive I am going to install my NT. However I suppose since I have just 1 hard disk this should be recognised by default. Hard disk is set as Primary master. Your help will be highly appreciated.

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by dmiles In reply to NT installation

If you are using a Windows 98 startup disk and you enabled large disk support it will automatically setup FAT 32,which is not recognized by NT

Once the drive is setup on fat 32 it will no load NT you will want to reset the partition,format the drive without large disk support,and using a Windows 95 startup disk then try installing NT

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by joseph.tedesco In reply to NT installation

I answered no to the large disk support and that was not the problem. However I just found out that when I run winnt I had to include the /t:destination drive variable (c in my case). The problem was that the setup process could not identify a folder where to insert the temproary files.

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by tfoz In reply to NT installation

You need to delete the partition and reformat the hard drive with NTFS. Then create the 2 meg partition, then you should be able to continue with the installation.

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by joseph.tedesco In reply to NT installation

I answered no to the large disk support and that was not the problem. However I just found out that when I run winnt I had to include the /t:destination drive variable (c in my case). The problem was that the setup process could not identify a folder where to insert the temproary files.

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by BeerMonster In reply to NT installation

Hi,
I think that you have answered your own question - 'I did not format the drive'. The initial phase of the setup copies files to the disk, and will not proceed unless there is a formatted partition available. Note that the first respondent is correct in that you will have to answer no to large disk support if using a 98 startup disk. Hope this helps..

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by joseph.tedesco In reply to NT installation

I answered no to the large disk support and that was not the problem. However I just found out that when I run winnt I had to include the /t:destination drive variable (c in my case). The problem was that the setup process could not identify a folder where to insert the temproary files.

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by joseph.tedesco In reply to NT installation

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