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Problems installing NT 4.0 Server

By mosu7 ·
I am trying to install NT4 Server. I made the setup disks, the computer is restarting and I insert disk 1, disk 2 and when i get to the 3th disk the computer hangs and on task bar is saying "loading device driver(ESDI/IDE hard disk)..." Any advice anybody?
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by dmiles In reply to Problems installing NT 4. ...

If the drive has been formatted with fat 32 you will possiblbly get this message,
Use Win 9X startup disk and at command prompt type FDISK,when when prompted to enable large disk support select(N),format the drive using fat patition
Now run setup,and see if you will be able to complete install

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by abhinavsharma_del In reply to Problems installing NT 4. ...

Hi Mosu,
You have to perform some little exercises to chk disk.
(1) if you are able to boot in Win95/98 than pl. chk the size of your c: drive and file system.
my computer-> right click the c: drive -> properties.
There you can find the total disk space and file system (FAT/FAT 32)
if your drive is larger than 2 gb that mean it is fat32 and winnt cannot access the fat32 locally.
To install winnt you have to have FAT16 or NTFS on your computer. in this case you can use some disk utility like partition magic if you dont want to loose the data. Or you the other way is backup your files than run fdisk while executing fdisk it will prompt you a screen it will ask you to y/n press n there than go ahead.it will format your drive into FAT16.

Ok best of luck
ABhinav

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