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Rookie question - help loading NT

By azdavid99 ·
I've got a machine to load NT4 and later Win2K once I feel I've got a handle on NT. I feel silly but I can't seem to load it correctly. I'm using a Win98 boot disk so I can obtain CDROM support. I ran the winnt.exe in the I386 folder and everything seemed to go OK. I go through creating 3 disks. After hardware detection I get an error - which I forgot to write down. I think it pertained to partioning. Anyway, I eject the disks, reboot, and it goes right back to my original Win98 desktop that I thought the NT4 setup process was supposed to take care of. I noticed the setup just loaded files in an NT folder in the root directory of the C: drive. I thought setup would partition to NTFS and then format as part of the setup. This should be an easy one for you.

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by dmiles In reply to Rookie question - help lo ...

You are trying to load WINNT on a Fat32 file system partition and it will not read it.
You will need to use a FAT partition to load NT,when using Windows 98 startup disk you donot want to enable large disk support,this automatically loads Fat32
You will need to use a third party software or fdisk the partition,when asked to enable large disk support choose "No",then proceed to run setup from the three nt disk

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by azdavid99 In reply to Rookie question - help lo ...

The so-called "expert" who gave me the NT4 disk to train with told me the repartitioning to NTFS, or FAT, from FAT32 and formatting was part of the setup. I've got plenty to keep me busy now.
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