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    Win 2k installation

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    by dtimko ·

    Ok, I’ve had problems on several installs of Windows 2000 (Pro, Server, AS.. doesn’t matter). This is all on the same machine. Most of the time the install will go most of the way through, and then crash with an ntkernel dump. I’m thinking this has to be hardware, since obviously multiple OS install CD’s can’t ALL be bad. Anyone have any previous experience like this or know what the problem is? Thanks!

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    • #3698838

      Win 2k installation

      by dmiles ·

      In reply to Win 2k installation

      Try updating the video driver or nic cards that you may have installed on the machine

      • #3696343

        Win 2k installation

        by dtimko ·

        In reply to Win 2k installation

        The install crashes way before you get a chance to touch the video driver. It is still running just a standard VGA driver.

    • #3698622

      Win 2k installation

      by rawright ·

      In reply to Win 2k installation

      I’ve done several installations and never encountered such a problem, but in each case Win2K has started by analyzing the hardware and offerring me a list of potential troublemakers. I’d suggest reviewing that info and contacting the manufacturer of any device that looks questionable. It might be as simple as an incompatible driver, and there may well be an update available.

      Although it’s unlikely that so many CDs are all bad, it is possible that the CD-ROM drive or controller is incompatible, or that the BIOS needs an update. Most critical is that the system implements the latest ACPI specification.

      • #3696344

        Win 2k installation

        by dtimko ·

        In reply to Win 2k installation

        All of the hardware is new and is compatible. The install has been done from 2 separate CD-ROMs, and the BIOS is the latest update. ACPI is taken care of. The only thing about the controller is if it has gone bad.

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      Win 2k installation

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to Win 2k installation

      Validation of the Hardware Key on Windows NT represents a frequently encountered problem.
      This is due to the fact that the operating system does not read the HW Key linked to the parallel port correctly.

      The problem can be solved simply by using the Kernel Driver (service) given by the producer of HW Keys.

      The Driver can be downloaded clicking the hyperlink at the bottom of this page. Installation instructions detailed below can be found also in the file readme.txt.1

      1. LIST OF FILES
      KEYP.SYS : Kernel Driver for Windows NT/2000 Environment

      SKEYADD.EXE : Utility to download the KEYP.SYS from the system kernel

      SKEYRM.EXE : Utility to upload the KEYP.SYS into the system kernel.

      2. KEYP INSTALLATION NOTES

      To install the KEYP.SYS Kernel driver please follow these steps:

      – Start Windows NT/2000 and log-in as ADMINISTRATOR

      – Execute the SKEYADD.EXE utility
      – Reboot your PC

      3. KEYP DISINSTALLATION NOTES

      – Start Windows NT/2000 and log-in as ADMINISTRATOR

      – Execute SKEYRM.EXE utility

      – Reboot your PC

      4 CHECK THE STATE OF KEYP

      – It is necessary to check the state of the KEYP.SYS in the folder Devices of
      the Control Panel: KEYP must be STARTED and AUTOMATIC; if it is not active
      it must be started.
      If it does not start, most likely it has not been installed under the
      \WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS directory.

      Download file NTKERNEL.ZIP

      http://www.codepainter.com/html/Expertise/Validate.htm

      (REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL.)

      Maxwell

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