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Win2k SATA Boot Problem

By AnotherRBB ·
I have a new iDEQ 350G mini PC with an Intel P4 930 and a Maxtor SATA hard drive. I've installed Windows2000 Pro w/ SP4; also have installed the latest bios from the Biostar website.

The problem is that during boot the system freezes during the 'Starting Windows ...' progress bar. The system also freezes when trying to boot from the Windows installation CD. The weird part is that every once in a while (about every 30 tries) the system will boot fine and run with no problems.

I've installed the Win2K recovery console however I cannot start it due to the fact that it requires the SATA driver disk to be inserted in drive A: during boot and the system has no floppy drive.

Any help would be appreciated.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Win2k SATA Boot Problem

I would suspect the disk controller or cable first. Does the disk work fine in another system?
Other problems could be the power supply, or a failed devicetry unplugging unneeded things and working to the failed device.

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Didn't really solve my problem but thanks for the response.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Win2k SATA Boot Problem

You need to copy the sata driver to the cmdcons folder and update the winnt.sif text file so it will load the driver when you start the console.

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/288344/

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Didn't really solve my problem but thanks for the response.

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