Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:26 AM
I have deleted both partitions from the Primary Master hdd and gone for a reinstall, with a 22000MB partition (just over half the 40GB drive). Partitioning and formatting went OK. I then got to the bit where it reboots and I removed the CD. It then asked me to insert the SP2 CD. So I had to hurriedly download one and burn it onto a CD. No problem... but then it told me it need the file NT5INF.CAT. Apparently it was not present in the SP2 CD! So I had to hunt for it on another PC and transfer it on a floppy. Unfortunately it generated an error and setup failed. This is the error log...
The signature for Windows 2000 Professional setup is invalid. The error code is 800b0003.
The form specified for the subject is not one supported or known by the specified trust provider.
Setup failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error. The Setup files should contain more information.
I have tried this three times now, deleting partitions, repartitioning, and formatting. What is the cause of this? I installed Windows 2000 on another PC yesterday and it worked perfectly. More amazingly, I bought that other PC all in bits from different sources, motherboard, RAM, video card, hdds... and installed all the bits myself... and it went very well. Textbook installation. So why, if I try to delete a Windows installation, does it give me this?
Edited by Tommy in Scotland, 27 February 2009 - 08:28 AM.
PC1 Athlon XP 1662MHz, 512MB RAM, Windows 2000, 4 hdd (40+80+500+500GB).
PC2 Intel 8088 4.77MHz, 640kB RAM, MS DOS 5.0, 30MB hdd.
PC3 AMD Athlon XP 1666MHz, 512MB RAM, Windows 2000, 2 hdd (20+500GB).
PC4 Intel Celeron 400MHz, 256MB RAM, OS/2 Warp 3.0 Connect + Windows fw3.11, 545MB hdd.
PC6 Intel Celeron 700MHz, 384MB RAM, PC LinuxOS2007, 13GB hdd.
PC7 Intel Celeron 1700MHz, 256MB RAM, Windows 2000, 40GB hdd.
PC8 2xIntel Pentium Pro 200MHz, 64MB RAM, Windows NT4, 2 hdd (4.3+1.9GB)
PC9 Intel 486SX2 66MHz, 20MB RAM, MS DOS 6.22 + Windows fw3.11, 800MB hdd.