Sorry about misleading problem identification. After a lot of searching and using possible cause exempting method (trial and error), I eventually think that the OS is daisy chaining a Sata disk that is connected by an Ide to sata adapter. thereby causing diskdrives not being seen by install after reboot, problems started with one of the later updates to w2k(after sp4). I havent found a workaround yet and when i regain my patience I'll have a go at it again.
By the way, one of the updates after Sp4 may be the cause of freezing when right clicling on destop icons. Installed sp4 and no problemas, but after allowing windows update a free reign, the problems started again. Havent isolated specific KB that could be the culprit.
Edited by larking, 03 June 2009 - 07:03 PM.