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Upgrading To Win2k


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#1 randyrayd

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 03:09 PM

I'm trying to upgrade a Win 98-2 OS to Win2K with no success. It's an ancient AMD 750, AMI mobo system with one processor upgrade in the past. I've flashed the BIOS and updated all the drivers before attempting the upgrade. As soon as the first of four install reboot takes place.....that's it. No beep, no video, nothing. The HD and fans are running but the processor light on the front of the tower is unlit.

I don't think it matters, but I'm selecting NT file system on the upgrade attempt and there's a secondary slave HD. I've got plenty of RAM and this happens whether attempting an upgrade or clean install.

I'm only upgrading as my daughter got an Ipod and it won't work on 9x.

As always, thank you.

Randall

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 06:51 AM

If you want to use NTFS you will need to format the drive before attempting the install. Does the OS CD do this as part of the install?

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 11:01 AM

I'm assuming (dangerous to do) when the install asks me if I wish to use NTFS that it will format. I'm going to buy a new computer anyway. This one is over eight years old. It just ticks me off I can't upgrade, when I think I've done all the right things.

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:42 PM

You could try formating the drive with NTFS prior to installing the OS. Many hard drive manufacturers have utilities to do that.

This could be a hardware compatibility issue. The Windows 2000 Hardware Compatibility List will let you know if your hardware qualifies if you know what you have in there. If you were to remove any expansion cards like a modem or NIC and disconnect any scanner or printer so that all you have is the video when you install 2000 you may get lucky.

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