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#1 SathishB


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Posted 12 November 2006 - 06:25 PM

I had windows xp before. I am trying to install windows 2000 professional on the same hard disk.
It is a wd caviar se 320gb hdd. My machine specs are
amd 3000Mhz
socket 939
2gb memory 400mhz ddr ram
have wireless network card

i have used wd utilities to zero out the whole hard disk. Now when i pop in my windows 2000 cd and
try to install windows 2000 i get the setup screen inspecting hardware config and then i get ntdetect failed error message. It has got to do ntfs/fat32 partition or boot partition. Any help is appreciated.


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#2 tg1911


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Posted 12 November 2006 - 09:52 PM

See if one of these helps:
Ntdetect Fails When Computer Starts
Partitions Created w/Non-Microsoft Utilities Cause "NTDETECT Failed" Error Message
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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