Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Windows 2000 Professional install

You might recall the new box I built for my brother. I've just got round to putting Windows on it for him. Well, attempting to. For some reason, the box won't boot from the Windows 2000 CD, instead I get a very informative message telling me it can't boot from it (maybe not).

So, I headed over to and downloaded boot disk images then had issues trying to locate working floppy disks. I managed to locate 4 and then another for the SATA driver.

So far so good, I installed the SATA driver then continued to run setup from the other floppy disks. The drive was now detected and was then formatted. I came back to find an error on the screen regarding a problem in one of the files relating to the SATA driver.

I needed sleep by this point so I went to bed. I can't remember the error off the top of my head, but I'll have to check it out tonight as I could really do with getting this box up and running by tomorrow.

Feeling the way I am I should stay at home, but I'm going to work. I should have time later / tomorrow / boxing day to work on it. I'm sure a Google search will help if I have no luck!

Post ID: 208, posted by jase at 11:22 AM
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