How do I fix this BSOD in Windows 2000 setup?

Dell / OPTIPLEX 755
November 5, 2019 at 13:36:23
Specs: None, Intel Pentium Dual Core
Hi, I'm trying to install Windows 2000 on my Dell Optiplex 755. I insert my disc and after it says "Setup Is Starting Windows" I got a BSOD saying "STOP: c0000221 Unknown hard error /SystemRoot/System32/ntdll.dll" please can someone help me fix this

See More: How do I fix this BSOD in Windows 2000 setup?

Reply ↓  Report •

#1
November 5, 2019 at 14:23:10
Specs of the machine? Remember, this is nearly a 20-year-old O/S you're trying to install. If the machine is relatively new, Win2K may not like it at all....

You may have to run it under a VM if that's the case...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

message edited by T-R-A


Reply ↓  Report •

#2
November 6, 2019 at 00:04:52
It's a dell Optiplex 755
Bios revision: 12/07/11
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 @ 2.20ghz
RAM: 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM

Reply ↓  Report •

#3
November 6, 2019 at 02:22:21
SATA disk drive? Windows 2000 didn't have drivers for that. You need to slipstream a driver - if Dell provide one. Or put it on a floppy disk and press F6 when booting.

Edit: I see that 2000 isn't supported on that machine, so you might have trouble finding the driver.

message edited by ijack


Reply ↓  Report •

Related Solutions

#4
November 6, 2019 at 07:27:46
If you mean cd/dvd drive then idk
If you mean harddrive yes

Reply ↓  Report •

#5
November 6, 2019 at 09:40:07
Either HDD or optical drive would be a problem if SATA. Find an older machine to run it on unless you are willing to put up with finding a lot of (possibly non-existent) drivers or running it virtually.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


Reply ↓  Report •

#6
November 6, 2019 at 12:24:01
Thanks for your suggestion, but I don't really want to buy another computer. And I have now got rid of that bsod. Now I get the bsod
"INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE" please can someone help me with that one?

Reply ↓  Report •

#7
November 6, 2019 at 12:25:16
Same problem. Have you installed a SATA driver?

Reply ↓  Report •

#8
November 6, 2019 at 12:27:37
How do I do that when I can't install windows 2000 it on my blank harddrive? EDIT: Harddrive has a 221GB??? NTFS Partion And A 500mb Unalocated Partition

message edited by Windows2000Fan


Reply ↓  Report •

#9
November 6, 2019 at 13:48:06
You put the driver on a floppy disk (or a CD), press F6 when booting from the install CD, and it will prompt you to insert the driver disk. Once the driver is installed you continue with the installation disk. Without this the installation program can't see the hard disk.

This all assumes that you have found a suitable SATA driver.


Reply ↓  Report •

#10
November 6, 2019 at 14:14:05
Do you have any suggestions for a website where I could find a sata drivers. And a question. How would I make it think my disc drive is drive A? Because my disc drive is drive B. And I don't have a floppy drive.

Reply ↓  Report •

#11
November 6, 2019 at 16:13:08
"Thanks for your suggestion, but I don't really want to buy another computer."

Most computers from that era aren't sold anymore. Most of them have landed in landfills and are generally given away....

And if you're trying to install it on a system which already has an OS, then it's possible you could bork the existing OS.

But good luck with your venture...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

message edited by T-R-A


Reply ↓  Report •

#12
November 6, 2019 at 23:47:30
It has no os on it. Only one 200gb ntfs partition and one 500mb unallocated partition

Reply ↓  Report •

#13
November 7, 2019 at 02:26:29
The only reliable place to download drivers for your Dell is from the Dell website.But they don't offer any Windows 2000 drivers for that model. If you determine what make and model the SATA controller in your computer is you may be able to get a driver from the manufacturer's website.

I'm afraid these are the sort of problems you face when loading an old OS onto a newer computer. If you do manage to install it I would strongly suggest that you do not connect it to the Internet.


Reply ↓  Report •

#14
November 7, 2019 at 08:15:22
Yeah. I will try that. And when I get a program for Windows 2k I will put it on a usb stick. Old thing I don't a a wireless Internet card.

Reply ↓  Report •

#15
November 7, 2019 at 08:49:34
If you mean to run a program off of USB, then that'd be a problem unless it's specifically designed to do so (such as PortableApps). If you're backing up the installation, then optical media would be a better method.

There's also other HDD issues you'll need to address:

https://thestarman.pcministry.com/a...

Not prying, but you haven't mentioned why you need to run such an old operating system, either...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


Reply ↓  Report •

#16
November 7, 2019 at 11:10:44
I want to run it because it will be a learning experience for me and I want it on real hardware so it's not as slow as a vm!

Reply ↓  Report •

#17
November 7, 2019 at 12:35:44
Windows 2000 will be faster in a VM on a 10-year old computer than it would have been running natively on hardware of its era. And you won't have all the problems that you are experience trying to run it on a more modern computer.

message edited by ijack


Reply ↓  Report •

#18
November 7, 2019 at 12:56:36
But the problem is I'm trying to run it on real hardware so I don't need to open up virtualbox. And what am I gonna do with my £4.35 disc and will virtualbox even run with 1gb of ddr2 ram?

Reply ↓  Report •

#19
November 7, 2019 at 14:06:30
You can get DDR2 RAM for next to nothing on eBay if that's a problem.

Anyway, running an OS on a machine that doesn't support it is bound to give problems. I think you've had plenty of advice here about how to proceed. I'm sure you'll learn a lot on your quest, and I wish you well.


Reply ↓  Report •

#20
November 7, 2019 at 14:50:43
Thank you for helping me ijack.

Reply ↓  Report •

#21
November 11, 2019 at 15:12:00
You may be able to emulate IDE (ATA) from the BIOS.

A quick google image search showed this option from a Dell BIOS:
https://philipyip.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/2.png?w=920

This could allow the windows 2000 installation to proceed, but your mileage may vary (other drivers such as vga/network..etc may be difficult to find).


Reply ↓  Report •

#22
November 12, 2019 at 10:04:23
I am on ahci

Reply ↓  Report •

Ask Question