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Install win 2k on new fujitsu esprimo p910 e85+

June 1, 2013 at 07:10:01
Specs: Windows 2000
cant install win2K SP4 on fujitsu esprimo p910 e85+
i tried to change in bios the sata mode ahci to ide then windows cannot continue the setup
please help me

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June 1, 2013 at 08:07:01
Attempting to install an old OS on new hardware is difficult at best and in this case probably futile. One big problem is the lack of device drivers. The Windows 2000 CD certainly won't have them. How could it have drivers for hardware that would not exist for more than 10 years later? The manufacturer almost certainly won't have them either.

Best to give up the attempt. It will not end well.

Best to install Windows 7 or Windows 8. If you really must run Windows 2000 do so under a virtual machine.

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June 2, 2013 at 17:40:00
You may be able to get it running by using WinXP pro drivers.

First of all, are you installing to the same hard drive as the main OS (Windows7 or 8)?

If so, you can't change fro AHCI to IDE mode or the original OS won't boot. You could try slipstreaming the SATA controller drivers for WinXP into the original files on your SP4 CD and then burning a new CD. Use nliteos to slipstream the drivers. Get nliteos at the link below.

If I were trying this I would disconnect the main hard drive until after I had Win2000 running. The WinXP drivers may not work and even if they do, you may not get all hardware to work right.

Why are you trying to do this?

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June 2, 2013 at 23:38:18
thank u
at this moment i install successefully win 2K server on dell optiplex (disk1) and i use sysprep.exe from cd to inject HDD drivers ; after, i put the hard disk (disk1) on fujitsu esprimo p910, i change the sata mode to IDE, then the os dont work in a normal boot, but if i choose the safe mode the os works and runs, i tried to install the rest of driver on safe mod unfortunately i cant proceed,
so where is the problem;
1 -- why the os doesnt work on normale mode?
2 -- if os runs on safe mode, this means that it can enter in hard disk and ther is another peripheral that cause the problem?
thank u for help

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June 3, 2013 at 05:16:24
What happens when you try booting in normal mode?

The graphics run in a VGA mode when in Safe Mode. The graphics driver is required for normal mode.

Try hitting Escape when booting into Windows and then supply the graphic drivers. You can also disable all the on board peripheral hardware in the BIOS. If you can boot after that, then install all the WinXP drivers from the link I provided.

You did not answer WHY you feel the need to run Win2000 on that hardware.

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