Win 2000 Pro install fails to reboot to finish install

November 28, 2012 at 12:59:12
Specs: Win 2000 SP2, Intel P4, 3.2GH, 2 GB ram
When installing Window 2000, after it copies and etc.' it asks to remove disk in drive A and restart. Nothing is in Dr. A, so I remove the CD and reboot. The system stops booting with an error msg. like ERROR FINDING OPERATING SYSTEM'. I expect the system to find he harddrive after a few seconds and continue booting, like XP Pro does at instalation, but stays frozen at the error.

If I keep the install CD in the drive, it just starts to install from the beginning. I'm in a loop"

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November 28, 2012 at 16:24:12
Are you installing to a SATA hard drive?

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November 29, 2012 at 09:39:04
I am installing to an IDE drive, which I have done successfully before as I modify my computer.

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November 29, 2012 at 20:46:43
It has been a long time since I installed Win2000. That said, I think you need to leave the CD in place but NOT hit any key to install the second time around.

Do you have more than one hard drive installed in that computer?

Are you installing any version of RAID?

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