Windows 2000 reboots randomly on install

Microsoft Windows 2000 server 5 clients...
October 5, 2009 at 11:51:47
Specs: Windows 2000
Hi folks. I'm trying to install Windows 2000 Server on an older Intel Celeron based PC (500Mhz, 384mb RAM, 20gb IDE HDD), and all goes very well UNTIL it gets to the screen where it says Windows is detecting hardware devices. Around 3/4 of the way it will reboot the PC. The system then restarts to the setup and thus goes back to the same deal.

I have disabled audio, USB and removed all non-essentials (network card, modem), CPU is not being overclocked, RAM is fine.

Now - Whats weird is that Windows XP Pro w/SP3 installs on this system perfectly with no issues whatsoever.

I need to run Windows 2000 Server for a variety of reasons beyond the scope of this forum (don't need to be told why XP is better or why not 2003 server, linux, etc etc)

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October 5, 2009 at 12:15:11
Test the RAM.

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October 5, 2009 at 12:49:50
RAM was tested several times, works fine.

As noted above, XP was installed and has ran like a top for over 2 years. Has taken the upgrade from SP2 to SP3 perfectly.

Tried changing hard drives too for the heck of it. No avail...

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