Windows NT Server 4.0 Setup

Microsoft Windows nt server 4.0
October 7, 2011 at 11:45:08
Specs: Windows 7, AMD A6-3400M Quad-core 1.4 GHz / 6 GB RAM
I am trying to set up a VM with Windows NT Server 4.0 in MS VPC 2007 SP1. All is well when the floppy disks are copying files to the disk, but when it asks for the CD, it says "Please insert the disk labeled Windows NT Server CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Press ENTER when ready." I put the correct disk in the drive and hit ENTER, but it does not respond. I have tried to reboot and start the setup process over several times but it always does the same thing. Please help.

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#1
October 8, 2011 at 17:20:23
I'm guessing it is not detecting SCSI and/or SATA drives. Does that VPC have SCSI/SATA and if so, did you load the drivers? When setup is detecting your hardware press F6, you will need the driver on a floppy.

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#2
October 10, 2011 at 17:54:04
MS VPC 2007 SP1 only emulates IDE drives. Unfortunately that isn't the problem. I have also tried it in Oracle VirtualBox specifying an IDE drive, but it would not work there either.

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#3
October 10, 2011 at 20:23:45
I've always found it easier to install software on a computer that was designed for the software ("Designed for Windows 95/NT"), and has drivers available, otherwise there is a lot of hacking involved.

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#4
October 16, 2011 at 00:32:26
Thank you sdfox7. I tried it on a computer that has HAV enabled, but didn't get much further. It actually does something for a few seconds after I put the CD in, but then it says the following:

Windows NT Server Setup
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Setup was unable to install Windows NT Boot Loader.
Ensure that your C: drive is formatted and that the drive is not damaged.
Setup cannot continue. Press ENTER to exit.

I have checked the VHD and it is formatted properly. Again I have tried it in both VPC 2007 and VirtualBox; it does the same thing in both. I would think it should work, especially since it is a supported guest OS in both VPC and VirtualBox.


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