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NT 4.0 Server install Problem. Strange one!

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Oct 2, 2001
San Jose, California
Hi all:

I’m trying to do a fresh install of NT4.0 server on an older PII machine with an ASUS P2B-DS mother board. (note: This is probably the 4th or 5th time I’ve reinstalled NT 4.0 Server on this machine so I know it works or used to work.)

I have to use the 3 set-up cds in order to install, it does not see the cdrom/cd. I follow the same procedure I have before: ( 1> run floopy #1 and hit F6 so it dose NOT try to detect any hardware devices. 2> run floppy #2 until the part comes up about it can not find any devices. 3> I choose ‘S’ and make it prompt me for a driver disc. 4> I insert the SCSI drivers and hit ‘enter’ to finish. 4> It asks for disk #3 so I insert it and it runs.

Here’s the problem, 5> It AGAIN asks for Disk #2??????????????????????? I insert it, it finishes and asks for disk #3. I insert it and it asks again for disk #2???????????? The cycle goes on and on. I’ve never had a problem like this before and I’m stumped!

I thought maybe the 3 floppy set up disks went bad over the years so I made new ones. The exact same thing happens. I thought maybe the problem was with the scsi drivers( AIC 789X AHA 294X U2 ) were bad so I down loaded new ones and still the same thing happens.

Pleeeeeeaassee some help!. This is our office server and I’m dead in the water without it.

Thanks in advance



Senior Member
Dec 20, 2000
Albany, NY
The only thing I can suggest is that you have only the barest minimum of hardware installed. Almost every time I experienced install trouble with NT4.0 it was hardware related. Sorry I can't be of more help.