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Old 05-17-2005, 08:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was trying to use a Pentium 4 running at 2.66Ghz to install windows 2000 on a 40Gb hard drive. After formatting and copying files, it refuses to boot from the drive.
I have checked the boot sequence and all but to no avail.
After POSt i just see a dark screen with the cursor blinking. Please help.

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Old 05-17-2005, 08:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Format and install Windows again. If you still have that problem, it may be the HDD or maybe the install CD.

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What kind of drive is it? I would run a diagnostic tool from the manufacturor's website
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Ahh yes, forgot about that.

Grab the starter edition, and do a 'Zero-fill' on the drive. They call it 'Low level formatting', but you cannot do that outside of the factory. Zero-filling does great things, more often than not fixing drive errors.
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