win N T 4 . Can't get started
I am trying to load nt4 on a pentium 350 with a 8g hd.128mb ram.
I have tried to partition it into 2 partitions .1 x 1024mb & 1 x 70**mb but nt won't recognize my fixed disk to load the files needed for set up .
What am I doing wrong ?
I know little or nothing about nt and do not currently have the book that comes with it .
Do I need to format the drive or does nt do it .
Every time I try it comes up with the same message :
nt could not find any fixed disks to load the boot files to .check that the disk is properly formated and not damaged .
It is a brand new hard drive .
I am obviously not doing something simple that needs doing ..What is it? can anyone tell me????
Just FDISK your HD and do not enable large disk support. make your first partition up to the max of 2 gig. If you want to dual boot, install 95 or 98. Then boot with the 3 NT boot floppys. It will show drive C, and unpartitioned space. Then choose create partiton, make it the size you want, and then format (all from within the NT install program).
Thanks Celeron Eric
I will give it a try first thing monday when I get to work .
What did you use to partition the drive, and what type of interface are you using?
If you're only booting NT, partition the drive using the utilities in the NT setup program (ie. do this from setup), and format the drive NTFS.
Is there a particular reason for creating two partitions?
Also, I've found that NT seems to only allow a max 4GB partition on IDE drives.
win nt needs a fat 16 boot partition for the bootloader then you can use the rest for ntfs
use partition magic 4 for instead of fdisk
When this happened to me, I found out that I had to load the proper drivers for my SCSI card before the OS could recognize the drive.
This was because i had a newer Ultra2 adapter. So, my question is, is it a SCSI drive or some new-fangled IDE?
If it is chances are you need to load a driver for your adapter before NT will work.
Thanks Heaps Celeron Eric,
I went to work this morning and did an fdisk
without large disk support and the rest just fell into place .
And once again thanks to all the genuine replies from everyone here at sysopt.
I am honoured to be a member of such a helpfull sight ,and hope to be able to help others as all you guys and gals do .
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