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    hey no worries. You live and you learn. Now you know about both the heatsink and the raid contoller.... :thumb:


    Just boot into dos with the window98 disc. Once in dos, put in the windows2k disc. Let it load. and type in (lets call you cd's drive "g") " g:" then do "cd i386" then "winnt" this will take you to the windows setup.....hope this helps

    Good luck with getting the rest of your box up and running!

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    saidin, I tried doing that, and I get to the Win 2000 install screen, but then i get the error:
    An internal Setup error has occured.
    Could not find a place for a swap file.
    Setup cannot continue. Press ENTER to exit.

    I have also been trying to boot directly from the CD. In the BIOS I set the first boot device to the CD, and even disabled boot device 2 and 3. It then comes to to the error

    Boot from CD:
    Disk Boot Failure, insert System Disk and press enter.
    Bithmus
    EPOX 8K5A2+
    AMD 2100
    WD Special Edition 80GB HD
    ATI Radeon 9700
    Samsung 40x12x40 CD-RW
    CMX512-3200C2 512MB DDR400 PC3200 XMS Memory
    w/Heat Spreader

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    Is the drive formatted....or is it completely clean. You might need to boot into dos and fdisk the drive to create a partition and then format that partition. That is the only reason that Ican think of for it not find a place to put the swap files.

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    The drive is a completely clean, brand new WD in a brand new computer.
    I booted into dos, and used fdisk. I used option 1 every time, to create a dos partition I believe. I then ran the install program, but got the same error.
    How do I go about formatting my new partition so the install program will work with it? Also, when I finally get the install program to work, will it automatically format the whole drive, partition and all?
    Bithmus
    EPOX 8K5A2+
    AMD 2100
    WD Special Edition 80GB HD
    ATI Radeon 9700
    Samsung 40x12x40 CD-RW
    CMX512-3200C2 512MB DDR400 PC3200 XMS Memory
    w/Heat Spreader

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    okay you created a partition that is as big as your hard drive, and should be drive C:. This is good, but the disk cannot be written to until you format it. So, boot back into dos and when you get to the prompt type in “format c:” This will format the drive allowing you to write to the drive. To check to see if you can write to the drive, switch to the c: drive (using command “C:”) and the do a “dir” . . . . if it list something, telling you how much space there is on the drive….then you should be good to install windows! :thumb:

    It has been a long time since I have setup windows2k, so I do not remember if does a format....I think it does if you switch from FAT32 to NTFS.....but do not bother with this for right now:thumb:

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