How to install windows 2000 on un-upgraded hardware?

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Hi there!

I have a problem installing Windows 2000 in my computer. You see, my computer runs on Windows 98 SE. Its specs are Gigabyte GA-7ZX; Athlon 1800; a 512MB RAM; and NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card.

Now, I am trying to install Windows 2000 Pro on a new WD hard disk but 30 minutes on the installation process, my monitor flashes a blue screen saying that there is a hardware malfunction and that I need to see my manufacturer. I have already downloaded the Windows 2000 driver for NVIDIA but I cannot install it while running on Windows 98.

The thing is Windows 2000 would not also load unless I upgrade something. I have tried upgrading and cleaning the installation of both FAT32 and NTFS but I still get the same error message.

Can you explain to me what could be happening and can you give me suggestions on how I could fix this?

Thank you. 

Answered By 10 points N/A #105882

How to install windows 2000 on un-upgraded hardware?


Hello Kris,

It  could be possible that the system specifications of your computer do not support the windows 2000 that you are trying to install, and that is it is bringing an error saying 'hardware malfunction'. Maybe your computer is meant to use windows 7 and the latest versions of windows and therefore trying to install windows 2000 on it will not work,

When you bought the computer you should have been told about the operating system that it is meant to operate with, and therefore you are supposed to use that particular operating system.

And also the operating system you were using before you resorted to format, ensure that you get either that or an upgraded version of it.


Lee Hung

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