dont know if any of this applies to your issue.
I toasted the OS on my server while trying to add the 'quick launch' toolbar
after installing ie 5 then 6. (tried several options then went for the "dont
try this unless all else fails" instructions)
1 - 4 gig and 1- 120 gig standard hard drives
nt 4.0 sp 6
I just rebuild my nt server last night.
things that I ran/run into.
1) the install of NT 4.0 from the base CD ( service pack < 3)
does not install on to drives > 2 gig ( it does but wont boot to finish the
so I have to partition my 4 gig drive into 2 - 2 gig partitions.
2) Also the 120 gig drive on this server showed up but it would not
function/display the drive contents until I install SP 6 then it opened and
all my data was there. (sp 3 or 4 does not seem to reconize the drive, did
not have sp 5 but sp 6 worked)
3) I put very little on the C drive in case I hose the OS. ( I play alot
with my systems which end in a rebuild, ( thank God for test servers.)
4) if you want the 'quick launch' toolbar, load ie 4 and use full/custom and
answer yes to "make the desktop look like this") correct it later to remove
the channel , chat and other options you dont want, much easier than try to
install ie4 with the standard or "pick and choose" option and find the quick
launch did not install. ( you then you can upgrade to ie 5 or 6)
5) if you want IIS 4 ( IIS 3 is standard for NT and does not come on the
SPs) - install from nt4 option pack.( dont think ie 5 or 6 affects the
install) MS still has the modules on a web site but they are not one download
but about 50 .
this is the link to the option pack download site.
( I burned them to a cd and installed for there)
> I am trying to install a Windows NT Server 4.0 on K8V-MX Asus
> motherboard with a sata drive. I am usings the manufacturer floppy
> disk for the drivers. I have previously installed xp on this machine
> using this floppy without any problems. However, now that I'm trying
> to install NT Server everytime i get to the screen to load the drivers
> it loads them fine (drivers from the floppy for windows nt 4.0 via
> sata raid of course) and I enter to proceed to the next screen it puts
> out the message that windows nt cannot find any hard disks.
> There is a linux installation on this disk currently if that matters.
> I would like to format the disk via nt setup once I'm able to proceed
> so it erases linux.
> Please any info or directions is appreciated,