Installation hangs when detecting the hardware.

A. The program being called is NTDETECT.COM. The best course of action is to use the DEBUG version of NTDETECT.COM.

In the support area of the NT installation cd (/support) there is a file NTDETECT.CHK. Follow the instructions to use it:

  1. Using the Diskcopy command create a copy of the first installation disk
    diskcopy a: a: (/v)
    This will create a copy of the first installation disk
  2. Copy the NTDETECT.COM from the support CD to the installation disk
    copy d:\support\ntdetect.chk a:ntdetect.com
  3. Then reboot the machine with the new version of the installation disk and each item will be shown as it is detected.

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