JSI Tip 7201. Windows Server 2003 Setup hangs after the 'Please wait while Setup copies files to your hard disk' message?

The subject behavior will occur if you start Windows Server 2003 Setup from MS-DOS AND you do NOT load Smartdrv.exe before running Winnt.exe, or you load Smartdrv.exe and use any of the following parameters:

/x
/c
/l
InitCacheSize
WinCacheSize
/E:1024

To resolve this problem, run Smartdrv.exe without any switches. You may have to modify Autoexec.bat to REM the SMARTDRV entry and run SMARTDRV manually.

NOTE: You can expect up to a 1 minute delay before files begin copying.



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