To troubleshoot device and device driver issues in Windows 2000 setup, you can enable verbose logging in the %SystemRoot%\Setupapi.log file.
To accomplish this you must use a network or slipstream install:
1. Make a backup copy the Hivestf.inf file which is located in the \I386 folder of the distribution share.
2. Use a text editor like notepad and locate the following line in the Hivestf.inf file:
3. Add 3 new lines below this entry:
; added the following line
; ends here
4. Exit the text editor and install from the distribution share.
NOTE: While in the GUI-Mode portion of setup, you can verify the above registry entry by pressing SHIFT+F10 to start a CMD prompt. Run Regedt32 to verify the LogLevel value.