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Setup Hangs While Inspecting Hardware; How to Use NTDETECT.COM
Article ID: 103659 - View products that this article applies to.
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When you are starting the system from the Windows NT Setup Disk for CD-ROM Installation or for Floppy Installation, if Setup hangs at the screen saying "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration," you can use the debug version of NTDETECT.COM to determine what component of the hardware might be causing the problem. The debug version of NTDETECT.COM is located in the following:
Windows NT 3.1 - Windows NT 3.1 CD-ROM disc (SUPPORT\SUPTOOLS\I386\NTDETECT.COM) Windows NT 3.5 - Contact Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) Windows NT 3.51 - Windows NT CD-ROM disc and 4.0 (SUPPORT\DEBUG\I386\NTDETECT.CHK) Rename NTDETECT.CHK to NTDETECT.COM.
NTDETECT.COM detects and builds the hardware component lists on Intel-based (x86) computers. To use the debug version of NTDETECT.COM to determine why Windows NT Setup is hanging at the "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" message, do the following:
Article ID: 103659 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.1