Windows NT Does Not Start If Primary Partition Is Above 2 GB

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SYMPTOMS
While you install Windows NT, your computer may stop responding (hang) atthe Power On Self Test (POST) screen (after the text-mode portion of Setupis complete) without displaying an error message.
CAUSE
When you install Windows NT on an active primary partition that is locatedbeyond 2 GB, the partition boot sector fails to locate NTLDR.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Properties

Article ID: 192104 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 20:49:58 - Revision: 2.2

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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