I have an old notebook which I want to install Windows 2000. The notebook can't boot from USB CDROM and it doesn't has any built-in CDROM drive. I therefore took out its hard disk, attach it to an Windows 2000 server through USB cable. The hard disk appears as e: and f: partitions on this server, in which f: has Windows 2000 i386 folder. I did a syspart setup: winnt32 /s:f:\i386 /tempdrive:e: /syspart:e: It ran fine and when I transferred the disk back to the notebook, started up, it continued on to finish the installation. However, the subsequent Windows has e: as the systemdrive and a corresponding f: drive (which contains the i386 folder). I would like it to have c: and d: instead. I tried to use Disk Director to change the drive letter to c: and d: but the Windows could no longer log on after that eventhough I changed the registry key to allow it clear the paging file during shutdown. I also tried fdisk /mbr and fixmbr, didn't help. I repeated the process 2 times, results were the same - Windows logs on and off in an endless loop.
I did several times this same process for Windows XP without encountering such problems.
Is there any special trick need to be done for /syspart for Windows 2000? What's wrong with my process?