Setup and Startup

Understanding the Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional startup process, how startup interacts with the registry, Plug and Play device detection, and multiple-boot operating systems, can help you optimize your system and effectively troubleshoot problems when they occur.

In This Chapter

Quick Guide to Setup and Startup

Phases of Setup

Windows 2000 Professional Startup Process

Plug and Play Device Detection

Installing a Multiple-Boot Operating System

Installing Service Packs

Removing Windows 2000 Professional from Your Computer

Troubleshooting Windows 2000 Professional Setup

  • For more information about Plug and Play, see Device Management in this book.

  • For more information about Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), see Power Management in this book.

  • For more information about registry settings, see the Technical Reference to the Windows 2000 Registry (Regentry.chm) on the Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.