I looked at the articles... the procedures are terrible. I hope things are easier with Whistler, or I am going to lose a lot of shop time.
If the following did not work...
"Restart the computer. If the computer does not restart after restoration because of HAL mismatches, you can start from the Windows 2000 installation disk to perform an in-place installation or repair. This type of repair occurs after you accept the licensing agreement, and Setup searches for previous versions to repair. When the installation that is damaged or needs repair is found, press R to repair the selected installation. Setup re-enumerates your computer's hardware (including HAL) and performs an in-place upgrade while maintaining your programs and user settings. This also refreshes the %SystemRoot%\Repair folder with accurate information that you can use for normal repairs.
If the computer does restart after the restoration, log on as Administrator and initiate an in-place upgrade by running Winnt32.exe from the I386 folder on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM. This refreshes the Setup.log and registry files in the %SystemRoot%\Repair folder, and ensures the proper HAL is in use.
NOTE: In Windows NT 4.0, user profiles are stored as a subfolder of the %SystemRoot%\Profiles folder. In Windows 2000, if the installation is an upgrade, the existing profile path continues to be used. In new Windows 2000 installations, a "Documents and Settings" folder is created on the same volume as the Windows 2000 installation to hold user profiles. If the original system was an upgrade from Windows NT, after the restore, the original profiles will be used. However, if an in-place upgrade is performed, you may need to change the profiles paths in the registry back to %SystemRoot%\Profiles by modifying the keys under the following path:
I have seen similar procedures work and not work with NT. When they didn't work I had to do a clean install, etc. That can be a lot of work.
I hope another reader has more info. Larry