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Do you get one blue "Please wait a few minutes" screen, followed by another please wait screen with the Replay / Panasonic logo on it, or do you just sit at the first blue screen? Does it eventually turn off or reboot after a while? How many times have you hard booted it before determining that the upgrade failed? When I hacked my 2020 to a 2060 (with an 80 Gig drive before the 80 gig images were determined), I think I had to reboot it 5-6 times before it finally came up.
I also remember that, when trying to figure out the right checksums for the 80 gig patch, I put in a drive several times that had the wrong checksum (so it wouldn't boot). However, when examining the drive after taking it back out, the contents of the drive had been changed in numerous places (which supports the theory that the patch does not necessarily do everything required to put the Replay into the right state, but that it does enough that the Replay will usually repair the rest on its own.)
There's still some magic about the hack that we don't necessarily understand, which is why sometimes it doesn't work. If many reboots don't help, maybe the partition size calculated by the RTVPatch program is one that the Replay doesn't like for some reason. If you feel like going high-touch, you could try to dig up one of toot's initial revisions of the Win2k RTVPatch, before she added the capability to auto-detect the size of the drive. It allowed you to enter the size you wanted your data partition to be. You could try lowering the size by a meg or a gig and see if that gets you anywhere.
And if you're really feeling generous, you could save the image that doesn't work, so when you're able to get a working image you can compare them and see if you can determine why it didn't work for you. And then someone could improve the patch program to fix that problem.
Or, if you're feeling low touch, you could buy one of the 60 or 80 gig drives that everyone else has been using. (And if it still doesn't work, then we'll wonder about your original Replay drive...)