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trouble upgrading to windows xp sp2


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I am trying to upgrade to windows xp home edition sp2. I have flashed to newer bios version on my presario r3000 laptop. When I log in I get a bsod. Stop error oxoooooo8E.It also occured before flashing to newer bios version. All help will be greatly appreciated
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But did the operating system install OK

Have you tried tapping F8 on startup to get into safe-mode?
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Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive. You do that from the
pc BIOS setup screen. You specify CDROM as the first drive to boot from.


Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM drive, and then restart your pc.


When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your
screen, press a key to boot pc from the XP CD.


When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen,
press ENTER:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.


At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is
displayed. Select this option.


NTFS.SYS needs to be at %windir%\system32\drivers [where %windir% =
C:\windows or C:\WINNT ]


You should be able to find NTFS.SYS at %windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386
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Try to login to safe mode.
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do you mean your trying to install SP2 or a complete new OS that includes SP 2...
if your just installing the service pack you should have first installed the hotfix for computers using AMD processors...
If you have an HP computer with a part number that ends with a 'z' you have an AMD-based computer

Edited by happyrock, 13 May 2010 - 08:28 AM.

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I got sp2 to now work. Flashed the most current bios version for my laptop.

Thanks for the replies.
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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know... :)
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