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problems when upgrading to xp


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fernsy

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hi

iam having problems upgrading to xp from 98 because it cannot copy files. if i just delete the partition and create a new 1 installing xp will this fix it

can somone please help
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how do you know it cannot copy files? What files? wHAT error are you getting?
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hi

because i stared to install xp but it could not copy alot of the file like msvidctl.dll,tsbvcap.sys,tsbyuv.dll and said cannot contine beacuse of hivecls.inf
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Did you reformat the hard drive, or are you trying to install and upgrade kit? If you have a full install, backup what you want off of 98, and then reformat and install XP. Make sure that you boot from the XP disc, and then follow the instructions from there to format.
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hi

i am trying to install xp pro do you mean to format it to ntfs
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clean the cd in soapy, warm water, pat dry.

Clean the cd-rom with a cd-rom cleaner.

If that fails, use a windows 98 boot disk to partition, format the drive, then copy the contents of the i386 directory, then install using the winnt.exe command


Sometimes, the old DOS copy command will work when windows setup cannot.
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