XP Upgrade Hangs
Posted 23 November 2005 - 11:07 AM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 11:31 AM
Unplug external devices like printers/scanners/usb devices--basically, anything but the keyboard and mouse and monitor
If you know your way around inside a computer, remove (if possible), modems, soundcards, add-in cards. If you have a ps2 mouse and keyboard, use those instead of the usb mouse and keyboard
Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:42 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:56 PM
What kind of laptop? How much ram? Can you remove one stick of ram?
Posted 23 November 2005 - 03:43 PM
Posted 23 November 2005 - 05:27 PM
Have you ever done this before (reinstalled Windows) with this machine?
Try cleaning your xp cd, and if you have cd cleaner, use it
Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:41 AM
I recently installed a new hard drive. I have only installed the whole Windows program on it. I have not run this program before no. I had this machinne runnig beauatiufull until I stupidly download WinFixer. I don't know what I was thinking. I thought there scan had fopud reg errors my other programs must have missed but am now convinced the scan is a complete phony. Anyway, I don't want to reinstall Windows completely as I have many upgradesand programs I want to keep.
I will take out one of the sticks and re try. I think I have two but its been a while since I took that cover off.
I wish there was a way to vpoid this process and go back to my corrupted machine. It did have some functionality and I could try some more fixes. I have already used vundo removal (no vundo) and have run Hijack This and removed some mal objects adware had not picked up. But there may be more fixes and I would love to give them a try. But is it I too late? Alas I fear it is.
Posted 24 November 2005 - 10:42 AM
You can buy a 2.5 inch ide converter so you can plug it into a desktop machine from Radio Shack for less than $20
Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:13 AM
Thanks for the help. I have a laptop. did not know I could do this. However, my goal is to keep everything on my drive that I can. I was ding aWindows reinstall to I would not have to lose anthing. Ican re format the partition and reload windows if need be but am desparately trying to avoind doing s. I ma pretty certain that my old OS is still in the computer. I can see it by using the command prompt in the Repair Console. I think what I need now is a way to stop the setup boot and go back to my old boot. I have a feeeling this can be done with a rewrite of the boot programs but don't know how.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:22 AM
When you say not lose anything, what do you mean? Data is one thing, but programs are another.
You might consider copying the i386 directory from your cd and installing from that rather than the cd-rom....in some cases, I have had luck with this tact. How you get it on the drive differs depending on the file system.
You might also consider making a copy of your xp cd and trying to install from the copy...a minute warping of the disk could cause issues.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 11:40 AM
I do not know if Setup deletes the old OS as it goes along or after it is finished actually.
So how to I get around the nag is the big question. The automatic try it three times did not work nor did unplugging devices, removing memory etc. Still frustgrated. Thanks for hlep
Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:16 PM
The reason I ask is because I need to know if a conventional install will even work given this system.
When you boot your machine,or drop into BIOS, what version of bios are you using?
This machine is already up to bios version 9, and it is wholly possible that the problem is occuring during installing devices because Windows setup cannot access bios to discover what to install.
Thus, a "security" issue
Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:21 AM
Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:39 PM
Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:58 PM
Edited by Comrade General, 27 November 2005 - 01:00 PM.
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