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Thank you so much I will attempt the seagate discwizard. And get back, wont be for a couple of hours. Thanks again for the help.
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After I format do you want me to reinstall windows from the 98 Se boot disk
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When you use Seagate set up, use write zeros to drive, use full option, not quick

This will be 4 hours per 100GB of drive size
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Yes, go ahead and install Win98. After you're done... upgrade to XP, but just make sure it installs into the same directory win98 was installed into.... meaning overwrite Win98.

I'm still a little confused about how you managed to end up with that weird boot.ini. :tazz: Since your XP disc is an "upgrade", it should have just overwritten C: the first time you did it.

Anyways... yah! Let me know how it goes!!


By the way... just in case you don't know what Keith posted, he is saying to write zeros to the drive. This is called low-level formatting and basically what that does is takes the disc back to the time it left the manufacture... nice and clean and just like new! This is actually the best thing to do when you're setting up a computer after it's had a previous install done. It overwrites all the trash the old OS may have left behind.

After you wipe it, if you choose to do so, then just partition and format.

Edited by makai, 09 December 2005 - 08:14 PM.

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Good Morning
Format and install complete. Xp was installed on C: It has been running for an hour and no restarts.

Now what should I do?
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Format and install complete. Xp was installed on C: It has been running for an hour and no restarts.

Now what should I do?


Well that's good news! But not sure what you mean by "Now what shoud I do?"

Are you experiencing any problems with the system?
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I am worried that I the problems I had will come back, I will try to install SP2
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Not too likely now, defragment the drive and set a restore point before downloading and installing large files
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New problem on the restart of the SP2 install, I get the error
Stop c0000135 {unable to locate component}
This application has failed to start becasue winsrv was not found.
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Is this the error

After you install Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), your computer repeatedly restarts with the following Stop error:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer...

Technical information:

STOP: c0000135 {Unable To Locate Component}

This application has failed to start because winsrv was not found.

Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
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Yes...but I do not remeber it repeatedly restarting
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When you went to Microsoft Update, did you install a number of critical updates before installing SP2

You need this anyway

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

A compatibility issue between the Windows XP SP2 installer and a third-party advertising program that is named T.V. Media can cause this problem. The problem occurs when you have T.V. Media installed on your computer, and you try to install Windows XP SP2. You receive a Stop error when you restart your computer, and the installation process fails. You can prevent this problem by removing T.V. Media or by installing Critical Update 885523 before you install Windows XP SP2.
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I have never seen anythign that looked like TV media. How do I fix the problem I have made I can not uninstall anything or install anything
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How could I have gotten that software, if I have not installed anything on the computer yet
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OK

Did you install critical updates before installing SP2
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