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Crash on Upgrade ME to XP


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randybok

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While trying to upgrade an old Dell Latitude from Windows ME to Windows XP I went to the dell site whisch prompted me to delete several files that were not compatible with XP. I did so thinking Dell would know, and rebooted. Now It says some of my registry entries are missing and can't find the CD rom. Tried Boot disk, that didn't work either. PC goes to safe mode and never gets any farther than safe mode screen (no menus or icons at all). Anybody know how I can make this thing boot since dos prompt not available on ME from start up?

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Hi randybok...

Do you have a Windows XP Upgrade CD? If so, Enter the BIOS Setup and make sure that the CD-ROM is selected as First Boot Device. Put the XP CD in the drive and restart the machine...follow the prompts to do the upgrade installation.

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Yes I ran setup and adjusted for cdrom as first boot device. Have CD with XP problem is laptop does not recognize cdrom drive. If it did id' just go ahead and do upgrade.

Edited by randybok, 06 January 2006 - 11:36 PM.

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If it shows in BIOS, it should lite up as a boot device when you start up. Are you powering on with the cd in the drive?

I'll research this a little and get back to you shortly.... :tazz:

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