XP Upgrade problems



Tami
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
About a year ago our computer crashed, I had Win 98 2d on hand and installed
it, we decided to purchase the Windows XP upgrade, installed it and went
about computing. After about 1 month we started having problems. The
computer would not boot directly to windows, it would go to the screen where
you chose from a list, start normally, last know good configuration, safe
mode, ect. We downloaded all the updates that were available and this still
occured. Many more times than not, windows would not load only go to a blank
screen. I purchased a new computer and started trying to resolve the
problems on the old. I was concerned that it was a hardware problem so I
copied the desired files to another computer. reformated the drive and it is
function great. so I decided to upgrade the second hard drive (which now has
all my files on it). Installing xp was a pain. the disk had only been used
one time. during installation, there were several messages that .dll could
not be found from the source drive. I hit retry and installation continued.
Once installation was "completed" the computer will only go the the selection
page and back to blank screen. Which is the same problem we had with the
first computer. I am assuming that there is a defet in the windows cd or the
program that is on the cd, the second hard drive is brand new!!!

any sugestion?

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
"Copied the desired files to another computer" ....What files did you copy.
First,while xp upgrade is designed to upgrade former windows os,it's best
to do a clean installation of xp,boot to xp cd,install xp,delete the
partition(98),
create one,then let xp format and install.What or where was the pain in
the installation,copying files again!!!To copy xp to another hd,or mirror,try
useing XCOPY,its already installed in xp.Plus copying or placeing a
registered
copy of xp from one machine to another will not work because of license laws
with microsoft...

"Tami" wrote:

> About a year ago our computer crashed, I had Win 98 2d on hand and installed
> it, we decided to purchase the Windows XP upgrade, installed it and went
> about computing. After about 1 month we started having problems. The
> computer would not boot directly to windows, it would go to the screen where
> you chose from a list, start normally, last know good configuration, safe
> mode, ect. We downloaded all the updates that were available and this still
> occured. Many more times than not, windows would not load only go to a blank
> screen. I purchased a new computer and started trying to resolve the
> problems on the old. I was concerned that it was a hardware problem so I
> copied the desired files to another computer. reformated the drive and it is
> function great. so I decided to upgrade the second hard drive (which now has
> all my files on it). Installing xp was a pain. the disk had only been used
> one time. during installation, there were several messages that .dll could
> not be found from the source drive. I hit retry and installation continued.
> Once installation was "completed" the computer will only go the the selection
> page and back to blank screen. Which is the same problem we had with the
> first computer. I am assuming that there is a defet in the windows cd or the
> program that is on the cd, the second hard drive is brand new!!!
>
> any sugestion?

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Tami wrote:
> About a year ago our computer crashed, I had Win 98 2d on hand and installed
> it, we decided to purchase the Windows XP upgrade, installed it and went
> about computing. After about 1 month we started having problems. The
> computer would not boot directly to windows, it would go to the screen where
> you chose from a list, start normally, last know good configuration, safe
> mode, ect. We downloaded all the updates that were available and this still
> occured. Many more times than not, windows would not load only go to a blank
> screen. I purchased a new computer and started trying to resolve the
> problems on the old. I was concerned that it was a hardware problem so I
> copied the desired files to another computer. reformated the drive and it is
> function great. so I decided to upgrade the second hard drive (which now has
> all my files on it). Installing xp was a pain. the disk had only been used
> one time. during installation, there were several messages that .dll could
> not be found from the source drive. I hit retry and installation continued.
> Once installation was "completed" the computer will only go the the selection
> page and back to blank screen. Which is the same problem we had with the
> first computer. I am assuming that there is a defet in the windows cd or the
> program that is on the cd, the second hard drive is brand new!!!
>
> any sugestion?



Problems copying files or corrupted files during installation are
most often caused by defective or sub-standard hardware; in order of
likelihood, either RAM, the hard drive, or the motherboard. Only on
very rare occasions the installation CD is the problem.


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Tami Nathan
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
the desired files were my personal documents and pictures, things like that
not windows or program files.
--
Tami Nathan


"Andrew E." wrote:

> "Copied the desired files to another computer" ....What files did you copy.
> First,while xp upgrade is designed to upgrade former windows os,it's best
> to do a clean installation of xp,boot to xp cd,install xp,delete the
> partition(98),
> create one,then let xp format and install.What or where was the pain in
> the installation,copying files again!!!To copy xp to another hd,or mirror,try
> useing XCOPY,its already installed in xp.Plus copying or placeing a
> registered
> copy of xp from one machine to another will not work because of license laws
> with microsoft...
>
> "Tami" wrote:
>
> > About a year ago our computer crashed, I had Win 98 2d on hand and installed
> > it, we decided to purchase the Windows XP upgrade, installed it and went
> > about computing. After about 1 month we started having problems. The
> > computer would not boot directly to windows, it would go to the screen where
> > you chose from a list, start normally, last know good configuration, safe
> > mode, ect. We downloaded all the updates that were available and this still
> > occured. Many more times than not, windows would not load only go to a blank
> > screen. I purchased a new computer and started trying to resolve the
> > problems on the old. I was concerned that it was a hardware problem so I
> > copied the desired files to another computer. reformated the drive and it is
> > function great. so I decided to upgrade the second hard drive (which now has
> > all my files on it). Installing xp was a pain. the disk had only been used
> > one time. during installation, there were several messages that .dll could
> > not be found from the source drive. I hit retry and installation continued.
> > Once installation was "completed" the computer will only go the the selection
> > page and back to blank screen. Which is the same problem we had with the
> > first computer. I am assuming that there is a defet in the windows cd or the
> > program that is on the cd, the second hard drive is brand new!!!
> >
> > any sugestion?

Tami Nathan
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
I tested the ram, and it is functioning fine, as state it is a new hard
drive, all other funtions of the mother board seem fine, should I try the
hard drive in another computer?
--
Tami Nathan


"Bruce Chambers" wrote:

> Tami wrote:
> > About a year ago our computer crashed, I had Win 98 2d on hand and installed
> > it, we decided to purchase the Windows XP upgrade, installed it and went
> > about computing. After about 1 month we started having problems. The
> > computer would not boot directly to windows, it would go to the screen where
> > you chose from a list, start normally, last know good configuration, safe
> > mode, ect. We downloaded all the updates that were available and this still
> > occured. Many more times than not, windows would not load only go to a blank
> > screen. I purchased a new computer and started trying to resolve the
> > problems on the old. I was concerned that it was a hardware problem so I
> > copied the desired files to another computer. reformated the drive and it is
> > function great. so I decided to upgrade the second hard drive (which now has
> > all my files on it). Installing xp was a pain. the disk had only been used
> > one time. during installation, there were several messages that .dll could
> > not be found from the source drive. I hit retry and installation continued.
> > Once installation was "completed" the computer will only go the the selection
> > page and back to blank screen. Which is the same problem we had with the
> > first computer. I am assuming that there is a defet in the windows cd or the
> > program that is on the cd, the second hard drive is brand new!!!
> >
> > any sugestion?
>
>
>
> Problems copying files or corrupted files during installation are
> most often caused by defective or sub-standard hardware; in order of
> likelihood, either RAM, the hard drive, or the motherboard. Only on
> very rare occasions the installation CD is the problem.
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
> both at once. - RAH
>

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
Yes, Tami, installing the hard drive as a "slave" drive in another computer
would be the thing to do at this point. You use the OS from the main drive
to search for your valuable files.
Can we assume that you tried an "upgrade" installation of XP on this drive?

Tami Nathan wrote:
> I tested the ram, and it is functioning fine, as state it is a new
> hard drive, all other funtions of the mother board seem fine, should
> I try the hard drive in another computer?
>
>> Tami wrote:
>>> About a year ago our computer crashed, I had Win 98 2d on hand and
>>> installed it, we decided to purchase the Windows XP upgrade,
>>> installed it and went about computing. After about 1 month we
>>> started having problems. The computer would not boot directly to
>>> windows, it would go to the screen where you chose from a list,
>>> start normally, last know good configuration, safe mode, ect. We
>>> downloaded all the updates that were available and this still
>>> occured. Many more times than not, windows would not load only go
>>> to a blank screen. I purchased a new computer and started trying
>>> to resolve the problems on the old. I was concerned that it was a
>>> hardware problem so I copied the desired files to another computer.
>>> reformated the drive and it is function great. so I decided to
>>> upgrade the second hard drive (which now has all my files on it).
>>> Installing xp was a pain. the disk had only been used one time.
>>> during installation, there were several messages that .dll could
>>> not be found from the source drive. I hit retry and installation
>>> continued. Once installation was "completed" the computer will only
>>> go the the selection page and back to blank screen. Which is the
>>> same problem we had with the first computer. I am assuming that
>>> there is a defet in the windows cd or the program that is on the
>>> cd, the second hard drive is brand new!!!
>>>
>>> any sugestion?
>>
>>
>>
>> Problems copying files or corrupted files during installation
>> are most often caused by defective or sub-standard hardware; in
>> order of likelihood, either RAM, the hard drive, or the motherboard.
>> Only on very rare occasions the installation CD is the problem.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Bruce Chambers
>>
>> Help us help you:
>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>>
>> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
>> having both at once. - RAH

Tami Nathan
07-10-2005, 12:33 AM
yes I did. this is really flustrating as now the drive is not working with
the OS. I can't lose these files, so I am off to format and install a
different os on the old drive so I can get the files off the "new drive".
--
Tami Nathan


"T. Waters" wrote:

> Yes, Tami, installing the hard drive as a "slave" drive in another computer
> would be the thing to do at this point. You use the OS from the main drive
> to search for your valuable files.
> Can we assume that you tried an "upgrade" installation of XP on this drive?
>
> Tami Nathan wrote:
> > I tested the ram, and it is functioning fine, as state it is a new
> > hard drive, all other funtions of the mother board seem fine, should
> > I try the hard drive in another computer?
> >
> >> Tami wrote:
> >>> About a year ago our computer crashed, I had Win 98 2d on hand and
> >>> installed it, we decided to purchase the Windows XP upgrade,
> >>> installed it and went about computing. After about 1 month we
> >>> started having problems. The computer would not boot directly to
> >>> windows, it would go to the screen where you chose from a list,
> >>> start normally, last know good configuration, safe mode, ect. We
> >>> downloaded all the updates that were available and this still
> >>> occured. Many more times than not, windows would not load only go
> >>> to a blank screen. I purchased a new computer and started trying
> >>> to resolve the problems on the old. I was concerned that it was a
> >>> hardware problem so I copied the desired files to another computer.
> >>> reformated the drive and it is function great. so I decided to
> >>> upgrade the second hard drive (which now has all my files on it).
> >>> Installing xp was a pain. the disk had only been used one time.
> >>> during installation, there were several messages that .dll could
> >>> not be found from the source drive. I hit retry and installation
> >>> continued. Once installation was "completed" the computer will only
> >>> go the the selection page and back to blank screen. Which is the
> >>> same problem we had with the first computer. I am assuming that
> >>> there is a defet in the windows cd or the program that is on the
> >>> cd, the second hard drive is brand new!!!
> >>>
> >>> any sugestion?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Problems copying files or corrupted files during installation
> >> are most often caused by defective or sub-standard hardware; in
> >> order of likelihood, either RAM, the hard drive, or the motherboard.
> >> Only on very rare occasions the installation CD is the problem.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Bruce Chambers
> >>
> >> Help us help you:
> >> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >>
> >> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
> >> having both at once. - RAH
>
>
>
>


XP Upgrade problems