Upgrading to XP Pro - Help Please!



AWA
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Hello - In the middle of my fresh installation using XP Pro Upgrade CD (after
completely reformatting my hard drive), when it was finalizing things, the
entire screen went black and I had to hard boot and start all over again.
So, I did, and it happened again! What's going on? Can anyone out there
please help me??

desperate

DL
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
And what o/s were you running prior to the upgrade?
BTW the winxp cd will format/partion etc prior to the install

"AWA" <AWA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EDF08757-D3D4-43A5-A99F-C5726F3A76C9@microsoft.com...
> Hello - In the middle of my fresh installation using XP Pro Upgrade CD
(after
> completely reformatting my hard drive), when it was finalizing things, the
> entire screen went black and I had to hard boot and start all over again.
> So, I did, and it happened again! What's going on? Can anyone out there
> please help me??
>
> desperate

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
AWA wrote:

> Hello - In the middle of my fresh installation using XP Pro Upgrade CD
> (after completely reformatting my hard drive), when it was finalizing
> things, the entire screen went black and I had to hard boot and start
> all over again.
> So, I did, and it happened again! What's going on? Can anyone out
> there please help me??
>
> desperate

You have lots of answers on the thread you made yesterday; go look at
them. Do not make a new post about the same subject; keep posts about
one subject in one thread. The reason you are having difficulties
posting and seeing the answers is because you are using the awful web
interface to this newsgroup. Learn to use a newsreader. Here is
information to help you with that:

Since you are using the web interface, you may not realize that this is
really a newsgroup. You will get far more out of this resource if you
learn to use a newsreader. There are many good newsreaders for Windows,
but you can use Outlook Express since you already have it. Here are
some links to information about newsgroups:

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page3.html#12-09-02 - a brief
explanation of newsgroups
http://michaelstevenstech.com/outlookexpressnewreader.htm
http://rickrogers.org/setupoe.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=/support/news/howto/default.asp
- Set Up Newsreader

http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
http://aumha.org/nntp.htm - list of MS newsgroups
microsoft.public.test.here - MS group to test if your newsreader is
working properly
http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm - how to munge email address
http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting vs.
crossposting

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

AWA
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Was Running 98SE. That's gone now as I reformatted the drive.

"DL" wrote:

> And what o/s were you running prior to the upgrade?
> BTW the winxp cd will format/partion etc prior to the install
>
> "AWA" <AWA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EDF08757-D3D4-43A5-A99F-C5726F3A76C9@microsoft.com...
> > Hello - In the middle of my fresh installation using XP Pro Upgrade CD
> (after
> > completely reformatting my hard drive), when it was finalizing things, the
> > entire screen went black and I had to hard boot and start all over again.
> > So, I did, and it happened again! What's going on? Can anyone out there
> > please help me??
> >
> > desperate
>
>
>

DL
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Thenthe initial response would be that some of your hw is incompatible with
Winxp

"AWA" <AWA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1C7FB7E6-C89E-423A-BF97-817A43EED3CE@microsoft.com...
> Was Running 98SE. That's gone now as I reformatted the drive.
>
> "DL" wrote:
>
> > And what o/s were you running prior to the upgrade?
> > BTW the winxp cd will format/partion etc prior to the install
> >
> > "AWA" <AWA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:EDF08757-D3D4-43A5-A99F-C5726F3A76C9@microsoft.com...
> > > Hello - In the middle of my fresh installation using XP Pro Upgrade CD
> > (after
> > > completely reformatting my hard drive), when it was finalizing things,
the
> > > entire screen went black and I had to hard boot and start all over
again.
> > > So, I did, and it happened again! What's going on? Can anyone out
there
> > > please help me??
> > >
> > > desperate
> >
> >
> >


Upgrading to XP Pro - Help Please!