Cannot Logon to XP Pro



Just another screwed MS User
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
I just capitulated to the Geek from Redmond and bought XP Pro. AFter 2 years
of using my 98 system EVERY day with no problems, my "new, state-of-the-art,
more stable, incredibly more efficient, safer, power rich" system is now
non-functional. After spending 2 days trying to complete the "automatic"
upgrade, I finally got the POS to work. NOW, I can shut XP down but when I
boot up again, it goes to the Password Entry and .......

NOTHIN'

Can't type anything into the box, my mouse is frozen, and only option is to
power down. Have let it sit for 20mins, so I assume even the Microshit team
could not possibly create an OS this slow (though I admit it may be an
inaccurate assumption).

After I power down, I start up in safe mode (God I love this new safer more
efficient more stable OS) then shut down. Next time thru it works ok.

Well Bill, even a "horse's ass who calls himself a programmer" like you
could not conjure up a more ineffective boot up process. I really love paying
$200 bucks to go backwards!!

So, tell me. I can't wait to hear my fate here. Tell me to "reload Windows,
or upgrade my system, or some other MS BS (hey, that should be their stock
ticker instead of MSFT). Tell me how my system is AFU, the one that worked
for 2 years FLAWLESSLY!!!

Day Bill Gates is drafted to Iraq, dougnuts are on me!!

Thanks

Juan
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
English support groups allmost allways recommend to install XP as an upgrade
but that way you keep the previous system's drivers which don't do well with
XP. This is doubly true if you were previously running a Windows 9x-based
OS... Spanish support groups allways recommend to install XP on a formated
drive to avoid such problems as you're having now.

It does mean you have to reinstall all your programs and you may have to
download some drivers, but in your case there's no avoiding it.. you could
try to do some repairs but it may take a long time to finally make it run as
is should. or have your XP up and running how it was meant to... .



Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp

Clean Install Windows XP
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html



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"Just another screwed MS User" <Just another screwed MS
User@discussions.microsoft.com> escribió en el mensaje
news:F5245EE3-B1FB-42D8-8B86-4DF8977F912C@microsoft.com...
> I just capitulated to the Geek from Redmond and bought XP Pro. AFter 2
years
> of using my 98 system EVERY day with no problems, my "new,
state-of-the-art,
> more stable, incredibly more efficient, safer, power rich" system is now
> non-functional. After spending 2 days trying to complete the "automatic"
> upgrade, I finally got the POS to work. NOW, I can shut XP down but when
I
> boot up again, it goes to the Password Entry and .......
>
> NOTHIN'
>
> Can't type anything into the box, my mouse is frozen, and only option is
to
> power down. Have let it sit for 20mins, so I assume even the Microshit
team
> could not possibly create an OS this slow (though I admit it may be an
> inaccurate assumption).
>
> After I power down, I start up in safe mode (God I love this new safer
more
> efficient more stable OS) then shut down. Next time thru it works ok.
>
> Well Bill, even a "horse's ass who calls himself a programmer" like you
> could not conjure up a more ineffective boot up process. I really love
paying
> $200 bucks to go backwards!!
>
> So, tell me. I can't wait to hear my fate here. Tell me to "reload
Windows,
> or upgrade my system, or some other MS BS (hey, that should be their stock
> ticker instead of MSFT). Tell me how my system is AFU, the one that worked
> for 2 years FLAWLESSLY!!!
>
> Day Bill Gates is drafted to Iraq, dougnuts are on me!!
>
> Thanks
>

Chelsea
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
You might not believe it at this stage, but XP is significantly more stable
than Win98. A clean install rather than an upgrade always works better I
find-and in addition you must still be using FAT32 formatting, therebye
missing out on the extra security and stability that comes with NTFS. You
sound too angry to try this suggestion, but I'll offer it anyhow.

Boot your machine from the XP CD
Follow the install wizard
When you get to the point where it asks if you want to do an update install
or a completely new install-choose the New option. It will recognise you
will over write whats on the hard drive, but will ask you if you want to use
C:\windows as your install path. At that point type in something like
C:\winXP so you don't overwrite your previous install.
Follow the install as before

Now when XP tells you the installation is complete, restart the system. You
will see that XP recognises that two version are present and allows you to
select which one to load. Unfortunately both versions have the same name,
but generally the most recent install is listed first. So select the first
install in the list and press enter. With any luck windows will now run
correctly. Your data from the upgraded installation can then be transfered
to the new install. Finally just delete the failed update.

Hope that helps

Chelsea

Alan Smith
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
"Juan" <soyquiensoy@terra.com> wrote in message
news:O0ka1UVeFHA.3012@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> English support groups allmost allways recommend to install XP as an
> upgrade

not in my experience.

> but that way you keep the previous system's drivers which don't do well
> with
> XP. This is doubly true if you were previously running a Windows 9x-based
> OS... Spanish support groups allways recommend to install XP on a
> formated
> drive to avoid such problems as you're having now.
>
> It does mean you have to reinstall all your programs and you may have to
> download some drivers, but in your case there's no avoiding it.. you could
> try to do some repairs but it may take a long time to finally make it run
> as
> is should. or have your XP up and running how it was meant to... .
>
>
>
> Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup)
> http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
>
> Clean Install Windows XP
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
>
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> "Just another screwed MS User" <Just another screwed MS
> User@discussions.microsoft.com> escribió en el mensaje
> news:F5245EE3-B1FB-42D8-8B86-4DF8977F912C@microsoft.com...
>> I just capitulated to the Geek from Redmond and bought XP Pro. AFter 2
> years
>> of using my 98 system EVERY day with no problems, my "new,
> state-of-the-art,
>> more stable, incredibly more efficient, safer, power rich" system is now
>> non-functional. After spending 2 days trying to complete the "automatic"
>> upgrade, I finally got the POS to work. NOW, I can shut XP down but
>> when
> I
>> boot up again, it goes to the Password Entry and .......
>>
>> NOTHIN'
>>
>> Can't type anything into the box, my mouse is frozen, and only option is
> to
>> power down. Have let it sit for 20mins, so I assume even the Microshit
> team
>> could not possibly create an OS this slow (though I admit it may be an
>> inaccurate assumption).
>>
>> After I power down, I start up in safe mode (God I love this new safer
> more
>> efficient more stable OS) then shut down. Next time thru it works ok.
>>
>> Well Bill, even a "horse's ass who calls himself a programmer" like you
>> could not conjure up a more ineffective boot up process. I really love
> paying
>> $200 bucks to go backwards!!
>>
>> So, tell me. I can't wait to hear my fate here. Tell me to "reload
> Windows,
>> or upgrade my system, or some other MS BS (hey, that should be their
>> stock
>> ticker instead of MSFT). Tell me how my system is AFU, the one that
>> worked
>> for 2 years FLAWLESSLY!!!
>>
>> Day Bill Gates is drafted to Iraq, dougnuts are on me!!
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>
>
>
>


Cannot Logon to XP Pro