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Anthony Cousins

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Windows install help
« on: March 08, 2005, 04:26:35 PM »
I need big help. I had just formated my 2000 compaq that was running windows 98 and first tried running windows xp just to see what would happen. When I did this, I received a fatal error about half way into the installation. Now, Instead of going back to dos when i restart the computer, it loads windows xp and gives me the fatal error right away!
-How can I get back to Dos?
Please help if you can

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Re: Windows install help
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2005, 04:49:59 PM »
Well, unfortunately, I can not help you with this issue, but I do have some advice for the future... NEVER just try to install something JUST to see what will happen... Not a good idea...

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Re: Windows install help
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2005, 06:48:32 PM »
Lots of info needed.....

Do you have a full cd version of Win 98 or Win XP?
Do you have a floppy (3-1/2") drive?
Do you know how to generate a bootdisk from the download at Bootdisk.com?
Do you have copies of the drivers you need?
What Anti Virus prog do you have access to?

What else - can't remember - but please give just a little more info...

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Re: Windows install help
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2005, 12:33:52 PM »
Anthony:

1st: DON'T PANIC!!!  We're here to help.

2nd: Please give us more information, the such as:

  • Did you write the error message down? or do you remember at least some of what the error said?

  • Did you choose to upgrade or did you choose a clean install when you installed XP?

  • Do you have the answers to Dusty's questions?


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Re: Windows install help
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2005, 01:08:41 PM »
what are the spec of the system you have......is this a winxp upgrade ???????
somewhere you have compaq........install disks....re-install them..........to get back to  dos f5 key/ctrl key on boot..........the fatal error...........was is a stop error...or something like irq_less_equal.....you could dual boot win98/winxp ?

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Re: Windows install help
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2005, 07:05:54 PM »


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