XP Pro with SP1


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JIJI

I have been trying for the past week to get the XP Pro
with SP1 to load properly in my computer. So far I have
loaded it three times and in that three times I have lost
the use of my dvd drive, all the data on my 250 gb scsi
drive and my patients with this. I am installing from a
new disk and it is really irritating to have to go
through all of these troubles and more to get this OS to
load. I am about to attempt my fourth load because the
installation wizard is not working properly, the drivers
for my two other cd drives has been corrupted somehow,
and when I put in the OS disk, it doesn't offer to repair
itself. Is there any relief for this?
 
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Bruce Chambers

JIJI said:
I have been trying for the past week to get the XP Pro
with SP1 to load properly in my computer. So far I have
loaded it three times and in that three times I have lost
the use of my dvd drive, all the data on my 250 gb scsi
drive and my patients with this. I am installing from a
new disk and it is really irritating to have to go
through all of these troubles and more to get this OS to
load. I am about to attempt my fourth load because the
installation wizard is not working properly, the drivers
for my two other cd drives has been corrupted somehow,
and when I put in the OS disk, it doesn't offer to repair
itself. Is there any relief for this?

Have you made sure that your PC's hardware components are capable
of supporting WinXP? This information will be found at the PC's
manufacturer's web site, and on Microsoft's Windows Catalog:
(http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx) Additionally, run
Microsoft WinXP Upgrade Advisor to see if you have any incompatible
hardware components or applications.

You should, before proceeding, take a few minutes to ensure that
there are WinXP device drivers available for all of the machine's
components. There may not be, if the PC was specifically designed for
Win98/Me. Also bear in mind that PCs designed for, sold and run fine
with Win9x/Me very often do not meet WinXP's much more stringent
hardware quality requirements. This is particularly true of many
models in Compaq's consumer-class Presario product line or HP's
consumer-class Pavilion product line. WinXP, like WinNT and Win2K
before it, is quite sensitive to borderline defective or substandard
hardware (particularly motherboards, RAM and hard drives) that will
still support Win9x.

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Bruce,
I am installing a fresh copy because I have tried for
three weeks to reinstall XP Home on my old hard drive.
All of my new hardware is capable of handling MS
programs. I put it together with all new parts that are
compatible. It is the disk that seems to be giving me the
most trouble. When I was first loading it up, I tried
loading the language packages during install and then it
started asking me for the disk that was in the drive. The
second time, it recognized the disk, but made me cancel
the install of all the languages. On this boot, the
fourth, it is freezing up whenever I put in a program
disk to install.
 

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