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XP Pro Upgrade

Discussion in 'Software' started by Tyler D, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi guys,was in the process of upgrading XP home to XP pro,and for some reason it gets to the same point in the installation,and the computer just hangs.
    Re starting the comp,the installation causes the comp to hang in exactly the same place again.
    Any ideas on this please??? :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    are u using legit copies?
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Are you upgrading to Pro because of the better facilities or because of isssue's with the current Operating system?
    If there are issues these will simply be carried over :(

    To be honest I try and avoid an upgrade where possible- you have much better success with a clean install.

    At which part of the loading does it hang?
    Have you tried booting to safe mode?
     
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  4. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    ok,they are legit copies im using,there was no probs with the previous operating system all was running fine,so its no probs being carried over.When the comp boots i get the XP screen then it goes straight onto setup to continue from where it crashed.
    Have used F8,to get to safe mode but i just get the error message that set up cant be run safemode.
    It hangs when set up is registering services :rolleyes: with only 14 mins left.Im well puzzled.
     
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  5. AJ

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    Antything in the event log?
     
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  6. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    no i cant actually get into windows,it boots,i get the xp screen and goes straight to restarting setup.
     
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  7. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    ok,bit of an update on this prob im havin and would be greatful of any feedback :biggrin .Havin not resolved the prob of the comp hanging with the xp pro upgrade and not able to gain access to windows,i decided i would start from a fresh,re partion the HD reformat the HD,and then install the original OEM XP home copy.
    Guess what?? The XP Home copy install hangs at exactly the same place as the XP Pro upgrade did.
    :rolleyes: any idea's guys would be greatfully recieved.
    Thank u in advance :D

    Martyn.
     
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  8. Modey

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    Sounds like a hardware fault to me. In the past when I have had various incarnations of Windows lock during an install, it's usually been some type of hardware conflict or fault.

    It could of course just be an out and out compatibility issue with something you have added to the system in recent times? More Ram, new NIC etc...

    I would try stripping out every non-essential card out of the system (assuming you have some in there and it's not all onboard). Also try modifying the BIOS, maybe take it back to a safe default setting. If you have overclocked it in anyway, turn that off, or if you have used aggressive memory timings etc...

    If none of the above works, try swapping out the RAM for spare stuff if you are able to do that, or possibly the Video Card (again assuming it's not an on board varient).

    Finally, how about flashing the BIOS from DOS, grab the latest one from a different PC.
     
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  9. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    ok thanks for the pointers modey,will take a look later and see what i can come up with.
    cheers :biggrin
     
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  10. Boycie
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    I have looked at a system for someone today who installed a new PCI Dial up modem in their current OS no problem.
    A week later they re-installed and froze on the splash screen (this computer actually installed successfully but failed to re-start).

    When I removed the card the computer booted up perfectly :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Jakamoko
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    Tyler, I recently experienced a similar install problem - would consistently fail at the same point, even on 2 diff HDD's in the same PC. Finally traced it to a RAM conflict (2 sticks in it - removed one).

    Might be worth a look ?
     
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  12. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Ok cheers Gav will have a play around tomorrow and will let you know how i get on. :biggrin
     
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  13. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi Guys,seems like it was a RAM conflict,had two sticks installed
    so removed one and hey presto,installed no probs.
    Thanks all for your input. :D
     
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