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11-28-2001, 11:01 AM
I am at a friends house trying to install XP on his computer. It's a KK266 plus with the latest bios supporting winXP, and the sound driver is the new one. He has a Nvidia MX-400 in it also. That's it. Now when Itry to upgrade from win 98 it put in the cd and do the first round of geting the copmuter ready for install. then it reboots and I start the win XP install. It goes to the winxp screen then I get BSOD. I have tried just about everything and it locks up in the same spot all the time. Everything on his computer is up to snufff with all the drivers, so am I a moron or is XP just this evil.
11-28-2001, 11:18 AM
Did you do the XP compatibility test first? When you first insert the CD the splash screen should give that as one of the options.
Also, it may be worth uninstalling the sound and video drivers first, XP will install it's own. You can always change them after install. I think this is the most likely cause of your prob.
Also, make sure all USB devices are disconnected. Good luck.
11-28-2001, 11:28 AM
Cat ... I take it you are trying to "upgrade" yes ...
Set the BIOS up to boot from CDRom and go at it that way.
Let us know. :(
11-28-2001, 01:04 PM
my friend bought the upgrade, and I am trying to figure out why it won't work. He did a total reformat and installed win 98se fresh without any drivers. The case is bare,al stuff unplugged. At the screen it tells me about win98 backup????:beatsme: It told me about my sound driver (he installed the via 4in1 and sound for his KK266) and I uninstalled the sound. Why is it that even after that, I still get the BSOD, microsoft said I would have to 5-15 min, after that she still is in a hard lock, ctrl-alt-del dont work either. I am home now, so he has the link to the forum and he will sign up, then mabey we can figure this out.
I am stumped:dev:
11-28-2001, 01:11 PM
Mucks' idea about booting from the CD-ROM sounds like a good 'un. Has he tried that yet? Has he tried uninstalling the vid drivers? Backing up WIN98 - is that where you get the option to revert back to WIN98 should something go wrong or you're not happy with XP? It probably is. If your friend's already done one Format, he may as well discard the old OS.
Also, if you get past the BSOD, would seriously opt for the NTFS file system, not FAT32.
I dunno if I'm stating the obvious here ;) just thinking out loud.
11-28-2001, 03:59 PM
you will never belive what I am going to tell you. My friend was on the phone with microsoft for 2 and a half hours and do you know what it was. After 2 reformats, and bs and removing everything a gain it was the video card. (VisionTek Xtasy GeForce2-MX400) My friend put in his vodoo 5500 in the box and low and behold it installed. MS said that the nvidia card and the KK266plus he uses every once and a while don't like to play with one-another. (another great advance for MS). I just don't get it, but it's working now.
11-28-2001, 05:48 PM
I have heard of disagreements between the KK266Plus and some video cards, especially the Radeon Family. But an Nvidia based card? Bad news.
Glad to see you got the install carried out OK, but does this mean your friend has to use the Voodoo card until he afford something else?
I'm wondering whether it's Microsoft's fault or not actually :confused:
Ah well, sort of a happy ending.
11-28-2001, 06:44 PM
it's a happy ending, after he installed Win XP, he slapped in the geforce and it works like a charm.:beatsme:
that is just to strange for me, when a very pop mobo(with the new bios) and one of the most (I say) video cards, that shouldn't happen.
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