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Compaq Presario Win XP Upgrade Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GRIFFCON, Feb 9, 2006.

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  1. GRIFFCON

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    Hi:

    Here's the problem:

    Someone asked me to see if I could upgrade an early (old) Compaq Presario 5WV254 computer. The first thing I did was max out the RAM (768MB) using Crucial's 'certified' Compaq modules.

    This dinosaur has a 40GB hard drive and an nVidia 8MB graphics card. I placed Windows XP Pro into the drive and proceeded to format the drive with NTFS. Everything went smoothly, and the machine rebooted after installing the drivers, etc.

    Unfortunately, instead of continuing to proceed with the usual installation process, it starts the initial setup process over and over (I let this happen about 7 times) and will not complete the installation.

    I've performed upgrades on lots of these older Compaq Presarios, but have never encountered this before.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to how this issue can resolved?

    Thanks in advance.

    Griff
     
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