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problem installing windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by banana8, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. banana8

    banana8 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I am having issues installing Windows XP Professional. My current operating system is the Compaq version of Windows ME. I went through the upgrade process for XP. Everything seemed to install ok, but when the computer re-booted I came up with a black screen. Nothing I did would get me out of the screen.

    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Memory_Loss

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    If you have the previous version of Windows on CD, I would do a fresh install of XP PRO. Wipe everything off and put only XP PRO on. It takes out any problems that might have existed in your previous windows.
     
  3. skinnywhiteboy

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    The cause is most likely driver conflicts between the old OS and the new OS. Upgrading instead of doing a fresh install typically causes this to happen.
     
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