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Solved: fallout from yesterday's problem xp upgrade problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gooner10, Jul 8, 2007.

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  1. gooner10

    gooner10 Thread Starter

    Aug 23, 2006
    Hi folks
    finally managed to get my upgrade to xp pro done, went for a clean install but still ended up with all my old documents 9how weird is that).
    However I am busy reloading all my old apps etc and have a loox720 pda, have reloaded activesync but cannot sync with the pda, am getting a message telling me that MFC80.dll is missing please reinstall the application??

    have reinstalled activesync 3 times nowbut still no joy.

    2 questions
    1 - do you think all this is connected to my problems yesterday (I will find the posts and put in a link).
    2 - is my pda or active sync useless

    BTW thanks for all the help yesterday

  2. gooner10

    gooner10 Thread Starter

    Aug 23, 2006
  3. Old Rich

    Old Rich

    Jan 17, 2003
    If the documents are still there, you did not do a clean install . . to do that . .

    Enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Any internal USB card should also be removed.

    Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing XP.

    That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up.

    The prompt will appear after every reboot, but do not press any key on subsequent reboots. The setup process will continue with no action required from you.

    If you do not get that message, and if you have another optical drive, try the XP CD in the other drive.

    If you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:


    This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation:

    These are good guides to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print one for reference during the install.


    You will likely have to reload drivers (Chipset first) and applications, If your XP installation disc does not include SP2, after the installation, you will need to download and install SP-2, while windows is clean. Prior to connecting to the internet be sure you enable the XP firewall.

    For help entering BIOS: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
  4. gooner10

    gooner10 Thread Starter

    Aug 23, 2006
    all fixed
    even though I had selected clean install, it hadn't worked and the original program files were still there, deleted the original active sync folder reinstalled and all ok
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