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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by drafter, Dec 4, 2001.

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  1. drafter

    drafter Thread Starter

    Nov 21, 2000
    I hope I am posting this in the right place. Im not sure if this is an operating system issue or a hardware issue. Recently I decided to upgrade my computer and operating system I had the following:
    -winnt4.0 workstation
    -4gb hdd for a master
    -cdrom on the secondary as a master
    -64mb 72 pin ram.
    -p133 cpu

    I have up graded to the following:
    -win 2000 professional
    -8gb hdd for a master
    -4gb hdd for a slave
    -cdrom on the secondary as a master
    -64mb 72 pin ram. (4 16mb simms)
    -1-64mb 168 pin dimm (only showing 16mb) for a total of 80mb ram
    -p133 cpu

    Now my computer is radomly rebooting itself once or twice a day, I don't know why. Got an Idea's?
  2. knologseeker


    Dec 5, 2001
    The first thing that jumps out at me is that you have the bare minimum requirements for Windows 2000. However, I have successfully ran it with only 32MB of RAM so maybe that isn't so bad. The one I had was Slow!!!

    It may be a hardware conflict. Have you tried running the winnt32.exe /checkupgradeonly? It will check the system for compatibility with Windows 2000. Usually you would do this before installing, but it may clue you to what is the problem.

    I have installed it on a 333 computer before and it worked fine for about a month then it crashed. After some research, I found out 2000 did not support some video driver I was using.

    You may also want to check out the Setuperr.log(shows the errors that occurred during setup) and the Setupact.log(shows the setup actions in order) for possible hints.

    I hope something here helps you.
  3. $teve


    Oct 9, 2001
    definately not enough ram............it may just be the bare minimum for your o/s but as soon as you task it further it will fall over.
    if your pocket will support it,go and buy a 128meg ram stick,its very cheap at the moment.........but beware......the price is ready to jump big time in the new year....be warned y`all!
    good luck:)
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