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    Windows upgrade Failure

    I have this wierd problem with my pc:

    We bought a pc with window xp pre installed, with 128 RAM. I downgraded it to windows 2000 since it was for some reason slow. It is a p4 1.8. I'm sure that's weird, but it is slow.
    Anyway it worked fine, after buying additional ram I decided to upgrade to windows xp Professional.
    After a few reboots the hard drive fails.
    So I repair via the installation screen.
    It was okay after a few reboots, then it fails.

    Here's a list of what I tried to do after the above:

    Erased the hard drive, reinstalled a fresh installation of windows Xp prof. < Failure
    Replace RAM for testing one after the other < failure

    Afterward wards I erased the hard drive then reinstalled window 2000 < Good as new
    NOW WHY?

    It works in safemode but just fails in normal boot

    Please help

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    Hi, and welcome to AO.....

    My (personal) view is that you have a machine with insufficient RAM................this one is running XP pro quite happily with 1024Mb, with XP Pro, I would not like to go below 512Mb.

    Win2000Pro will run quite happily on a machine with 128Mb of RAM, although I would recommend at least 256, and preferably 512Mb................I have 5 machines running Windows 2000..........but I have never thought about building one with less than 1024Mb of RAM, other than PC3200RAM

    Now, your particular problem................I would reformat and re-install...............Winm2K

    I will not even bother to ask about if it was a pirate XP version

    Good luck

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the welcome sir.
    Well then its hardware. So 512 mb of RaM will be okay then?
    Thanks!!!

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    Hi, Keith

    Yes, I believe that it is hardware..............get yourself up to 512Mb and things will improve!...any more is added bonus, but 512 is cool

    just my thoughts........and years of experience?


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