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Updating To Xppro - Ctoss2k Error Message

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#1 suzbinky


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Posted 07 July 2008 - 12:48 AM

We are rebooting AGAIN. Trying to upgrade to XP Pro from home. We have the disks. We have the key.
Stuck disk in, walked away.
Came back to a black screen with a thin (5 pixel) red line across the entire top of the screen and a little blue square in the lower right corner.
That's it. No mouse available.
Had to do a hard restart.
Started to go through the process with the XPPro disk in and:
"CTOSS2K system driver unloaded without canceling pending operations"
is the new message.

We have been rebuilding the computer today.
Reformatted and then reinstalled XP home edition.
We were ready to put in our XP Pro disks to upgrade and then this happened.

We actually had this same error before we reformatted today -- or somewhere during one of the failed attempts.
It's been a long day that is swirling together.

Earlier we were trying to do a clean install of XPPro, rather than what we are doing this time with an upgrade.
XP home was working fine, except for a non-responsive mouse hiccup - temporary.
We were ready to move on and then this happened with XP Pro, even from this approach.

Any ideas?
We have internet access, at least.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:14 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Before we start...what was wrong with the system...that you believed that "upgrading" to XP Pro could fix/ameliorate?

In truth, there is very little reason for a home user to ever move from Home to Pro, there are no significant advantages to a home user that would be worth it (IMO).

Re the CTOSS2K error message, take a look:;cd=1&gl=us


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