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A Question About Reinstalling Windows Xp - Problem With My Cd Version Vs What's Now Installed


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#1 bboyer32

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:43 AM

A few weeks ago I had to completely wipe my hard drive clean, and do a reinstall of Windows XP from original XP CD. I also downloaded all of the updates to the software from the Microsoft Website. It seems that during the installation, something went wrong. Because about once a week, programs will just stop working. I lost Microsft Office and had to reinstall, then both my CD ROMs stopped working (twice), problems with my mouse being recognized, itunes suddently stopped working and can't reinstall. Everything is pointing me towards a Windows XP problem.

So in put my XP disk (WIndows XP Home Edition Version 2002) in to try and repair the installation, and it says that the version I have installed is a newer version, and it won't allow me to use the CD. ( I assume because I downloaded all of teh updates).

How can I go about repairing the XP installation in this case?

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 01:09 PM

Did you install IE7 Beta 2 ??

Was it acting like this from the first startup after the OS reinstall??

At each point of installing new software XP will create a System Restore point have you tried restoring back one point at a time till you find the problem install.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:51 PM

Unfortunately I don't know, because I completed the installation from the CD, and downloaded all of the software updates on the same day...

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:06 PM

That situation seems common for many.

The solution is create a slipstreamed copy of the XP CD...and use that for future installs/repairs.

How to use AutoStreamer to Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2 - http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_a...tostreamer.html

AutoStreamer 1.0.33 Released! wBeta.com - http://www.wbeta.com/comments.php?shownews=1063&catid=2/

Slipstreamed Windows XP CD Using SP2 - http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) - http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windo..._slipstream.asp

Lockergnome's Problem Solvers Slipstream Xp And Sp2 - http://help.lockergnome.com/lofiversion/in...php/t33272.html

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1626

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:49 AM

Yep, it's common and usually has to do with limitations of the OEM versions of XP (also may occur with older versions (pre-SP1a))
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