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Problem With Xp


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#1 q28

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 04:56 AM

hi! i got a problem, i replaced my old 20 gb hard to 80 gb maxtor and installed a windows xp that i downloaded from net, the installation was sucessful,for first 30 mins there was no problem, but after that every program that i tried to open won't work or start,but i didn't hang, i mean i can browse in windows explorer but any programs won't work. so i tried to reinstall the xp but it's the same thing happened. so i put back my old drive so i can post here the problem. pls help me with this...
I don't know if the problem is on my harddrive, i think my BIOS don't support large drive or the windows xp installer itself. pls someone help!

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:19 AM

Hi q28,

installed a windows xp that i downloaded from net


I would recommend using your original XP cd to reload your computer.

Can you go into Windows Explorer and look at the properties of the new drive? (Right click on Local drive c: and select properties.) See if the reported size matches the drive. If it is reporting incorrectly, you maybe able to do a BIOS flash - upgrading its ability to see the larger drive.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 03:36 PM

hi tnx! is there a site where i can upgrade it for free?

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:51 PM

No free upgrades! That would be software piracy - can't help you with that.

I am closing this thread. If you have any questions, please PM me.

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