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Xp Home Upgrade - Computer Shuts Down During Install


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#1 trfatman

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 04:41 PM

I am attempting to upgrade from Windows 98 to XP Home. Things seem to go OK until Windows actually begins installing the new XP Upgrade files and then it shuts down the computer. When you turn the computer back on, it does its little check screen (Windows did not shut down properly) and boots back to Windows 98. I have tried turning off the Power Options, I have looked for glitches in BIOS. It just will not let me complete the Upgrade.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:50 PM

take the side off your computer and check that the heatsink and fan for the CPU isn't clogged with dust. It sounds like either disk errors or the CPU is overheating. If that fails i'd suggest backing up all your data that you need, reformatting and doing a fresh install, not an upgrade.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:59 PM

Well does windows give you any error codes when installing.. And Post what kind of computer your upgrading. it could be that windows XP is too big for your computer. Does your computer meet the min requirements for windows XP. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/up...ng/sysreqs.mspx :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:52 AM

After the 12th attempt, it finally loaded correctly this morning.

TO answer your question, no error codes were given, the computer would just shut down. The system is a custom build, just upgraded to Asus K8V-VM Moboard, Athlon 3000+ Processor, 1GB DDR PC3200. That is why we wanted to upgrade the OS from Windows 98 to XP.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:32 PM

Glad all is well :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:54 PM

Just FYI, there are error messages generated during setup - but since you've fixed it, I'm too lazy to go searching for the link that describes where they are.

I'd suggest tho' that you open up your Event Viewer and check for errors - this'll help to head off any issues that the errors in installing may have done.

Go to Start...Run...and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. In the left hand pane are several categories, click on one at a time and check the messages in the right hand pane.

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