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Trouble upgrading to XP

By samuelfisher2000 ·
I was unable to do an upgrade from 98 SE to XP, and received the below error messages while running the upgrade, after receiving the second error message the upgrade canceled.

C\WINDOWS\SETUP\SETUPAPI.DLL file appears to be corrupt
Reinstall the file, and then try again.

C\$WIN_NT$.~LS\i386\asm\MSFT\WINDOWS\GDIPLUS.CAT is corrupt; it contains all zeroes.

How can I fix these files so that XP will install the upgrade. I also received a report before the upgrade canceled that my HP DeskJet 610 CL printer and V92.0 modem may not work after the upgrade is this so and if it is how can I make them work.

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by HereInOz In reply to Trouble upgrading to XP

Personally, an upgrade from 98 to XP is not worth doing. What would I do? Back up all your data, email messages, mail account settings, all that sort of stuff, then format the disk and start again from a clean disk.

It is the only way to really make the machine work properly. By the time you go around re-installing the modem drivers and scanner drivers and all the software that no longer works, you might as well start afresh.

Sorry, it is probably not what you wanted to hear, but that is what I would do.

I have had several people upgrade from 98 to XP and their comment is always "If I knew it was going to be this hard, I wouldn't have done it"



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by parvus1202 In reply to Trouble upgrading to XP

Answer 1 is correct, reformat and clean install. Make sure you have drivers for your modem, sound, graphics, printers, etc. on XP, if none stay with Win 98.

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by wcp In reply to Trouble upgrading to XP

There are several possibilities when you get error messages during Windows installation. All are due to hardware (HW) problems. Some HW that worked on Windows 95/98/ME may not work on Windows 2K, XP, and so on.

1. CD

Make sure there is no physical damage.


Try a different one.

3. RAM

This is by far the most common culprit.

4. CPU

Rare but it happens.

Like previous answer, upgrading Windows makes sense if you have NO problem of your current Windows. If you do, upgrading may not resolve the problem.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Trouble upgrading to XP

Best idea is to copy the files and settings transfer wizard to the 98 box and run it to a cdr-w or network drive. Copy the files and settings that you want to keep, then install XP fresh, and use the program to replace files and settings. This will reduce the amount of reconfiguring your windows environment.
As far as the printer goes, you will need to obtain drivers for XP from the manufacturers website.

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by shuja52 In reply to Trouble upgrading to XP

Yes best way is to first all files from the CD at your HDD then install from the HDD, so that any hitch from reading CDROM can be meeted out

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