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By djd ·
I'm having problems installing windows xp on my hard drive. I get a serious error message or sometimes it can not transfer some files.
I ran into this problem trying to install other windows versions on the hard drive.
The drive was fdisked and reformatted by xp.
I also disabled the cache in the bios.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Windows install

problem could lie on the hardware that you are using. Before installing xp run the upgrade advisory tool to see if the hardware is compliant.


SUMMARY
This article provides a description of the Windows XP Upgrade Advisor tool.


MORE INFORMATION
The Windows XP Upgrade Advisor provides information about potential problems your computer may experience if you upgrade to Windows XP. The Windows XP Upgrade Advisor checks the system peripherals and programs and generates a list of items that may not function correctly with Windows XP.

The Windows XP Upgrade Advisor report lists compatibility issues that were found in the following two major categories:

Blocking Issues
Blocking issues prevent (or block) a Windows XP upgrade.Warnings
Warnings inform you of hardware and software that may not function properly after the Windows XP upgrade. However, unlike blocking issues, you should still be able to successfully upgrade to Windows XP.

The Windows XP Upgrade Advisor isa dynamic tool. If you are online, Windows XP Upgrade Advisor checks the Microsoft Windows Update Web site for new drivers for the components, peripherals, or programs for your computer. The Windows XP Upgrade Advisor also provides information as a file that you can save and store on the hard disk.

The Windows XP Upgrade Advisor is available at the following Microsoft Web sites:
http://www.microsoft.com//windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrading/advisor.asp
http://www.microsoft.com//windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/upgrading/advisor.asp
For additional information about compatibility with Windows XP, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q286575 A Program Compatibility Check List for Windows XP
Q295322 How to Determine If Hardware or Software Is Compatible with Windows XP
Q292607 Windows XP Supported Upgrade Paths


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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Windows install

There is also a tool to check the software:


that's at the MS KB Article I Q294895

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by djd In reply to Windows install

Problem was a combination of hardware and bios settings.
Thank you

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