", the other version gives me no office and functions like a normal computer. "
Why not install Office on the good install?
Also, where is your OS INSTALL PLAN? Here's an example -> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?forumID=69&threadID=271360&messageID=2699006#2699006
Notice the specific install order? Notice there are 10 drivers to install?
Did your machine's maker give you a plan?
I have an MSI integrated motherboard with a 30GB HD, XP OS and XP Office Pro. ...been using for the past 4 years.
Last Christmas the system became sluggish, and 80% full, so I bought a second 320GB HD. I installed it and was blissfully using both for...well, up until July. Then the MS police noticed "my system has changed" and I need to re-activate my Office products. Well, it couldn't read the CD (imagine the number of updates in 4 years). Finally, all Office tools were simply unavailable.
So, after much tweaking, I wiped the original HD, reinstalled everything. Now I'm getting blue screens and "it" cannot recognize 4 or more devices--I cannot install the audio (so no sound...even the Windows tones are greyd out so I cannot test them...no startup sound, only the system beep), I cannot change my monitor resolution to anything other than 600x800 (even though the other alternatives display in the picklist, as well in the Display Properties slider bar), ...somehting about Timing (refresh rate is very low, but is greyed out and thus unchangeable).
I realize there are driver scanner tools for purchase...are they worth the purchase prices (UniBlue DriverScanner).
Now, the 2nd image on the 2nd HD works fine--resolution, access, no devices are displaying with the yellow ! but no Office. So, I unplugged this internal HD, trying to get C: to function.
I had set up the CMOS to boot either C: (the primary master) or E: (the secondary master)...but with the 2nd HD unplugged, it isn't recognized, so CMOS is back to the original 30GB HD. One version gives me office but device driver grief, the other version gives me no office and functions like a normal computer.
What should I do?