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WINDOWS XP PROBLEMS AFTER INSTALL

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Installing XP

Your use of CAPITAL LETTERS makes your post very difficult to read.

Questions: Why are you installing Windows XP? Is this a re-install, or is it a new install onto a computer that never had XP on it before? Why so many partitions?

Installing XP should not corrupt services or the registry, because they shouldn't exist before the install. My bet is you are not using the XP Setup disk to delete all paritions, then format the hard disk, prior to installing. Let the XP Setup disk do all that.

Since this is XP you will, of course, be aware that XP knows nothing about SATA hard drives, and the drivers for those type of hard drives need to be installed, during the XP Setup, from a floppy disk or some other external media.

Also, you will need to find and install all the other drivers, motherboard, sound, video drivers, and so on, after setup is complete. Microsoft's XP Setup disk will not have those.

Finally, XP, (no Service Packs), does not recognise hard drivers larger than 127GB. However, XP which includes Service Pack 1A or later addresses that issue.

Mark

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Sorry for inconvenience in reading all caps post....

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Consider this

There is a possibility that the file being used from the hard drive is the problem. Try doing the WinXP install from a verified good CD to see if the install then works OK.

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Agree entirely

I agree with lacsr. XP will not install from a separate partition, and even attempting to install from some external memory stick or other is difficult, to say the least.

I would do it the normal way. Use the XP Setup CD to install XP.

Mark

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