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Problem Updating to XP

By dcfc
Nov 18, 2004
  1. When I try to update from 98 to xp, at exactly 67 minutes left, it comes up illegal action and windows has to reset or close the program. It says it is because of a problem with Winnt32. Was wondering if I can still update. Also, I don't want to loose any of my files because it is a business computer and I need the things on it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    We need to know your system specs please fill them out in my.TS forum at the top of the page(click on edit profile).

    Once we have these we will be more able to help you.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. dcfc

    dcfc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ...

    I filled in what I could.
     
  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    If is that the business computer, why not you contact your administrator?
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    If I were you I wouldn`t bother with windows xp because on your system it would be to slow.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  6. dcfc

    dcfc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I work at a small business so there is no administrator.

    Howard: I am having problems with my 98 and kind of want a change, so is there anyway I can do it?
     
  7. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Sorry ,but I have to agree with the boys, from the few specs you listed ,I doubt you could run XP.
    You can confirm this at microsoft web site .There is a system analizer that will examine your machine online for Free.However ,you would need Hi speed . 50 Mb down load, that you can remove.
    If there is any way you could upgrade you Hardware.It would be no problem to transfer the files you want to keep to your new machine.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    What problems are you having with your 98?

    Also is it 98 or 98se?

    regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  9. dcfc

    dcfc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the screen is going blue and it is saying fatal error or something to that effect. and it is just 98.

    also, how do i get into the system analizer?
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Have you tried reinstalling windows 98?

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  11. dcfc

    dcfc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the problem is is it came preinstalled and i dont have the disc and now i got xp for my computer and i wanted to install it here too.
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    All I can suggest it that you upgrade to a newer and faster computer it needn`t cost that much you can pick up a decent second hand computer fairly cheaply.

    Because you have no 98 cd I don`t think that there`s much you can do except upgrade.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  13. dcfc

    dcfc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, thanks for all the help guys.
     
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    You can run XP, it will just run real slowly.

    You could put 2k on it, it would likely run faster than XP. I'd say you should have 128megs of ram at the minimum for putting either 2k or XP on it though.

    Your problem may be caused to a device conflict, if you are really wanting to get XP on it you might have better luck removing all pci cards (unless 1 is your video card, leave that one in :)) and disconnecting everything from the back except your mouse/keyboard/monitor.
     
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