Loading XP Pro over 2000 Pro

By IRISHRUGGER ยท 4 replies
Mar 21, 2006
  1. My compaq computer crashed and I bought a new HD. I installed the HD and started to install Windows 2000 Pro but I lost the code for activation. I went and bought XP Pro and tried to install it after I reformatted the HD. I now get file copying errors and can't get it to boot up. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    File copying errors mean bad hardware. Since the XP CD is brand new, test your RAM, test your hard drive.

    IRISHRUGGER TS Rookie Topic Starter

    testing HD and RAM

    How do I go about testing my HD and my RAM?
  4. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    as nodsu says
    take out your ram sticks one at a time until you find the bad one.
    do a chkdsk /f on your hard drive to fix errors on it.
    make sure your cd is late model. (some cd drives have a hard time copying files from folders in win-xp that are 7 or 8 deep in directories).
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6


    Download a diagnostics utility from the maker of your hard drive (the computer should tell you the brand during startup).
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