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XP Pro Installation over ME Limbo!

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August 8, 2005 3:18:01 AM

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Hi,
I tried to install XP Pro over ME. I ran the choice to scan first to see if
there were conflicting programs. I uninstalled them (I thought). Now every
time I boot up the black screen wants me to choose 1. Windows ME or 2.
Cancel XP Installation.
I now have to chose and ME because everytime I try to install XP it won't
finish and gives me a variety of error messages including 'No server pk 2'
(which I have downloaded again but it was already there).
The worst thing is I lost my HP Photo Smart printer connection and I can't
uninstall and reinstall because something is corrupt. It won't read
downloaded printer drivers and asks me which program to open them. How does a
normal person know this?
Should I stop messin' around with this and take it to COMP USA?
And I lost my system restore dates and can only restore the day all of this
happened. I have a Dell 8100 Dimensions PC if that means anything.
It's an XP/ME Hell I'm in!
Thanks for any guidance you might feel is helpful because I'm ready to shoot
my computer.

Blue in AZ.

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August 8, 2005 12:35:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Backup any data first.
Disconnect any peripherals, eg printer, usb etc
Then clean install winxp
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
After install visit Dell site for winxp drivers that may be required for
your sys, eg chipset/graphics.
Install printer as per printer instructions.



"BluesGal" <BluesGal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:52A9AAA8-D1FE-4B97-BC47-963F63FDAADC@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I tried to install XP Pro over ME. I ran the choice to scan first to see
if
> there were conflicting programs. I uninstalled them (I thought). Now every
> time I boot up the black screen wants me to choose 1. Windows ME or 2.
> Cancel XP Installation.
> I now have to chose and ME because everytime I try to install XP it won't
> finish and gives me a variety of error messages including 'No server pk 2'
> (which I have downloaded again but it was already there).
> The worst thing is I lost my HP Photo Smart printer connection and I can't
> uninstall and reinstall because something is corrupt. It won't read
> downloaded printer drivers and asks me which program to open them. How
does a
> normal person know this?
> Should I stop messin' around with this and take it to COMP USA?
> And I lost my system restore dates and can only restore the day all of
this
> happened. I have a Dell 8100 Dimensions PC if that means anything.
> It's an XP/ME Hell I'm in!
> Thanks for any guidance you might feel is helpful because I'm ready to
shoot
> my computer.
>
> Blue in AZ.
!