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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:40 pm 
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Was trying to update older system from9x to xp . I kept getting an unable tocopy to C:, then error 425FF58h contact Tech support. Microsoft could not tell me what it was. I updated video drivers, disconected scanner and printer, even canceled all drivers at startup. Has anyone run across this code or have any idea what it is? It's about to drive me as nutty as a squirrel turd.


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never heard of it but you check out www.google.com and see what you come up with. have you ever thought of re-isntalling windows xp clean instead of an upgrade? backup your files if you choose to do this.


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"even canceled all drivers at startup."

huh?? Are you talking at the 95 startup or during XP setup?

Anyways, you'll be better served by doing a clean install rather then doing an upgrade from 95 (which I don't recall as being a support option there)


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With out sounding stupid, maybe too late for that, can you do a clean install with an upgrade version with out formating the hd?


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I was disabling all start up programs in 98 thinking they might be conflicting with xp. I didn't mean to say all the drivers


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...can you do a clean install with an upgrade version with out formating the hd?
No...hense the adjective "clean". Doing a clean install is installing the OS on a perfectly clean HDD and nothing else on it. It is much perfered.

I'd really move whatever you want to save over to another drive, or burn them off on CD's or whatever and do a clean install....that is if you really really want to save something.

However, to be honost, there's nothing better than not only doing a clean install of the OS but to do clean installs of your programs as well. And that's what I would really urge you to do.

If you do this, then all you do is put in the XP disk and install it. I can't remember if you HAVE to fdisk before this step or not because I still fdisk using a floppy drive on older drives with stuff on them. I belive that you can choose a total new install from the XP disk, then it formats the entire disk to NTFS format. But prior to all that, it should see your prior install of windows and doesn't ask to "see" your old disk.


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Thanks for the input I'll try that.


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