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 01/08/2006 11:07 AM
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After upgrading from win 98 to win xp, home edition my pc is shuting down and my programs are freezing and not responding. Incidently, i did not uninstall win 98 first.
The window responsible for the shutdown is :
shutdown file

I also get this: physical memory available to windows is 261,664kb
can someone please help?
my system is athlon xp 1800+
1.4ghz 256mb ram
thanks, malttech
 01/08/2006 01:02 PM
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XP is much more demanding of system hardware than 98 was. Often the problem is the RAM. Take it out and reseat it for sure. I'd try to borrow another stick and try that.

You can get Memtest86 to test your system at a low level. If Memtest displays errors you can expect XP to blue screen, freeze and/or reboot. Once Memtest runs cleanly the blue screens, etc. should be resolved. If not, then a clean install of XP makes sense.

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 01/16/2006 06:12 AM
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"my system is athlon xp 1800+
1.4ghz 256mb ram"

id like to note that axp1800+ is running on 1.53ghz.. so, is ur cpu an ocd 1.4? if yes maybe this causes instability

 01/16/2006 09:14 AM
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QUOTE(malttech @ Jan 8 2006, 08:07 AM)Incidently, i did not uninstall win 98 first.Not recommended. For optimum performance and stability, do a clean install of xp after you have wiped the drive. Make sure you have the old 98 cd because xp will ask you for it during the install.

Edit: Make sure you back up everything on the drive that you need to keep before wiping it. Wiping a drive will erase all data in it.

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If your data is worth anything, back it up!
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