14th June 17:25
ME to XP Pro hangs
Something went irretrievably wrong with the upgrade. You'll need
to format the hard drive and start fresh, in all likelihood.
Have you made sure that your PC's hardware components are capable
of supporting WinXP? This information will be found at the PC's
manufacturer's web site, and on Microsoft's Hardware Compatibility
You should, before proceeding, take a few minutes to ensure that
there are WinXP device drivers available for all of the machine's
components. There may not be, if the PC was specifically designed for
Win98/Me. Also bear in mind that PCs designed for and sold with
Win9x/Me very often do not meet WinXP's much more stringent hardware
quality requirements. This is particularly true of many models in
Compaq's consumer-class Presario product line or HP's consumer-class
Pavilion product line. WinXP is quite sensitive to borderline
defective hardware (particularly motherboards, RAM and hard drives)
that will still support Win9x.
Additionally, run Microsoft WinXP Upgrade Advisor to see if you
have any incompatible hardware components or applications.
HOW TO Prepare to Upgrade Win98 or WinMe
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