Can't upgrade to WinXP Home Edition due to Blocking Issues

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mike, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Hey guys! I am trying to upgrade my dad's computer to Windows XP Home
    Edition from his current Win98SE state and can't get it to take.
    When I do the system compatabilty test, it comes back with the typical
    hardware compatability issues (very few), but also a major Blocking Issue
    that reads as follows:

    Blocking Issues
    Setup found some issues that will prevent you from upgrading your Windows
    installation. You must fix all of these issues before you can upgrade to
    Windows XP.
    Unsupported Hardware Configuration
    Your computer has hardware devices that prohibit you from upgrading to
    Windows XP.

    Conflicting Devices
    Setup has detected an incompatibility between your video card & computer's
    mainboard. Because of this, your computer may not start up after the
    upgrade. Contact the manufacturer of your hardware for technical assistance.

    I tried updating the video card driver thinking that maybe it was just
    outdated or something, but to no avail. My question is why is it running
    okay right now under Win98SE; albeit his system does have some minor
    problems every now and then? If I put in a new video card would it fix the
    problem or am I going to hav eto re-format and start from scratch? He has a
    P4 with a Nvidia TNT 2 M64 (32mb) video card and a M920 mobo.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance,

    Mike


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    Mike, Aug 31, 2003
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  2. Mike

    pcbutts1 Guest

    First upgrade your bios then download the Windows XP drivers for that card
    and save them on your computer. Uninstall the old drivers and just use the
    windows default drivers. Run the upgrade and if it does not start try safe
    mode and install the XP drivers. If that does not work then just replace the
    video card. You do not have format.
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    "Mike" <> wrote in message
    news:LDe4b.4640$...
    > Hey guys! I am trying to upgrade my dad's computer to Windows XP Home
    > Edition from his current Win98SE state and can't get it to take.
    > When I do the system compatabilty test, it comes back with the typical
    > hardware compatability issues (very few), but also a major Blocking Issue
    > that reads as follows:
    >
    > Blocking Issues
    > Setup found some issues that will prevent you from upgrading your Windows
    > installation. You must fix all of these issues before you can upgrade to
    > Windows XP.
    > Unsupported Hardware Configuration
    > Your computer has hardware devices that prohibit you from upgrading to
    > Windows XP.
    >
    > Conflicting Devices
    > Setup has detected an incompatibility between your video card & computer's
    > mainboard. Because of this, your computer may not start up after the
    > upgrade. Contact the manufacturer of your hardware for technical

    assistance.
    >
    > I tried updating the video card driver thinking that maybe it was just
    > outdated or something, but to no avail. My question is why is it running
    > okay right now under Win98SE; albeit his system does have some minor
    > problems every now and then? If I put in a new video card would it fix the
    > problem or am I going to hav eto re-format and start from scratch? He has

    a
    > P4 with a Nvidia TNT 2 M64 (32mb) video card and a M920 mobo.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance,
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >
    > ---
    > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    > Version: 6.0.514 / Virus Database: 312 - Release Date: 29/08/2003
    >
    >
    pcbutts1, Aug 31, 2003
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  3. Mike

    pcbutts1 Guest

    Do this only if it will let you continue past the error message.

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    "pcbutts1" <> wrote in message
    news:fHe4b.2790$...
    > First upgrade your bios then download the Windows XP drivers for that card
    > and save them on your computer. Uninstall the old drivers and just use the
    > windows default drivers. Run the upgrade and if it does not start try safe
    > mode and install the XP drivers. If that does not work then just replace

    the
    > video card. You do not have format.
    > --
    >
    >
    > The best live web video demo on the internet
    > http://www.seedsv.com/webdemo.htm
    > Sharpvision simply the best http://www.seedsv.com
    >
    >
    >
    > "Mike" <> wrote in message
    > news:LDe4b.4640$...
    > > Hey guys! I am trying to upgrade my dad's computer to Windows XP Home
    > > Edition from his current Win98SE state and can't get it to take.
    > > When I do the system compatabilty test, it comes back with the typical
    > > hardware compatability issues (very few), but also a major Blocking

    Issue
    > > that reads as follows:
    > >
    > > Blocking Issues
    > > Setup found some issues that will prevent you from upgrading your

    Windows
    > > installation. You must fix all of these issues before you can upgrade to
    > > Windows XP.
    > > Unsupported Hardware Configuration
    > > Your computer has hardware devices that prohibit you from upgrading to
    > > Windows XP.
    > >
    > > Conflicting Devices
    > > Setup has detected an incompatibility between your video card &

    computer's
    > > mainboard. Because of this, your computer may not start up after the
    > > upgrade. Contact the manufacturer of your hardware for technical

    > assistance.
    > >
    > > I tried updating the video card driver thinking that maybe it was just
    > > outdated or something, but to no avail. My question is why is it running
    > > okay right now under Win98SE; albeit his system does have some minor
    > > problems every now and then? If I put in a new video card would it fix

    the
    > > problem or am I going to hav eto re-format and start from scratch? He

    has
    > a
    > > P4 with a Nvidia TNT 2 M64 (32mb) video card and a M920 mobo.
    > >
    > > Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance,
    > >
    > > Mike
    > >
    > >
    > > ---
    > > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    > > Version: 6.0.514 / Virus Database: 312 - Release Date: 29/08/2003
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    pcbutts1, Aug 31, 2003
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