newly installed Windows XP Pro fighting with old Windows XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, May 24, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi Everyone!

    Please someone help me. I have ThinkPad T41 Laptop. I bought it used. But
    did not come with the Windows XP Pro CD. Today I bought a new Windows XP Pro
    version 2002 and installed it. Everything was working fine until I installed
    new Windows XP Pro. From here on I have not been able to access the internet.
    I checked on Device Manager to see if any problems. I have yellow question
    marks on ?Other Devices; ?Ethernet Controller, ?Network Controller, ?PCI
    Modem, ?Unkown devices, and ?VGA Compatible. Also showed a message that the
    driver for these devices not installed. In my hard drive I could see they are
    there but cannot function through the new Windows XP Pro installed. It looks
    like the new Windows XP Pro is conflicting with the old one that was there.
    Please, could someone help me solve these problem? Or advice me on what to
    do. Thank you for your help in advance.
    Guest, May 24, 2006
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  2. Hi,

    The 32 bit and 64 bit versions of windows xp can not be installed on
    the same partition. I mean one version should be on the c drive and the
    other on the d drive.

    Ken Tucker [MVP], May 24, 2006
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  3. Guest

    DP Guest

    I don't think he ever actually said he installed x64, unless the "Windows XP
    Pro version 2002" he refers to is the same as x64. Is it?
    I figured somebody would tell him he's in the wrong NG.
    DP, May 24, 2006
  4. the laptop he describes is 32-bit.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 24, 2006
  5. You installed two separate copies of XP in one single partition????????????

    Or you did a Repair Installation on the old XP?
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), May 24, 2006
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Cari, thank you so much. You were right I installed two(2) separate windows
    on one partition. That's how dummy I am with computers. I wanted to get rid
    of the old because they lost the Windows XP Pro when I bought it used. Then I
    bought the new Windows XP Pro to have one just in case I run into problems
    along the line. Please, could you help me? Advices me on what to do to get my
    laptop back online using the new Windows XP Pro.
    Guest, May 24, 2006
  7. You need to start from scratch. And you need to move this entire discussion
    over to the microsoft.public.windowsxp.general newsgroup, since it is not a
    64bit issue.

    Insert your nice, shiny, new XP CD into the laptop DVD drive, reboot, and
    install XP fresh. Delete the existing partition and recreate it while you're
    in the text mode setup portion, or choose to reformat the drive. You'll
    never get it working right without starting over now.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 24, 2006
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you so much, Chalie. I was thrilled seeing the shinny CD to tell you
    the truth. I am very new with computers, softwares, and programs. I wil try
    that and move the discussion from this group to general. Though I don't even
    know how to delete old/partiton. I hope I will get help there. Thank you
    Guest, May 24, 2006
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