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However, I found the problem, see my other post for an explanation of it, or keep reading. Please try the request again. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;242066 I have had to manually remove the Win XP install in order to get back to my Win 98 only boot. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. http://rss4medics.com/setup-cannot/setup-cannot-locate-the-winodws-installation-you-want-to-upgrade.php

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Fortunately, after rebooting and continuously attempting to access the recovery console I do occasionally manage to access the recovery console where it does not request the password.Question: Is there a way It seems to boot to Windows XP, I get the boot.ini options, then it shows the starting windows XP screen. As its an upgrade version you should ensure you keep yr w98 disk. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/242066

Don't ever count on having both at once. - RAH Ask a new question Read More Microsoft Windows XP Related Resources Error Upgrading to Windows XP Pro Upgrading Windows XP family Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. NEM25 (Vendor) (OP) 17 Mar 04 21:58 The main problem is that I cannot re-install the drivers for my digital camera or memory stick.Well, they actually seem to install properly, but On the next screen I was not prompted to repair an existing w2k installation.

I called Gateway but they were not able to help me get up and running. It seems to boot to > Windows XP, I get the boot.ini options, then it shows the starting > windows XP screen. It may be that the Boot.ini has been changed by the windows setup and runs the upgrade dialog right away. poppagene Senior Member - 1K posted: Jan. 6, 2007 @ 5:17a Problem solved by doing a "clean" install.

Triple6 replied Nov 10, 2016 at 10:48 AM Loading... Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums: Talk To Other Members Notification Of Responses To Questions Favorite Forums One Click Access Keyword Search Of All Posts, And More... Hardware problem - either something going/gone bad or a conflict. 2. https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/technology/690981 Ralph On Wed, 03 Mar 2004 07:41:31 GMT, Ralph Malph <> wrote: >I need help please, > >I am trying to upgrade a Win98 system to XP Pro.

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Windows Legacy OS forum About This ForumCNET's Forum on Windows legacy operating systems, (XP, 2000/NT, ME, & Windows 95/98) is the best source for finding help or getting troubleshooting advice from I believe that you can't upgrade from XP pro oem to XP pro retail. You can't upgrade windowss 2000 to windows 2000.

But after I did a roll back and then booted on a W98 boot disk and did a SYS C: command I was able to finally get it to upgrade properly. http://www.pcreview.co.uk/threads/help-please-getting-setup-cannot-locate-the-windows-installation-you-want-to-upgrade-from-error.345844/ However -- you cannot go from media center to xp pro via an inplace upgrade. Tested >out the RAM with something like Memtest86? > >Malke Ralph Malph, Mar 5, 2004 #8 suite500 Guest Re: Re: Help Please !! This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

hurk, Dec 27, 2006, in forum: Windows XP General Replies: 3 Views: 284 Bruce Chambers Dec 28, 2006 please help, getting "documents" error message repeatedly Guest, Apr 4, 2007, in forum: http://rss4medics.com/setup-cannot/setup-cannot-access-the-cd-containing-the-windows-xp-installation.php No one questioned the legality of the upgrade. Please select a reasonfor your RED vote: Thanks for the Feedback! I found that although I had rolled back my failed XP upgrade, per MS instructions, it still left the boot sector changed to use the XP loader.

Malke -- MS MVP - Windows Shell/User Elephant Boy Computers www.elephantboycomputers.com "Don't Panic!" - suite50 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted via http://www.mcse.m ----------------------------------------------------------------------- View this thread: http://www.mcse.ms/message448197.htm suite500, Nov 22, 2004 #9 Advertisements Thanks for visiting FatWallet.com. Use our Coupons Search to browse coupons and offers from thousands of stores, gathered into one convenient location. http://rss4medics.com/setup-cannot/setup-cannot-upgrade-your-current-installation.php I have looked for a solution in the MS knowledge base, but the only article for this message concerns an upgrade to Win 2K.

I was offered the following: To setup w2 press enter. I have looked for a solution in >the MS knowledge base, but the only article for this message concerns >an upgrade to Win 2K. >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;242066 I have >had to manually remove Looking forward to any and all replies.

I searched online for advice but to no avail.

I used the following KB article to do it. I performed the reinstallation because one day after many months of problem free usage I was surprised to learn that I was unable to access the status of my Internet connection PK, Aug 27, 2004, in forum: Windows XP General Replies: 0 Views: 682 PK Aug 27, 2004 HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP Guest, Sep 25, 2004, in forum: Windows XP There is a safe mode screen that appears with the words "safe mode" in each of the corners but nothing else appears on the screen.I am able to access the recovery

Shop through FatWallet for deals from your favorite stores. There is a c:\windows folder on the relevant drive. Have you made sure that your PC's hardware components are capableof supporting WinXP? this page The reinstallation did preserve my data as it was supposed to, but something went wrong during the reinstallation process.

The setup files download, the computer reboots, then I get the > message "Setup cannot locate the Windows installation you want to upgrade." > It will not continue the setup after I suspect the problem (and the solution) at the same, but I'm stil working on it. Malke -- MS MVP - Windows Shell/User Elephant Boy Computers www.elephantboycomputers.com "Don't Panic!" Malke, Mar 4, 2004 #7 Ralph Malph Guest Re: Help Please !! Stay logged in Sign up now!

I am running Winnt32 >from with in Win98. Thanks! 3 answers Last reply Jul 13, 2005 More about upgrading windows AnonymousJul 12, 2005, 8:58 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)How to troubleshoot problems during installation when you upgrade Join UsClose My Account | Log Out | Advertise Search: Home Forums About Us Geek Culture Advertise Contact Us FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Search Forums Show Threads ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: Connection to failed.

RE: Problems installing OS: setup cannot locate the windows installation.. Doing a new install is not an option. At this point it starts all >> over again, unless I do a roll back. >> >> Any Ideas would be very much appreciated, I really need to keep the >> Staff Online Now valis Moderator flavallee Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members