xp is killing me

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November 24, 2009 at 11:55:28
Specs: Windows XP, q9300/4gig
i dl updated drives to my mobo evga 780i/sli and when i restarted i got black screen after xp started loading. evga says its software issues after a lengthy tech support stint. i formatted my c drive with the intention of just reloading xp, it showed 160ish gb partition space and 377 gb unallocated. so i formatted c again and reloaded, now when i access drive manager i show only 121ish gb, and no unallocated space. all i originally wanted was to play aion last night lol. can anyone help?

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#1
November 24, 2009 at 12:03:50
You need to install Service Pack 2 or better yet SP3.

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#2
November 24, 2009 at 12:08:40
at this point im considering just buying win7 and migrating from xp. although im concerned if i do, and xp wasnt working for whatever reason, would i get the same results from windows 7

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#3
November 24, 2009 at 12:14:59
Yes, you would. You need SP2 to recognize the larger drive. If you want to use Win 7 first run the MS compatibility tool. Some of your hardware might become unusable if the drivers don't exist.

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#4
November 24, 2009 at 12:18:52
"it showed 160ish gb partition space and 377 gb unallocated"

create partitions in the unallocated space.

larry


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#5
November 24, 2009 at 12:20:01
i had started a chkdsk run before i posted. when i figure out how to reestablish my connection to internet, i will dl the sp's and hopefully this can solve some problems. id rather stay with xp, its really been good so far this has been the only problem

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#6
November 24, 2009 at 12:30:54
In the future, you can make a slipsteam installation disk that includes sp3. This will save you a lot of time and headaches. Go to http://www.nliteos.com and have a look at the program.

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#7
November 24, 2009 at 14:10:27
The only SP you need is SP3. Do NOT download it thru Windows Update. Download it as a file from Microsoft.com & save it for future use. Or as grashopper suggested, use nLite to create a new XP disc with SP3 slipstreamed onto it.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...


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