Solved irq conflicts after installing XP PRO over xp home edition

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dc7100 sff(pk86...
April 2, 2016 at 18:35:08
Specs: windows xp, 2.793 GHz / 4 gig
I need help. I have installed XP PRO over xp home edition , but I may have done something wrong.
My intention was to use the XP PRO instalation CD(iso-bootable linux) and use this cd to Partition and format the old windows xp home edition. After my XP PRO instalation, I noticed something had not completely deleted and formatted the old xp home. When i start the pc its now asking me do I want to start XP PRO or XP HOME edition, thats a bummer I thought xp home was deleted already. Secondly I am now seeing that my sound driver does not work and my modem does not work due to some interrupt IRQ conflicting in System Information. The modem worked fine under the old xp home also the sounds and speaker were working OK. Is there any way to remedy this situation without having to re-install XP PRO again ?



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April 2, 2016 at 19:30:31
My advice is to boot off your XP Pro disc, delete ALL partitions, then create one new partition using all available drive space. After Windows is installed, use Easeus Partition Master to repartition the HDD, if needed. You will likely have to hunt down & install the drivers for the chipset, audio, video, network, etc. The drivers on the Windows disc are outdated. Windows Update may or may not have the drivers you need.

http://www.easeus.com/partition-man...


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April 3, 2016 at 19:03:20
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The clean install is probably best but it's possible the previous installation is already gone but the boot.ini file still shows it there. If so you can edit boot.ini to remove the now-incorrect reference. Here's an explanation on doing that:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...

Your boot.ini file will have 2 lines for the 2 different OS's. You just need to remove the line for the home version and save the changes.

Of course you'll still need to hunt down drivers.


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April 4, 2016 at 16:12:14
thank you , this part is now fixed. But now I have problem installing this driver for the modem http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...

the reason is System Devices - Install driver only allows drivers to be installed via a file called xxx.inf , the name and its an inf file which contains the driver information , the link for the driver on the dell site is called R114200.EXE , this file does contain any XXX.inf file , if I run this executible file, system devices still says No driver installed. Can someone please help me find the XXX.inf file for modem driver conexant D110 MDC .inf

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#4
April 8, 2016 at 18:36:44
I downloaded the file and extracted it with winzip. It does contain an .inf file--DELL1028P.INF. When you ran the file you downloaded I think all it did was extract the zipped files it contained. Then you have to run SETUP.EXE to actually do the installation.

If you go through device manager and click on the hardware item there to install or update the driver it then will look for the .inf file. In some cases you have to direct the search to the proper location of the driver files. The .inf file tells windows how to install the files included with the download and how to update the registry.

But running SETUP.EXE is the easier alternative to manual installation using the .inf file. Doing it that way should work for you, if that's the correct file.


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