problem upgrading w98 to windows xp

  bigboab y 20:14 30 Jun 2003

Trying to upgrade a pII 333 mhz with 4.5 gig HD from Windows 98 se to Windows XP... halfway thro the install,I get a message "unmountable boot volume" and the install halts....any ideas why?

  VoG II 20:52 30 Jun 2003

Do you get a STOP error message - if so click here

  bigboab y 21:14 30 Jun 2003

I'll check that out ...thanks VOG

  Psiman 21:14 30 Jun 2003

In all honesty, Win XP is 'a bridge too far' for a PII 333MHz (which is the last and fastest processor to use slot 1 - hence no upgrade) Performance would be sluggish running XP to say the least. Best to stay with Win98.

  bremner 21:18 30 Jun 2003

Got to agree with Psiman, XP running on my machine has grown to over 2.5GB, (1.5GB on installation) that would account for more than half your hard drive !

  Quiller. 21:20 30 Jun 2003

Unfortunately I have to agree with Psiman. Also you have to take into account that this an upgrade and not a fresh installation. With only a 4.5gig hard drive.

If you manage to overcome your problems, you will probably find it runs like treacle.


  bigboab y 21:21 30 Jun 2003

you might be right guys/gals .. think i'll bash it up to ME and live with that..the fix on the link from VOG is doing my head in :-) .. muchos gracias amigo's

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