need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD

Posted: 03-16-2009, 02:48 PM
I have taken a hard drive from my 10-year old PC and have put it in my new PC.
I want to boot from this hard drive, but it doesn't. I get Windows banner
for 1 second, then the machine reboots.
I presume the Win XP operating system faints when it sees the new hardware.
I presume that I need to "repair" this installation with a WinXP
installation CD.
All I have is a Windows 98 installation CD that came with my old PC when I
bought it from Gateway. I upgraded from Win98 to WinXP via some automatic
method via microsoft.com so many years ago.
What is the mechanism of my obtaining a WinXP installation CD?
(hopefully free or at minimal cost)
and is all i need to do is to "repair" the installation?

need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD


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Shenan Stanley
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Re: need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD
Posted: 03-16-2009, 03:07 PM
gmoore777 wrote:
> I have taken a hard drive from my 10-year old PC and have put it in
> my new PC. I want to boot from this hard drive, but it doesn't. I
> get Windows banner for 1 second, then the machine reboots.
> I presume the Win XP operating system faints when it sees the new
> hardware. I presume that I need to "repair" this installation with
> a WinXP installation CD.
> All I have is a Windows 98 installation CD that came with my old PC
> when I bought it from Gateway. I upgraded from Win98 to WinXP via
> some automatic method via microsoft.com so many years ago.
> What is the mechanism of my obtaining a WinXP installation CD?
> (hopefully free or at minimal cost)
> and is all i need to do is to "repair" the installation?
Find someone you know with the same version/type of CD of WIndows XP you
have installed on the drive.

You'll need your product key too.

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Re: need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD
Posted: 03-16-2009, 03:56 PM
"gmoore777" <gmoore777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have taken a hard drive from my 10-year old PC and have put it in my new
>PC.
> I want to boot from this hard drive, but it doesn't. I get Windows banner
> for 1 second, then the machine reboots.
> I presume the Win XP operating system faints when it sees the new
> hardware.
> I presume that I need to "repair" this installation with a WinXP
> installation CD.
> All I have is a Windows 98 installation CD that came with my old PC when I
> bought it from Gateway. I upgraded from Win98 to WinXP via some automatic
> method via microsoft.com so many years ago.
> What is the mechanism of my obtaining a WinXP installation CD?
> (hopefully free or at minimal cost)
> and is all i need to do is to "repair" the installation?

If the new computer is XP, and the hard drive that you have added is Win 98,
have you ensured that the drive jumpers are set correctly?

The XP drive should be set as MASTER, and the older drive set as SLAVE.

Do this first..

Then when your PC boots, you may be given the option to boot from a device
other than the one set in BIOS. You may have to press the F9 key maybe, and
will then be given a choice of boot devices. Select whichever you want..


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gmoore777
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Re: need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD
Posted: 03-16-2009, 06:19 PM


"Mike Hall - MVP" wrote:
> If the new computer is XP, and the hard drive that you have added is Win 98,
> have you ensured that the drive jumpers are set correctly?
>
> The XP drive should be set as MASTER, and the older drive set as SLAVE.
>
> Do this first..
>
> Then when your PC boots, you may be given the option to boot from a device
> other than the one set in BIOS. You may have to press the F9 key maybe, and
> will then be given a choice of boot devices. Select whichever you want..
>
> Mike Hall - MVP Windows Experience
> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
old drive is XP (upgraded from win98 many eyars ago)
new machine and main drive is Linux (don't run away).

drive #1, linux does boot first as planned, and I choose menu option
for windows, it will chainload to disk#2 and boot that up.
which is does. i get Windows banner for 1 second, then the machine boots.

so the drive jumpers are set as planned, and my old drive is booting
up as planned. i believe it does not recognize all the new hardware.
Windows XP is probably loading up the drivers as configured in whatever
files for an older machine and that is why I surmised that I need to
"repair" it. "repair" in my mind, means to detect the hardware, then
install some device drivers and make some changes to the configuration files
to laod up these newly installed/repaired device drivers.
you know what i mean Vern?
DL
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Re: need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD
Posted: 03-16-2009, 07:07 PM
You cannot repair winxp without the winxp cd, or by using the setup files
you would have origonally downloaded
And if winxp was an oem version, not retail, then you cannot anyway

So either you locate proof of purchase, ie a receipt and then you can get
replacement media from MS
Or you borrow a winxp cd that is the same version you were using and repair
using your key, which I would guess you've also lost

"gmoore777" <gmoore777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "Mike Hall - MVP" wrote:
>> If the new computer is XP, and the hard drive that you have added is Win
>> 98,
>> have you ensured that the drive jumpers are set correctly?
>>
>> The XP drive should be set as MASTER, and the older drive set as SLAVE.
>>
>> Do this first..
>>
>> Then when your PC boots, you may be given the option to boot from a
>> device
>> other than the one set in BIOS. You may have to press the F9 key maybe,
>> and
>> will then be given a choice of boot devices. Select whichever you want..
>>
>> Mike Hall - MVP Windows Experience
>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
>
> old drive is XP (upgraded from win98 many eyars ago)
> new machine and main drive is Linux (don't run away).
>
> drive #1, linux does boot first as planned, and I choose menu option
> for windows, it will chainload to disk#2 and boot that up.
> which is does. i get Windows banner for 1 second, then the machine boots.
>
> so the drive jumpers are set as planned, and my old drive is booting
> up as planned. i believe it does not recognize all the new hardware.
> Windows XP is probably loading up the drivers as configured in whatever
> files for an older machine and that is why I surmised that I need to
> "repair" it. "repair" in my mind, means to detect the hardware, then
> install some device drivers and make some changes to the configuration
> files
> to laod up these newly installed/repaired device drivers.
> you know what i mean Vern?

gmoore777
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Re: need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD
Posted: 03-16-2009, 07:34 PM


"DL" wrote:
> You cannot repair winxp without the winxp cd, or by using the setup files
> you would have origonally downloaded
> And if winxp was an oem version, not retail, then you cannot anyway
>
> So either you locate proof of purchase, ie a receipt and then you can get
> replacement media from MS
> Or you borrow a winxp cd that is the same version you were using and repair
> using your key, which I would guess you've also lost
I'm not at home now, but i imagine my Win98 CD which I just opened
for the first time in 10 yearw this weekend, would have the key still on it,
and I
have the original bill of lading from Gateway when I bought the PC.
So you are saying that Microsoft will give me a WinXP CD for a key and
receipt for a Win98 purchase? I will call them tonight and see how it goes.
DL
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Re: need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD
Posted: 03-16-2009, 11:08 PM
You cannot do anything with the win98 cd other than clean install win98

You can only obtain a winxp cd if you can provide MS with proof of purchase
of said winxp internet download.
If you borrow a same version winxp disk, from a friend, or friendly PC
repair shop, you need the winxp key that was provided when you downloaded
winxp

The origonal Gateway invoice/delivery note is of no use to you in obtaining
a replacement winxp cd from MS

"gmoore777" <gmoore777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "DL" wrote:
>
>> You cannot repair winxp without the winxp cd, or by using the setup files
>> you would have origonally downloaded
>> And if winxp was an oem version, not retail, then you cannot anyway
>>
>> So either you locate proof of purchase, ie a receipt and then you can get
>> replacement media from MS
>> Or you borrow a winxp cd that is the same version you were using and
>> repair
>> using your key, which I would guess you've also lost
>
> I'm not at home now, but i imagine my Win98 CD which I just opened
> for the first time in 10 yearw this weekend, would have the key still on
> it,
> and I
> have the original bill of lading from Gateway when I bought the PC.
> So you are saying that Microsoft will give me a WinXP CD for a key and
> receipt for a Win98 purchase? I will call them tonight and see how it
> goes.

Peter Foldes
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Re: need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD
Posted: 03-17-2009, 12:20 AM
You can boot the bad Hard Drive with XP on it with a Linux distro like Knoppix or
Ubuntu. Insert one of them and follow the prompts

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"gmoore777" <gmoore777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have taken a hard drive from my 10-year old PC and have put it in my new PC.
> I want to boot from this hard drive, but it doesn't. I get Windows banner
> for 1 second, then the machine reboots.
> I presume the Win XP operating system faints when it sees the new hardware.
> I presume that I need to "repair" this installation with a WinXP
> installation CD.
> All I have is a Windows 98 installation CD that came with my old PC when I
> bought it from Gateway. I upgraded from Win98 to WinXP via some automatic
> method via microsoft.com so many years ago.
> What is the mechanism of my obtaining a WinXP installation CD?
> (hopefully free or at minimal cost)
> and is all i need to do is to "repair" the installation?
Zaphod Beeblebrox
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Re: need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD
Posted: 03-17-2009, 12:00 PM

"Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "gmoore777" <gmoore777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:765C84F9-F5E0-462F-AAD6-DAFA5DD865CE@microsoft.com...
>>I have taken a hard drive from my 10-year old PC and have put it in
>>my new PC.
>> I want to boot from this hard drive, but it doesn't. I get Windows
>> banner
>> for 1 second, then the machine reboots.
>> I presume the Win XP operating system faints when it sees the new
>> hardware.
>> I presume that I need to "repair" this installation with a WinXP
>> installation CD.
>> All I have is a Windows 98 installation CD that came with my old PC
>> when I
>> bought it from Gateway. I upgraded from Win98 to WinXP via some
>> automatic
>> method via microsoft.com so many years ago.
>> What is the mechanism of my obtaining a WinXP installation CD?
>> (hopefully free or at minimal cost)
>> and is all i need to do is to "repair" the installation?
>
> You can boot the bad Hard Drive with XP on it with a Linux distro
> like Knoppix or Ubuntu. Insert one of them and follow the prompts
>
How will that help him repair his Windows installation? I know you
can use a Linux boot to reset passwords and run diagnostics and such,
but I haven't heard that you can do a Windows repair from one.

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Peter Foldes
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Re: need to repair Win XP installation with a Win 98 CD
Posted: 03-17-2009, 01:08 PM
Not a Repair but a boot

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"Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Peter Foldes" <okf122@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>> "gmoore777" <gmoore777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:765C84F9-F5E0-462F-AAD6-DAFA5DD865CE@microsoft.com...
>>>I have taken a hard drive from my 10-year old PC and have put it in my new PC.
>>> I want to boot from this hard drive, but it doesn't. I get Windows banner
>>> for 1 second, then the machine reboots.
>>> I presume the Win XP operating system faints when it sees the new hardware.
>>> I presume that I need to "repair" this installation with a WinXP
>>> installation CD.
>>> All I have is a Windows 98 installation CD that came with my old PC when I
>>> bought it from Gateway. I upgraded from Win98 to WinXP via some automatic
>>> method via microsoft.com so many years ago.
>>> What is the mechanism of my obtaining a WinXP installation CD?
>>> (hopefully free or at minimal cost)
>>> and is all i need to do is to "repair" the installation?
>>
>> You can boot the bad Hard Drive with XP on it with a Linux distro like Knoppix or
>> Ubuntu. Insert one of them and follow the prompts
>>
>
> How will that help him repair his Windows installation? I know you can use a
> Linux boot to reset passwords and run diagnostics and such, but I haven't heard
> that you can do a Windows repair from one.
>
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> "...Anything else he's got two of?"
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