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Laptop freezes after clean - installing XP

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  • Started 9 years ago by savishypv
  • Latest reply from df26
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My laptop had Vista which I formatted, and installed XP over. After I did this, I find that my laptop crashes frequently, mostly in the XP "Welcome" screen. Alt Ctrl Del doesnt work, the power button doesnt work. So mostly, I remove the battery. [Ouch!]
Can someone please advise me on what to do?

Posted 9 years ago
Posts: 568

Well again, I dunno what would be causing this. It seems that to me that your laptop is not very good for running XP.


Posted 9 years ago
Posts: 1

Could possibly be driver issues

Posted 9 years ago
Posts: 2

w/o knowing anything about your laptop's original pre-formatted config. it seems that you need to see if it works with original vista setup. laptops are sometimes pre configured w/ proprietary specifications re: drivers etc. when you threw the baby out w/ the bath water. you probably did not realized the driver inventory that went out with it. if it works w/ orig os then try to inventory drivers or consult the laptop vendor about pre vista drivers which is not always ez to fig. i had a laptop custom made w/xp pro/ upgraded to mce my cd/dvd would never work right no matter what i tried. replaced cd/dvdplayer mem processor finally i decided to give vista ultimate a shot reluctantly..w/o any support from the orig laptop works fine..including cd/dvd burner hope this helps a little

Posted 9 years ago

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