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Topic # 12060 26-Feb-2007 11:13
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I just got a  xps 410 from dell with vista ,    problem is  i am having alot of program issues using vista.  I have a  windows xp sp1 cd . I set my pc to load from cd  i hit enter on reboot  , it starts loading  drivers then at the end it says starting windows xp then i get a blue screen of death , i tried  the disc on a older system and it  starts the xp install , do i need a newer  windows xp disc?  right now i have  windows xp home edition sp1

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  Reply # 61953 26-Feb-2007 11:25
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make sure you have the latest BIOS installed



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Reply # 61954 26-Feb-2007 11:30
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updated the bios, tried again still same blue screen after it says starting windows,  i tried windows vista  oem and it installs  but i hate vista lol

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  Reply # 61993 26-Feb-2007 13:48
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burn a copy of the disc, and try again - the drive might be having issues with minor scratches on the media...







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  Reply # 62016 26-Feb-2007 18:13
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tonyhughes: burn a copy of the disc, and try again - the drive might be having issues with minor scratches on the media...


yep that is true.....funnily sometimes when i am recovering pc for some customers the original disc dosent seems to work and the copied disc works fine.....

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