BP6 Resurrection - Reinstalling Windows

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RRLedford
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Post by RRLedford » Sat Jul 27, 2002 1:00 am

I recently reinstalled Win-XP over a Dell Optiplex build that ceased booting after Dell replaced the failed mainboard. It fixed the boot problem & came up with everything preserved. I never got a clear explanation from Dell senior support of exactly how or why a supposedly identical mainboard swap could trigger a no boot senario?? I assume Win2000 reinstalls should be the same. Good Luck!

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Post by PDR60 » Sat Jul 27, 2002 2:15 am

Solve your problem and go to linux.

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Post by Derek » Sat Jul 27, 2002 2:11 pm

Gargos is exactly right!

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Post by Wolfram » Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:21 am

IIRC you can´t simply upgrade the kernel from non-ACPI to ACPI. You have to reinstall Windows 2000 from scratch. It _is_ possible to change it from ACPI to non-ACPI without reinstalling, but not the other way round.

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Wolfram
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