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Trying to replace Vista with XP

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No i haven't installed it i have just uploaded my test results.

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510MB RAM is a big part of your Vista problem. Even Basic needs at least 1 gig. Even XP is not the best at only 512mb of ram.

 

I also see you are trying to game on a Radeon X1300 Series video processor.

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what did ya do?

is it illegal? :lol:

 

 

510MB RAM is a big part of your Vista problem. Even Basic needs at least 1 gig. Even XP is not the best at only 512mb of ram.

 

I also see you are trying to game on a Radeon X1300 Series video processor.

 

Yea 512mb ram came with the pc on home basic, i did have 1.5gb ram last week but my 1gb stick just started messing up so it had to be taken out.

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I managed to take a photo before it went off, here it is.

 

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AH! Graphics card issue most likely.

 

reference here.

 

It seems the problem is that a WinXP SP1 install will not support PCI-E graphics cards. (I was wondering why I had similar problems with mine when I set it up - finally took it too a shop to configure the raid and install for me).

 

Since this is a laptop (?) you may have the option in Bios to select a basic (onboard) graphics option and go through the install, upgrade and then reintegrate your upgraded graphics contoller.

 

Incidentally - SP1 will not support USB2 either, which may or may not be an issue for you.

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Ok cheers ill try again thanks for your help all. ill post how it goes.

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