Re: Can XP filesystem read Vista files?
On Aug 5, 7:59 pm, cozz...@hotmail.com wrote:
> Thank you everyone.
> I have an update.
> What started my on this path was that I was starting to get a lot of
> application errors and occasional blue screen (BSOD).
> these have been getting progressivly worse until recently when the PC
> would only run for a few minutes or fail to start.
> then we started to get driver failures, apps would just stop
> responding. other times it would be ok for a few hours.
> I thought maybe the HD was the culprit, but had too much data to just
> blow it away. chkdsk didn't show any bad sectors.
> I put in a new Hard drive. (after going to 4 stores that all did bait
> and switch advertising)!!
> at finding that XP-Home still goes for $200.00 I decided I would give
> Vista another try. (Can't keep feeding the MS giant)
> After reinstalling Vista on the brand new drive I notice the programs
> menu was spelled "al lpr gra ms"
> and I was getting all these errors that drivers could not be found and
> then another blue screen. saying "windows/system32/drivers/wdf.sys"
> Then I finally figured it out. Yeah!!!! (completely fixed)
> So now I will still say that Vista is incompatible, but now Unstable.
> it was something else..
> Just for fun, Can anyone guess what my problem was?
> I will let you all know in a day or two what the answer is.
I can see the tension is killing you all.
The only things left after all of the above seems to be either a
MotherBoard or RAM.
After swapping my 2 one-gig RAM chips around systematically, I found
that one of the 2 chips was defective.
first swapping the ports NG, then trying one ( now the PC would boot
to total blue screen), then the good chip only which worked perfectly.
Strangest thing though. I can see how that would cause a blue screen,
but not how it would keep drivers from loading and strange spelling
errors under the start menue etc. Also, I never saw RAM simply go bad
before, I wonder what caused it..
anyway after taking out the defective RAM chip all worked perfectly
Now I have 2 big Hard drives and more space than I need.
Thanks for your support.