My computer won't boot up, why? Can I upgrade from WIN98se to WINXP?


During start up I gee an error of can not find win.exe. and it is real slow to start. Also I seem to be running out of memery as I get the message not enough memery to run program. can I instal windows xp over my windows 98se. I have benn told yes but have not tryed it.

Thank you

Dick W. Thompson


This question was answered on April 15, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Were you infected by a virus or worm of some sort recently? Because, without the WIN.exe file you cannot boot your PC.

If you have the install CD, you will need to reconfigure your PC from scratch Do a total deletion of your hard drive and install everything, from scratch, from soup to nuts.

As far as you upgrading from WIN98se to WINXP, it can be done However, you must first make sure that your computer meets the requirements:

between 128MB to 4GB of RAM

2GB hard drive space, with 1.5GB of free space

PentiumII 133MHZ or better

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 15, 2004