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    Windows XP Pro

    I recently installed Windows XP Pro on one of my computers with excellent results and have had very few problems UNTIL---My wife wanted to install a copy on her computer which was new. We did a clean install . Setup appeared normal as did the installation but nothng seems to work properly. The welcome screen does not function, also the task bar . I get no error indications, but nothing works properly . Any Ideas?

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    Re: Windows XP Pro

    More details, please. If her computer is "new", is it on <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/hcl/default.asp>Windows XP Compatibility List</A> ?

    Did you go through "activation" process ?

    Did you try to reformat hard drive and install once again from scratches ?

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    Re: Windows XP Pro

    The first thing I would try is booting with the CD, and running the repair process. Let it check everything. You might also consider a thorough scandisk, if it's a FAT32 partition, or running CHKDSK /R if you can get to the Recovery Console (also available when booting from CD).

    If the CD is not bootable, you can <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q310994>download the XP boot floppy setup program</A>, which takes six disks and an eternity to load, but it's a means to an end.
    -Mark

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