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    Question about Vista Upgrades

    Thanks.. I just wanted to make sure that hole hadnt been closed before I bought a couple of copies.
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    Question about Vista Upgrades

    Im wondering what happens if you want to upgrade to Vista and have an XP RETAIl CD. Here's my situation. I own a retail boxed copy of XP and want to upgrade to Vista. I was going to buy the OEM DVD but Im a little scared about running into issues later with hardware upgrades. I have an XP Pro...
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    Yea.. Im plugged in directly now in another room. System powered down running Memtest with the PC2700 in the memory slot so I think my next step is going to be a processor. i REALLY hate to spend the money on a Socket 939 processor but that seems to be about the only thing left I havent tried.
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    Well.. it ran Memtest for a while with the PC2700. I just went in and checked on it and it was powered down so at this point, I guess Im gonna try to find a Socket 939 CPU and try that next.
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    I scrounged up a stick of PC2700 that will boot the mobo up so Im running Memtest on that now. If the system shuts off at this point, Im going to replace the proccessor. EVERYTHING else has been replaced. Right now its stripped down to 1 stick of mem, a completely different optical drive AND...
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    Ive tried running Memtest several times. It runs for a few minutes then just shuts down like it does every other time you try to do anything with it.
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    I dont have another machine that will run PC3200, unfortunately. Ive swapped back and forth between sticks tho.. I guess both could be bad but that seems like it's really reaching but at this point, Im not ruling anything out.
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    Did that.. Im even running the PC from power in another room. Im really at a loss.. every time I think I have an idea of the problem, something happens that sends me in a different direction.
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    Okay.. its out of the case and still doing the same thing. This is with the mobo, graphic card, PSU, 1 HD, the DVDRW and 2 sticks of memory installed. Im going to pull it down to 1 stick of mem and 1 HD and see what happens.
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    An update... Im really no farther along than I was yesterday. I let the PC sit in the BIOS all night with the DVDRW and hard drive hooked up and it stayed on all night long. So, I sat down and put the wireless card back in it and rebooted it and everything was okay. Booted the PC up and got...
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    The system is on a UPS. Id assume that by being on a UPS the power would be good since it's supplied by the battery. Is that incorrect? Far as the grounding issues, I might give that a try. Keep in mind tho, that the system has been thought 2 motherboards AND 2 cases and does the EXACT same...
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    Well.. shuts down just sitting in BIOS as well.
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    Heh.. yea.. Artic Silver.. same stuff I been using for years. Im really stumped by this one. Ive had the absolute worst run of luck with PCs over the last 4 weeks or so.. my file server puked on me, then my wife's PC then one of my RAID drives failed. Its been a rough month.
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    About 80F degrees in BIOS.. so far it hasnt shut down just sitting in BIOS. Ill leave it up for a bit and see what happens.
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    Please help me before I kill myself....

    I havent virus scanned the hard drive BUT I have booted the system from a Memtest86 CD trying to run a memory diagnostic on the memory and it also shuts down about 30 seconds into booting into Memtest. It has a brand new power supply hooked up to it now (Came with the case I swapped it into)...
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