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Friend bought IBM Thinkpad T22 from company going out of business.  It has W2000 pro and he wants to change to XP pro (running on other machines and he is more comfortable).  He has new disk with xp but when he loads cd and starts he get error "the option to upgrade will not be available at this time because setup was unable to load the file d:\i386\winntupg\netupgrd.dll  The specificied module could not be found"

I had him browse the cd and the file is there.  I think he might be trying to upgrade instead of fresh install.  We tried to reformat his drive with no luck.  Someone told me about a program delpart.exe which should get rid of the NTFS partition.  I need to put this program on a bootable floppy but it wont let me format with the system files.  I thought it was format a:/s but am told invalid parameter - /s

Cant think of any thing else do do.  Please help.
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If you want to do a fresh install, boot from the winXP cd-rom (you might need to set the cd-rom as first bootdevice in the BIOS), choose to delete all existing partitions, create new ones and let windows installer do it's work. Don't start the winXP setup from win2k it'll give these problems.

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upgrades are a problem with 2000 to xp
I would do what LucF suggested.

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rngrfan, some feedback please...
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I suggest a split between sunray_2003s first comment and my first comment.
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See my last comment ;-)
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