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Posted on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 4:02 am:   

When attempting to install Windows XP i receive the usual stuff about program incompatabilities etc, yet I also receive a message saying the following:

Blocking Issues
Setup found some issues that will prevent you from upgrading your Windows installation. You must fix all of these issues before you can upgrade to Windows XP.

Unsupported Hardware Configuration
Your computer has hardware devices that prohibit you from upgrading to Windows XP.

Conflicting Devices
Setup has detected an incompatibility between your video card & computer's mainboard. Because of this, your computer may not start up after the upgrade. Contact the manufacturer of your hardware for technical assistance.

I have no idea what this means and am hoping to fix it so that I am able to upgrade to Windows XP.

Thanks for any help
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 6:58 pm:   

What motherboard and what video card do you have?
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 11:33 pm:   

Sorry, I should have added this info...

Motherboard: Ali Aladdin V Chipset
Chipset: ALi M1541 rev 4
K6-2 500mhz
64meg of ?? RAM (stick1)
256 of SD RAM (stick2)
32MB Asus Geforce 2 MX 400

I'm not sure what the 64meg stick of RAM is. It was there when I bought it and I bought it back when I wasn't too clued up on those sorts of things < : )
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 8:41 pm:   

XP is probably telling you to upgrade your ALI AGP drivers to version 1.9 at the bottom of the page. The geforce2 MX400 I am assuming is an AGP card and XP is having a hard time ID'ing the card. Also of note is the AGP utility to tweak the AGP port settings for stability.
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 7:43 am:   

Thankyou, I have downloaded the drivers you recomended and the program. I don't suppose you could offer any help for how to use the program to my advantage?
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 9:05 pm:   

It's been a couple of years since I used an ALI V based system with an Nvidia card but the first thing to look for is a button to enable compatability mode for socket7. This actually changes a few of the ALI AGP chip set registers to be a little more NVIDIA friendly.
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2002 - 1:12 pm:   

to add. if there is no button to add compatability mode for a socket 7 mb, then you need to edit the registry. you can add to a key there that will do it. here is how to do it:

*note, this is an example here for a pci tnt based vid card for nvidia reference drivers, you need to find the ali vid drivers keys on your own and modify them accordingly in the proper place*

open the registry by typing "regedit" in the start>run box and hit enter, then go to the following key: hkey_local_machine\software\nvidia corporation\riva tnt\system

and add the dword name of: Super7Compat with a value of 1

like noted above, this is for reference drivers on a pci based tnt. you need to find your ali based driver keys and do a similiar modification.

if you need help. email me and we can work on it. i'd need to know all the values and keys you have listed for the ali so i can find the correct place and help you add it
david asher
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 10:30 am:   

I'm having this exact same problem with an NVidia Riva TNT2 M64 video card and an ECS K7S5A motherboard. I updated to the latest BIOS for the board and installed the latest drivers for the video card. No change, still get the same message. I even tried modifying the registry as in the previous post, still no joy. Any suggestions?

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