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Hardware configuration error

Q: Hardware configuration error

I have tried everything but everytime I boot up my computer I get this hardware configuration error any suggestions on what I should or can do?

A: Hardware configuration error

What operating system do you use, and what is the brand and model, or configuration of your computer. What tasks are you running when you get the hardware configuration error... or does it even boot.
Tell us as much as you can, so we can imagine what you are up against.

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I am running windows XP on a laptop but it stops loading when it gets to the microsoft logo (HDD stops working rather than computer hanging - scrolling bar still scrolling but HDD light stops)

I have started up in safe mode and it says that there is a problem with the configuration of the network hardware. I have tried restoring the computer to a previous setting but this stops working when it restarts at the same period it stopped working before

Please can you provide indepth info as my computer is running in Spanish (long story) and i dont speak a whole lot of spanish!
 

A:Network Hardware configuration error

Delete the network hardware from device manager while in safe mode and reboot.
 

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What is the optimal configuration for a hard drive(7200), cd/rw, cd-rom? I currently have the hard drive alone on the primary. The cd/rw and cd-rom are master and slave (respectively) on the secondary. It seems to be slow if I copy a cd from one drive to the other, but it may just be me.
 

A:hardware configuration

If you plan on doing copying and burning from cdrom to burner I would move the cdrom to primary slave, leave the cdrw on the secondary, it will be faster as both devices will not be hogging the same ide channel.
 

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Can anyone suggest a free online PC scan that will give me some detailed specs of the hardware I have in my PC? I'm particularly interested in the speed and ratings of my RAM modules.I've been trying the one at D-A-L but I can't seem to download the file - I keep getting an error.

A:Hardware Configuration

Benny, have you looked at our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps?There are several utilities listed under System InformationI'm partial to SIW and System Spec, but there are several others.

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I am using Windows xp with a Compaq presario 5050 and I really need some help with the way I should setup the hardware on my computer.

Recently I upgraded to windows xp from windows 98 I already had a video card that is compatible with windows xp so I had no problems.

Yet my problem is with my audio card because it is integrated with my computer and I don't have any available pci slots.

I have 2 pci slots which are both in use by an ethernet card for my cable modem and a video card.

I need to know what I could do to add a sound card.

Options I have found are buying an ethernet network card that goes into an ISA SLOT which my computer has 2 available.

Then buying a pci audio card to install in the pci I recently freed up.......OR.......................................trying the Creative Sound Blaster Extigy which connects into a USB port and my computer has 2 available USB's.......but I'm not sure if the sound blaster works without an already working sound card.

Thank you for any help.
 

A:hardware configuration help?????

Here is some info from the Creative Sound Blaster site for the Extigy model soundcard....I believe its pretty much a stand alone device....there is a manual to read, try that out. As a matter of fact, you may have to get into the BIOS and disable the onboard sound....are you sure the onboard is hosed??

http://www.americas.creative.com/support/specs/general.asp?Centric=224&sub=190 and, this, info about 3 types of soundcards....look to left, select "EXTERNAL" and so forth:

http://www.soundblaster.com/products/extigy/

This card is getting pretty good reviews. Here are system requirements, I think you pass:
http://www.soundblaster.com/products/extigy/system.asp
 

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Hi,
How can I <b> determine </b>the entire <b> hardware conifguration </b> of a PC (RAM, HDD capacity, processor speed & type, even the graphics card type & its speed, memory etc etc etc) <b>using</b> just its <b> OS (Windows 98/2000/Me/XP) </b> and not using any downloadable tools....or asking the vendor

Thanks.
 

A:Determining hardware configuration

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Everytime i turn my cpu, my monitor doesnt turn. when it does, there are two options, and when i pick one, it says that there is a problem with the pc configuration and to check the manual..when i select the second, it works but my D drive doesnt appear but my C drive... how do i fix this problem? i've reformatted, checked for viruses, and checked for cd errors just in case, and i've deleted alot of files from my d drive..i am on my d drive (c drive appears too) but sometimes i can't..
 

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I have recently done a clean install on my system with Windows 7 - OEM version - that I purchased. I installed a new 1 TB HD and placed the new OS on that drive - and created a slave drive with my OLD C drive - so I could transfer files, etc. over once the OS install was complete.

All went smoothly - but the OLD C drive now has bad sectors on it - and I wanted to remove it from my system (or at least disconnect it). I did this, but W7 would not boot up successfully since I had changed the install hardware setup. Now when I reboot, the system tries to fix the old drive (chkdsk, etc.) EVERY time...

Is there a way to be able to remove / disconnect this drive and still retain my OEM status? I know that mobo changes affect the licensing, but I am just removing a drive that I no longer need...as the system remains the same.

Any suggestions would be appreciated...thanks in advance!

A:Trying to change OEM hardware configuration

When you done your clean install, did you remove the old HD first?

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Whe i try to start into windows i get this error message.

Windows could not start because of a disk hardware configuration problem. could not read from selected boot disk check path and disk hardware. Check windows documentation about hardware disk conf. in hardware refrence mauals. Which i have no idea what any of that means. thanks for any help
 

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I have a wierd setup up at an office and I think the configuration is slowing things down. Any suggestions would be great. Here is my setup.

Let me know if something looks out of place or what.

Static IP #2 hosts a webserver and it seems as though there is issues forwarding ports to the 2nd router. Not sure.
 

A:Hardware Configuration Issues

It looks clean as a whistle .
 

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I have a dell XPS 15 l502x which is supported by a 130W adapter. My adapter broke and I had to purchase a new one. well the question is that I received a 180W charger online (obv their mistake). Will it cause any damage to my Laptop as it is of higher watt than the normal one or can I continue to use it as it did not throw up any error when I plugged it in .

Looking forward to a response.
Thanks in Advance. 

A:Hardware configuration question

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you not use the 180W  adapter  as it might cause damages to the main board.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Two months ago I posted on another thread that my son will be entering community college this fall (yeah, I'm old) and will be pursuing an A.A. degree in Digital Design and then move on to a 4 year institution. At the time I was researching and I am still researching but further along. The core courses he will be doing are Color & 2D Design, Graphic Design, Art with Computers, Web Graphics, Animation, and Web Page Design plus other art classes. In addition he will be doing the standard Word docs, surfing the net, term papers, etc.

I also know he must be able to run Adobe Flash CS5 and there will be animation software involved but I have not been able to find out anything else -- I've tried.

The central parameters I've tentively settled on for a laptop configuration are: 15.6" display no less than 1600x900 and if I can in Matte; either a Nvidia 540M or 520M video card (this will be an Optimus laptop) , 4 gigs of RAM, i7 2630QM processor (this is a quad core), a 320 GB harddrive @7200 rpm, and Windows 7 64.

Anyway, what I would like to know from you guys is this: In light of his course work is this "overkill"? Would the 520M suffice? Onboard graphics will work in some case but a) Intel's latest 3000 is meh and b) Nobody is offering the AMD Fusion 3850 with it's substantially better onboard graphics except HP in their dv6z series and I refuse to ever purchase another HP laptop ever again.

Input/suggestions please.

Thanks!
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A:Your input please: Hardware configuration for laptop

What is your budget?
 

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Hello,
I created a couple of hardware profiles for windows xp. However during startup the Hardware Profile Configuration Menu does not appear. I know it stops at the menu, but the menu does not actually display, after 30 seconds it boots as normal. I know to tap the down key 3 times to get to my gaming hardware profile, but it would be sure nice to see the menu. I am not using any strange fonts for naming the profiles. I dont know what the problem is. Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
computerpain
 

A:Hardware Profile Configuration Menu

Hmmm? Must be a corrupt registry or system file.

One thing you can try is going into properties of each profile and putting a check mark beside the option to always show the profile at startup. I don't know if that will fix the problem though!
 

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Hi all,

Never nice to have your first post as a problem, but I reckon I'll be spending a lot of time on here as there seems to be no end of good advice. Any help would be much appreciated!

First off my spec:

Gigabyte N650SLI -DS4L (can be found here: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140949)
Q6600 2.4Ghz G0 stepping (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131823)
Corsair RAM, 4x1 gig (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130429)
Inno3D 8800GT (G92) 512MB 256bit GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTVOut PCI-E Graphics card
Samsung spinpoint 500gig and an Antec Sonata case with 500watt psu.

Right,
After masses of problems with my Asus board (pre Gigabyte) and a faulty gigabyte board city link have finally found my house. Put everything together and start up the PC.

Problem 1:

"Warning: A new CPU detected & ROMSIP table has been updated accordingly."

I have no idea what this meant, might not even be a problem, but in any case I restarted as it told me and tried to go into the bios. All seemed fine. After messing about with my old xp harddrive and the USB mouse & keyboard support in the bios I decided to get on and install vista on the samsung.

A couple of times it hung right at the beginning of the install. I put this down to my crappy usb dvd drive but went to the bios and loaded the fail safe defaults. It installed all the way up to the 'completing installation' screen and then froze. Tried it again. same thing except this time half the screen went blank and had a colour ban... Read more

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So if you read my post from about a week ago I figured out how to have the hard drive boot first but I'm getting an error I can't fix. I've tried reinstalling windows numerous times.
This is the error message I get

Code:
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
I'm using a GA-K8N ultra sli motherboard with a maxtor sata, 200 gigs. I tried installing a raid driver too.
I've also tried everything from this list http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314477 , even all the things combined.
They didn't do anything so can anyone help me?
 

A:Windows hardware configuration problem...

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I'm having a problem.
It started when I downloaded Windows xp(Home) onto a laptop (IBM ThinkPad) Well, I didnt realize at the time that I misplaced the product key, and when I got to that point in the downlkoad I could go no further. I found another windows xp version(Student and Teacher) that I did have a key for, but I couldnt stop the previous windows installation from restarting EVERY time it rebooted. It had windows xp (professional) on it when I began , but it was not working properly, hence the download. It is a used laptop and I dont have access to that original disk.
So I went searching on the web to find out how to stop it. Well, I am not too savy with the inner workings of a computer and took to trying anything to stop it, since nothing I was trying was working.
The last thing I tried was changing the boot.ini file and that has only made things worse!
Now, I am only getting the error message: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem..." I'm sure you know the rest. So it will reboot whenever I hit any button. I get the IBM screen with the F1 & F12 options then back to the error screen. NOTHING ELSE!
I've gone into BIOS and and tried every boot option, and none have worked. I'm completly lost at this point.
I cant get a command prompt, or any kind of access to the boot.ini file to change it back.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Ladylaffsalot
 

A:Disk hardware configuration problem

It is a used laptop and I dont have access to that original disk.Click to expand...





I found another windows xp version(Student and Teacher) that I did have a key for,Click to expand...

You'll have to get into the BIOS, change the startup drive to CD/DVD, and boot from your Student/Teacher CD. Once you boot from the CD, you may (slight chance) be able to use the recovery console, but you're better off at this point to do a fresh install. You'll jusst have to go through the hassle of knowing which drivers you need (unless you know all the computer specs):slurp:
 

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Hi,

I need to upgrade my current system to include:

2 new IDE hdds
1 DVD-RAM drive

I believe I need to purchase a new PCI IDE controller to allow me to add the above components. But, I do not know what exactly to ask for when I eventually hit up the nearby computer shop.

I also beleive I need a new power supply to accomodate the extra components i want to install. Currently my power suppy is a 320W one, and i'm positive there are no other extra outlets for me to use
.
My current system is as described below in my signature, with the following components left out:

1 - 40 GIG maxtor drive
1 - IOMEGA ZIP drive internal
1 - CD-ROM
1 - CD-RW

the above are all connected to the primary and secondary connectors, master and slave, so i know I have no room for any additions

I want to maintain my current setup (that means, I do not want to sub a CD-RW for the CD-ROM, etc..)
what should I buy first?? what sort of brands are good??

Zach.
 

A:Hardware configuration, recommendation and explanations

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My school computer is busted and says windows could not start because of the hardware configuration! This only happend after I shut it down half way through an XP install. Then I added space to my main partition and delete the halfway through the install partition with Gparted. Please help!!!!! I need it for school by Thursday! My main os is 7 and could it be that's it's trying to go to the xp partion when my windows 7 is perfectly fine?

A:windows could not start because of the hardware configuration!

Do you have a restore partition on the computer? At bootup do you see a message to Press a certain key to enter Restore? Usually F11? Or you can boot off of a Windows 7 DVD and do a Startup Repair. Better yet take it back to your schools IT dept and have them fix it for you.

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My sister has a notebook from Dell. She has been trying to reformat her drive, but it will not except taking her CD that came from Dell for reinstalling software.

She is running Windows XP, and she continues to get an error as follows:

"Windows cannot start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem" also says "Could not read from the boot disk check boot path and disk hardware.

If there is anyone out there that has experienced this problem before, can you please write and let me know how to handle it for her? Would very much appreciate it. Thanks!
 

A:Disk Hardware Configuration Problem....

Is it set to boot from that device first ?
 

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Hello I had to format the hard and I lost the drivers CD.I have downloaded the audio drivers from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-61506.html and installed it.However, the sound hardwars does not seem to work.The same happned when I tried to install drivers for Wireless hardware. (wireless connection only worked after I used Fujitsu Siemens drivers!!) Any help?  

A:Configuration of sound hardware and screen

did you install the drivers or simply unpack it? You have to install the drivers from your drivers folder under c:\ drive. 

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"Hi,

I tried installing windows by the below steps,
1. I Inserted DVD in to the drive and I booted the machine,
2. I Pressed enter when it prompts "Boot from CD...."
3. "inspecting computer's hardware configuration..." appears, after that
I am getting a blank screen.
Can somebody help me explaining what is the problem and how to
troubeshoot the issue....".

Note:
I am able to install Fedora core 6 without any issues...

K.Karnan

A:inspecting computer's hardware configuration

welcome
try the minimum of hardware [basics only] with only 1 stick of ram for the initial install.

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I am about to go with a custom builder to build the following desktop system:

System Core
Motherboard Asus P5WDH Deluxe Wireless Edition
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66 GHz, FSB1066, 4 MB L2)
Ram 4 x Corsair XMS CM2X1024-5400C4 DDR2-667 1024MB
Video Card Asus GeForce 6200 16MB Silent
Storage
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATAII
Floppy Drive NEC 3.5inch 1.44 Floppy Drive (black)
CD / DVD Plextor PX-760A 18x Dual Layer DVD+RW/-RW
Case / Cooling
Case Lian-Li PC7H+ w/ Window (black)
Power Supply Seasonic S12 Series 500W Power Supply
CPU Cooling Thermalright SI-128 Heatsink w/ 120mm Scythe Fan
Accessories
Accessories System Restore DVD (based on Acronis True Image OEM)
Services Warranty: Lifetime Labor, 1 Year Parts

Price: $2330.95 (+ shipping)

I know video card component is perhaps inadequate, but I am not a gamer. So, my thinking there is to upgrade this for Vista later. My usage is for data and processing intensive forecasting/optimization applications I myself develop in Java and/or use of statistical packages. I also plan to use if for office applications, some Macromedia and browsing.

Any comments on what's on it and what's not are most welcome! The pricing is from Puget Systems to build it. I myself am not a buider, nor was I able to find someone local enough.

Thanks a lot in advice for any wisdom you care to share!
 

A:Solved: Comments on hardware configuration/price...

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Say goodbye to those times when the maximum score that a Windows Vista PC could return was 5.9. With the introduction of Windows 7, the Windows Experience Index has evolved from 5.9 up to no less than 7.9. However, at the same time, other aspects of the WEI have not changed in the least...
Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score - The Windows Experience Index grows up - Softpedia

A:Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score

Interesting

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here's what happened...

i have windows7 and vista 64 on my SATA hd running perfectly until i re-installed xp sp2 on my spare IDE hd..

problem is when i boot my computer, it always runs on xp.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the SATA from the boot menu.. it always boots the IDE hd..

i tried to disconnect the IDE drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the SATA hd.. instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

below is a screenshot of my disk management.. (taken from xp)

you can see in the image that the xp drive is the boot drive..

is there any procedure or steps i can do to be able to boot my SATA hd?

can anyone help please???

thanks in advance..

A:help! computer disk hardware configuration problem

Hello.



You will have to run 3 separate startup repairs as outlined in this tutorial at the link below to Windows 7 to recreate the boot files back to the Windows 7 partition and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hi everyone!

So i just recently bought a new motherboard/cpu/memory/case.
Then i took the 2 hard drives/graphics card out of my old machine.
This machine is running fine!

I'm now trying to set up my old motherboard/computer with an old hard drive i have.
First, i had an 80 conductor problem, but i bought 2 brand new IDE cables.

Now, when i try to install windows... it freezes on the screen "Setup is inspecting your current hardware configuration..."
I've tried a couple hard drives now... but they are all old. And the same thing happens.

Could it be 3 faulty hard drives in a row?
or something else!?!

Motherboard = ECS
CPU = AMD SEMPRON
Memory = 512mb
 

A:Solved: stuck on inspecting hardware configuration!!?

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My computer has 3 monitors in NVIDIA surround configuration. I also have very special sound settings with my creative X-FI card that I want to use when gaming.

Long story short, I also have my television pluged in my system (pluged with HDMI and has to be disabled for NVIDIA Surround to work). And when I want to switch from desktop/gaming to television mode, I have to disable my NVIDIA Surround, and make a duplicate of my central monitor to my television. It sounds simple, but really each time it requires a few minutes of messing around because I don't get the good duplicate or what not. Also I need to re-configure my sound system from a headphone+buttkicker system. And then adjust my creative setting to go into my 5.1 system, with 3D surround, dolby etc..

Basically, each time I switch from my computer to the television, I need like 5minutes of configuration. Also changing all of these settings is way to complicated when I'm not home for my girlfriend to do that.

Yesterday I thought I had the brightess idea. I thought I could just create a new Windows user with different monitor configurations and different sound configuration. So when I'd be on desktop/gamming and wanted to go on the TV, I would just "Switch user"!

Thing is, those kind of hardware settings carry over different windows session... .

This is kinda annoying, I was wondering if perhaps you guys had any idea what I could do?

The only thing I can think of right now is having a dualbo... Read more

A:Need a solution for switching to different hardware configuration quickly.

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Our network admin is currently trying to find the hardware configuration/specs of all the servers. Between looking at the General tab of the Properties box on My Computer and msinfo32.exe, I can get all the information that I need on XP and 2K machines.

Is there a way to get this information on a Windows NT machine?
 

A:How to Find Hardware Configuration Specs on an NT Machine?

techgirl05 said:

Our network admin is currently trying to find the hardware configuration/specs of all the servers. Between looking at the General tab of the Properties box on My Computer and msinfo32.exe, I can get all the information that I need on XP and 2K machines.

Is there a way to get this information on a Windows NT machine?Click to expand...

try getting it from dxdiag.exe
 

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Such window appears now when system starts. "Hardware change has been made , reset your computer for applying hardware change" something like that , I translated this from my native language.

pls help, I dont have ant idea how remove this, I removed one of my hardware profile on Administrator account but it not helps.

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When I boot my comp it freezes at "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration." The computer has 2 processors and 4 scsi drives if that matters. Any idea whats up?
 

A:XP hangs on Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration.

Is your PC listed on Microsoft's XP compatibility list and have you checked and installed needed BIOS updates to support XP?

If the answer is yes for both, what is the make and model of the PC and the exact error message your are receiving?
 

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Hi,

I am trying to install windows xp on my pc that have linux fedora already installed. I get the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" then my pc freezes. What should I do?

ps: I tried it with pro edition and media edition, none worked.

Thanks for the help.

A:[SOLVED] Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration

Are you installing on a separate HD, or a different partition ?

Are you formating the HD before trying to install ?

Run the HD's diagnostic utilities, downloadable from the manufacturer, to verify the HD is good.

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My computer all of a sudden can't find my cd rom/writer. This is the error I am getting from the device manager: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19).

I have tried the trouble shooter, uninstalling reinstalling, system restore, deleting secondary controller, primary controller and all does not seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Help!

BTW - I am running my XP home edition.
 

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in t

Try this........
To restore the registry
Open Registry Editor.
Click Options, and then click Print to print these instructions. (If you are using the Help and Support Center, click Print above the topic area.) They will not be available after you shut down your computer in step 2.
Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
In the list, click Restart, and then click OK.
When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
Use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.

Use the arrow keys to highlight an operating system, and then press ENTER.
Caution

Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.
Notes

To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Choosing Last Known Good Configuration provides a way to recover from problems such as a newly added driver that may be incorrect for your hardware. It does not solve problems caused by corrupted or missing drivers or files.
When you choose Last Known Good Configuration, Windows restores information in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet only. Any changes you have made in other registry keys remain.
 

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I recently started having trouble with my DVD writer. this is the error I get " Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)" Everything I've researched about this message says to update my driver.  Did this even bought a new dvd player and it says the same thing.  Any suggestions? Wondering could it possible be a bad cable?  Even changed the port on the motherboard to see if it could be that in the new dvd player.
Thanks for any input.
sicissorgal54

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information

Hello scissorgal54

The Microsoft version of your exact error -
 
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)

 
If the device is a CD or DVD drive, follow the procedure in Article ID 929461 on the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192798).
• Restart the computer in Safe Mode, and then select Last Known Good Configuration. This rolls back to the most recent successful registry configuration.
 
Try this first and tell us what the result is (or seems to be)

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I am getting the below error with an xp os pc,

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."

I have read microsofts documentation on the error, but basically I cannot boot form the OS CD, that leaves two options.

1) Edit boot.ini, file (I do not where to begin)

2) Use recovery console , how do you invoke the recovery console ?

A:[SOLVED] Computer disk hardware configuration problem

Hi I am really struggling with this issue, basically I cannot boot from my recovery CD and therefore cannot begin to try any of the options suggested by MS.

Any help appreciated.

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A:Solved: Does Win 7 require's, Minimum Hardware Configuration like Vista

There are always min requirements for any os. Here are the requirements for win 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements

In short no you cannot install with 512 of ram. Min is 1gig.
 

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I have bought a SATA HDD, to replace my old IDE drive, but cannot get it to work! I have followed the instructions in my mobo manual, but the result has been that my machine is now unusable!

I have a Jetway V600 DAP mobo, and am trying to install a Samsung Spinpoint 80gig SATA HDD, with Windows XP.

So far I have taken the following steps;

I removed old HDD and installed new drive, inserted Windows XP cd, and pressed F6 key at the system prompt for SATA driver. I inserted Floppy Disc with driver, which seemed to load ok.

System installed some files, then started to format HDD, this seemed to stop short of a full format, and system the rebooted.

Upon reboot the message "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem, could not read from selected boot disks, check boot path and disk hardware"

I don't know what to do next, please help, I'm desperate!!!!
 

A:Solved: SATA Disk Hardware Configuration problem

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Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)


Failure using the VxD loader.

*Verified correct hardware device driver is installed.

*Uninstall and reinstall the hardware device firmware, driver, software.

*Physically (disconnect) uninstall and (reconnect) reinstall the
hardware device with proper reboot sequence.

Can anybody please post a screenshot or an index of this registry tree location in full view, default installation if possible, with that I could manually reconstruct the entries I mistakenly deleted.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services

Sorry cant tell you which device it is I'm looking to resolve it's classified, thx!

A:Windows 7 64Bit Hardware Registry Configuration Information.

Uninstall and reinstall the hardware.

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hey guys, hoping someone can help me out, having a problem with my machine.

i have a desktop running vista 64, and a laptop running xp sp3.

my sister dropped the laptop and on startup the laptop said "no operating system".

i presumed the hard drive was broke so i replaced it with a new 320gb one and tried to reinstall xp. the install errored during the xp installation and got a blue stop message. on restart xp booted and seemed to be ok for a few hours. then i got another stop message so presumed the installation was corrupted and decided to format abd re install. the hard drive wouldnt format so i took it out and put it into my 2.5 portable sata case and formatted it with my desktop. when i put it back in the laptop i couldnt install xp. the drive wasnt being read, so i decided to put it back into my portable case and formatted it again using my vista desktop.

i booted the desktop with my xp disk and when asked which drive to install xp on, chose my portable hard drive. the installation was about 35% when i went downstairs. when i got back up the vista dekstop was desplaying the following message:

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

since then i cant get the vista machine to boot up, it constantly ... Read more

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Looks to me like the first priority is to save your files. Try this procedure ( Computer First Aid Using Knoppix ) - but you have to set the BIOS boot sequence to boot from CD once you have burnt the Knoppix CD.

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Hi all,

I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to fix my computer. The problem started today and goes as follows: Whenever I try to start my machine up, it gives me the message "windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem". I have tried formatting, reformatting, and doing that some more. I have tried using the command chkdsk /r in the XP recoverty console. I don't know exactly what's up with my disk. I believe I cought some sort of virus or something that modified my hd perhaps. But, anyways, I can't even install XP (Home or Professional) because after it finishes formatting and copying the necessary files to the HD, it reboots and just goes back to this same error. I am out of idea so please ANYONE'S help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem...

Try downloading the diagnostic software provided by the manufacturer of the drive - for example, Seagate provide SeaTools and Maxtor provide PowerMax - I know others do the same.

Follow the instructions carefully to run a check of the hard drive and see if this sheds any further light on the issue.

Regards,
 

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My WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION does not start up in normal mode. I get a black screen, and have to select from two choices of windows xp home edition at the bottom of the screen to open my computer.
I've typed msconfig and selected normal mode and it still doesn't work.
Also I got this error message: windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
I'm a newbie at computers and don't understand the technical jargon. I wonder if some one could explain it in simple terms, so I could understand it.
I don't have a windows WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION CD-Rom to use recovery console. How can I fix this without a windows cd-rom?
I have Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2002

A:windows could not start because of computer disk hardware configuration problem

have you put any new hdd's in, or left a usb drive/ipod/mp3 player in the pc.
otherwise your hdd might have issues,
the recovery console is downloadable and burnable but id check the first 2 options first.

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Hi all,

Here's what's happened...

i have Windows 7 on a 500GB SATA hd running fine.

Yesterday I decided to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a spare 160GB SATA HDD which I have, and I did this via the notebook upgrade bay (2nd HDD caddy) where the DVD drive would be. I left my 500GB internal (Windows 7) HDD in the computer and during the XP setup DVD specified for it to install on the 160GB HDD.

The problem is every time I boot my computer, it tries to boot XP.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the internal HDD from the boot menu...

i tried to remove the 160GB XP hard drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the 500GB Windows 7 x64 OS... But instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Can anyone give me any advice on what I need to do to be able to boot properly into my Windows 7 HDD again?

I have Hirens BootCD at my disposal and have managed to boot into Windows 7 fine using the option presented on the first screen. After a reboot the message above returns...

Many thanks in advance,

A:Computer disk hardware configuration problem (Windows 7 boot)

UPDATE: I have also tried to run a startup repair from more than one Windows 7 installation DVDs and get the message: "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair".

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Software is Windows XP Professional.

The first error message I received was:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
(Windows root)\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I then tried to repair the boot.ini file using

bootcfg /rebuild

After re-booting, I received the error message:

Windows could not start becuaes of a computer disk hardward configuration problem

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

-I tried running checkdsk also and it said "Volume has one or more unrecoverable problems"

Computer is a Dell Dimension 390.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Sounds like your hard drive is dying... You will have to get a replacement
 

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Hello all.

Today I turned on my computer and my antivirus, "avast", was not working. The recommended actions for it was to repair it, or to make sure your system is updated. I tried repairing, no luck. So I went to the windows update page through the start menu, and installed the " .net framework 3.5" update. After it was completed, my system restarted by itself. When it booted back up, I got a black screen saying "setup is checking system harware configuration", this message is up for 1-2 seconds. Then the message is gone, and I'm left with a black screen and a headache. I waited for some time, but nothing happened. I rebooted again and the same thing happened, so I decided to reboot from my Windows XP cd, and reinstall windows, but the same thing happened, except there was a "press any key to boot from cd" message. I pressed a key, but it took me to the same black screen and "setup is checking hardware configuration" message. This process was repeated at least 10 times. I tried to take out some of my RAM, 2 out of the 3, but the same thing happened.

So what could it be, corrupted HDD, RAM, is from microsoft?

Any ideas?
Thanks a loooot guys.
 

A:Black screen < setup is checking system hardware configuration

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Hi,

After Power Shutdown my system does not boot. That show the following error message.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
Then,

I try to boot the OS CD, that show the following Error message.

Boot Failure
Press any Key to Continue

I try the another system Hard Disk and DVD drive in my problem system that also show the same Error message.
Is it any hardware failure in mother board?

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93 Ghz
RAM - 1 GB
Mother Board - Intel DG41RQ
Hard Disk - 500 GB Seagate
DVD - Samsung DVD RW
OS - Windows XP sp3
Anybody support me

Thank You
Ramanan

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Did you change any bios settings, update the bios or clear the CMOS before this started?

Check the mode setting for the Sata controller in the bios, is it set to AHCI/Raid or IDE(legacy)?

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I have just completed a system recovery on a Dell Insiron B130 laptop with XP Home. I used the recovery partion to put it back to factory. The first thing I usually do after a recovery of a machine this old is remove all the Junk program files and then update. After this at bootup I get a bunch of beeps (black screen with blue bar at the top) then bootup stops on this (hardware profile configuration recovery menu) there is only one profile (Profile One) and I have to hit enter because there is no timer. I have changed the timer to zero under hardware profile, there is only 1 profile listed and it is Default. After a reboot it still does the same thing. I hope someone can help.
 

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Hi, Im trying to install Windows xp onto a netbook-EEE pc 1005, using flashdrive. I have tried many methods of installation, including things like wintoflash and others. I just cant get it to work. I keep gettting the error listed below.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the sleected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

I Get this error before i can select to install windows xp home edition, i see it for a split second then get this error. Could it be in the bios?

My boot device priority has my hdd to boot first which is correct.

My ide configuration has my ATA/IDE configuration set as Ehanced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot!
 

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i've tried updating the driver, and re-installing the driver nothing works- i saw it might work if i rebooted into safe mode, but i don't know how to? Any suggestions?

A:"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in

G'Day swiftjooky, to TSF.

Please tell us the make and model of your computer; whether it is a desktop, or laptop?
If it is a desktop, is it a Custom Built, or a Manufacturer's Build?

Once we have this information, we will be in a better position to assist you.

Kind Regards,

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I have a problem trying to install Windows 2000 Pro ever since I got my new motherboard: After it reboots to inspect my computer's hardware configuration, it freezes. It does not respond to any of the function keys. I've unplugged all the cards on the motherboard and the CD-ROM and there is no effect, so none of this hardware seems to be causing problems.

I have a Gigabyte 7IXE motherboard with 128 MB DIMM. Windows 2000 Pro install and ran perfected on my old, but now defunct, board.

Thanks.

Alex
 

A:Windows 2000 install problem: freeze on inspecting hardware configuration

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I have a problem trying to install Windows 2000 Pro ever since I got my new motherboard: After it reboots to inspect my computer's hardware configuration, it freezes. It does not respond to any of the function keys. I've unplugged all the cards on the motherboard and the CD-ROM and there is no effect, so none of this hardware seems to be causing problems.

I have a Gigabyte 7IXE motherboard with 128 MB DIMM. Windows 2000 Pro install and ran perfected on my old, but now defunct, board.

Thanks.

Alex
 

A:Windows 2000 install problem: freeze on inspecting hardware configuration

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I'm working on someone's laptop. It has a error when turned on stating a disk error occured. press ctrl alt del to restart but of course when you press those keys it keeps giving you the same message. So I decided to reload windows but when I boot it up with the recovery disk, it states "setup is checking system hardware configurations" but after that the screen goes blank. Any idea how to solve this in order for me to reload windows?

Anyone??? Please HELP!!!
 

A:Solved: Blank screen after "setup is checking hardware's configuration"

Please someone help Anyone????
 

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I just put together a new computer:

PCCHIPS M863AG Motherboard
AthlonXP 2800+
512MB PC2700 RAM (I'm sure this works - although it may still be incompatible with the system)
300W PSU
Samsung 80GB HDD
Sony DVD/CDRW Burner
LiteOn Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Integrated Graphics

After fiddling around with the motherboard and finding out that the motherboard shipped with the clear CMOS jumper in the 'ON' position (Wouldn't boot . . . what fun that was), I finally managed to get it to boot. Lo and behold, when I attempted to install Windows XP, two things happened:

With my SP1 Integrated install disc, the installation got as far as the initial blue screen where it loads up device drivers. Then it displayed an error "ntkrnlmp.exe cannot be found" or something of the sort. I rebooted, and then tried holding down F7 at this point. The computer then restarted, abruptly, for no apparent reason.

When I tried my SP2 disc, it simply restarted right after the 'Windows is inspecting your hardware' message before the installer even starts. It just kept going around in a loop. I tried various configurations of ACPI/power management in the BIOS. I tried using the 'optimized defaults' toggle. Nothing helps. The windows install simply refuses to work. Any ideas?

(By the way, hello everyone, I'm a new user)

A:[resolved] Computer reboots at "Detecting your hardware configuration" - Windows XP Install

Try running this program from a bootable floppy or cd. For best results, run over night.
http://www.memtest86.com/

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When I try to install windows xp pro, it picks up the fact that the CD is in there, and it'll come up on the black screen and say: "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" for maybe 20seconds, then that message disappears and it will sit there and do absolutely nothing...
 

A:hang after "setup is inspecting your hardware configuration"

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The rest fo the error message says- "Failed to read configuration file. Please contact system administrator"
I have just R and R'd Firefox and I'm still getting this error message. It won't run now and now I see just how horrible IE is in XP,since I'm forced to use it now....sob
Please Help!!

A:Firefox won't startup-Error message says "Configuration error"

Only an idea!!!!  Not sure but it may be the newer FF may not run well on XP, you could experiment by down loading and older version.
 
Just checked I may be right check the link below!
 
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-no-longer-works-some-versions-windows-xp

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I m facing this video hardware error from last 1 week in my HP G62 361Tx Laptop.
Laptop Cooling fan is working Ok. no Abnormal sound.
I have installed TechPowerUP GPU Z to check GPU Temperature..
Min Temp.-> 52 degree centigrade
Avg. Temp-> 72 degree centigrade
Max Tamp. -> 84 degree centigrade
I m attaching follwing file:
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 51743 MB, Free - 20209 MB; F: Total - 108149 MB, Free - 11567 MB; G: Total - 145237 MB, Free - 10863 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1426
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled


Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20130329-1304.dmp
sysdata.xml
WERInternalMetadata.xml

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: B3C4F008
BCP2: 99FC68B0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
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A:Video Hardware Error-A problem with ur video hardware caused Windows to stop working

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When I try to run SPSS which I recently installed it receive an error message stating that the application can't run because of a configuration error. Can any one help with this? My professor was telling me what that meant and honestly really freaked me out.

A:Configuration Error

It simply means that it didn't install properly/completely...for whatever reason. It's not set up properly for use.Program settings are configured (usually) after install...or using the default settings.Google LinksLouis

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using windows xp on my presario sr1103wm i ran the recovery in the pc repair program and after it restarted all i get is this error message has detected a configuration error (code purple) and the computer is non-responsive help
 

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when i try to start a game it says it cannot
open the configuration
 

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Hi

I just re-installed windows XP pro on my dell pc,and when i come to switch on the machine ,i get a message before startup saying invalid configuration information.
I have to wait and then it starts up. It has also reset the time and date.

The battery inside was fine before i wiped it-could it be the BIOS ?

Any help would be very welcome
Thank You
 

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I have an HP pavilion A6303w,every I tried to booted it.It always come with a message stated configuration error code purple...It's a windows vista desktop..I even try to change the windows vista to windows xp..As soon as I insert the cd in the drive,it started downloading just fine.As soon as it started to set up the windows it stop..And come back with that message configuration error..Please help thanks.
 

A:Configuration error.

I have never seen something give an error message "code purple". Maybe it is a BIOS error message? Do you see that "code purple" as you boot the machine or would Windows start running and give you that error ?
 

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Hello,

This is the first time here for me, have searched the forum and could not find an answer to solve my problem, maybe I have overlooked it.

Here is the problem, when I turn my computer on I get this error message.

CPU = Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
639K System Ram Passed
638M Extended RAM Passed
512k Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: Sony DVD RW DRU-720A
ATAPI CD-ROM: HL-DT-STDVD-ROM GDR8160B
Mouse initialized
ERROR
0162: Configuration Error - Default configuration used

Press F1 for Setup
If someone could give me some guidance it would be greatly appreciated, the operating system is Windows XP Pro.

Thank you
wicewater
 

A:Configuration Error

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System details;
OS Windows 7HP 64bit
CPU AMD Phenom II Quad
Motherboard ASUS M4A79-T Deluxe 790FX
Memory 12BG Corsair XMS3
Video card Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4890
Boot disk C:\ Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200 SATA II 32MB
Problem;
Tried to update Snagit 11 (build 207) to version 12.2.2 (build 2107) but when trying to install the update I get snagitup.exe-Configureation paser error, error parsing C:Windows|Microsoft.Net\Framework\v4.0.30319\config\machine.config Paser returned error 0xC00CE508
 
Would greatly appreciate any help 

A:Configuration Parser Error

Worth a look, Configuration Parser Error .
 
Louis

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I have Windows Me and when i try to boot up i get this error.


Cannot find System.ini.

Boot with emergency boot disc and type scanreg/restore

WHAT Do i do?? I dont have the boot disc. I have another computer with xp and if i need to download a file i can. Any help?
 

A:Registry Configuration error

Take your system to someone who can test your hard drive and reload Windows Me for you
 

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Recently I've been getting a popup message at boot: Error detected retrieving default

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Anyone know what that's about or how to fix it??

Machine: Esystems
OS: WindowsXP Home
RAM: 1.5GB
Drive: 120GB
 

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Hello there. I hope I have posted this message in the right area. This morning I fired up my pc to find an error greeting me. It was that windows was missing a configuration file. I rebooted a couple of times then it came back up.

Once it did tho, it went through reloading all my hardware. Everything was fine so I thought. I then realized there was no sound. Xp is showing the Realtek onboard sound card there, indicating under Audio Devices, Properties that "This device is working properly" and "Driver is enabled but has not been started". However, under the main Volume tab it shows "No Audio Device".

I have verified under Services that Windows Audio is started and running (set to 'Automatic'). I have attempted to remove and resintall the device, tried alternate drivers, all to no avail. Any suggestions or recommendations on how to proceed would be so greatly appreciated!
 

A:Configuration error...now no sound.

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I'm using Win 7 ultimate 32 bit. I've a problem when configure DNS. I enter Local Area Connection Properties then click on Internet Protocol Version 4 but it show a window and disappear.

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Who can help me, please?

A:Error! can not set up TCP/IP configuration on Win 7 ultimate

Can you access it in safe mode?

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I have Windows Me and when i try to boot up i get this error.


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Boot with emergency boot disc and type scanreg/restore

WHAT Do i do?? I dont have the boot disc. I have another computer with xp and if i need to download a file i can. Any help?
Edit/Delete Message
 

A:Registry Configuration error

Yes this was copied from another thread. I posted it in the wrong place
 

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Hi, I am actually trying to configure a router, with a serial and fast ethernet interface..
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A:Hi everyone i have router configuration error...

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i had the sbc yahoo utilities on my comp with the browser and chat and little things like that and then i uninstalled it and tried to reinstall it and now i get an error half way through saying can not configure to my comp??? howcan i fix this???
Thanks
 

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Hi there guys.

One of my applications, Microsoft Flight Simulator X was working normally for awhile until I encountered a problem where it says the application could not start because its side by side configuration is incorrect. I cleaned everything up by doing "sfc /scannow" in Command Prompt and it solved the problem.

However, when I tried to open up Microsoft Flight Simulator for the second time, the error occurred again. Can I please help some advice on how to stop this re-occurring problem?

Thanks,
Jozef

A:Sidebyside Configuration Error- NEED HELP!

Welcome
It will take a little while, but I will refer this to our forum specialist in this area.

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I'm having this issue

TCServer.ext - Configuration Error

Unable to load Jit Compiler (MSCORJIT.DLL)
File may be missing or corrupt
Please check your setup or rerun setup!

Basically when I did a google search I came up with this patch for what everyone says is a memory leak.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

This didn't solve my issue.
The actual issue is that this error comes up as soon as I log into windows and either freezes me straight away or resterts.


- Version of the OS. XP Tablet Edition
- Security Patches - Unknown. I can't use the tablet long enough to check
- If the OS produces an error, either upload a screenshot of the error message (ALT+PrtScrn), or literally quote See above
- Were there recent crashes that could have caused this problem?Unknown
- Did you install new software recently? If this is the case: Which software? (Brand, version, build)Unknown
- Did you do any of the following:
- Run a scan with an updated anti-virus program?No, can't
- Run a scan with an updated anti-Trojan program?No, can't
- Run a scan with an updated root kit detection program? (This only for Windows NT, W2K and newer!)No, can't
- Run anti-spyware scans with at least two freshly updated anti-spyware programs? No, can't
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ok heres the prob...
today my nephew was playing sims 2 and while he was playing he hit the shelf the tower was on..it fell less than 2 feet and not very hard since the cords slowed its fall...
now when i go to restart it i get this errors:

0162 configuration error
no dhcp or proxydhcp offers were recieved
1962 : no operating system found

im not sure what has happened or what I need to do now.
I was reading online and it said run setup but not sure what that meant.
 

A:0162 configuration error

Run setup probably means run Windows setup. But i think i may know what is wrong. Can you check the hard disk IDE cable, make sure both connections at either end of the cable are securely fixed into their sockets
 

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I'm on ADSL Zoom X3 modem connected to my PC with No other Router connected

when I used a bittorrent for the 1st time (Azureus), I got NAT error problems, this happened to everything I tried.
It tells me I have no remote access & icons stay on yellow?
I checked all the wizard configurations & whatnot, they all told me I have a NAT error

I just want to know if theres anything I can do? because when I switched to my AOL 56k connection, the NAT error was not present there
SO is my NAT messed up or not set up correctly???

I don't have a router so I can't open any ports only on it,
I'm only with my DSL modem, so I went to my DSL setup page

I went to the NAT CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
the screen had this info:

NAT : Enable
Mode: Dynamic

Session: blank (no other options listed but can be typed on)
User IP: blank (no other options listed but can be typed on)
Action: add (& another option for delete)

Number | Session | Name | User IP
# of NAT configurations: 0
I tried switching to disable NAT!
the description makes it seem like hackers can get to my IP & whatnot without it, but I tried anyways, BUT I could not connect to the net anymore after that, I had to re-enable it.

All I know on on Azureus is that in options it states 6881 as the incoming TCP listing port.
there is no Session or User IP info there to find & typing 6881 on User IP just tells me it's an inncorrect IP
can anyone help?
anyone with any knowledge of this??
is it poss... Read more

A:can ANYONE help me with a NAT error/configuration problem??

the other options on my dsl setup page other then NAT are:

WAN settings
LAN settings
NAT
Virtual Server
DMZ
DNS
ADSL Configuration
Route Table
Misc Configurations
Bridge Filtering
RlP Configuration

are any of those helpful to open the 6881 port?
 

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Friend has and HP a535w that is producing an error, machine boots up until the XP media center splash screen and then an error box appears:System Configuration ErrorThe system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to customer care using the phone number found in the Warranty and support guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected this error will prevent your PC form operating properly.Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple).'i searched google and the only thing i could find http://www.resellerratings.com/forum/tech-...ode-purple.htmlwas that this had something to do with "tattooing" the recover to the motherboard, and a workaround was to attach the HDD to a usable system andopen up C:\hp\bin\ConfigCheck\cfgchk.bat with notepad and modify the section that checks to see if the hard drive is tattoo'd to have it not bother checking at all. (although the hard drive will be running as slave so replace the C:\ with whatever drive letter Windows assigns it) The line to remove is: "python c:\hp\bin\ConfigCheck\run.py". This worked great for me and I hope it helps anyone else who comes along this thread as an alternative to dealing with tattoo'ing the motherboard or hard drive. i did this and cannot find the .bat file, that path does not exist.this machine is out of warranty and we do not want... Read more

A:HP system configuration error

http://www.techimo.com/forum/applications-...ode-purple.htmla couple of pages into this thread seem to have several fixes.

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Immediately after upgrading to IE8, a Wireless Configuration error message began appearing and will not close even when I reboot my Acer Aspire 5600. It reads as follows:

Incorrect MFC Dll version installed on system, minimum requirement is MFC SP4 dll.

I located an answer from Dell for their computers in these Forums, but can't find anything here for Acer. Any help would be appreciated.

Laurie

A:Wireless Configuration Error

do you have a service running called Broadcom Wireless LAN Tray Service
control panel> admin tools> servive

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Hey there,

I'm on windows XP

when it comes to installing many new applications (not pirated or anything) I get this error

"C:\filelocation\program.exe

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

It has happened both for the new MSN (Im stuck using windows messenger) and Ableton Live 8.03

I've obviously tried reinstalling a whole bunch of times, but no luck. Is my only option here reformat, could it be something viral? Or something more simple (i hope!)

Cheers and thanks a lot
 

A:Application Configuration error (XP)

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I got this error after I did a Compaq System Recovery.
Your system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to Customer Care using the phone number found in the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected, this error will prevent your PC from operating properly. Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the Power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple)
Help!
 

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Get this message when I go to START,RUN ,WINIPCFG. PLEASE ADVISE SOLUTION TO AVOID THIS MESSAGE.TRYING TO RUN HOME NETWORK BETWEEN TWO COMPUTER 3FT APART.
 

A:fatal error; can not read IP configuration

You need to adnvise which version of Windows you are running, but have a look here anyway:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;286748&
 

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I recently booted up my Gateway notebook only to find the "blue screen of death"

I rebooted and it came up to a windows boot manager screen which says windows failed to start..insert installation disc and click repair to fix...blah blah...i'm sure you know the story...

My question is, I booted the Vista disc and when I click repair it doesn't even find the C: drive...when I try and run the BCD fix from the command prompt screen, it says it found 0 Windows installations...would this indicate a faulty hard drive?? If so, I dont mind replacing the drive, I just wanna make sure this is the issue before I spend the money to replace it...

Much thanks for any help anyone can offer!

A:Boot Configuration Data Error

I'm not sure what BCD fix you tried, but see if it is this one and if not, try this one.

To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps: (you need a Vista Installation Disk to do this)

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.

Note If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt. To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:
 bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
 c:
 cd boot
 attrib bcd -s -h -r
 ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

See if that works.

If you don't have the disk (or that didn't work), try EasyBCD http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1 and see if that helps resolve the problem.

If that doesn't work, you probably have some type of hardware problem - but it's hard to tell. It may be as simple as the hard drive cable got disconnected a... Read more

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M52 ( IBM Desktop)

Windows XP OS

When i start my computer... it is giving 2 beeps... n then getting
0662 configuration change error...

later cheching mac address...

how to get rid of this error...


i tried to enter in BIOS... selected restore default settings... saved n exit... but still problem is there...

any help appreciated...

Regards,

A:0662 Configuration Change Error

I work on several of these. Really bad design. Very crowded, no air circulation (heat) and underpowered (poor voltage=hard drive errors, system file corruption, etc...)
I assume you've tried this procedure:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...F06-D0212.html

If the settings do not "stick" I would do the following:

Reseat the RAM.
Remove CMOS battery, clear CMOS (test battery while it's out. If it's low, replace it.)
Try disconnecting all peripherals (hard drive and optical drive) and see if the problem changes or stays the same.
If you can't get the symptom to change at all, I'd try reflashing the BIOS as a last resort. The motherboard might be bad. Might be power supply. Those power supplies cost more than the whole box is worth. Is this your machine?

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Received error message:
Windows Boot Manager
An error ocurred while attempting to read the boot configuration date.

The instructions are to insert the Windows disk and restart the PC, however I can't get past this screen. When I restart I end up on the same screen.

How can I get past this error screen?

Thanks.

A:Boot Configuration Error Screen

Try following these steps. an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data (Vista)

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I have a COMPAQ laptop,Windows XP Home Edition
Each time I start up my computer, the following message shows up:

"You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts. The System Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Windows starts. Choose the Normal Startup mode on the general tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility."

I have already checked the "Normal Startup" box but after restarting, the message pops up again.
I can't even connect to the internet, and my anti-virus doesn't detect anything bad. HELP PLEASE!!
 

A:System Configuration Utility error

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Hi everyone. I am getting a Configuration Error on some sites. What does this mean?

Here's the text of the error:

Server Error in '/' Application.
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Configuration Error
Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Failed to decrypt using provider 'RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider'. Error message from the provider: The RSA key container could not be opened.

Source Error:
Line 12: </configSections>
Line 13: <connectionStrings configProtectionProvider="RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider">
Line 14: <EncryptedData Type="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#Element"
Line 15: xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#">
Line 16: <EncryptionMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#tripledes-cbc" />
Source File: C:\www.songtouch.com\web.config Line: 14
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Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.42; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.42
 

A:Configuration Error While Visiting Certain Sites?

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I was trying to repair a software installation (Iomegatools) by removing and reinstalling this software. My system froze after the installation and I shut down the computer and tried to restart Windows XP. On restart, I get a black screen with white type indicating I have an invalid system configuration. It suggests I run Setup to input the correct date and time. When I get past that it starts to load windows XP but freezes on a blue screen with the Windows XP logo but no User logon information. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jon B

A:Invalid System Configuration Error

Have you tried to start the machine in safe mode and use XP system restore yet?

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Hello! I installed HP BCU because i want to do stuff with my computer. You know... Anyways, every time i start it, it stays open for like half a second then closes. I recorded it, and at the end it shows the message: "<Warning> msg="BCU return value" real="17" translated="17" />" That is what it says right before it closes. Please help me. Thank you for your time, and have a great day!

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I have a laptop that on my wireless school network would connect fine and automatically. The network is a guest network so it is unsecured. I recently had to reinstall the operating system on my laptop to fix several access rights errors and others (reinstalled Vista). After the reinstall I am having a lot of trouble accessing the internet on the school network. The network and sharing chart will occasionally show that I'm connected to the public network and it will also go all the way through to internet access but my pages wont load and I don't have connection (I use google chrome as my browser but thats not the issue).

I've tried:

-Pinging common websites, it comes back and tells me that I have entered the name wrong which is odd.
-Restarting my computer
-Restarting my laptops wireless adapter
-Checked wireless connections at my house and at other network in my computer engineering class, all of which give me full access to the internet.
-Check DNS information I get a DNS error from doing a diagnosis(this I may not have done right so more information would be great). The diagnosis says I can't connect to www.microsoft.com common dns server
-When it says I have internet and I go to a page I get a error about not being able to resolve the server
-Disabling DNS prefetching
-My own IP is pingable which is normal.
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I keep getting this error message at start up. It gives me the option of F1 to resume or F2 to enter set up. When I hit F1 it starts fine enough but I'm concerned about this. Follows is a start up list report and then a hijack this log.

start up list log

StartupList report, 4/15/2006, 8:49:48 PM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Program Files\StartUpList\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
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Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\GWHotKey.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
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C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
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I would like to say hello to everybody here. I have a problem. My problem is the nasty dredful Code Purple Configuration Error for HP. I have been working on a HP Pavilian mini tower, and I ended up having to destructive restore it. I then restart the tower, and I get this Config Error code Purple. I don't mess with HP very much (I compac/HP) I have also did my research on the problem, and I know its got a tatoo on the mother board(haven't added any hardware, and the reason for the restore everytime I tried to logon, it would say saving settings and restart) Of course this computer hasn't came with a restore disk, its on a partition of its own. I know their was a lawsuit over HP sending restore disk, and I also know I need to put the hardrive in a different tower and delete a bin file. Here's the problem. I have been fighting with hp over this restore disk and wanting me to pay for tech support. I feel I shouldn't pay for tech support because this problem was caused by them. My question is there away to fix this easier than the other ways shown on this forum. I never have hook up a hp hard drive to a different tower(which I don't think will post any problems, but then when deleting bin files or even locating these file. I am not too comfortable with doing. Will someone either let me know a easy way to fix this or instruct me in which is the best way and the step to fix it. Sorry for acting like a dumby, but i am not trying to mess up this HP comp... Read more

A:Code Purple Configuration Error HP

I'm guessing nobody wants to touch this with a 10ft. pole. I still have the same problem with this HP, and I really don't know what will work to fix this, and if there is a way to do it easier. I have read alot about this subject, but really can't find the correct way to get this up and running. If someone could help that would be great.
 

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I istalled a new printer/copier/scanner recently and all seems to have gone smoothly. But now whenever I boot the system, load a cd, launch my dsl connection, etc, I get the message "please wait while Windows configures the printer" and/or ""searching for installed components" or something similar. Can anybody help? Thanks!
 

A:printer configuration error message

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My Father-in-Law brought over the computer we gave him for Christmas and said it was not working. I started it up and got this message "your system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to customer care...blah blah" I tried a system recovery but it had no effect. I tried clearing the cmos and that had no effect either. I tried using the recovery cd's that I made for it and got a message saying the cd's were not for the correct model?!?!?! What is going on here?

PC Info:
HP Pavilion a430n
XP sp1

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance

-Nate
 

A:Solved: Help with System Configuration Error

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couple of times faced with the Illustrator crash and failure to start. Configuration error "Error 3". While trying to fix, found that somewhere lost file "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe PCD\pcd.db" (I am talking about Win XP). Tried to clean a temp folder, but this did not help. Scanned for viruses, all clean, as said antivirus. Reinstalling did not help in the matter too. I know i lose sight of something important and i need an advice.
 

A:how to fix Adobe Illustrator configuration error?

howdy and welcome.

I do NOT use Adobe Illustrator, but there are tons of people here who do. One thing I dug up in my digging was https://forums.adobe.com/thread/988381; have you taken a look there yet?
 

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I have previously been able to print an email in Windows Live Mail. I can print Internet pages and saved documents. Brother Printer support suggested I have a configuration error.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

A:I have a configuration error that is preventing me from printing.

If you can still print from other applications but not Live Mail then it sounds like something's wrong with Live Mail accessing the printer. Maybe a re-installation of Live Mail is necessary.
My guess is if you provide more info on what exactly it is that keeps you from printing you'll get more feedback here.
Is there an error message? Or any other info to go by?
A print option dialog screen with a number of installed printers etc?

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Hi i bought a COMPAQ pc, windows XP desktop in 2003 at a local Best Buy. I was creating a second user account for the system when it froze and shut down. Upon restart, the loading Windows XP black load screen that shows up right after power returns froze and a window came up saying system configuration error. I am currently 20 miles from my house ,and on a different computer obviously, but the i can remember that the error tells me that if problem is not fixed please call the number in my computer manual. I would LOVE to avoid waiting on the phone please help !~~!! please..My only solution i could think of was using the system restore disk but i do not even know if the boot up goes far enough for the PC to read the disk. Please help and thank you for your time.
 

A:System Configuration Error and no Boot up :(

Hi and welcome. See if you can start in safe mode. For a system this old, I doubt you'll get anywhere calling the number in the computer manual anyway.
 

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