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WinXP: Install WAN Miniport driver?

Q: WinXP: Install WAN Miniport driver?

Alright, I give up. If you go into your Windows XP device manager and View > Show Hidden Devices, look under Network adapters. You'll see WAN Miniport drivers, probably several of them. Unfortunately, on one of my Windows XP Pro machines, I don't. They're not there. Now, they're just software drivers, so it should be quite easy... but how do I add them?

A: WinXP: Install WAN Miniport driver?

I think I've got it...

If anyone runs into this, here's how I fixed it, although not well tested yet:

I just exported related registry settings from a similar, but working computer. Specifically, those referring to the ndiswan and related drivers. It seems that the most important of those are in Local_Machine\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\MS_NDIS...

Then, I temporarily changed the permissions using regedt32 on the non-working computer so that I could modify the Root folder... And imported! With a restart, the missing devices are showing up.

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I tried to install video driver which have the following hardware id:

but after installing I noticed that the icons under display driver in device manager have an exclamation mark
when I tried to update the driver using windows wizard, I get the following message:
"The I/O operation has aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request"

please help me to solve this issue.

Thanks in advance

A:can not install video driver on winXP

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WinXP Pro
AMD Socket 939 (AMD X2 4200)
2.5GB ram

So I was having problems with connecting to the internet so I decided to reinstall my drivers for my LAN device. The installation didnt seem to have worked successfullly (nForce utilities were not working) so I tried reinstalling the driver again. After installation completed, instead of saying "You must restart your computer now or later" all that came up was "1155: [Okay]"
Then I restarted the computer and now it does not load XP after BIOS initiations. Just kind of stalls with a black screen, but the computer does not reset or shut down, just stalls.
It gets passed the BIOS stuff but does not show any of the XP boot screens.
I looked it up a little and found
that for data recovery, and potentially making the drive bootable again?
I'm not sure what to do, any way to get the computer to boot windows again without any loss of data? And a correct procedure of reinstalling the LAN driver would be nice, as it didnt work as I expected (unusual)
Any and all help is appreciated, hopefully I can get my rig back up and running in no time!

A:WinXP doesnt Boot after Driver Install

Once it gets past the POST screen, press F8 a few times and see if you can get into Safemode.

If you can, then you could use System Restore to roll the config back before the drama.

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My question is this - what sort of improvements might I see if I did a clean install of XP Pro and configured the drive as an SATA drive using the F6 driver installation option during install?

Also, is it worth going to a RAID 0 configuration if I am going to do the SATA thing? I would be using the ICH7R controller for that.

Finally, what does the AHCI option allow, and is that used with the IDE or F6'd SATA driver installation?

Thanks for any help.

A:IDE vs. F6 SATA driver install on WinXP Pro & Speed Improvements?

The HardDrive is working off the same speed on PATA or Sata.
The F6 is usually used for Sata Drives that require extra drivers
The Raid 0 is not the safest idea, and in actual fact normally I would say, don't do Raid anything if you're unsure.
AHCI info found here:

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I just bought a new laptop for someone and it has Windows 7 on it. But I ask to have Window XP installed overtop it since he's not used to Windows 7 and the transition would be too much for him (they couldn't just have Windows XP by itself because the hardware doesn't support it).

I seem to be having a problem installing the driver for his printer now, and I think it has something to do with the dual layers of operating systems.

Let me explain:

While inside Windows XP, I try to install the driver (I've made absolutely sure it's the right one) and I get to a stage where it tells me:

Step 1: plug the USB cable into the computer and the printer.
Step 2: Turn on the printer.
Step 3: Wait for the installation to continue.

Step 3 never happens. It just sits idle forever. I know it's responding to the printer because every time I turn it on/off, I get that "ding-dong" sound from the computer (also whenever I plug/unplug the cable when the printer is on).

After a few trials without success, I tried installing it on Windows 7. It worked.

I figure probably what happened was that upon turning on the printer, it was able to inform Windows 7 of its presence (because Windows 7 is the de facto OS), but this information failed to be relayed to the virtual Windows XP running on top of it.

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A:Solved: running virtual WinXP on Win7 and can't install printer driver

I am going to assume you mean you installed XP Mode in Windows 7.

This document explains how to get the printer working in XP Mode.

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I go to network connection > LAN > properties and make no change but only press OK , I get this miniport thing.I been using paid AVG in 2009-10 but since 2011, I'm free AVG user. Im using avast free and avg free same time. I'm not sure if AVG is worth keeping , since Avast free is working pretty good along with free eset scanner and adware cleaner.Any help eradicating this avg miniport problem and AVG in general would be awesome.Thanks

A:AVG miniport driver -error

You shouldn't have two AVs running. It will screw up your system. You need to get rid of one of them.

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Thank you

A:deleted miniport driver

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Can someone throw some light on what I need to do with this please;

In Vista, under the Performance info tab, its saying 'Drivers are causing Windows to resume slowly. Name; Nvidia compatible Windows 200 Miniport Driver version 101.54 file name nvlddmkm.sys'

Furthermore, on the System Diagnostic Report it says; Devise Drivers marked as corrupt: The Devise WAN Miniport (SSTP) is reporting "tv_conifgmgrErr39 - plug and play for this devise is 5'

There is another entry with all the same details except '- plug and play for this devise is Root\MS_sstpminiport\0000'

in Devise Manager, in Network Adapter, there is a yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark in it against WAN Miniport (SSTP) - i have r/c to update driver but nothing - I r/c and selected Properties and it says 'Windows cannot load the devise driver for this hardware. the driver may be corrupt or missing'

I have absolutely no idea what all this means - can anyone help please.

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Hey, my sister's laptop, running vista, has recently been playing up. She cannot get on the internet and decided to phone me for help. After trying everything I could think of, she rang the acer support phoneline, and the man told her that there was a problem with the wan miniport(sftp) driver, and she needed to download it from the acer website.
I could not find it on the website, and she could not find it on her friends spare laptop, after having searched this driver on the internet, I have found no trace of it anywhere, not even the driver name. I have double checked the name of the driver with her and it's definitely right.

Her laptop is an acer 5633wlmi and is running windows vista (no service packs)
Any help would be appreciated

A:Wan miniport driver problems

hi could you clarify the model ie aspire.travelmate. also you should get the updates as some drivers need them to operate properly ok nevermind i googled it and it comes up on acer site as xp machine

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Hi, I'm not sure if this where this goes, but, here's my issue. I have a driver named Bit Defender NDIS Filter Miniport #2, and it has an error symbol. When I check it's properties, it says "driver not installed for this item (code 28). How can I fix this, if I can, or do I really need this driver? btw, I don't have Bit Defender installed. Thank Ya'll in advance.

A:NDIS Fitler Miniport Driver

Did you ever have BitDefender installed?

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windows 7 64 bit
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I looked at the properties of my network adaptors, there's no applian stuff there to remove.
can anyone advise a way to delete this?

A:cannot uninstall applian miniport driver

Haven't used it but have heard this is very good. Might be worth a try:Driver Fusion - The Complete Driver Solution

Welcome to the forums!

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Unicode" ?>
<OSNAME>Windows 7 Ultimate Professional</OSNAME>
<OSVER>6.1.7601 1.0</OSVER>
<DESCRIPTION>Printer Port Logical Interface</DESCRIPTION>

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A:WAN miniport (SSTP) driver corrupt

Toshiba satellite u305-s7446

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Hi there, I would be most grateful if some kind soul could point me in the direction of a website to download the above driver for free? I tried to upgrade my computer by simply putting a hard drive with windows installed into a completely different tower (motherboard etc) it seems to have worked okay except I can't get online due to the network adapter not being regonized by the new windows. Any advice would be much appreciated


A:Driver required for WAN miniport (IKEv2)

Try this:

Installing WAN Miniport IKEv2 for windows 7 - Drivers - Windows 7

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My wifes computer is an ACER Aspire and her OS is Win-7. Her computer will not communicate with her printer. It seemed to work fine last night. She gets a message saying there is a wifi-blue-tooth miniport communication driver issue. Her printer is not a wifi or blue-tooth printer. I have un-installed and re-installed the driver for the printer. I have looked for a Mircrosft driver. I think it be an ATHEROS driver, but I'm not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Wi-Fi Miniport driver for Acer Computer

Try the Acer support site, select the proper Model number, and download and install the latest driver for your Aspire.

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hi, ive managed to uninstall my marvell miniport drive...can anyone help to where i can download the package from.many thanks

A:marvell miniport driver removal

I suggest you add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can refer to it when needed.


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Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I didn't know where else to post this. Please move if needed.

I recently uninstalled the Free AVG 2011 due to performance issues. After the uninstall every time I Restart my computer, Found New Hardware Wizard pops up telling me to Install AVG Miniport Driver #7. I click the "use internet to find updates" or whatever it says, then it can't find anything with that name. I tried the avgremover.exe (name?) from the AVG website. Still pops up every time i start up. Am I just gonna have to suffer through this every time. Or is there something I can get rid of or change in the Registry?

A:Fonud New Hardware error. AVG Miniport Driver #7

Try the remover in Safe Mode.

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Hi, I want to thank you in advance for any help you can provide to solve my problem.

I cannot connect internet throw my wifi.
I've got a acer - aspire 5630
Windows XP installed.

In the tools administrator panel, I've got a yellow alert
"AVG miniport driver#5"
I cannot find the new driver to reinstall it.
Avast is my antiviruis, I have not installed any AVG antivirus, although I have installed in the past some free aplications that could installed free antivirus versions. But I think i have remove all of them.

any help would be appreciated!!

A:wifi connection problem - AVG miniport driver #5 needed

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I tried to install the Cisco VPN Client on my home computer so my wife could access her University's Server from home. I downloaded the client through the University's web page.

When it tried to install, it got very slow and didn't seem to do a complete install. I kept getting an error message about the Deterministic Networks Enhancer Miniport Driver.

No, it seems that the VPN Client is installed, but it won't work. In the device manager, there is an error with the Enhancer Miniport Driver. I've posted a screen shot below. I can't seem to uninstall either these network connections or the VPN through Add/Remove programs. When I do I get an error.

Please, any thoughts on how I might be able to troubleshoot this?

A:Help with Cisco VPN Deterministic Networks Enhancer Miniport Driver

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hi guys,
i have a problem with the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter, see image below, please help,

all the best, bluesfloyd,

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microsoft updated the driver for this device, any thoughts would be gratefully recieved.

A:Hyper V -Network miniport adapter driver cannot load error 39

Generally speaking, the error code 39 means Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. You can try to reinstall it for test.
To add a network adapter in Hyper-v, I would like to refer to the link below for more details.
Configure Networking : Lu
TechNet Community Support

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where do I find and download driver for "Microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter" for pavillion dm3 win7 64bit. The diagnostic says this driver is problematic and out of date

View Solution.

A:download driver for Microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter ...

perhaps the next version will fix that.

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Hello. I bought a computer yesterday. When I realized I hadn't had a wireless card installed I took it back and had one put in. I don't know if that has anything to do with this problem.

When I go to Control Panel>Devices, my hard drive shows an exclamation point. I rightclick>troubleshoot and am told I need to reinstall the device driver. After applying fix I am told "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter has a driver problem - Not fixed". So I go to the device manager and find said adapter under "Network adapters", which still has an exclamation point next to it. I rightclick>update driver software and am told "The best driver for your device is already installed".

This is my first Windows machine in years, so I'm not sure how to go about fixing this, or even what the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter is or if I need it. Earlier today the computer did not want to connect to my wireless network, while all my other devices did. It seems ok after unplugging/plugging in the router.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Unable to update driver for Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

I would advise right clicking on the device that has the excalamation point and choosing "Uninstall", then select the check box to delete the driver software as well. Reboot and see if Windows detects and tries to install the software again, if not you can:
1) Go the the manufactuers website to get the drvier
2) Use the driver CD - if you got one for that device

NOTE - If this is for your wifi adapter, you will need to connect your computer to the router with an ethernet cable to get the driver from the web.

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Pretty much what it says on the tin. I try to install the MS Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter driver, the laptop crashes halfway through installation. Same happens when I have Windows download the driver fresh from MS.

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
Originally installed OEM
Machine and installation under 1 year old.

A:BSOD while reinstalling Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Driver

Quote: Originally Posted by Aubri

Pretty much what it says on the tin. I try to install the MS Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter driver, the laptop crashes halfway through installation. Same happens when I have Windows download the driver fresh from MS.

Windows 7 Starter 32 bit
Originally installed OEM
Machine and installation under 1 year old.

These were Related to athr.sys Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver. Obviously a conflict between the two. I would re-install using newest version available.

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Kindly help me out to get me the link that i can re-download ther driver for HP probook 4540s win 7 ultimate.

Thank you

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and I think it is in serious need of reformatting. However I'm a total comp *****
in this and will need your CLEAR and CONCISE step-by-step explaination... sigh

This guy set up my comp for me bout 2 years ago and when he installed WinXP Pro,
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A:How to Reformat my Hard-drive and install WinXP Pro again? I am currently using WinXP

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First go into Bios and find the boot menu make sure it is set to boot from Floppy first(if you have a floppy drive) then your cd rom then your Hard drive.

Put your windows Cd in your cd drive and save and exit from Bios.

1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4. Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.

Please note that during setup your computer will reboot. When it does you will be asked to press any key to boot from cd DO NOT press anything otherwise it will just start the setup again from scratch.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Am just trying a new method for it. Will come up with it later. But for now can you people let me know if already there is a option to do that.

A:Repair install WinXP in a non Booting WinXP.

Did you try Disk Defragmenter?

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I've Googled this and apparently it's a reasonably common problem without any answers I can find. I've uninstalled the related devices and then reinstalled them, but it makes no difference.

Any thoughts? Thanks for any help!

A:Help! "Packet Scheduler Miniport #8" Driver Error

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It is a RAID mobo, but i do not use the raid functionality, I did not have a problem before(I have my HD and my 2 roms on ide now). I go through the install steps, and I get to the very very end, where it states you are about to start Windows XP, and then it hangs, and thats it.

I have tried to ensure there are no conflicts, I pulled out my sound card as well as my network card, and 're-seated' my video card and RAM. I have tried looking at using a winxp bootup floppy, booted into safe mode (the only error it detects is the missing RAID, no conflicts detected there). Heck, I even swapped out mouse and keyboard. I tried putting back the good 60gb back in the pc, and reformattin... Read more

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I have a fairly old notebook that I have been doing a pretty good job of keeping on life support. I've updated and upgraded everything and everything else works just peachy except now I have a problem with WinXP and the CD-ROM drive.

The notebook is a Toshiba Satellite 2250CDT with a TEAC CD-224E-B CD-ROM drive. In Device Manager there is a yellow exclamation point on this drive. The Device status is "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupt or missing (Code 39)".

I'm guessing the TEAC driver is incompatible with WinXP and there is nothing on the TEAC or Toshiba websites. Is there such a thing as a generic driver? I've scoured the web looking for an answer and you may be my last great hope. Any ideas?

A:Need WinXP CD-ROM driver

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Hi anyone,

I'm looking a Driver for winXP-SP3?
my notebook specification are listed below:

Model : ASUS K50AB-SX021L
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 QL-64 2.1GHz
Hard Disk: 250GB
Graphics: ATi Radeon HD 4570

Can anyone help me?

A:Driver for winXP-SP3?

Hello Yunks,

What Driver are you looking for? (Graphics,Audio,Network,etc)

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I own a second hand Mesh computer and I have none of the official documentation. Recently I reformatted my pc to Windows XP Professional SP3 and did my best to collect drivers and so forth. The problem I am having is installing the correct driver for my Ethernet Port.

I found that I needed the driver associated with the motherboard -- ASUS P5N-E SLI. Went to the manufacturers site and located the LAN driver here -- SLI

I cannot work out how to install this driver. There is no .EXE and after a closer investigation I found it to be a Remote Installation. I did a google search but with my little knowledge of the topic, nothing seemed to answer my installation query. The documentation included speaks of a RIS image and an unknown directory to me -- RemoteInstall\Setup\Language\Images\Dir_name\I386

Any help on installing this driver? If there is any extra information needed, I'll do my best. Thanks in advance, I know how useful this forum can be.

A:RIS driver for WinXP

I would like to announce a result Did a little more research and found that the driver is included in the NForce package (doh). Sorry for wasting a thread.

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I am new here, and I hope someone here can really help me out of this dilemma. My wife somehow downloaded and installed a certain driver she thought it was to be upgraded for Window XP Pro. After she rebooted it, she got as far as just before the log on, everything freeze. I ask if she remembers what the driver was she downloaded and installed, she didn?t know for sure what it was. I try booting into WinXP Pro Safe Mode, and it did the same thin, mouse and all. I cannot log onto Safe Mode. Believing it may have been a certain driver in conflict with something incompatible ? possibly the USB ? I unplug all the devices using the USB including the mouse. The results are still the same, if froze as before. I use the command.exe to run chkdsi /r to see if it can repair it. That one fails. I try using the WinXP CD in an attempt to repair the Windows without losing the data. That didn?t work either.
My only option is possible reformatting the hard drive, but I do not want to reformat the hard drive until I can figure out how I can retrieve the important data (My Documents). I remember I can easily do that with Windows 95 using the DOS command by coping most of my files to the floppy disk. It was time consuming, but it was worth it before the invention of the Flash. Now I can?t figured out how I can retrieve the data to be copy to the Flash since WinXP doesn?t work like Windows 95. The hard drive, by the way, is healthy. It?s just like I say, there is a driver conflict that... Read more

A:WINXP Driver Incompatible?

Using the Windows Installation disk, did you try running "chkdsk /f" ? If so did it report and/or fix any errors ? Run chkdsk multiple times and get several clean scans before moving on; the HD may be getting ready to fail.

Also, in Recovery Console, run "fixboot" and "fixmbr".

Try Safe Mode. When booting to Safe Mode, disconnect ALL hardware except for the keyboard.

If all of these fail, you may need to run a Repair Install.

Is the WinXP disk you are using the correct one for you installation ?

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will upgrading to xp resolve the driver issues that I am encountering while trying to install a ati AIW Radeon 7500 on my gigabyte 'GA-7VKMP' with onboard video, audio,and network, running a duron 1.3 ghz processor with 256 mb ddr ram and win98, and a panasonic s15 monitor.

For some strange reason no matter what advice I follow I just cannot get the drivers to work. I have even formatted my machine, reinstalled all drivers, the most recent that I can find, and still no success.

Any advice will help.......


A:WinXP driver issues

Hi, Your motherboard has a chipset from VIA, and usually you must install motherboard drivers from an install CD, or download from the support site for the Gigabyte board...did you do this?
You have an onboard video adapter/chip. May need to disable it in the BIOS....I am not sure as some allow you to just install an added in card and load new drivers, some do not.
You may have to load the Standard VGA adapter drivers, then after that is loaded and running in 16 color (yuck) you can install the right drivers for your OS and the Radeon and it will install.
I would review the instructions from the mobo manual for installing an add in video card- the manual, if you do not have one, is here::
manual found in the list on the left.
Reading the FAQs might be quicker than opening the manual online with Adobe Acrobat.... but, it says "Coming soon" for them...oh well, manual is best I can do, unless you or someone can hunt for details on how to use add in video card easily.
Might be just the standard step by step, uninstall all video drivers and switch to SVGA, then install new ones. Safe Mode can help with this.

Note that there is a 7VKMP-P version of this board.

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I recently installed win xp pro on a couple of friends pc's after the dreaded BSOD and noticed that most of the video, audio and modem drivers were missing( showing up as big yellow question marks in device manager) so I got a corporate edition of xp pro with sp3 slipstreamed into it. I used this disk on a pc the other day and same thing happened(Is this common?) anyway I downloaded all the drivers from the dell site and checked the pc, played cd,played video and connected to the internet all ok. problem I'm faced with now is the owner uses a usb dongle ( from his mobile phone company) to get on the 'net but it wont work on the pc yet if I put it in mine it works fine, I was thinking it was something to do with the usb ports but then how come the keyboard and mouse still work.
next idea was maybe it something to do with the wireless driver, I checked device manager but can't find anything wrong, so I guess I don't know what I'm looking for, so I came here for enlightenment
Thank you

A:winxp pro driver issue

What is the make and model number of the computer?

Did you install the motherboard chipset driver?

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I've been having a slight problem with my SATA controller drivers. The nvidia drivers that I was using would always cause a bsod pointing to nvgts.sys in system32/drivers. While trying to figure out which driver to install as a replacement, i found the nvgts.sys file and deleted it from system32/drivers folder, just to see what would happen... Now Windows XP can't boot up because the driver is missing lol; I can't even get into safe mode. So, is there any way to reinstall the driver from the Windows CD-ROM or something? The black screen says to insert the said CD and start the recovery console but I wouldn't know what to run. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Reinstalling Driver WinXP

Assuming you used a floppy to install the Nvidia Raid drivers, start a Repair Install and when it asks for you to press F6 do so and re-install them.

edit: btw, if you Google that driver there are LOTS of people experiencing issues with it.

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Hi ,
I have dual booting OS. WIN98 in C \drive &WINXP in D\ drive
I cannot use my Dial up internet connection while working in WINXP. Can any one help me?(I am very new to this type of forum,also toWINXP OS)

A:modem driver for WinXp

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Good Day!

Hello. Can anyone help me on how to extract a specific modem driver in the windows xp cd. i dont know where it is residing. thanks.

A:extract modem driver from winxp

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ve been using my pre-confingured Vista notebook for awhile now but a few days ago, i decided to dual boot...but some drivers i installed were not capable and some gave me errors

I cant find a workable wifi adapter driver and i get an error like this from my graphics driver:

Vista Pic of specs:

XP Pic of specs:

My exact model for my video card is

and for my Wifi adapter is....well just look at the vista pic of specs


Sorry if wrong section, this is my first post XP

A:NO WiFi Adapter + GPU Driver for WinXP?

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A:WinXP Promise 376/378 driver issue

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I pulled an old printer out of the closet to use on a new PC that I am building...just to have a printer connected to it. It doesn't work with the print driver provided with WinXP and Canon no longer supports it. Does anyone know where I might find a print driver for it. It prints test pages very nicely.

A:Canon BJ-200 Print Driver for WinXP?

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A week ago my computer crashed. Something wrong with one of the coolers. When I tried to re-install WinXP, but it failed. Something to do with a NTLDR-failure. I brought my pc to the retailer. They fixed all problems.

Yesterday i discovered my sound isn't working anymore. When i use Winamp to play any sound, the following message appears: Bad DirectSound driver. Please install proper drivers (...). Error code: 88780078.

Strange, 'cause everything worked fine under the previous install of WinXP.

Another strange thing: my computer seems to recognize the hardware, but 'there is no device installed'.

I want to try to install the Audigy-software again. Maybe that'll work, but my 'installation and applications cd' seems to be damaged. I can't read antything from it.

Help me.

A:Bad DirectSound driver after reinstall WinXP

drivers and software can be downloaded here.

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I have an Imation CD-RW Burner 40x12x40 that works properly on Win98 using Nero5 Software. I installed the same hardware and software on my other PC running on WinXP Pro, Nero won't recognize the burner. It only have Image Recorder on the recorder selection of Nero Express. Please advice!!!

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Hi, recently I've been having some problems with my computer so I decided to give it a reformat. Up to this point I used to leave my computer at BestBuy to get things done because quite frankly I don't know squat about computers. But this time around I wanted to learn my way around the advanced aspects of computer maintenance, so I decided to do it myself.

At first I had to learn what BIOS is and how to make my computer boot from CD rom. No biggie, didn't take me too long. But when it got to the actual installation part I got a message that read something like "hard disk not detected." I gave it another try before searching the net again for an answer. I found one case in a different tech forum that was similar to mine, and most of the replies suggested that he either needed a fresh RAID driver install or reinstall in a different driver mode. After fiddling around on Dell's support page for a bit with the help of a very, very kind person I met online I finally made a RAID driver disk and gave the whole thing ANOTHER try. No dice, it still couldn't detect the hard disk even after the drivers were installed.

So I simply decided to try the whole thing in different driver mode and I'm afraid this is what sealed my fate. I was able to fdisk in "RAID autodetect / ATA" mode (it was originally set to "RAID autodetect / AHCI" mode) and install a new copy of Windows - except I can't install any drivers necessary to ru... Read more

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Ive been using my pre-confingured Vista notebook for awhile now but a few days ago, i decided to dual boot...but some drivers i installed were not capable and some gave me errorsI cant find a workable wifi adapter driver and i get an error like this from my graphics driver: Pic of specs: Pic of specs: exact model for my video card is for my Wifi adapter is....well just look at the vista pic of specsThanks

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hi, i have a working computer running windows xp, i have recently upgraded the computers Motherboard, memory, processor and graphics card.

Upon first boot of my computer just before the login screen, i get a message saying i need to reactivate my windows, after that i log-in and start reinstalling drivers.

i am planning to use the onboard sound card on the MOBO as i was doing before i upgraded,

the problem comes when i try to reinstall my sound driver, basically it keeps failing. and im not sure why.

any help would be appreciated


A:WinXP Sound Driver Confliction

Are u using the most recent driver from the manufacturers web site?

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I just got a second-hand Dell Optiplex GX260. The original purchaser bought it with XP pre-loaded, and had only the reinstallation CD, which I got. Unfortunately, the CD says "This CD is not for reinstallation of programs or drivers." This apparently is true as I'm finding that I have to use the device mfr's disk to get drivers whenever I attach something to the computer. I was wondering if there's a separate driver disk that came with computer (the guy I bought from doesn't recall), and if so, where I can get one. I tried calling Dell, but got tired of pressing and holding.

A:Driver for WinXP Pro on Dell Computer

dell supplies a cd with drivers and another with applications

dell will supply one

dell support calls go to the other side of the planet

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Ive been using my pre-confingured Vista notebook for awhile now but a few days ago, i decided to dual boot...but some drivers i installed were not capable and some gave me errors

I cant find a workable wifi adapter driver and i get an error like this from my graphics driver:

Vista Pic of specs:

XP Pic of specs:

My exact model for my video card is

and for my Wifi adapter is....well just look at the vista pic of specs


A:NO WiFi Adapter + GPU Driver for WinXP?

Hi moreleech, and welcome to TSG.

I posted a link to a possible source of an XP driver for your WiFi adapter in your other thread.

FYI, this site's rules prohibit multiple postings of the same problem or question.

Dup of:

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Hi Guys i am facing one problem here with Usb Data Traveler 2.0 Device. I have installed Windows Xp Sp2 and when i plugged in Data Traveler 2.0 device i have been told that no driver exist relating to this device..Well before that i used this device without installing any driver but this time i dont know what to do...Can any body tell me from where can i get Data Traveler driver for Windows Xp Sp2???Any help would be appreciated..Thanks.

A:Data Traveler 2.0 Driver Not INstalled In WinXp!!!

If you Google datatravlerdriver you might find what you want?

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A similar question was posted in this forum but It didn't answer my problem. I have a gigabyte 8iexp 845e MB, two Maxtor 80gig hardrives with I have connected to ide3 and ide4, with are the RAID connectors, I'm using WinXP, I boot from the CD, I hit F6, then I get the window that ask if I'm installing a 3rd party driver, so I hit "S", then I select the driver, hit return then I get the following "File\WinXP\fasttrack.sys caused an unexpected error (18) at line 2108 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\oemdisk.c." any help is appreciated.

A:WinXP,trouble loading RAID driver

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I recently bought the supposedly excellent Canon MP530 multi-function printer,etc. and went to install it on my WinXP pro machine and . . . nothing. I've spent some time with Canon tech support (some helpful, some not so helpful) but I still can't get the freakin' things to communicate with each other. The consistent result of my installations is "no driver is installed" or "cannot find driver" - even though the driver itself seems to install. Also, when I turn the printer on, I get the New Hardware Wizard, which, I think, means my computer is detecting the printer. It's as if the driver is just not recognized by my computer.
I've installed (and uninstalled) the drivers from both the disc that came with the printer and from the Canon website. I've used two different USB cables. I've tried many combinations of plugging/unplugging, starting/restarting, turning on/off - all to no avail.
I've logged on as the Administrator. I've done my best to shut down any programs or processes- though I think this is tricky, as I don't necessarily know what each thing in my Startup or Services is. I've even tried installing from SafeMode. I've tried using the New Hardware Wizard; I've tried ignoring the New Hardware Wizard. I've received a few error messages, but only when attempting the full installation from the disc. The messages are: "AddPrinterDriverEx Error:2", "AddPrinter Error:1797&... Read more

A:WinXP Canon MP530 driver problem

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I just reinstalled WinXP SP3 on my computer and plugged in my ethernet cable to the mobo's slot. It doesnt recognize it so I'm assuming the driver is uninstalled, but I can't find it in Device Manager. The PC is custom so I am not sure on how to get the correct drivers to get the internet working. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for using the wrong forums, I needed an answer quick and the winxp forums look mostly dead.

A:WinXP Ethernet Driver Missing, Custom PC

What is Make & Model of the Ethernet card?

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Presario 1622 56K-DF Modem driver for XP

Hi guys. I have noticed that when i installed winXP on my old presario 1622 it didnt detected the modem. I've tried to find the driver for XP but i'm having a little trouble with it. I went to the hp/compaq site but there's a driver but only for win 95/98/ME. I downloaded it but when using the .inf file trying winxp to detect it, it doesn´t work.

Everything was ok when it had win98 because it detected the modem right away...i know, this machine wasn´t supposed to work with xp but with good ram and a good hard drive it is working well

The modem in question is the Compaq Presario 56K-DF modem. If anyone knows where to find this driver, please let mi know.

A:WinXP Modem Driver for presario 1622

Take down the chip name, board, and product numbers, then look for the WXP drivers on The drivers are there, and are free. The Presario used several different modems. The 56k-DF doesn't help unless you also know the brand... if you cannot figger it out, repost with the modem card and chip numbers here and we will guide you.
The modem is usually a Lucent, now found as Agere. The driverguide version that usually works is the Presario 1275 56K-DF, file name SP20530, which you can also find with a search.

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Folks, I screwed up. In the process of trying to get past the "login virus" I accidently let WinXP installation disk go to Install rather than Repair. Unfortunately, someone, who will remain nameless although I have my suspicions, threw away the plastic CD case with the Key taped to the back, so I can't just run through the setup program until it finishes. Now, no matter what I've tried I can't get out of install, even tho' I cancel when the software asks for the Key.

Firstly, can anyone help me get out of the Install loop? Secondly, what can anyone tell me about getting rid of the login virus, if I can't log on? Alternatively, can anyone tell me how to get past the virus so I can log on and get rid of it?



[email protected]

A:Can't Get Rid of WinXP Install

There are ways to recover the product key from an unbootable Windows installation.
usually you boot into an alternate media (rescue cd for example) then retrieve the file(s?) for the registry.
google product id unbootable

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I am reformatting a hard drive on a Dell Dimension 8250 and installing the OS newly. When I do the reformat and install everything works fine. The install works and Windows boots up. I am installing WinXP Pro w/ SP2.

After I do the install I run the Windows update and it goes through, downloads and installs the updates. After the updates, however, Widnows won't boot in Normal Mode anymore. I can only boot in Safe Mode. When it starts to boot in Normal Mode it flashes this blue error screen (but very quickly) then just goes back to rebooting again.

Any idea what the problem may be?

A:WinXP Pro New Install


You could start by checking the Event Viewer:

First, right-click on 'My Computer' => Properties => Advanced tab => 'Startup and Recovery' section => Settings button => uncheck the box 'Automatically restart', and check the boxes 'Write an event to the system log' and 'Send an administrative alert'. This will cause the computer not to restart automatically, but to blue screen with a message that may give a clue to the problem.
Go to Start => Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" {without the quotes}
Look in the System folder for any errors about the time you encounter the problem, and double-click to open them. There should be a link to Microsoft's online help that may give a solution.
Otherwise, you'll see a small notebook-type icon. Click this, which will copy the error message to the clipboard. Open Notepad and paste it in. Copy what you get and post it here.

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I also am trying to reinstall winxp on my other desktop computer but it onlgoes so far then it goes to a blue screen and tells me it has shut down to keep from harming my computer Ialso get a tech message that says Stop:0x0000007E (ox0000005, 0x805E70c9,0xBA54F260, 01BA54EF5C) I read the other post but I don't know how to do it I cant download the TSG sysinfo as I can't get on the other computer Thank you, Linda T

A:Can't install winxp

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hello all has anyone encountered an error like "error: d: xpsp1\base\boot\setup\arcdisp.c. in line 1768" when reinstalling windows. hd has been fdisk'd and no scratches on cd. Please help!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

A:?????????Winxp install help???????????

Are you installing from the original cd? What are the specs of your computer?

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I want to reinstall XP home because i can't get past this blue screen windows stop error bad_pool_caller.

But now my problem is that the winxp reinstall cd is telling me that there is no hard drive recognizable! ***!?!

So i check in the bios and everything seems fine and i see my drive is an SATA WDxxx.

So i download the Western Digital hard drive diagnostics and as soon as it begins to boot it goes to a black screen and just freezes. Is there any other hdd diagnostic program i can download that will work with most drives regardless of the manufacturer?

I tried running the windows utility and it tells me everything is fine except my printer.

If I don't get this fixed i won't be able to print off my schoolwork and then i will be missing out on some good job opportunities so PLEASE help ASAP!!!!!!!!


A:can't install winxp


windows utility and it tells me everything is fine except my printer

try your reinstall with the bare minimum
no printers, usb ect.

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So I finally got WinXP to install and everything went fine. But when the computer reset to boot up with the new OS, it just keeps coming back to the error screen where it lets you select to start windows normally or safemode, I use star windows normally and last known good configuration and it just keeps rebooting. I have no idea what is going wrong or anything, please help I need files off of this machine. If you can tell me how to revert back to my old win2000 install that I upgraded to xp i would be very grateful.

did you upgrade from 2000?

Did you change anything else or just the OS?

Before it restarts does it flash a blue screen real quick? ( i had this problem and it would flash it so fast all you could see was a blue flash before it restarted)

Also, do you have another machine you could hook the HD up to as a slave? if so you could do that and just back up your files that way (last resort sort of thing)

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I'm trying to install winxp pro on my computer, but it won't copy in the files.
It will format fine, and then when it comes to copying in the setup files it says that it cannot copy in the file, and it is not just one file, it's many..(I tried skipping a file but it ended having many files cannot be copied) If I keep skipping the files, the system will stop and show a blue screen about "page fault in non-paged area".
I took my computer to the place I got it from to get it looked at, and they told me the everything was fine, it's just the OS wasn't installed properly.
I did installation again and still same thing, during setup, the files won't copy.

I have formatted and reinstalled windows many times before, but this time it is really strange.
I even looked up how to do the procedure just to make sure I was doing it right but still the same thing, and I looked at the installation disc and it looks fine, it's not scratched and I have recently used it for my other computer, so I know it works fine.

I don't know what to do...Is there a way to install windows manually?

A:Cannot Install WinXP..HELP

Your Setup CD is damaged goto the place where you bought your computer to get a replacement. If that does not work phone microsoft tech support and them to ship you a replacement CD this will problably cost you a small fee

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I have just installed a new HDD and I've never done a "clean install" before in past I would always use a restore disk when Windows became sluggish.
Everyone always says its much better to do a clean install and I planned to boot up with MaxBlast3 and prepare and format the drive then restart and install Windows XP. However for some reason there was a driver error when trying to boot from the MB3 CD and I was left with the prompt X:\ and Y:\ so instead I just inserted XP and installed it and allowed that to prepare the drive. It worked but I was expecting everything to go really fast however I haven't noticed much increase in performance. Have I done it right? If I can get MaxBlast to work would you recommend doing it that way or won't it make any difference?


A:New HDD WinXP Install

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450 mhz amd k62 , dfi motherboard (k6bv3+) , 256 ram ....

Had win98 on the puter , formated and did a winxp install on my machine and my girlfriends machine. Her machine went through it all just fine. My machine goes through the whole setup proccess, then it does the last restart and instead of comming to the final setup part of the install (where windows prompts you with the tutorials) the screen goes black, and i can only start it in safe mode.
I imagine it has to be some sort of Hardware issue , but i have no idea how to find out exactly what this issue is.
Any Ideas?

A:WinXP install .......

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My hd recently died, so i purchased a new one. When installing win xp my setup always hangs on "setting startup configuration..." which is the step after doing all of the inital file copying before it reboots and starts installing in the "light blue stage". If I manually reboot at this point, the boot.ini file is invalid, for which it proceeds to show the windows xp screen, then runs some sort of chkdsk fixes some errors, reboots Gets to the point where it should load windows install, and hangs. Have tried this several times, and keeps doing the same thing. Ran mem test and found no errors(2 times).
Asus mobo, p4

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Where can I find instructions on formatting my c drive and doing a complete install of Windows XP

L. David

A:Install WinXp Pro Sp2

Pictures on the left column.

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I followed the instructions for a clean install of XP Home Ed. Everything goes as described untill the last screen where it says 'system will reboot in 15 seconds to complete installation', I then get the dreaded blue screen after system startup. What did I do wrong? BTW, I've tried many times to no avail.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Can't Install Winxp

We would to know what the stop error is, here is an example: Stop: 0x0000000A (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL*** Address x has base at x - filename

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I did a complete format on an 80 gig drive through my WinXP CD, the format went well but during the setup theres a message about a missing file it cannot load .dll, I did this 4 times and every time it a different .dll file so who know what that could mean. It gives me the option to Skip file so I skip it , but after complete installation and when it says it's has to restart for a final time, the system never boots to Windows ... keeps booting back to a restart over and over again.
I did 4 other attemted installs ... got a little further this time but error messages on the Windows desktop regarding missing files and complete unstable system. HELP! HELP!

I just baught this older computer for the kids last night but the guy I baught it off had WinXP Black Edition installed and I wanted to do a clean install. Now I'm really thinking WHAT A MISTAKE!

Anyone know whats fried here .. motherboard, hardrive ?? Anything fried or is there something that will quick fix me out of this. It worked at his house with XP Black edition unless he had it rigged for me. PS cant get my money back.

Please help, thnak you

A:WinXP will not install - help!


I am pretty sure the Windows XP cd is your copy and I want to know, does it work on other computers? If the cd does then your copy of windows xp is not the problem.

Have you tried swapping out the cd-drive and see if the computer you bought has a defective cd-drive perhaps? Good luck and let us know the results.

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Hi, I have just builded up a brand new pc. Here's my hardware

ASUS P4B533 mainboard
256 MB DDR pc2700
Intel Celeron 2.0
ATI V7700 AGP graphic card
Western Digital 40 GB 7200 rpm
Adaptec SCSI 2940
Plextor SCSI CDR

I have updated with the newest bios 1.015. I haven't got any error message or warning after I boot up my pc, but when I try to make a clean install winxp, it freezed on the screen where the system is scanning your hardware. So I didn't come to the blue screen where I can select to install winXP or make new partition. Does anyone know what's the problem is?


A:Can't install WinXP

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can i install winxp in my pc....currently im using win7 ultimate 32bit. plz help

A:can i install winxp???

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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I am trying to install SP3 but after it is downloading for 10 minutes I get a POP UP which says.

Windows- Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file C:\\windows\inf\oem 110.inf. The data has been lost. This error maybe caused by a failure of your computer hardware or Network Connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.

Before downloading from Windows Update I shut down my anti-virus and Firewall.
I can download different programs from another site with no problems.
I have tried several time with the same result.


A:Trying to install WinXP SP3

You could try this download and install it yourself, after downloading it.

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We are trying to install Windows XP but it will not see our SATA hard drive. What would cause this and how should we go about fixing it?


A:Can't Install WinXP

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I was given this computer with little information on it, other than it is an 80 gb hdd with 512 (some letters I cannot read as they are so small), and 3000+ AMD Athlon.
I am trying to install a Windows XP OEM version with SP2 on a partitioned hard drive, the second partition has Puppy 4.00, a Linux OS, but that should not be interferring with the install.
The first partition is formatted as NTFS.
When I try to install with the new software it loads to the blue screen that says at the bottom "Setup is starting Windows" then it stalls. I was getting the same problem when I tried to use my setup discs for my other computer. It will only exit to the BIOS, no other keys or commands are working. ??? Help? Thank you!

A:WinXP OEM will not install

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okay this is what i got when i tried to format my disk using winXp pro bootable disc
To install Windows XP on the partition you selected,
Setup must write some start up files to the following disk:
76317 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBK]
However, this disk does not contain a Windows XP-Compatible partition.

To continue installing Windows XP, return to the partition selection screen and create a Windows XP-compatible partition on the disk above. If there is no free space on the disk, delete an existing partition, then create a new one.
Click to expand...

well i did what it told me to, deleted my C: and D: (but not E:, i have stuff in there) and tried to create new partitions but still it doesnt allow me to install windows in it.

"To continue installing Windows XP, return to the partition selection screen and create a Windows XP-compatible partition on the disk above."
how am i suppose to create a Windows XP-compatible partition?

any ideas?

i got this problem after some fondling with Partition Magic 8.0

thanks in advance....

A:Cant install winXP pro

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Trying to install winxp sp2 on an IBM T42 Thinkpad I have tried with the hdd both blank and NTFS formatted .
I go to boot from cd it won't boot says "operating system not found" the cd drive is 1st boot preference HDD is 2nd preference in the bios.
Tried using 98 startup disc entering D:\cd I386winnt and it says " an internal error has occurred could not find place for swap file ....".
Any help will be appreciated.


A:Cannot install Winxp SP2 on IBM T42

Hi Hoss63,

The problem could be the CD/DVD drive. Try using an external USB CD/DVD drive and see if the device will read your CDs. Hope everything works out for you.

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The printer refuses to install under WinXP.
It worked under WinXP before. However, I uninstalled Windows and worked under Linux for several months before returning to WindowsXP. I was able to use the printer, although problematically, under Linux. When I installed a fresh copy of WinXP, the WinXP drivers refused to install.
As a side note, the previous installation was an upgrade of Win2k, where the printer worked fine. It also worked fine on Win98SE.
When I try to run the installtion file (really a self-extractin ZIP) 'XPC11_15.exe' after the warning screen, it just closes and does nothing. I then unzipped the contents into a seperate folder: two file named 'xcc152k1.EXE' and 'XP_VB.exe'. The second file contains nothing but a warning message, while the second one is the installation of the printer drivers.
The installer loads, and looks OK. I choose the language and agree to the license agreement. Then a box informs me that I need to upgrade my firmware (I did so before, when the printer worked under WinXP previously). Left without another option I click Upgrade. It opens a little box called ,which displays "Copying Files..." and then "Installing Files...". These messages flash by quickly. Then a warning message called 'Printers' appears telling me that "The arguments are invalid." Another message appears in a seperate window also called 'Printers' telling me "Operation could not be complet... Read more

A:Xerox DocuPrint C11 Driver Installation trouble on WinXP

OK, I've solved the problem myself.
As I mentioned above, add the printer through the Add Printer wizard. There, choose the "Choose From List" option, and find the driver listed on the bottom of the Xerox part.
Then, in the Printer Properties, go to the Advanced Tab. There, change from Spool to Print Directly to Printer, and VOILA. It works!

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Hello, it's about installing WinXP on SATA (AHCI) hdd, by default standard windows xp installer can't detect AHCI, so while install you'll get a blue screen error.

I have found out that problem, and there is 2 available solutions:
1. By setting BIOS, advance, HDD, to compatible mode
2. By install windows XP that has integrated AHCI driver

​If you are using solution #1, then you can install windows xp by using standard winxp installer, but if you are using solution #2, then you need to find AHCI driver for your chipset, and then integrated it to winxp installer by using software called nLite.

Nah, I want to know, where I can download AHCI driver for nvidia MCP75L chipset for winxp pro sp2.

I just found AHCI driver for win xp pro sp2, but it's intended for intel chipset, whereas mine is nvidia MCP75L.

Do you guys know where to download it?


A:AHCI driver for nvidia MCP75L chipset for WinXP Pro SP2

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Are their any known troubles or concerns with drivers properly running on XP pro 32 with 4 GB of Ram? I ask this as I know some who is getting random blue screens and he is running a computer with above specs when running an audio application that required drivers. I have read elsewhere XP32 has a tough time when 4GB is installed is this factual?

A Microsoft response would be great and much appreciated,I am also open to anyone with knowledge regarding this instance.



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Hello All Of You Tech Heads, This one is Stumping Me. I was Trying to Put in Some of the Old 16 bit Games into my computer the other day and Got this Message saying that the Virtual Device Driver Could Not Be Found, and got the same little GLITCH when I tried to Install a program that Defrags the Memory called MemTurbo. It is a Good Program Also but got the same Error Message when I was trying to install this program. So I went into the HELP Files in the Start Menu and it told me to go into the Reg Edit Program under the Run in the Start Menu. So Did This and Cruised Thru the RegEdit could not find the VDD file. So I was Wondering if there is a Proram to get to put this back in ?? Then I would be able to put the old games in! !

A:WinXP Home_VDD_Can Not Find the Virtual Device Driver

It should say which VDD is missing in the error message. If it does, google for the file, and DL it. Should come with a self-extractor.

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i just formatted and installed my winxp becos it was going slow due to the many s/w that i installed. All my hardware can be detected. I have updated everything rom the "windows update" site. Restarted the system. But still no sound.

when i go to the device manager page, it shows that

"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver."

But i have formatted my pc a few times b4, but everything winxp had no problem installing the drivers. But this time.......

ermm.... can somone help me?

A:no sound after install winxp

Why dont you try downloading the drivers for your sound card and installing them.

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I recently just built a new tower but I am stuck on the install of the OS. I purchased an MSI motherboard that uses SATA cables for the HD and the DVD/CD drive. I was able to install Fedora with no problems but I need Windows. When I input the Boot Rom, it gets to the screen stating: "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration". At this point it freezes. I saw some forums where the user let it sit for several hours and then it popped up. But I have tried everything and still no resolve. Please help. I am unable to get this machine working. Thanks in advance.
the gizz

A:Winxp freezes on new install

I've never had this issue. But based on what I've read, ensure your MB SATA settings are correct. There is generally an option for "IDE support" or something similar. RAID should be disabled. Also ensure you don't have any IDE devices connected during the installation. Check for an update for your MB BIOS. You may also want to try another DVD drive. A few of the older SATA chipsets had issues with CD/DVD drives.

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Fresh install of Windows Xp Pro. Cannot understand why the power supply never powers down. When I restart, everything shuts down fine, monitor light blinks, black screen, but the power supply isn't off. Neither are the fans, including the CPU fan. The only way I can turn it off is to press the PWR button for 4 seconds, or unplug it or switch it off. Also, when I press "restart" it restarts the computer, but never actually gets anywhere: black screen, led blinking on monitor. I cannot 'restart' unless I press the reset button on the case. What is the deal here? Any info appreciated!!

A:WINXP Pro Install, PSU Will not turn off

Anyone with an idea??

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Hi, first post so please be gentle!

I purchased a new PC as my previous dual-core P4 with 2GB ram was having hardware issues. I was running XP SP2 with zillions of apps and games and was fairly happy but decided to upgrade. I was advised (wrongly it seems) that I would need to run W7 64bit on my new hardware so I grudgingly upgraded and was met by dozens of compatibility issues having to upgrade many apps I use daily and lose some that did not have W7 or 64bit compatibility.

After a couple of weeks of running Windows 7 (and struggling to install some of my fav apps!) I finally got around to trying to install some games and found half a dozen so far with compatibility issues. I have tried running various compatibility mode, privilege and other setting combinations and some times these work but mostly I get error messages. I have spent the whole evening reading page after page of similar stories and various possible solutions but resolving all my issues looks like a hell of a lot of work that I don't have time for! I really don't see any personal benefits to Windows 7 for me and want to go back to my trusted WinXP but using this new super fast PC.

My personal preference at the moment would be to revert back to Windows XP. Either in 32bit or 64bit guise.

My questions are:

1) Given the PC spec listed below will WinXP 32bit work or will I have to use WinXP 64bit?
2) Am I likely to find other issues with hardware compatibility? (I believe USB3 ne... Read more

A:Can I install WinXP 32-bit on my PC instead of Win7 64-bit?

M Pincott-Brown said:

The answer I hope to get is: "yeah, you can fresh install Windows XP SP2 32bit but you'll not be able to use USB3 and the increase in memory will not be fully utilised" or something along those lines.Click to expand...

Windows XP drivers for your motherboard includes USB 3.0

To answer your question, if you can purchase a new license (or have one thats transferable) for XP, I see no other reason why you could not install Windows XP.

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Hello...just purchased a new 80gig WD Drive...I want to copy the contents of my old 30 GIG over to it...I put the new one in as a slave to the old sees it in device manager it sees it in BIOS...but I can't get Windows XP Pro (SP1) to give it a drive letter! If I try to use Western Digitals set-up program it insists on making it NTFS...I HAVE TO HAVE FAT32!

Also (from reading in this forum) I found disk manager and tried to use it, bit it seems to want to set it up as NTFS as well...

If I could just get the darn WinXP to give it a drive letter...I think I could format it to FAT32 and use XCOPY command to copy the contents of C to it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:Help with install of new drive...WinXP

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I bought a Cappucino tx3 from upont, its a 1.3 celeron small form (laptop size) machine. I think it came with an operating system, but I know I installed XP Pro and it ran fine.

Then it stopped running (wouldn't boot). after several attempts to repair, I tried reformatting, fixmbr, etc.

Finally I took out the 15G IBM travelstar drive, attached it via USB to another computer and it worked fine (passed read write test, chkdsk ..could format and copy files to it etc.)

My problem is that everytime I try to do a clean install of XP from CD, the install fails at some point in the file copy stage, either just hanging, or calling out blue screen error messages like IRQL lees than or not equal, problem with ATAPI.sys, etc. It never fails consistently in the same place... but it fails consistently.

So I tried various methods to try to install XP to this drive attached via USB to other machines, but the windows install sees the partitions but wont let me write to the USB attached drive - presumably because it needs a special driver that doesnt come with the standard XP install.

I even tried copying the complete contents of a working laptop installation to the drive, but the registry wont copy over, so that doesnt work either. I dont want to disassemble the working laptop and put this drive in ide0 and try installing it there, because its a work computer, and the laptop drive isn't easily removable (IBM T23).

Any suggestions... ?

A:winXP install problem


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I have suse 9.2 linux installed on my computer. I have a second empty harddrive that Linux views as a windows drive. I now need to install winxp for various projects I am stuck doing.

How can I install WinXP on the second (slave) drive without losing Linux on the master? I already know it is better to install windows first but in this case, it would be very, I mean very inconvenient to start over again.


A:install winxp on second drive

Why not disconnect your drive with Linux on and then set-up your other drive with Windows XP as master. You can then re-connect your Linux based drive and use the F11 key to choose which drive you want to boot from.

You may well be able to select which drive will boot as the default drive in your BIOS e.g. you could have a straight boot from Win XP, or if you wanted to use your Linux based drive, just hold down F11 at start up and you will be offered the choice of booting from either drive.

By the same method, you could set your Linux drive as the default drive from a straight boot and then select the Windows drive when required.

PS: Such a set-up depends on whether your BIOS supports the choice of booting from 2 O/S's (if you have an older board it may not), but even if it doesn't you have nothing to lose by trying this.

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