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Driver Installation Errors with WinXp

Q: Driver Installation Errors with WinXp

I am trying to reinstall WinXp onto my Dell Inspiron 2200. I had no problems with the OS when I installed it. But when it comes time to extract and install from the Drivers and Utilities disk, many of the drivers applications and utilities simply do not install. I get what seems to be one of two error messages. Either that an object was not found, or it cannot install on this system. The only utilities that seemed to install without a problem where ones that worked for WinXp and Win2000 and that were also listed as compatible with every Inspiron model type in the drop down list. A few months back I reinstalled WinXp on this machine without these problems using the same two disks. I do remember that when using the Drivers and Utilites disk, Inspiron 2200 was not a model number available on the drop down list. XPS, 600m, 300m, 8600, and 1150 were on there to name a few. I recall using the files for one of those model types and never having any problems. Anyone know if any models out there use the same drivers as a 2200? Or if something may have went wrong when I installed WinXp. Thanks.

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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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Hi all,

I am new to the forums here and have tried everything I can think of - hopefully you guys can help!

I have just completed a clean re-installed XP Media on a Dell Inspiron E1505 using the operating system restoration disk provided by Dell. Dell did not supply driver disks so I have downloaded them from their website using the service tag for this machine. I have gotten all hardware to work except for the Dell 1390 mini-card and an SM Bus Controller.

When I to install the wireless driver (R151520) I get the following message:

"This application has failed to start because Wlanapi.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

I have researched on the web and found many instances of others with the same issue - but no clear resolution of the problem. I have tried to follow the advice of those threads only to be confronted with other issues with the Broadcom installation program (bcmwltry.exe) - with error messages that do not go away.

I even moved back to the original restore point after installing XP and re-installed all of the drivers in the order recommended by the Dell website - no change.

I am at my wits end and refuse to call Dell and pay them to help me sort this out since it is their driver that is causing the issue to begin with. Please tell me someone can help!!



A:Wireless driver installation errors - Dell E1505

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I have a Pavilion dv7 laptop w/ 6GB RAM, runnng Win7 64-bit with SP1 and laest patches. Windows Update alerted me to new updates involving my HP dv7 laptop hardware drivers.  Screenshot follows:  I checked all 3 HP related items :  Intel MEI, Intel WiFi, and Realtek. I also checked the .NET Framework  update but not the last:  KB2592687 as it is not needed.Also did not check Skype (don't want it). After installation, I got the error messages for all 3 HP dv7 laptop related hardware. All failed, according to Windows Update, on Error 80070103. I am attaching the 3 screenshots for each of these 3 drivers, followed by the Microsoft error message corresponding to 'Error 80070103' generated by Windows Update:       When I click 'Get help with this error' from any one of these 3 screens with the Error 80070103 message,I get the following:   Would be highly grateful if someone can advise, suggest or recommend a course of action. Thanking you in advance.R.Tan  

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Hello. Does anyone know if USB drivers written for Windows XP will work with Windows XP Embedded?

A:WinXP / WinXP Embedded USB Driver Interoperability

XP Embedded is supposedly a componentized version of Window XP. It's intended for OEM's developing an embedded computer, usually for some industrial or large commercial application, rather than your run-of-the-mill PC.

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Hi all,

I've just had a computer with a HDD error and have run a repair installation of Windows XP on it. This was successful however when trying to open Office programs and also Access the programs and core files seem to be damaged. I tried doing repair installations on these but errors came up, so I uninstalled Office 2007, cleaned the registry with CCleaner and then tried to install again off the CD. This threw up errors again. The error code is Error 2908. Please provide me with some advice urgently.



A:Solved: Installation of Office 2007 throws up errors after repair installation of Win

Uninstalled once again with the Office 2007 clean-up tool and then uninstalled all the "Visual C++ Redistributable" entries in Add/Remove Programs. Installed Office 2007 again and the issue was solved


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Hey, prepare for a big post.
So first of I will begin with the previous issue I had and story that went along with it to give you some background info.
I was away for all of December in Japan and when I come back home to my computer (working at the moment) it was having some issues with the RAM (ie. not reading all of it) so I decided to mess around with it a bit and try and reconnect it.. Then I try to restart my computer but nothing happened... After working through all the hardware, figured out it was a dead motherboard.. ASrock 970 extreme 3.. So I sent it away to have it repaired/replaced as it was still under warranty.

A month and a half later I get back the supposedly working replacement motherboard, which when I tried to boot didn't work again and turned out to be dead again.. (got the local service store to check to be sure). 7 weeks later and 100 odd bucks later (postage + service fees etc) I got fed up and tired of all the messing around that talking with retailer (also I start university in a few days) brought about so I just went out and bought another motherboard ASUS M5A97 R2.0 and installed everything and it booted fine to windows and was super fun happy times..

Now onto to the problems that ensued and that I am currently trying to fix... There is a few so I will list them in order of their apparent appearance to me.

1. Open up firefox for some quick browsing and to get the latest graphics driver but when I try to download it the error of: " X:\Te... Read more

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Hey, prepare for a big post.
So first of I will begin with the previous issue I had and story that went along with it to give you some background info.
I was away for all of December in Japan and when I come back home to my computer (working at the moment) it was having some issues with the RAM (ie. not reading all of it) so I decided to mess around with it a bit and try and reconnect it.. Then I try to restart my computer but nothing happened... After working through all the hardware, figured out it was a dead motherboard.. ASrock 970 extreme 3.. So I sent it away to have it repaired/replaced as it was still under warranty.

A month and a half later I get back the supposedly working replacement motherboard, which when I tried to boot didn't work again and turned out to be dead again.. (got the local service store to check to be sure). 7 weeks later and 100 odd bucks later (postage + service fees etc) I got fed up and tired of all the messing around that talking with retailer (also I start university in a few days) brought about so I just went out and bought another motherboard ASUS M5A97 R2.0 and installed everything and it booted fine to windows and was super fun happy times..

Now onto to the problems that ensued and that I am currently trying to fix... There is a few so I will list them in order of their apparent appearance to me.

1. Open up firefox for some quick browsing and to get the latest graphics driver but when I try to download it the error of: " ... Read more

A:Chain of Driver Errors (GPU, .NET framework) and Other System Errors.

Do you still need assistance with this issue?

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I'm working on a WinXP Home, machine that is getting DUN errors when trying to connect to the internet.

There is no error code, just text:
"Either DUN dose not exist or new DUN creation failed"
The error happens when ever they try to log on.

They use Verizon DSL as their ISP, and connect using the Verizon software (Verizon Control Panel).

It worked for awhile after the PC was last reformatted then started giving these errors, I checked for Viruses/Spyware with a couple of different AV and Spyware tools. Spybot S&D, Hijack This, Norton AV Pro, and I ran some stand alone scan/removal tools for Nimda,Blaster and Netsky because I had them on a CD with me. Norton probably would have found them if they were there anyway.

Anyway it "appears" to be clean.

I tried uninstalling the verizon software and manually setting up the broadband connection with no luck.
I also tried reinstalling the verizon software and using the ACCTSTP with no luck.

Before this I tried resetting TCP/IP stack, (netsh int ip reset C:\tcpipreset.txt)

I tried reinstalling TCP/IP services via the ADD/REMOVE windows components to.

I would appreciate any help, if I left out any info or you need more info just let me know, it's late here

Things tried so far:
1.) Checked the Hardware/Cables for physical defects, and
checked to make sure it was all hooked up correctly.
2.) Scan for Viruses and Spyware,
3.) Removed any software installed on or right before the
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My computer sometimes opens with the error: OX000000D1 and the message says: DRIVER: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
The page also says: STOP:OX000000D1 (OX0000008, OX00000002,
OX00000000, OXB9F2EBEF)

The message states that Windows shut down to protect the computer, then lists the errors. What is wrong???

A:WINXP errors

Can you boot to Safe Mode succesfully?

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I installed WinXP Pro SP2 a couple of days ago, and today, I got "Data Execution Prevention" errors when I tried to use the windows Search feature as well as trying to access the Services (in Administration Tools). This is strange because I didn't get these errors before. Does anyone know anything about this?

A:WinXP Pro SP2 DEP errors

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i just updated my bios on my abit kd7-raid to support my new processor amd xp 2600+ barton 333fsb...and my computer keeps giving me memory errors...i believe i have pc2100 ddr ram and thats like 266ddr, now its reading it as 333ddr when the computer boots you think i need to contact abit to see whats up with that or do i need faster ram??? right now its settling down a lil bit, hasn't crashed my internet explorer in 5 mins...=) but b4 it was crashing it after i open and use it for a lil bit then it goes report error or dont send, also when i open other programs it gave me some exception errors i believe that has to do with the ram...well let me know what you guys think...thanks for all your help

A:errors on winxp

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I installed WinXP Pro SP2 a couple of days ago, and today, I got "Data Execution Prevention" errors when I tried to use the windows Search feature as well as trying to access the Services (in Administration Tools). This is strange because I didn't get these errors before. Does anyone know anything about this?

A:WinXP Pro SP2 DEP errors

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For quite a while now I've been getting bsod and I have no idea why. So i dl'd checked out why i'm getting these mini dumps and i've tried to look thru other forums and from what i've seen it may be my ram stick(s)? but am not totally sure. I really need a second opinion on this matter because it happens maybe every hour or two and seems to happen when my cpu's are running higher. I'll be checking this whenever i get a chance to just because with school it gets very annoying writing an essay being about 100 words from done then bam a freeze or a bsod. Hopefully anyone here can be some real help. Thanks in advance.


FAULTING_MODULE: 804d7000 nt


BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9C_GenuineIntel



LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 00000000 to 804f9f43

bab3c00c 00000000 00000000 bab3c050 b2000000 nt+0x22f43


804f9f43 ?? ???


SYMBOL_NAME: nt+22f43


IMAGE_NAME: ntkrnlpa.exe


Followup: MachineOwner

A:Winxp serious errors

hopefully someone can help :S

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Last night, after leaving my notebook computer on and idle for about 6 hours, I cam back to see that the screen had froze and was a dark gray. I couldn’t shut down normally so I forced the computer off and then turned it back on about 2 minutes later to find a screen with the following message:
Checking file type system on C.
The type of file system is FAT32

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the desk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.

Windows is verifying files & folders…
The size of the \pagefile.sys entry is not valid.
Upon manually restarting the computer again, the following message appeared:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrl.exe
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
After restarting the computer several times, I received both the above mentioned errors, and also a shorter error similar to:

Hard Error

I haven’t been able to go into Windows since the first blank screen.
I am using a Sony Vaio Notebook on WindowsXP. I don’t have the WinXP CD as it didn’t come with the computer.

I am not the most computer literate, but I can follow instructions well—so please “dumb” down your responses a bit if you can. Any help would be very very much appreciated. Thank you!

A:Errors at winXP Startup

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The following symptoms began after attempting to install a new 16 channel DVR board. Windows Installer popup and is attemting to install ccCommon.msi from c:\dell\G225D\support\cccommon\ I searched and there is no ccCommon.msi file on the system. I also am getting a EULALAUNCHER.exe failure and a dsca.exe failed to initialize error. In additions I am also getting a .NET FRAME failure problem window popup. I have purchased a registry cleaner and cleaned the registry and I am still getting these popups. I have uninstalled the software and drivers and removed the hardware that I was attempting to install and these error problems are continuing. I went to the following site: to get a log file to attach to this post.That is my situtation in a nutshell and i will be happy to get you any additonal informtion needed to help me resolve this persistent problem.

A:Getting errors at startup WinXP SP2

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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I've been getting serious errors since i started up my comp this morning, started with a unusual freeze which caused me to reset my computer, I tried (in order) to unistall drivers, update them, uninstall programs i installed within the last week, try system restore, repair xp with the cd and finaly tried reinstalling windows yet i still get this error plus now windows doesnt reconize my integrated ethernet con and forced to use a card, also windows randomly restarts

This is what windows debugger told me and i'll attach the other files incase its more than one problem

Im to the point where I dont care about any information or files on the comp as it stand since their is nothing important on it, any advice would be greatly appreciated

Typically caused by drivers passing bad memory descriptor lists (ie: calling
MmUnlockPages twice with the same list, etc). If a kernel debugger is
available get the stack trace.
Arg1: 00000099, A PTE or PFN is corrupt
Arg2: 000695ba, page frame number
Arg3: 00000000, current page state
Arg4: 00000000, 0

Debugging Details:

***** Kernel symbols are WRONG. Please fix symbols to do analysis.

***** Kernel symbols are WRONG. Please fix symbols to do analysis.


FAULTING_MODULE: 804d7000 nt





LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 80510d6a to... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Winxp serious errors

Greetings Ford86, Welcome to TSF!

Going by the description of your issue, it is possible that you may have faulty RAM, or other issues.

Firstly, let's eliminate the possibility of it be the RAM...please go to this site; download the free utility and run it on your machine. (click on the coloured link.)

Please Note: This test may take considerable time to complete, so please be patient, and allow it to do its thing.

Post back the results here, and if there are any other queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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Ok here it goes...
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
256MB Ram
GeForce4 Ti4200

Computer used to overheat horribly (stock fan) in a non-airconditioned house during the summer. Moved into a new place, never has problems overheating now.


1. Random Computer Reboots
2. Extremely long Ram Swap times (Especially on games)
3. Windows Startup Errors (I believe it's "msrv.dll" or the like, no info)
4. Internet Explorer Program Errors and Shutdown
5. Random Error messages on boot up ("Windows Critical Errors" and whatnot)
6. Cannot access any *.bat files, "Windows cannot find the file or device specified...". Also cannot Start->Run->"Cmd" (same error), or access Device Manager (same error)
7. Many program crashes on various applications (From Microsoft Word to Counter-Strike)

Solutions Tried:

1. Clearing all temp files, freeing up disk space (plenty available)
2. Clearing Ram with MemTurbo
3. Up-to-date Virus Scans, Spyware Scans (AdAware and SpyBot), Defrags, and Norton Disk Checks and Windows Problem Fixer
4. All up-to-date drivers, windows updates, etc
5. Up-to-date ZoneAlarm Firewall

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:50:06 PM, on 5/4/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
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A:WinXP Errors, Shutdowns, What's up?

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I am getting real confused with the problems I encountered with winXP. Last friday the 13th my computer came up with several list of problem, and I am not sure if it has something to do with hardware. So here's what i m getting with error

This occur when I m trying to shut window down
Winlogon.exe Error -- The instruction at "0x3bf22d74" referenced memory at 0x002e445". The memory could not read. *OK* *CANCEL*

When I click ok, window restart instantly, but I choose it to shutdown. i've tried to get last known good configuration (or something) but it cannot make a process because window did not shutdown completely.

Here's another problem

Window Delayed write failed: Window was unable to save all data for the file f:/$m10 the data has lost. the error may be caused by a failure of computer hardware or network connection, please try to save elsewhere.

F drive is my backup drive... sad to say, it crashed... lost all of my essential files. Wonder how can my backup drive crash when it doesn't have window installed.

There are more indicating problem with win files and I confirmed by checking virues, malware or spyware, there are all removed when I scan them...
So my main concern is.. I am trying to fix the problem with winlogon.exe, how can I just solve them? how can I recover windows corrupted file without losing any saved data on my c:drive (where winXP installed) any ideas?

A:WinXP Errors problem

EquiNOX, the Winlogon.exe error could be caused by a virus, trojan, or spyware. Can you get into windows either normal or safe mode?

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i have just upgraded my OS from ME to windows XP. i was surfing net, was downloading yahoo messenger to be specific. suddenly an alert message appeared stating : Stop! there are critical errors in registory that can result in system failure, askin me to visit d/w repair registry pro and run it. i did so then it showed be 300 + errors i tried to fix them but they asked for registring the s/w which i can't afford.

i read various threads on this forum related to regitry problem n s/w available to fix it. i need an expert advice as to which relaible and trustable s/w to use ofcourse which is available for free and recently my HDD was damaged so i m very worried if registry problem can result in H/W damage as 1st sector of my previous HDD had became bad and H/W engineer told me that it can be a result of virus too. so let me if H/W damage can be a result of registry problem.

reply me as soon as possible
thanks in adv.

A:registry errors in winXP

LOL, please ignore things like that in the future. What that app calls an error in your registry is probably trash in your registry. Its a scam. They try to scare you into buying their software. Use this one it is free

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Hi guys,

A friend has brought over there Compaq Presario 5310US. It has WinXP, and won't boot. It comes up to the screen asking how you want to boot: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with network support, Safe Mode Command Prompt Only, Last know good, and normally. All choices take you to a very pretty blue screen, that apologizes for the inconvenience, which I thought was very polite. It says unmountable_boot_volume. It also tells you to make sure any new hardware or saftware is properly installed. I can't get around this message. It ends with
STOP: 0x000000ED, 0x00000000, 0x00000000
She bought it at Best Buy, and got no software with it. I thought that was odd, no restore cd or OS cd or bootdisk or anything. I don't have XP or have access to an XP machine, to get a boot disk, to see if that allows me anywhere.

Any suggestions?

This info is off the side of the pc, and I assume is correct, but am not positive:

Intel Celeron 1.2
256 MB
40 gig ultra DMA Hard drive
WinXP Home
56k modem
DVD and a burner

Thanks for the help,


A:WinXP boot errors

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I have a problem.Its with the XP Installation.Let me explain.

First I tried to install Linux and messed it up.Ok.So i formatted the whole HDD and installed Win98.Thats Coz I dont have a real WinXP CD.I mean that I have a I386 folder copied from my orginal XP Pro CD.
I lost my Original version(OK I didnt lose it.Its my own fault it got so many scratches that it isnt working now).

So Im stuck up with the I386.I wrote that onto a CD and tried upgrading 98.All went fine until the first restart.Then the system didnt start up again.It stops booting just before the OS selection screen.The selection screen just does not appear!It gets stuck with the message "Verifiying DMI Pool Data...".This message normally appears before the selection screen comes.But this time the selection screen just isnt coming!Even after waiting for half an hour!Nor is any OS getting started.Just stuck with this message!

Again I formatted,installed 98.Then I tried again.Still same prob.
Again formatted,installed 98.Tried fresh install of XP.Again same prob.
My FDD is not working so I had to boot up with my 98 installation disk every time..

Currently im stuck up with 98!I cant install XP.Whatever I do.I tried booting with 98 CD,going to dos and trying to install using winnt.exe but still same prob!Is it because I have only the I386 folder?Any other files required?Is my boot sector gone?Or my Motherboard gone with the wind?
Please help!

Thanking you,

A:Help with WinXp Installation!

ask microsoft for a replacement disk

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Hi,one of my friend bring her laptop to me.OS was Win2000 Pro.All system files were damaged.She wants to install WinXp SBE.I format the HDD with Win98 Start Up Disk.And try to install Win xp,but it didn't recognize system disk.Right now there is no OS on laptop.Also i can't install WinXp .And there is no Floppy drive.Where can i find stratup program for WinXp that i can burn on a cd and install OS.Thank you.

A:WinXp Installation

You did not mention if the CD was a COPY or a ORIGINAL, as this website does NOT support illegal activity. I will however assume that the CD is a original.
Easy install, and a link to Microsofts XP floppy set for setup.

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I purchased a bare bones system to replace my aging compaq and thought I could move everything over to the new system. I was operating WinME on my C drive and WinXP on my D drive. WinME handled everything well, installed all the new drivers for the new mother board and hardware, but WinXP would not boot. I then tried to re-install XP. I messed up on the installation options and it installed over WinME. That installation failed. I was unable to use any OS in the new system, so I moved my drives back to the old computer and now all I have is WinXP operating fine on the D drive. Is there any way to get WinME back? If so how can I get WinXP to work on the new machine? If not, I would like to do reformat the C drive and put a new installation on WinXP on it, but I'm afraid the D drive will not be able to boot once the C drive is reformatted.

A:Bad WinXP installation

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I've been trying to install WinXP Home Edition service pack 2 on a computer for a friend, the computer has an Asus A7v motherboard in it, 2 64MB SDRam, although it is showing at the startup that there is only 64MB installed. Anyway when I was in the process of installing XP, at a certain point the computer asked me to insert service pack 1, which we do not have. I continued on anyway and the XP works except alot of stuff is missing, (albeit not the most important stuff) but in any case there is still stuff missing. Does anyone know why it would be asking for service pack one?



A:WinXP installation asking for SP 1

Is this install disk for windows xp a legal disk or a copy of an old one?

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Hi world Im trying to install winxp professional in my toshiba laptop and whe starting to boot the installation stops and geting this error

file ql1080.sys corrupted win cant be installed

anyone can help me please?

A:WinXp Installation

Try using a good copy of winxp pro. Try cleaning the drive with a cd or dvd lens cleaner.

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it was my 1st experience to have problem in OS installation. all hardware are brand new1 60Gb HDD sata, 1GB ram, MSI mobo, 400 watts power supply, dual core cpu, dvd-rom sata, including the software i used. the prob was during the OS installation it hangs to 39 mins and automatically reboot. i checked all hardware and seems it was properly seated. could you pls send me your ideas regarding this prob. help is very much appreciated.... tnx

A:OS installation winXP Pro

Make sure nothing is plugged into the computer (pen drive, printer etc) while running the installation.

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I installed windows xp on a 80 gig hard drive. Everything was O.K
until I adapt a second drive to my pc. I put a 300gig maxtor hard disk that uses a ata 133 IDE controller card to read it. now windows xp won't boot
with my new hard drive attached. It always gives me the NTLDR not found error. The only way I can boot is having the winXP setup cd in the CD-ROM drive and when it gets to the "press any key to run setup" screen, I just wait a few seconds without touching any key and then it would boot from my 80gig hard disk like it used to. another way I found out that it would boot its by disconnecting my 300gig hard drive, but obviously that is not the idea.


A:Help Me Please.. With Winxp Installation

Can you see the drive in your BIOS? Needs EnableLargeLBA for drives over 137Gb and service pack 1 or 2.

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Kindly suggest a way to monitor network CRC errors in real-time on Windows XP Pro SP2.


A:Pls suggest way to see network CRC errors on WinXP Pro SP2

Run perfmon

monitor performance for performance object: Network Interface.
Select the appropriate interface in the list.
Then select packets received/errors, and packets/received discarded.
You can do the same thing for outbound.

Other option is netstat -e -s from command line.

Unfortunately Windows doesn't seem to break down ethernet errors into seperate categories as CRC/FCS/RUNTS.

If you need that kind of detail, you're gonna need to look at a sniffer on the wire, a managable switch, or try and install netmon driver in windows and open up pcap dump file in Ethereal to see if the CRC for given sequence is incorrect.

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I've been pulling my hair out over this for days and have searched and researched and done everything I could. Let me start from the beginning:
I have a custom built (by me) PC with an Asus M4A79 Deluxe mobo, AMD Phenom II x4, with 4gb RAM, running WinXP SE SP3 (Home). Full details are in my profile.   I'd been having intermittant problems with accessing the internet for the last month or so, and it was finally determined that the problem lay with XP, since no other computers in the house had problems. I do weekly maintenance such as defragging, etc., but it still had a problem. I ran my registry cleaner, which has never caused a problem before, and defragged. That's when I suddenly got a BSOD. I got out the disk that came with the original custom build, (of which only the Seagate hdd with OS remained), and tried to do a repair, but there was no option to do a repair install.
I went into the recovery console and did everything suggested by several tech sites and Microsoft's help site, including copying files from the disk to C: and ren catroot2, replacing ntfx.sys, etc. I did manage to get the repair option back, but after ren catroot2 as suggested, I once again did not have ntfx.sys. and now I'm back to pulling my hair out.
I have run chkdsk, which found errors and fixed them, I ran memtest 86 for 14 hours, with no errors on either stick of RAM, I ran bootfix, etc. I don't have a problem with wiping the drive and starting over, but I need to get... Read more

A:WinXP repair and/or update errors

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Recently my computer has been crashing randomly and whenever i restart it i get a rundll error.
The error says " Error loading C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll" another one comes up and says the same thing except after system32 its NvCpl.dll

A:WinXP BSOD/Runddl errors

Both of these .dll files are related to your Nvidia graphics drivers.

Download the latest driver for the card and save it to the desktop.
Go into Device Manager and locate the card, right click on it and select Uninstall.
Go back to the desktop and double click on the new driver to install it.

Now reboot and see if the problem has been fixed.

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Hey all, longtime reader, first time poster.

I have a Dell Dimension (about 3-4 years old now), P4 2.0ghz 768mb RAM and two ATA HDDs totalling near 180GB. I am running Windows XP Pro w/ SP2.

In an attempt to clean up some system files, I ran TuneUp Utilities 2004 and cleaned up system files and the registry. However, problems began to occur in the form of BSODs (which I will go into later), so I restored the files change through the program.

Still no dice. I'm getting BSODs in the following errors (from what I have seen):

-IRQL_LESS_THAN_EQUAL (or something along that effect)
-win32k.sys errors
-0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xF25B241C)

They don't seem to happen on any triggered program opening. Also of note, my programs are crashing much more frequently.

The steps I have already taken are:
-Regular reinstall of Windows, using the "Upgrade" feature.
-When that didn't work, a full reinstall (Advanced) to replace all the windows files on the Hard Drive.
-Renaming the win32k.sys file to win32k.old.
-Disabling Virtual Memory, rebooting, and reenabling it and rebooting.

Nothing so far has seemed to help. Any suggestions? I'm stuck and it's killing me, since I work out of the home!

Thanks a lot,
Kyle Boddy
[email protected]

A:BSOD Errors on my WinXP Pro Machine - help!

chkdsk /r

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First of all, I have a Dell computer that came with WinXP Home preinstalled and I can't find the disc. I have two other copies of Windows XP Home, one is SP1, the other is SP2. I have my Dell's XP product key sticker'ed to the PC.

I tried running a repair install last night with the SP2 disc. When it came to the product key, I tried entering the one on my Dell -- invalid. I triple checked and re-entered it -- invalid. So, I use the one from my SP2 disc that I'm installing with. It works.

Now, it gets to the point where it says "Copying Files..." and I receive a copy error, saying it cannot locate such-and-such file on the disc. I hit browse and see such-and-such file sitting right in the directory, but it refuses to "find" it. Out of desperation, I pop in the SP1 disc. It finds the file, then reports that it needs the SP2 disc to continue. I put it back in, and receive another copy error. The process continues until it gets to a file that it can't find on either disc. I skip it, and it gets to "Loading Startup Items..." but the same thing happens.

I've also tried starting with the SP1 disc, but it still gets the same copy errors.


A:WinXP Install - Copy Errors

Did you create those SP1 and SP2 disks yourself by slipstreaming the service packs into XP ? If so, you may have chosen the wrong options when you burned the .ISO. You have to use Joliet file system, not ISO9660. You should also prevent the burning software to add ;1 at the end of each file, and allow files without extensions.

Why were you doing a repair install the first time ?

Do you know if the Dell came with a recovery partition somewhere on the drive ? If so, try pressing CTRL+F11 during the computer startup.

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I always get two alertbox shutdown messages when I shut down my computer. I can't remember when this started, but I've been unable to find out what the problem is. The issue was much worse when I had Windows Desktop Search 3.0 installed; uninstalling it made the problem better, but I still have these 2 alertboxes that come up.

From the eventlog, the text of each is:

Application popup: Google Talk: googletalk.exe - Application Error : The instruction at "0x10073670" referenced memory at "0x10073670". The memory could not be "read".
Click on OK to terminate the program

Application popup: vsjitdebugger.exe - DLL Initialization Failed : The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled googletalk, but still have the problem. Any suggestions appreciated.

A:alertbox errors on WinXP shutdown

For the first error, I'd uninstall Google Talk and then download a fresh copy if you want to reinstall it.

For the second error, I'd uninstall the Visual Studio Just-In-Time Debugger and then download a fresh copy if you want to reinstall it.

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Hi, all. I'm in the middle of installing Windows 7 Pro x64, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This occurs after I click "Load Driver" and select my Rapid Storage Tech driver from my USB stick.

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

I've even tried rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite with the "Force Unsigned driver integration" checkbox checked. I still get the message after burning that ISO, and retrying the installation. How do I force unsigned driver installation?

A:[SOLVED] Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Nevermind, I just let the install finish as normal, and I haven't gotten any bluescreens. For future thread visitors, just make sure your SATA mode in the BIOS is set to "AHCI", and not "Compatibility", and you should be fine.

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Building a rig for a friend. Got everything hooked up, and trying to install XP. I'm getting an error after the drivers load in the installation process of STOP 0x0000007b.

I've checked with m$ and found no help from there. The hard drives once had Win2k on them, but I loaded FreeBSD long enough to cut the partitions and FDISK from there as well with the same results.

Systems specs:

Gigabyte M61P-S3 motherboard.

2 GB Transcend DDR2 800 Dual channel RAM (2x1GB)

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2

PNY Verto GeForce 8500 GT PCIE (512)

SB Live!

Main HD is a Maxtor 40 gig (IDE)

Secondary HD is a Seagate 60 gig (IDE)

Lite-On CD-RW

SYBA SD-ATA133R PCI IDE Controller Card

I've now swapped both HDs as masters, and get the error with both, as well as 2 different copies of XP. I'm starting to think it's either the Mobo, or the controller card, but am at a loss to where to start looking.

Any help?

A:Installation problems in WinXP

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My pc, Lenovo M55e, breaksdown with the following blue screen error message:

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity check / Memory parity error
*The system has halted*

The error occurs o n l y in when I try to connect some USB items, an LG external DVD drive or an external WD HD packed in an external enclosure.

I checked my memory cards by replacing them, and they are flawless.

In addition, I have ran a "Repair" installation of a clean streamlined SP3 disk. The disk was prepared by integrating an MS final version SP3 file with my original SP2 disk.

I can connect successfully some USB items, my Nokia cellular or my Brother printer, for example.

The final version SP3 was installed above some beta versions of SP3, which caused no problems. Since SP3 has been installed on my system for quite a long time, whether as beta or final, removal of it and returning to SP2 would be costful.

What can be done to solve this problem.

A:NMI error following installation of SP3 (WinXP Pro)

Have you checked for any additional MS Updates?

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I am trying to do a clean install of winXP on a 80gb hard drive. I previously used western digitals diagnostic software to scan the drive and set all bits to zero, and reformat the disc to NTFS. I installed MS winXP PXE setup. everthing OK at this point. After set ran, it asked for the Win XP installation disc. the Win XP disc started to install the OS but hangs up when "loading information file setupp.ini". Tried reinstalling, same results, .... any ideas?

A:WinXP installation problems

Try deleting the partitions(s) and setting them up again using XP install disc . . and let it do the formating too

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my system crashed so I wanted to try and repair it with the system restore cd. when asked if I wanted to keep original installation of win xp I chose yes in attempts to save my data, I had no idea what I was doing but I put it in a partition? i installed fresh copy of win xp. Now the old one is still here on boot-up I get the ? which operating system do I want to use. all the data is erased from the original first installation anyway (the folders are empty but are still there) I want to remove this old installation from my system. How do I do that without ruining my system files? can I do it safely? Many of my programs won't run now with the two copies installed. I notice in boot.ini file they seem to share the same partition? here is a copy of boot.ini file:[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWSC="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
thank you so much for your help

A:ohh please help?? removing 2nd winxp OS installation

This should help

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I have An AMD Athlon 2500 Xp running on a Asus A7V400 mobo, The harddrive is now formatted ready for a fresh installation of win xp......... The installation is OK until the win xp has finish loading drivers and gets to just before the screen where it asks you if you want to install win xp, Repair XP or Quit.......... all that happens is that the computer shuts itself off, the auto shut down in the bios for overheating is disabled...... I have not got a clue what it maybe!!

Thanks for your help,


A:winxp installation shutdown

only post on one thread replied on your other one

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hello brothers i need ur halpe i got a acer aspire m5641 descktop pc so i want to do instal vista to xp i have his sata drivers & for option f6 external fdd but 1 thing this pc did not find any external fdd the secand thing when the reach setup windows startup then blue screen apear plz some one guid how to resolve these problims the motherboard dont have sata id mode or ahci (E.T.C)

A:winxp installation problim

no body have any solution for me????

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Here is the situation, I have a system that was upgraded so the motherboard was chnaged and when I went to boot to WinXP setup/installation the HD was listed as "[unknown]" and not NTFS. It was originally formatted to "FAT32" but then was converted to "NTFS". Could converting it from "FAT32" to "NTFS" without formating the HD have caused this problem? Weird thing is I can view the files but WinXP setup shows the HD as an "[unknown]" partition.

Is there an app that can fix this so WinXP setup recongnizes the HD as "NTFS "and not "[Unknown]"? Formatting would be a last resort as there are files that are needed.

I have "Ultimate BootCD" and "Hiren's BootCD v8.4" but couldn't find an app that can fix this issue.

A:HD Problem with WinXP Installation

you could try 3rd part soft
acronis or paragon
try to remount
be careful with a force ntfs file system change could corrupt files
at this point more n portant back up backup
invest in another drive do copy with seagate disc wizard or above mentioned soft
I have not heard of any errors with one time file system change
just can't do mor'n once

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Trying to install WinXP professional onto a small box, (866MHz P3, 128Mb RAM, 10Gb HDD); only just past entry level, but should still install. Apparently there are no hardware issues.

Setup completes without any problems, but when I get loaded up the taskbar is very thin (only half the clock is visible) and the start menu button appears to be off the side of the screen. On pressing the start key, no entries or icons appear in the menu. (all programs yields a few bits and pieces, still no icons tho).

Also, fiddling with the graphics settings seemed to give some problems.

Any ideas on what the problem might be?

A:WinXP Installation problem

Have you tried changing the screen resolution? What video card do you have installed and have you installed drivers for the card?

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I've just installed a new hard drive alongside my old one and now have Windows XP installed on each hard drive. I want to move some documents from my old installation to the new one, but whenever I attempt to access my old documents, it disallows me access. I removed the password to no avail.

How can I transfer files between these accounts on different WinXP installations?

A:Cannot access other WinXP installation

Try right clicking on a folder > Properties > at the bottom of that does it say "Block" or Unblock

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i Formatted My HD and Started Setup OF WinXP but it Didn't Started.
The Error was "setupdd.sys could not be loaded. error code is 4."
it just doesn't let me do anything after i opt for the install option.
it directly gives me the error and setup terminates.another error came up but for file ntkrnlmp.exe.
it doesn't starts up.
when i started Win ME setup, the setup exited saying
"cannot load system.drv".
sometimes it gives something as
cannot proceed : DPMI Error at xxxx:xxxx.
Help me. what should i do ?

A:WinXP Installation Error

To install xp.

1 Boot with the xp cd [cd set as first boot device in the bios] You will see a message "To boot from cd press any key" Do so.
2 Choose install from the first menu
3 Next menu shows all partitions / drives on your system where you can install xp.
4 You have the option to delete partitions; do so for all on the disk you are installing to.
5 Create one partition and format with nfts. Note if you want more than one partition, just use the backspace key to type in a smaller value.

Setup should continue to load.

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After formatting & reinstalling windows XP , what is first thing that needs to be installed , i mean the correct order of installation of all those drivers.
Kindly provide the list of all the necessary drivers to be installed before i can the windows session normally. I'm not formatting the system for the first time.
Im using winxp sp2.

A:Post winXP installation.

You first start with the chip set drivers for your computer. Then it really doesn't matter what order you do the rest in.

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I had a corrupted installation of WinXP quite a while ago on a separate drive from the one I have XP on now.

The files have been removed -apparently wrongly- and because of that, I cannot uninstall it and when I start the computer, it'll still give me a choice between two XPs. Is there a way to remove the bad option?

This is more of a cosmetic annoyance than anything actually bad.

Please assist.

P.S. - I know that reformatting said drive will most probably solve the problem but seriously, I cannot be bothered to backup 60GBs of stuff.

A:Corrupted WinXP Installation

You can remove the unwanted entry from the boot.ini file. Go to Control Panel-->System. From the Advanced tab. under Startup and Recovery, click on Settings. Now, under System Startup select edit and it will open boot.ini. Now you need to remove the unwanted entry. If you are not sure, you can change it's name (between th quotes) and check which entry is not wanted on startup and than remove it from the file.

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EDIT: The problems below are still out-standing, but before I can work on any of them, I need to get my computer to actually start - see thread in the Hardware section here.

EDIT 2: Above problem has been fixed, which solved half of this problem in the process (see above link). I'll leave this one open for now in case anyone has any clever ideas for making the WinXP re-install less painful, but the really serious part of this problem is solved.

OK, I had some issues previously, which I asked about here. I got a lot of good ideas, but none worked, so I ended up re-installing Windows XP.

So... does anyone know any way to get Windows to automatically re-recognize my installed programs, or do I have to re-install/manually reconfigure the Registry for that to happen? And if the latter, why on earth do people treat re-installing Windows as if it's trivial? This is a massive pain. Anything at all that makes this easier would be very, very much appreciated.

EDIT 2 cont'd - problem below is solved (by reformatting the disk and re-re-installing Windows).
More importantly, my problems don't seem to quite be fixed. This is really, really weird - I still get the hal.dll error message unless I have the Windows XP Setup disk in the drive and simply don't press any key to boot from the CD-rom. Having any other disk, or no disk in, or booting from the HDD first with or without the Setup disk, all result in the hal.dll error. What on earth does that mean? Any help ... Read more

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My digital camera uses only a serial port connector to connect to the pc. The DEVICE MANAGER shows a yellow question mark next to the SERIAL PORT. What is the difference between the driver for the SERIAL PORT and the driver for the camera sotware.?? I've seen mention of both.

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New Computer, new everything

P4 2.8ghz
abit MB IS7-E
512 ram
plextor dvd -ide
maxtor 160 -sata

now, hardwarewise im not receiving any errors, i had some issues on setting up SATA support in Bios. Apparently auto doesnt work but manually setting it does.

Currently i have SATA2 connected to the HD and IDE-1 to the plextor. shows up in bios, and apparently works.

Heres where the problem occurs, when i try to install windows xp professional, i use the cd to boot into setup mode.

First problem, the HD is 160 gigs, however i can only allocate 131 gigs for usage. I tried to use the maxtor Promise patch via f6 in the setup menu to update the newest drivers, didnt do anything i could tell. Sometimes the computer will load and a message of "Warning: The Hard disk has changed. Please enter setup to varify" (not completely verbatim, but close enough) this occurs even without any modifications in BIOS. Primary Master is the plex, Secondary Master is the Maxtor. Dunno what issues they have...

--- Any suggestions on either of these issues?

Second problem, i run the setup and make a partition and windows copies all setup files and hits up the 15 seconds to reboot. At reboot the cd-rom tries to boot, if i remove the cd from the tray, i get an error.. nicely fitting the "****ed if you do, ****ed if you dont" criteria.

--- Is windows just stupid or is the CD corrupt?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:WinXP installation issue


i just found a bios update from the ABIT website, i downloaded it and ran the program to make a bootdisk. The updates and fixes it lists pretty much solve all the questions i had earlier, however....

The option is Alt+f2 when at the boot screen to load awdflash.exe from the floppy drive, when i do this, it will say loading, but it will then give the error message 'Can not find any FDD, press esc ....'

whats goin' on!!

any help appreciated


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I recently had a HD failure on my laptop. I am looking at my various options for replacement. I am going to install it myself, but I had a question: After the physical installation is complete, how can I install Windows XP? Does the new HD come with some basic sort of bios that will allow me to boot from CD? I've installed many OS's before, but never without a previously installed bios. What will I see when I boot up a new HD?


A:New HD WinXP Installation (Laptop)

BIOS is built into the motherboard . . not the hard drive. The BIOS will be there when you start the notebook.

To install XP, enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to recreate the partitions you want and proceed to formating and installing XP.

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot.

These are good guides to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print one for reference during the install.

You may have to reload drivers (Chipset first) and applications, If your XP installation disc does not include SP2, after the installation, you will need to download and install SP-2, while windows is clean. Prior to connecting to the internet be sure you enable the XP firewall.

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I am using winXP and have been for a while without problems.

In an instant, while online, doing a file transfer my PC manfested the following problems:

1. Booting up takes alot longer now and once im at the login screen it takes an even greater amount of time to load my profile. it sticks at the loading personal settings message for a while, then once it gets past there it takes a few minutes to load my desktop.

2. I can not open some programs like Media Player. The Error ' can not perform operation-memory too low' appears.In addition i can not access any system tools or programs eg. Help and Support
My data files seem to be fine along with all the other non-system related content on my computer.

3. I can not open my internet connection. It seems to be stuck in connected state even after restarting my computer.(I use a dial-up)
To try and solve ths i tried to get into my network places and modems in the control panel but when i tried i got error messages -something to do with 'network places and telephony services may not be activated, activate them and try again.'

Another intersesting issue is that my taskbar has changed and looks like a windows 2000 taskbar now and functions slightly differntly than before. In fact my whole OS looks a bit differnt now.

A:Multiple WinXP Errors Ive Never Seen Before *Urgent Help Needed*

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I have a dual boot machine that has WinXP SP3 and Ubuntu 10.04 that has some serious errors that I can't figure out how to fix. It happens on both platforms, with Windows getting a blue screen and Ubuntu freezing up, requiring power button shutoff. The problem doesn't seem consistent with any specific program, but does happen when internet browsing, for sure.

Here are the specs to my comp:
Dual Boot OS: WinXP SP3 32 bit and Ubuntu 10.04
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2047 Mb (4 x 500MB DDR DIMM)
Hard Disk: WDC WD50 SCSI Hard Disk (500 GB)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT, 128 Mb
Network: Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter
Motherboard: ASRock 939Dual-SATA2
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

It seems to occur more frequently when browsing with Firefox, than with IE, but still happens when browsing with both. When I am not browsing the net, it seems to occur when I have a PDF open. I am not sure if this helps, but I exported the event log for both System and Applications for today (attached). I am not sure if there is a way to do the same thing in Ubuntu.

Thanks in advance!

A:Dual Boot (WinXP/Ubuntu 10.04) Serious Errors

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Hey, everyone with XP that wanted to use Pc-Cillin,version 9.0, better check this out- latest program seems to have fixed the compatibility problem they say did exist...: Microsoft's explanation here:;EN-US;Q321956

There is a link at above page to obtain (read buy) the latest version,(as an update if you already own an older version) here:
Gee, why not a free update?

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I just went through a serious virous/adware/spyware cleaning with the help of TSG experts and now I am have a problem getting IE to stay opened as well as quite a number or other programs. The programs will open or start running then a error box appears saying " the program has encountered an error and need to close", and then ask to send a report to Microsoft. Do you have any ideal how to fix this? I am attaching a copy of the error contents. Again thanks. One of the first things I tried to do when I was finally able to get to the net was to do all the ms updates and then a housecall scan and it got 3/4 of the way and then the machine went through a memory dump and shutdown. Since then it's been running OK except when I try and run a program like CWshredder, IE, Windows Update, or go to anywhere on the internet after opening my homepage, I get this "encountered error" window. I can run Word, Excel, PP with no problem. Please advise, thanks

A:WinXP -programs encountered errors and must close

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Hello everyone!

I have a problem that I am having with a RAM upgrade on two identical PCs. On the first PC, I am adding a 1GB stick, and the other I am adding a 512mb stick (both boxes areidentical builds.) The motherboards in both boxes are supposed to be able to take a 1gb stick per slot. The RAM that I am adding is PC2700, which is what the board supports. The RAM brand is "Rosewill", and the motherboard brand is MSI (KT3 Ultra).

When I added the ram, the BIOS and windows xp recognizes the RAM, but I get strange errors within windows telling me that it could not write to memory, (and gives a hex code). Not a blue screen, but a pop-up. After which, the system will automatically reboot itself.

Other times, the system will reboot with no warning at all. The system will not stay up for more than 10 min before it reboots suddenly. This is happening on both boxes.

I checked within the BIOS, and the DRAM settings are set to automatically detect. I tried messing with the settings, with no results, but then again, I don't know that much about what I am doing with RAM settings.

Is there anything that I could do, or does it sound like the RAM may not be compatible with the motherboard? Is there some type of setting that needs to be made within xp for this to fly?

Thanks! any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Problem with RAM upgrade, (WinXP) mem errors and reboots

Download and run Memtest86 from

Its possible that the RAM does not like sharing with any other RAM that may be already in the PC's as there can be compatibility issues.

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I am reinstalling a PC running XP Pro and Mandriva in dualboot with the purpose of having XP only and generally cleaning the machine up. However, when I put in my XP installation disc in and then select the option to boot from it, it doesn't quite work. I get the message "Installation is going through your hardware" or something like that for a second and then just blank screen (for at least 10-15 minutes). That's the part where I give up.

I've tried multiple discs and two different CD drives, which has changed nothing. My motherboard is Asus P5K and the installation media is a 32 bit volume license with SP3 integrated (I've also tried one with SP2).

As far as I know, this computer hasn't been reformated after the first installation.

A:WinXP Pro installation discs won't boot

Is the Optical drive Pata or Sata?

If Pata be sure it is set as master and is connected to the end of the IDE cable, some motherboards are picky about this.

If Sata connect it to a sata port near the beginning, Sata 1 or 2 0 is usually a hard drive.

What service pack level is that XP CD?? Needs to be at least SP2, if not slipstream it.

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Hi everyone. I'm new here.

I've just replaced my o/s hdd with a new western digital 500gb hdd. Problems began in trying to install xp. It took a looong time. Much longer than it does normally. I know its not the boot disk as i have multiple copies and have never had this problem before. Eventually, it did install.

On booting into windows it starts ok for a couple of minutes then it becomes unresponsive. If i click on the start menu it doesn't respond straight away, or if i right click on the display and go to properties and go through the tabs it is slow to respond, taking upwards of 6 secs when it should be straight away. Copying files from another hdd to another take much longer. The worst is when i have come to install programs. Small ones install ok. But when i came to install C&C 3 it was very slow taking about 40 minutes to get 50% or so done. Then it just crashed. I have successfully installed the game in a much shorter time on the previous o/s hdd.

A couple of computer specs, i'm running asus p5w deluxe mobo, 2gb ram, e6600 processor.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:winxp running really slow on installation

The drive may be defective but I would also look in Device Manager under Ide Atapi controllers and make sure the Ultra Dma and not Pio is chosen for "current mode".

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Fair day all

Recently, I somehow managed to corrupt my registry by uninstalling some programs (this yields the startup message "the following file is missing or corrupt windows\system32\config\system"). But that's not why im posting here, however, you see, i've fixed that problem before using the MS knowledge base article.

The real problem is, that when i try to access the recovery console, the windows setup gets to "setup is starting windows" then bsod's outs, yielding just the error code, but no other message.

I dont think this could be hardware related.. as the only thing i've changed is that i've removed a fan from my computer since the last time this happened.
So then... How the hell do I fix this, and is there another way to get to the recovery console?

edit: the rest of the message is:
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, )xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

A:STOP: 0x0000007B During winXP installation

For some reason I cant edit my message.. BUT, I seem to have fixed my BSOD problem, but since ive already done this procedure, the directorys that the knowledge base tells me to create already exist, and im afraid that unless I delete those directorys it could mess up the process..

So, how do I delete directorys in the recovery console? Simply doing typing "del tmp" deletes the things INSIDE the directory, but not the directory itself, how do I do that?

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Hi all,
I need help to install WinXP on a laptop that does not have a CD-ROM drive
Dell Inspiron 8500 with CD-ROM/DVD defected (In bay - slide in)
External floppy drive detected (USB) but not works when trying install WinXP using external CD-ROM (USB) from bootup

Appreciated for all helps and suggestions
Just a moose

Primary partition is formatted ==>
1-Not works if trying to install USB driver in DOS
2-Not able to do direct connection
3-Not know how to install OS over network

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Hi all,
I need help to install WinXP on a laptop that does not have a CD-ROM drive
Dell Inspiron 8500 with CD-ROM/DVD defected (In bay - slide in)
External floppy drive detected (USB) but not works when trying install WinXP using external CD-ROM (USB) from bootup

Appreciated for all helps and suggestions
Just a moose

Primary partition is formatted - FAT32 ==>
1-Not works if trying to install USB driver in DOS
2-Not able to do direct connection (Serial nor Parallel as no OS presents). I remember we can do with win95 using syslink (can be wrong) to copy OS over to local drive (Only works for 98se but not later)
3-Not know how to install OS over network

A:WinXP installation using direct connection

do u have internet connection in that laptop ?
u can download daemon virtual cd rom , and try to get xp iso format (image) and loat with daemon like u have a cd rom but in reality it s only a virtual cd rom , and install xp
to create iso for mat or image of cd ,use isomagic .good luck

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Hello All,

I am trying to install winxp, i already formatted and partitioned the hdd with winxp blue screen. But during the installation approximately when it arrive's at 34 minutes remaining, my computer it's like goes in hibernation. It's like the PC is about to restart again, and that's it I have to switch off the PC.
Is there anyone who can help me with this problem.

A:Solved: Winxp Pro installation problems

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Hey guys,

Is there any way to unseal a winxp unattended installation? I just want to update it. Let me know by posting in the thread!


A:How to Unseal WinXP Unattend Installation

Unseal? I would assume you are referring to slipstreaming. So download nLite and update it.

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Im trying to install win xp pro on a dell 8200 in which we recently fdisked and formatted. When I put in the cd, it wont autorun. what am I missing here?

A:winxp new installation wont autorun

It could be simply that your BIOS is not set to boot to your CD-ROM. In which case, you can change those settings in your BIOS menu.

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I have been rolling out machines for our users, but I recently hit a snag.

I can't install Netscape 7 on a Windows XP machine after installing the Windows XP service pack 1. What I usually do is install Netscape 7 prior to doing the Windows updates.

Has anyone else encountered this? Is there a work-around?

Holy.. little research did the trick.. now this post is a TIP

A:{RESOLVED}Netscape 7 Installation WinXP SP1


Thanks for the answer and tip you took care of on your own.

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Hi there.

I am using Windows XP Professional SP1a.
I have a new OEM installation disc of WindowsXP Professional with SP2.

I was wondering can I upgrade my current system with this installation disc?
If yes then How?

Can anybody please help me with this?

Thanks in advance.

A:Can I upgrade to WinXP SP2 from installation disc?

hiren_16 said:

Hi there.

I am using Windows XP Professional SP1a.
I have a new OEM installation disc of WindowsXP Professional with SP2.

I was wondering can I upgrade my current system with this installation disc?
If yes then How?

Can anybody please help me with this?

Thanks in advance.Click to expand...
As that OEM disk is presumably not the one that matches your hardware and was made for a particular system, the answer is no. It would also fail to provide a legitimate XP installation and you'll have multiple activation problems.

It's still possible to obtain SP2 from the Microsoft website and when that's in, go back for SP3 and about seventy subsequent updates.

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I am trying to install winxp on a new hitachi hdd in ibm x20 (no internal cd drive) and my hp 9200 series cdrom drive is not recognized. I have tried including cd driver on boot disk but it says that this is not dos driver

I tried installing winxp on this drive in ibm r32 (it has internal cd drive), but the hard drive was not found.

Any thoughts?


A:Winxp installation on new hard drive

have you used fdisk? and formated? and have you partitioned?

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Hi everybody

At this moment I have windows XP and I want to install windows 7. I can't upgrade my system to win7 but on the other hand I don't want my documents and programs to be erased. So I thought to install win7 on the same drive as the XP installed without formatting it and to create a windows.old folder.
So I got some questions:

1) Is it gonna work?
2) Will the windows.old folder contain ALL my documents and programs from windows XP?
3) Will I be able to copy those programs from windows.old to another location and run them without installing? Or I have to install them again?

Thank you very much for replying and sorry for my bad english

A:Custom installation winXP-win7

You can copy all of your documents, pictures, music, etc, from the windows.old folder, but you will have to do a clean install of windows 7... You will also need to reinstall your programs..

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Recently i upgraded a pc from win98 to winxp. all did seem to be going well untill i needed to install a new modem.

The existing modem(swannsmart external) is playing up so i got a new internal one. now when i did the O/S upgrade the swannsmart was the current modem.

when i tried to install the new internal, xp finds that there is a new device (PCI simple controller etc...) but when i install the driver, all seems to be going well untill it finishes installing and says "There was a problem during the installation"
"data is invalid"

Now i have checked for newer updated drivers, and i even tried a different modem to no avail.

To my knowledge i believe that there is some sort of issue with the upgrade from win98 to winxp. I'm not sure but i think the device drivers may be getting overwritten by the previous drivers from win98???

as i said i am not sure but this is the only answer i can come up with.

if someone can help me out by offering an explantion or a cure for this problem i would be very appreciative!!! As this problem has been haunting me for a week now!

Thanks for any help offered

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Couple weeks ago tried to install a wireless adapter on my desktop windowsxp sp3. It would not install and froze on the screen with the drivers to be installed. I was frustrated and stopped it, took out the cd and that was the beginning of my trouble. I lost the ability to open any programs such as Services.msc, antivirus stopped running(MicrosoftSecurityEssentls. I can't even go to Safe Mode at all just back on the desktop with all this mess. Can't figure out what to do. Please help?

A:WinXP Home and wireless installation

What happens when you try to access the advance boot options?

If I understand this correctly, the computer loads Windows but the desktop is unresponsive?

Have you tried another mouse?

Have you checked the connection of the mouse?

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Hello, I am experiencing a installation error with my Win 7.
The error: installation must be on a local driver.

I did a SFC scan, and now attached log file for your reference.

thank you in advance.

A:Win 7 installation error: installation must be on a local driver

There's nothing attached.

Where did you get Win7? How is it burned to disk?

Are you booting the installer to Clean Install Windows 7?

During installation process at Steps 7 and 8, use the Drive Options to delete all partitions and create new as you wish, format and click Next to install to first partition. Ignore the small boot partition it creates.

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Hi, all. I've loaded a driver into my Windows 7 Pro x64 installation, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation".

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

How do I force unsigned driver installation (without rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite)?

A:Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try booting into Safe Mode (F8 on startup) where you can choose to force unsigned driver installs in Windows 64-bit.

I think you can also do it by changing Group Policy parameters: Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7

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I receive two Dialog Box Errors upon booting up my computer.

Error #01: Windows cannot find 'logon.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To Search for a file, click the Start Button, and then click Search.

Error #02: Error Loading d:\windows\system32\kofipulo.dll The specified module cannot be found.

[EDIT-12-02-09: The specified dll has now been renamed, yakiyetu.dll]
[EDIT-12-02-09: dll name change again, "guyuzera" & " WIJUTOPA". Norton has named the virus, "Trojan.Vundo!gen1". I cannot use Outlook Express. I cannot use Internet Explorer. I cannot boot in Safe Mode. I am currently posting this message with a broken, spare laptop....... I need help.]

My operating system is Window XP Professional - Service Pack 3

Norton Systemworks 2005 with all updates current.

Ad-aware, (free version), with updates complete.

Windows Firewall is Enabled. [12-01-09: Under "Exceptions" tab, I have unchecked logonui. I did that as a guess.........]

Security settings are default "Medium-High".

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.

Outlook Express 6.

DSL Internet connection.
I can be at my computer from 4:00pm EST - 10:00pm EST. The machine is turned off otherwise until this issue is rectified.

I have read and executed the tutorial for making this post. I tried to run RootRepeal twice and my computer froze twice, (Scripting was set to "allowed" in Norton.)
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A:WinXP Pro, Dialog Box Errors, Logon.exe and RUNDLL kofipulo.dll

Please disregard and remove the original post. I was able to solve the issues and remove the virus.

Thank you.

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Hi all, I have a Dell M1530 XPS and what a nightmare I am having installing Windows 7 on it.
I go to install and get hit by this message
"No Drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"
When I click next nothing happens I have the to cancel the installation.

I have tried pressing F2 to bring up the setup menu but do not know what to do from there.
I have had a brand new motherboard fitted from dell and now unsure what model I have now.
Using Belerc Advisor this is what it says about my system, any help would be great:
Processor a
1.67 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded
247.18 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
146.89 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


Ricoh MMC Disk Device (247.18 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 0001

A:o drives were found. Click load driver to provide a mass storage driver installation

Hi there

Some problems I had and that also BSOD alot was that the hard disc compability mode was set wrongly, if so you would not see the discs.

Check in bios for somwthing like "AHCI" mode and "Compability" mode.

Put it to compability as otherwise special drivers are neededm ones added you can swap this back to get more speed.


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Hello. I have this Dell L733r that I installed WinXP on. It also has an internal 250mb zip drive as a slave drive which is on the same cable as the DVD rom installed on [1]. When I installed WinXP, the main hard drive (master) [0] ended up with a drive letter of [e]. The DVD rom was D and the zip drive was [c]. Is there anyway to avoid this short of disconnecting the zip drive? But it would seem that you wouldn't have to discconnect the zip drive. Why does the main hard drive set as master [0] not automatically be assigned [c]. thanks

A:Assigning drive letters in installation of WinXP

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Hey everyone

I have a 500GB drive. One partition is 50GB big, the other has the rest. My problem is that I just formatted my machine, and I'm trying to install XP x64, however on the XP installation screen, my 50GB partition is showing up as D: and my other 450GB are showing up as C:

I want to install my system on the 50GB drive, but I do not want it to be D:
Under disk management of course, I get the "Windows cannot drive path for system volumes"

Do I need to use partition magic, or is there another way to make the XP installation show the 50GB partition as C: ?

A:Select drive letter in WinXP installation?

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Hi all.
I recently bought a new system:
Jeg har fornyligt købt ny computer hos shg:
Gigabyte GA-8KNXP, 875P, RAID, SATA /
2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.7, 120GB, SATA150
2,8 Ghz intel P4 800 Mhz. Processor.

When I boot from the winXP cd I press F6 and install the SATA raid drivers. Then I format my harddrive and start installing.
After all the files has been copied to my harddrive the system reboots and the installation continues, now this is where the problem is.
Now winXP wont copy several files from the cd and thus the installation isnt complete.
I've tried with 2 different winXP cd's, different dvd/cd-rom drives.
And with only 1 Hdisk connected, but it's the same problem, winXP just wont copy the files over.
Im running out of ideas here, so if any one of you have just the slightest idea whats wrong I'd be thrilled.
Thanks in advance.

A:Problems with winXP installation and SATA disks

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First I get this:

AppName: explorer.exe
Appver: 6.0.2800.1221
ModName: Kernel32.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180
Offset: 0000ac9b

And, the report gives me this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:36:24 PM, on 10/09/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\HJT (Hijack This)\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RAM Idle Professional] C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack\RAM_XP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ad-Aware] "C:\PROGRA~1\Lavasoft\AD-AWA~1\Ad-Aware.exe" +c
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Nothing stands out. We'll run a few scans to see if anything comes up.

Please download Trend Micro? Anti-Spyware for the Web Utility (by clicking the "Scan and Clean your PC" button).Save it to your desktop.
Double-click the new icon on your desktop (tmas-web-scan.exe)
It will say "Loading TrendMicro definitions".
Once the definitions are loaded, the program will appear to close then re-open.
Click "Start Scan"
After it's done scanning, click "Scan Results"
Make sure all items found have a check next to them, then click "Clean Threats Now".
Click Exit.
Reboot your computer. In place of the TrendMicro icon will be a text file called "Antispyware.log", please double-click that log and copy the entire contents and paste them in your next post.

Perform an online scan in Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan
Click on the Scan your PC button & a 'pop up' window shall appear. * ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block it
Click On 'Scan Now'
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Begin the scan by selecting My Computer
* You needn't remain online while it's doing the scan but you have to re-connect after it has finished to see the report.
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I have a Dell 2350 Pentium4 1.8 gig Running WinXP Servicepack 1

When trying to install service pack2 thru automatic updates, the installation seems to be going fine. Then, while copying new files to the computer (after backing up and setting a restore point) I get a message that says "Generic host proces for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needs to close".
The file copying continues in the backround. The standard message asks if I want to send the error to Microsoft. I send it and the file copying continues. After five more minutes copying files an error message pops up:"Access is denied". The system requires a click on "OK" and the old system is restored. I have tried to install several times with the same results.

Does anyone have some suggestions?

A:WinXP service pack 2 installation failure

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While I have built/worked on computers in the past, I am not too familiar with SATA and have never really had a problem in this area before:

I have just finished building my last computer and have installed 2 SATA HDDs as well as a SATA BD-Rom and SATA DVD-Rom, all show up in BiOS, and I have installed winXP Pro OS through the BD-Rom. In Windows Device Manager the BD/DVD-Roms show up as fine and working. However, these are not shown in "My Computer" replaced instead by four "Removable Device"s. Also, when I load a disk into one of the drives it is not read by windows, and when clicking on any of the "Removable Devices" it says to please enter a disk into that drive.

Perhaps there is something to set-up in Windows for SATA drives I'm missing? The IDE's I've used in the past have never been a problem.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

A:WinXP unable to read bd/dvd-roms after installation.

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I am trying to upgrade a PC from Win98SE to WinXP pro. I get right through to the last stage when it is ugrading and the computer stops responding. I have unistalled anti virus software but it is still happening. Any clues on what to try next. Should I remove other things, disconnect from network etc? Thanks

A:WinXP installation hangs at Ugrade stage

Verify that your hardware is listed on the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).

Simplify the hardware configuration as much as possible by temporarily removing hardware not required by Setup (modems, sound cards, and network cards).

Make sure that you have the latest drivers, firmware and BIOS
for the computer and all hardware.

Source, see:

Happy Thanksgiving

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Hello all. I hope someone can give me an answer to this weird problem. My cd-rom went yesterday and I bought a new one and when i installed it windows started but when the "new hardware" msg came up I got thrown to a blue screen stop error msg... it said as follows:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen,restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message. disable the driver or check witht the manufaturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.

Chech with your hardware vendor for any bios updates. DisableBios memory options such as caching orshadowing. if you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press f8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000008e (0xc0000005,0x804ef631,0xf9e719b4,0x00000000)
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact you system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.

The old CD was a AOpen running at 56x and the one I am trying to replace it with is a creative 52x.

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A:WinXP and CDROM installation stop error

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I'm having an acer aspire L100 mini pc. i read on the PC World website that there's a partition on the PC(named PQservice) and it contains all the files necessary for reinstallation of XP . how can i create a CD/DVD using those files for creating an XP installation CD. Do explain the procedure in detail.
Thank You

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Hi all. My Optiplex 780 had Windows 7 Pro on it, and I needed to step down to Windows XP.  On installation, I get to the Windows XP Install page, then about half way into the device drivers loading, I get this BSOD error. I've tried to go into BIOS and tweak a few settings, but to no avail.  I've taken all of my cards out and still am having the same issue. The system was working with no issues when it had Win7 on it, so I don't think that there are any memory issues.
Any thoughts how I can go about getting past this error?  I've seen some posts about loading additional Dell drivers, but not really sure how to do that.  My Optiplex does not have a floppy drive.

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I already have Win7 installed with the usual system reserved partition and main partition. Now I want to install both XP and Linux after it. To do this I need to have an extended/logical partition setup so that I can have enough room for Linux+Swap (1st System reserved, 2nd Win7, 3rd WinXP, 4th Linux, and 5th Swap). However, I'm stuck at installing XP.

I can get the initial install going using a BartPE environment. The problem is, that after the XP installer has copied the setup files to the target partition, it cannot then boot from that same partition to resume installation. It simply boots back into Windows 7.

I tried using EasyBCD to create an entry for WinXP so that I could select it in the bootloader, but it cannot create an entry (I'm assuming because nothing has actually been installed yet). How can I get my computer to boot into that XP logical partition to resume installation?

edit: Actually I may just forgo the swap partition and use a page file in Linux instead so I can have 4 primary partitions. Although if anyone knows the answer to the problem it would be nice to know.

A:W7 Bootloader: Boot WinXP from logical during installation process?

I'm assuming you are not intending to use UEFI and have Bypassed UEFI to install normally.

You can convert Win7 partition (not the System Reserved) to Logical so that a Primary becomes available for XP. Video help on how to set partition as Primary or Logical.

Easiest is to repair WIn7 by marking SysReserved Active after XP starts up, then booting into Win7 installer or Repair CD to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts. Install EasyBCD to add XP.

I'd follow the steps here to add Linux: Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux with other helpful comments here: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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Hi, I just bought a new rig, need help to set up my SATA HDD.

At WinXP Setup, there is a F6 message to install the drivers. At this point in time, I will have just insert the floppy which comes with the SATA HHD. When I pressed F6, nothing happened. Setup continues with Press F2 for Automated System Recovery, and then continued loading the rest of the system cd-files.

However, after loading the files, it did not go in to the drivers installation screen, as should be normal. It went into the Press Enter to Install XP, press R to Repair and press F3 to leave the screen. At this point in time, whatever I pressed, nothing will happen aka looks like hang.

What happened? Is my WinXP cd to be blamed?

At times, when files are loading, there is a message--> Section Files.SCSI.iaStor of the INF file is invalid, and I cannot go further. Any help?

A:SATA installation help, resulting in WinXP setup problems

I have a simliar problem but it does not hang, it says that Windows XP does not recognize a HD and setup cannot continue.

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Zoostorm laptop keeps asking for installation disc to be inserted (to solve error startup) but as I have no disc, is there any downloads available?

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Hello. I've spent the last month reading topics and getting help with some malware removal. I am seriously impressed with the detailed instructions and knowledge. I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me in similar fashion.​​I am working on my neighbor's boss' laptop as a helpful service. While updating the software as part of the final step to the malware removal assistance that I received (, I ran a Java uninstaller called JavaRa as recommended by Broni, the TechSpot malware annihilator that helped me.​​I ran JavaRa and it appeared to delete all Java versions. I went to the Java site and reinstalled the latest version. The installation process appeared to conclude successfully, but the Java version checker doesn't recognize any version of Java installed. I ran JavaRa again to try and start from scratch, but the exact same thing happened - installation appeared to be successful but the Java site does not recognize any version of Java as being installed. Java applets are showing up as empty boxes wtih a small red X in the upper left corner.​​I decided to take a different tack and follow the uninstall directions from the Java site, which indicates that uninstallation should take place from the "Add/Remove Programs" section of Control Panel. In the Add/Remove list, the previous version of Java (Java 6 Update 29) was l... Read more

A:Java thinks it is installed, but it isn't, preventing installation - WinXP Pro SP3

Go to hhtp:// You should be able to download the latest java from there. I had the same problem with all three of my computers on java site. This site is safe . Hope this helps. As far as java still showing in your add and remove. It will show even if it was removed due to it was remove by a different program not the add and remove in windows.

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I am installing Windows XP Home on a computer. I just reformatted the hard drive using the Win XP CD.

Now, when it goes to install, I get an error message that says

SXS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or policy file "D:\I386\asms\6000\MSFT\VCRTL\VCRTL.MAN on line 16.


Installation Failed: D:\I386\asms. Error Message: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).


Fatal Error:
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.

Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

If you are installing from a CD, there might be a problem with the disc; try cleaning the disc or using another disc.

If you are installing from a network . . .


Then it repeats it all again.

I am installing from my CD. As far as I know, it should be good.

Any ideas?

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A "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)" usually occurs when the disc is to scratched up or the CD-ROM is faulty. You might want to try cleaning the CD-ROM and CD with special cleaning tools or even try replacing them if you have a spare CD & CD-ROM. Also the IDE cable connecting the CD-ROM to the MOBO could be the cause. Once you have tryed all that if it is still happening it could be RAM or something more serious.

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Anyone knows what's the command to input if to take out:

1. page file
2. System Restore.

in the uattended setup ?


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