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Reinstall XP Home How do I reinstall all my Program Files I Have?

Q: Reinstall XP Home How do I reinstall all my Program Files I Have?

ok, this is strange.. I reinstall Windows XP Home because My computer was messed up. It deleted all my files.. so on my desktop screen I don't have any Program Files Icons BUT it still save my Files!!! I have my orginial files in my Documents folders and In my Program Files It has all the Programs and files that go with that program???
How do I zap everything back on my desktop screen so I don't have to go Download each files as new again??? And I how do i get my Internet Favorite Links and my Notepad with my saved information in it??

Thank you!!

ps. Yes I did try the "Start" and then program files and none of the programs are there.. BUT yet it is in my Program Hard drive C: Program files... with the Program and all it's content???

Preferred Solution: Reinstall XP Home How do I reinstall all my Program Files I Have?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Reinstall XP Home How do I reinstall all my Program Files I Have?

You installed a new version of XP in the same folder as your old one instead of repairing the one that was there already. Your programs are there, but not "installed". You need to reinstall all the programs to create their registry entries and shortcuts.

You probably have 2 "Windows" folders, too, with different names. Go to Start > Run, and type:


to see which one you are using now and delete the other one.

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I hope this is the right forum. Thank you in advance to the moderator to move it to the appropriate forum.

My Toshiba Satellite L25-S1216 laptop is slow ever since I had a few blue screens last Spring-Summer. A couple of times damaged (OS) files and sectors had to be fixed with chkdsk and/or SpinRite since last Summer. Extensive testing of the Hitashi Travelstar 60Gb internal Hard Drive indicated that it is healthy. This HD was cloned from the original 40Gb last February-March, which is now in an external enclosure. This 40Gb original HD contains the OS when it was healthy and with essential program files we'd like to preserve.

Note that my PC is not only slow but the jingle sound for instance when you log out is choppy as if the system was overwhelmed to play it.

Following recommendations supported by threads I read it would be good to reinstall windows XP Home Sp3.

My dilemma is that my wife bought this laptop from a teacher friend and we do not have all the license key and CD to reinstall some of import programs (e.g. Microsoft Office and specific math editor and teaching programs). I read that there is a way to reinstall windows and restore the program files and user data from either a back-up of disk image. I wonder if I can adapt this approach to my system?

Here is what I have:
(a) Toshiba Satellite Intel Celeron M (1.60GHz) 2Gb RAM.
(b) Windows XP Home Edition SP3 installed, license key but no physical CD at the moment (I can purachse it ... Read more

A:How to reinstall Win XP Home and preserve program files and user data?

so if you run the recover dvd dont it give you recover without loss of data and setings

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I have decided to reinstall my Windows 7 operating system. What is the best way go about this?

I have many programs that I want to re-install but going through the process of re-downloading or re-installing them is a bit much.

Can copy I go into Computer>>Windows (C)>>Program Files (x86) and copy the files there, put them on a external drive, then paste them after I re-install the O.S.?

Thanks for the help!


A:Reinstall O.S. - Can I copy program files first?

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when laptop starts up, screening displays notice that the
Need to be reinstalled but I have tried to find these things on the internet with no luck. Where do I go from here? Please help.

A:Need to reinstall core program files but where do I get them?

Hello MEYGANHB, and welcome to TSG....

It appears you or someone has run a program called Registry Mechanic on your computer. Any kind of registry cleaner, optimizer, whatever is not recommended by the majority of experienced people on this forum, primarily because of the kind of thing you are experiencing now.

When you boot the machine, does it get past the notices you listed or does it stop there?

It's possible, even likely, there is not much you can do other than a repair install or perhaps a clean install of the operating system to fix your problem. If you wish to tackle that and you have your operating system CD and product key code, the folks here on TSG will be more than willing to help you do so. Be aware the clean install will erase everything you have on your hard drive. Data, photos, documents and programs. Also some drivers may need to be reinstalled. a repair install, if it works, will restore all your system files while leave programs and files intact.

Let us know what you would like to do.... Raybro

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Is there a way to reinstall Vista Home Premium while keeping my current programs and files? I've messed up some setting and can't figure out how to set them back to normal - is there a restore factory defaults option somewhere? Without doing a clean install? I don't want to lose my installed programs.


A:Reinstall Vista while keeping program files

Hi. . .

If doing a Vista re-install, all programs are gone. They must be re-installed as files relating to them are scattered throughout the OS drive. Also, there are settings in the registry.

You should have an option when booting into the recovery partition to invoke a system repair. That would preserve your installed programs.

What happened?

Regards. . .



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I was partitioning my HDD using Acronis and when it rebooted there was an acronis error which corrupted Windows. (I got the error message "WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT:

I used the XP CD and the recovery console and noticed that the folder structure was still there but there was no Windows Folder!

I installed Windows and selected "leave the current file system intact" option. It loaded windows and I still have my Program Files, full of programs and the previous domain users in the Documents and Settings folder.

Is there any way I can "re-register" all my programs in program files with Windows? I'm guessing it might be something to do with the registry?

Other info -

When i booted the PC I now get 2 options to boot for Windows XP Pro, both look the same, with no programs available.

There is only 1 program files folder, there is no Program Files.old

any ideas?

A:Recover Program files after Windows XP reinstall

They need to be reinstalled as though they were new. Most programs also have components in the Windows directory (now lost) and many other locations. Those all need to be restored as well as all the registry entries.

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if i reinstall windows using the setup cd, and i rename programs files to say programfilesold

and then install windows again. will it keep this programfilesold?

or does windows 7 save the program files anyway when you custom install to the same drive

*Just found out it saves them to Windows.old*

A:*Reinstall* Will renaming program files keep my stuff

This doesn't really belong in "Crashes and Debugging" forum.

Yes, it basically shoves everything from the original install into the Windows.old directory prior to installing the new Windows. I've personally had varying success with just moving things over from the Windows.old directory to the new created directories, but often times it works out very well. Just make sure to not copy over whatever bugged out your system and required you to reinstall Windows in the first place.

Details on the whole thing are mentioned in the tutorial here.

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Hi I need expert advice please, i have a laptop acer es1-612-csyw , and i desperatleyy need to reset /refresh it as have a virus . ive seen how to do this on vids and its simple enough. the problem i hav is i have no idea how to put the programs back on, to actually initiate the reinstallation of them (im a novice but with step by step guaranteed instructions,i can do it)

the programms list i will put at bottom. so it said it will make a copy of the programs files that i will lose (for refresh ,but i did not go ahead with it) . so what do i do? save all the program files ,and put on external usb hard drive? and then refresh and plug it back in, but how to i initiate the reinstallation of all the essential programs ? they dont seem to have any kind of basic set up just click icon etc . they are essential ones such is intel , internet explorer ,microsoft office etc.

and i assume windows will stay same so not need to reinstall windows at all it says i wont am just totally lost , i dont want to refresh and then be stuck with a unusable computer .

so it created a windows Program Files (x86) and within there is ..well loads ,of the programms it will remove . so how do i activate these programs once ive refreshed ? real ultra simple instructions please i dont know how to activate/reinstall these programs and will be stuck without them.i have windows 8.1 . i have NO disk or anything for any programms,the laptop was new but didnt come with any dis... Read more

A:desperate help with program files x86 reinstall basic

Have you tried to remove the virus ?

If Windows Defender won't remove it, there are many free anti-virus programs available.

I use Avast.
The paid version.
I haven't had a virus for many years.

There is https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

Others here may offer more advice.
It may be easier to remove the virus than to refresh or reinstall.

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I looked at so many tutorials but it just confuses me. I boot cd, enter, f8- then there;s this partition page. The choices are my H: Fat32 or my partition 2 which has a lot of space. I try to put my H but it says not enough space. All the directions i looked at are confusing me- after i press H it asks to partition NTFS. Isn't that basically wiping out all my files. Some screens i have seen are not the same as mine. I have a Presario compaq running windows xp home edition.

Every time i follow directions i chicken out because im not sure 100% that im doing it right

A:I finally got a xp home cd and im trying to reinstall xp wo losing files

Hi there!Here is your link, friend: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

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In an effort to upgrade my AVG software, my current version was uninstalled and I was not able to install the upgrade. In trying to fix the problem, AVG sent me .exe files to extract and my computer is blocking them. I checked the 'show hidden files' but they are not showing and still blocking.

A:Unable To Extract .exe Files To Reinstall Avg Antivirus Program

Reboot the computer and start tapping the F8 key. When the option presents itself, select safemode and try it from there

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My son's laptop 'died' earlier this week. Screen just went blank. In the end, I decided to rebuild the drive.
After much difficulty, I managed to reinstall the OS (Windows 10) and all seemed well.
Oh, except the reinstall does not provide even WiFi drivers at a minumum - so after figuring that out I had to dig that up too on another computer and transfer/install. Problems over... I thought.
As the XPS went on its way to update drivers - the screen suddenly went blank (hello! haven't we met before?)... made some melodious beeps and chirps as though trying to communicate (it wasn't morse code) and now the computer continues to hum away (the fans?) with that.... black screen.
Before I wipe everything and re-install, again, and perhaps let the machine run with old drivers at the risk of malicious attacks etc (small price to pay for a 'working' computer I suppose), might anyone know of solutions to this problem?
With thanks in advance.
Frustrated but Hopeful

A:Dell XPS 13 Black Screen - cause for OS reinstall - happened again after reinstall during driver updates

What is the exact system model?
Is there any damage / liquid spillage on the system?
For the beeps, first we need to check if the HW is functional:
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional. Also, run an extended / thorough tests on the HDD and memory to check for any possible errors. 
Drivers: If you are using a retail image of Win 10 OS, it will contain only the OS installation files, since the OS is generic. The hardware on each system would differ and hence, the drivers need to be reinstalled. If you are using a recovery image for your system, then it would contain the required drivers with the OS image.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I am trying to do a reinstall of xp home and on setup it says it cannot find a previous version on hard drive. XP got corrupted and won't boot that is why I was going to reinstall. Any ideas?????

A:XP home reinstall does not find previous version of Xp home

Sounds like you have an Upgrade disc, does it say Upgrade on the disc itself?
Is it asking you it insert a disk with the previous OS?

In that case, you should be able to insert the CD for your previous operating system (Win9x/WinME/Win2K) to show setup that you have a qualifying copy.

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check my laptop for any problems,like with the registry or any missing files i need for my pc to work normally.

i did a reinstall and now when i click on stuff it lags for a sec,sometime 5 or 6 seconds. and my vista score thingy went down a point lol.

does vista come with such a program.i only had this new notebook for a week.its got 2gbs of ram so it shouldnt lag when i start a program or shut down a window in explorer.

A:n e program i can use after a reinstall that will..

So you surf the web with your new kitten and you still want her to purr? You might download, install and update Spybot Search & Destroy at www.safer-networking.org. and then do a malware scan. I'm sure there'll be a mod by here in just a few minutes who'll tell you to download and install HijackThis at http://www.merijn.org/ and then attach a copy of the report to your next post as an attachment. Why did you reinstall a week old laptop? You really need to add more information for people to help you.

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I wanted to convert my Sony Vaio back to Windows 7 after updating to Windows 8 last year. I tried using the recovery disks that I created when I got the laptop. It told me that I couldn't reinstall. So after trying multiple things, I finally decided to wipe out the entire hard drive thinking that it would automatically reinstall Windows 7 64 bit. Now when I try to reinstall, it can't find a drive to install it to and all I have is a black screen now telling me Operating System Not Found....please help so that I can reinstall Windows 7 64 bit on my Sony Vaio VPCCW21FX with a 500 GB SATA Hard drive and 6 GBs of RAM.

I'm thinking I may need to create a partition so that when I put the recovery DVD in to reinstall Windows, it has a drive to install the software onto. I don't know how to create a partition or if that will solve my issue. My laptop is now worthless. Also, I can't access BIOS. I completely erased the entire hard disk.

A:Erased hard drive to reinstall Win 7 but now won't reinstall

Jim depends on how you set the wipe up and how you formated it mate look at this and if you have access to another machine do it.
If the drive is wiped clean then follow this it says for SSD's but will also work on spinners
SSD Alignment

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Title says it all. My computer is very sick and I've received an error message today saying windows must be reinstalled, insert the reinstallation dvd. I don't have that disk anymore though I do still have the product key.

What should I do?

A:How do I reinstall windows 7 if I've lost the reinstall disk?

You may need to buy a new one. Do you have a recovery partition on your hard drive?

That is a very strange message, though. Are you sure you're not infected? Where and when did you see such a message?

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I bought Office 2016 months ago, but due to windows update failure I had to reinstall win10 thereby losing Office 2016.
Can someone point me to a contact? I bought Office 2010 online from MS. TIA

A:how to reinstall Office 2016 after win10 reinstall?

If you bought online there should be a record of this and you will be able to download Office again. Try this link http://www.office.com/myaccount

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i've decided to go ahead and reinstall w8pro given my extensive messing around with it has finally caused some quirky, unexpected results - it's a relatively new installation, so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle, didn't get a chance to install a lot of third party programs and such. the thing is, i did purchase and install the w8 media center pack - how do i go about getting this back? do i have to contact ms? i'm fairly certain that i don't have an activation number for the pack, if i recall i just paid for it online and then was allowed to download it and install it.

also, i thought i would go ahead and do a clean install all over again as opposed to a reset or refresh given i want to make certain that i'm starting from scratch again... or do you think a reset or refresh might be the better option (i'm not concerned about keeping any personal settings or files intact). any advice would be appreciated.

A:W8 Media Center Pack - Reinstall After W8 Reinstall?

They will have given you a Product Key for it - Just reinstall Windows 8 and then get Media Center again using the same Product Key, it's yours now. After you install it, the Media Center Key will be your new OS key.

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I have a validated xp home installation, but do not have the CD. Is there a way to reinstall without the CD?

A:Reinstall XP Home

If you have a COA on your computer that's valid, Microsoft will send you a new copy for a very small fee.

I "think" that you can copy someone else's xp home and use it and then use your own product key.

Maybe someone will correct me here?

Just don't use their product key or you'll lose the license for both computers and be buying yourself and your friend new copies of xp.


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Hello everyone!
I had a virus that I think I didn't fix totally because explorer.exe still uses uses a few minutes of CPU time in task manager, not always, but most of the time when I go online.

I want to know what I should do. Should I format the hard drive and reinstall xp (I still have the cd) or is there something else I should try?

Thanks in advance :-)

A:reinstall xp home?


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Well i screwed up my wife's laptop. I was doing a non destructive reinstall of windows as outlined by Fred Langa, but setup was freezing while installing hardware. Now i can't get past window looking for "asms" on the cd-rom

A:reinstall xp home


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I bought a used Dell Laptop with WIN XP PRO. Windows Gen Advantage flags this as
illegitimate. I would like to reinstall the XP Home but do not have the original CD's.

My search so far indicates the system should have a folder named i386 but it does not.

The laptop label has the original KEY. Can XP Home be reinstalled without
CD and without wiping out what's on the PC now?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

A:How reinstall Win XP home w/out CD?

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Heya, bleepin' buddies.

I have an old HP Pavilion 750n. I have an aftermarket 160 GB hard drive which is undoubtedly very corrupted. I'm trying to reinstall XP Home. I don't have the original HP disk, but an acquaintance loaned me a retail disk with which to use my original HP key.

Anyway, the computer boots and the installation begins. The trouble starts after the drivers and files are detected and installed. I get a screen saying that this disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition, and return to the previous screen and create a compatible partition. On that screen is:

157066 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]
Unpartitioned space 157065 MB

I've tried several times to create partitions of various sizes. It takes me back to the no compatible partition screen.

I had previously tried a TON of boot disks on this HDD to wipe the corrupt data and repartition/reallocate. I'm sure that's where I corrupted several sectors or clusters. Is that why I'm having this problem? Do you think there's any hope for this HDD at all? If so, what can I do to work around this endlessly looping screen and get XP on it?

Thanks a million!

A:Can't reinstall XP Home

To be honest...I suspect that it's the hard drive. 160GB drives that I purchased brand new (back then) have all been retired from use by me (I try not to use a hard drive after 5 years past the date on it), no point in expecting miracles re functionality.I suggest running the appropriate hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive...to see if it's worth the trouble...before trying to install any O/S.Free Hard Drive Testing Tools - Hard Drive Diagnostics - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/tophddiag.htm Such diagnostics are avalable for download/use from the website of the hard drive manufacturer. You need to get the diagnostic that matches your hard drive. The manufacturers's label indicates model and manufacturer.Louis

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I am attempting to reinstall WinXP Home on a Dell computer for which the owner no longer has the original CD that came with it. The product key sticker is still on the side of the computer. I have access to an MSDN version of WinXP Home SP2, but when that installs, it says the product key on the Dell box is not valid.

Anyone know how I can get the MSDN version to install without using the MSDN key?

A:Reinstall XP Home

No and it's illegal. This is a "white hat" forum, so tread lightly.

You best bet is to find the Dell disk version that came with the computer and use the PID to install that version. They are available in various places which also cannot be discussed as the means to acquire these disks (that I know of) is also verbotten to discuss.

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Please help me I need step by step in reinstall windows xp home. I have the disk that came with computer. I just had this done by a friend and now cannot connect to safe mode.
I think something went wrong when reinstall was done so want to do it over agin by my self but do need some help on how to do it. Thank you for what ever help anybody can give me thank you

A:reinstall x home

Place the CD in your CD-ROM drive and reboot. When the machine is trying to reboot, go into the BIOS and set the boot order: 1. CD-ROM; 2. Hard Drive. Press F10 to save. You will be prompted to boot from your CD-ROM and that's where you press any key to allow it. From here you will have to follow the menus which are self-explanitory. Format the drive to wipe off the old OS (and all the old files for a clean install).

PLAN B: If you have some personal items you want to save and only want to repair the OS, at the first chance, indicate you want to install Windows. You will be asked a second time if you want to repair your installation. If you say 'yes', only the OS will be affected (you will need to re-install your device drivers). This is called an "in-place upgrade" which will re-write the system files without destroying your other files and applications (not 100% guaranteed risk-free).

Good luck and Have a Happy New Year!!!

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I had a problem for which I was told to reinstall XP Home over itself, which I did. At first I thought all my old data and programs were gone, but they are still there and I can't run the programs. I went into safe mode and changed ownership and permissions for my new username account as administrator, and I changed the programs folder from read only and gave myself full control. But when I log on in normal mode, the only way I can get to them is throught My Computer, c drive, program files. I can see them all still there, but if I try to run them I get error messages or they come up with the screen to register them.

When I go to start, program files all that shows up are a couple of programs that I did reinstall.

Is there a way that I can get them back into the program list in control panel and run them without having to reinstall every program? I have a LOT of programs. If I do have to reinstall every one, will they reinstall over themselves, or will they be on my hard drive in 2 different places?

Also is it possible to get my old desktop and favorites back? All my documents, photos etc are there and I can access them without any problem. My favorites folder is in documents and settings, but can I get it back onto the favorites list in IE6?

Also in outlook express 6, can I get back my saved messages and my address book?

One last question, do I need to go to MS and do all the IE and XP Home updates again?

This is all extremely upsetting and I will appreciate... Read more

A:need help after reinstall XP Home

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Had a malware problem that couldn't be solved, so I opted to reinstall WIN XP. The install appeared to be going smoothly until I got to the Windows Activation screen. It is white and blank with an hour glass in the middle of it? How long does "activation" take. Before I reformatted my whole system I had been connected to the internet, but now I'm not sure what is happening. I wasn't given an option of how to activate, just did I want to activate now and I clicked on yes! Maybe I made a mistake?

A:Reinstall WIN XP Home

and welcome to the Forum

Does it boot into Windows now? . .

I prefer to wait to activate until I know that all is well with the install.

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If you uninstall a program like mcafee, how do you reinstall it?

A:How do you uninstall and reinstall a program?


With a program such as McAfee, make sure you have the product key (and remember, McAfee product keys expire), you then have to use the CD that got sent with your computer, or download a trial version from the McAfee site and then enter your product key.

Hope this helps,


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OK , I finally got my computer setup exactally the way I want it. Is there a program that can make a restore disc so that if I formatt or if my hard drive turns to junk I can put this backup cd in and everything will be reinstalled just the way it is now. My hard drive is partitioned and I have WIndows98se on one partition and Windows XP on the other. I think the program I'm thinking of is called Gohst or something like that. Thanks a bunch

A:Automatic reinstall program

Norton Ghost is one:http://www.symantec.com/sabu/ghost/ghost_personal/

PowerQuest Drive Image is another (very good) one:


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My Laptop got problem.
I install the software. everytime i restart or waiting a few hours. the software need to re install back. if not it not working.
i also got problem srv.exe.

sorry for my bad english.

i already running combofix. drweb..

A:program keep need to reinstall after a few hour

Hello, having already run ComboFix ... We need to see that log and a DDS log.Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Skip the Gmer section.Let me know if all went well.

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Trying to reinstall an audio program (Steven Slate Drums 3.5) after HDD failure. Installer only gives the option to uninstall. Will not uninstall because the drive it was on is not available (F:/ invalid drive message) . Trying the install again still has only the option to uninstall. I have tried going through the registry to delete the entries for the program but still get the same message. The manufacturer no longer supports the program and will not help me. Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks, Jeff

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I hope this is the correct place to post a request for help.

I installed Octave but made a stupid mistake when trying to uninstall it. The command window was open when uninstalling. Now, when I want to reinstall the software, I get the following message:

"Another Octave installation (with the same version) has been detected. Please uninstall it first."

I checked a little online and saw people talking about registry keys to delete. I tried to find Octave or GNU keys in regedit and deleted them, but it is still not working. Anyone has an idea what could be the cause?

Thanks in advance for any answer.

A:Unable to reinstall a program

Meh, after spending 4 hours trying to find the problem, I just post this topic and 10 minutes later I find the solution. Some pesky files were hiding in the C drive. Sorry for the trouble, feel free to delete the thread

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I had a program called counterspy an antispyware program that I uninstalled a few days ago and now I keep getting windows installer opening and trying to install this program every time I open certain programs: my email clients; outlook express and thunderbrid also when I open Pando and my removable drive anyone know what's going on?

Of course I cancel it and restarts and I cancel it and it restarts so I have to let it load so that it can't find the installer for the program and ask me for the location several times be fore it gives up. But once I open one of the above listed programs it starts all over.

A:Uninstalled Program keeps trying to reinstall on it's own

Download/install Dial-a-Fix from here:


Launch the program, place a check in the box:

Fix Windows Installer
Click Go

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I have been using PerfectWorks, a Novell word processing program originally designed for Win95, since it came out. I know, I know, there are bigger and ostensibly better programs out there, but other programs I have tried leave me cold. I have been running PerfectWorks on Win98 for the past five years without a problem. I use the program a lot, and in fact depend on it to maintain countless business documents and records.

PerfectWorks is now developing signs of age. By way of examples, it occasionally tells me it experiences an error in reading a document I want to re-open. It does not lose documents, as when I try a different route to access them I have always succeeded -- so far. Last night the tab key did not function, today it does.

I back up the data nearly every day. I most recently ran scandisk and defragged seven days ago. Neither found any problems, yet PerfectWorks problems persisted after they were run.

Should I attempt to reinstall the program in hopes of fixing it? If I reinstall the program, will my existing documents be deleted, or will they remain in their appropriate folders within the program?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Reinstall ancient program?

To be on the safe side, it would be best to copy all your documents which are stored in PerfectWorks on a folder outside that software. You can always copy your documents back into PerfectWorks after your reinstallation. When you do copy all your documents into a new folder, I don't see any need to keep the originals in PerfectWorks, so go ahead and delete them. You can also cut and paste instead of copy and paste your documents.
Once you have your documents stored in a new folder, use the Add/Remove Programs located in the Control Panel to get rid of the software properly. Don't delete the program manually by selecting the folder and deleting it. After the removal of PerfectWorks, go ahead and reinstall your program.
If you still have problems with some of the documents opening, it may not be the software, but the document itself. The document may be corrupted. If so, see if you have an old copy of that particular document in your backup to recover from.

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Issues include CD player not working. Probably my fault due to inadvertantly erasing the program ( think). OR player malfunctioned. Ken aka LIQUIDNIRVANA

A:I need to reinstall the Acer program.

What is your model number and what program are you talking about?

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I've searched the forums here and came up with some EXCELLENT info, but unfortunately I appear to still be missing something because I still can't get my puter straightened out.

I bought a bigger hard drive and installed into my main computer, then installed my copy of Windows XP. Everything went fine.....no problems what so ever.

The hard drive I took out of the main computer I reformatted to NTFS (it was FAT32 and XP was missing some files and having a hard time anyway). I then took the empty, reformatted hard drive and placed it into my "backup" puter. As I attempt to reload Windows XP, everything goes as normal until I get to the screen that tells me to pick a partition to laod the XP. Then it tells me I already have a copy of "windows" and do I want to delete it and overwrite with the new copy. When I hit yes, the entire process of reformatting, choosing partition, etc just keeps "looping" itself. I cannot get past that point of the install process.

I'm no puter expert by any means, but I have changed, reformatted, reinstalled operating systems on several occasions without any problems. However, I have no idea why this install keeps looping itself and will not let me install it.


A:Xp Home Reinstall Problem

What you may need to do is delete the partition on the hdd you want to install Windows XP onto and then create the partition and then try install Windows XP on the partition you just made.

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Am having a problem getting HP software (newly installed) to recognize HP scanner (MS Scan Wizard works OK - so I think the driver and scanner hardware are OK).

HP Tech Support feels that its a Windows prob left over from the previous scanner/software (Epson) that was installed but is now removed (I installed the HP on another PC - a 'virgin' PC ... ie never had a scanner installed - with no problem).

I tried creating a new user (administrator) and installing from there (after logging on as the new user - but still had same prob.

MY QUESTION IS: Can I just install (new or update- which?) from the Windows XP Home (SP2) CD - that I used to initially install? (The CD is NOT an OEM version - it 's a 'retail' version that I installed a few months ago. I just did the initial 'startup' from the CD and was only given the choice pf UPDATE or BEW OMSTALL - neighter of which looked right.) I don't want to 'lose' the programs (or settings or drivers) already installed. (All data is on a second HD.)

Thank you.

A:Win XP Home Reinstall/Repair?

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I have a dell laptop and it came with windows xp home, but did not include the reinstall cd. I really need to wipe my HD and start all over. My first quesition is this: I have a Windows XP Professional install disk, will that work with my computer/product key(which i beleive is located near the battery on my laptop?

My second question is this: My mother has a toshiba laptop and she has the windows XP reinstall disk but it specifically says for her model laptop will it work on my computer, and with my product key?

Thanks a bunch, Im attempting to save my self some money by working around things


A:Reinstall Of Xp Home/professional...

I once asked a MS rep about the legalities about doing this and could not get them to state unequivocally whether this is or isn't legal leaving it at a gray matter. If you have the same OEM disc that was used to install your OS then give it a try. You can also call Dell and see what it would take to get a installation disc from them, it should be considerably less expensive than purchasing the new copy of XP.

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Hi, I have a dell dimension 2400. I had to reinstall windows xp home using the reinstall disk that came with my computer. After the reinstall the screen resolution is very low. So low that i cannot install my printer. When i go to the settings it will not let me slide the resolution bar to the right. What am i doing wrong? Any suggetions will be greatly apprciated. Thanks

A:windows xp home reinstall

You Dell Resource CD (not the Windows one, the other one) has all the drivers for your video, NIC, etc.

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hi, my computer came with xp home edition pre installed, I now want to reinstall but wipe the hard drive first.
I only got a cd rom recovery cd, no floppy and i did what i thought was a clean install, there is no sign of old software etc ,but with little installed so far Iam using 10gb and when i checked for virus with norton anti virus , i seen it was checking all my old software etc, so I am assuming i have not formated the only drive" c " that i have.
How do I go about this,

a newbie to computing and I hope you can help.


A:reinstall xp home plus format

depending on what restore disc it is, choose Full restore. This option allows you to reformat the hard drive, then proceed to install the OS with all device drivers.
If you just have a Windows XP Home full edition, put the CD in and remove the current partitions, then create a new one. This will ensure that all data is erased and you have a clean install of Windows.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 108512 MB; Z: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 108512 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M3918
Antivirus: CA Anti-Virus Plus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

I was having a problem and was doing a Restore operation to an earlier date. During the operation, the operation stopped with an error message stating Windows cannot proceed because of corruption. It directed me to use the Recovery by inserting the Reinstallation CD in the optical reader. The Reinstallation CD includes SP1a. If I have to do a complete reinstallation, do I have to reinstall SP2, then SP3 or just SP3? What would be the procedure for doing a complete reinstall. I have all the driver software on CD.

Will the reinstallation cd with SP1a recover the Operating system with SP3?

I would appreciate help on this problem.

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I helped someone to reinstall windows XP home edition on their old Compaq laptop due to countless unknown processes hogging the RAM and CPU. However this person does not like the account setup from reinstallation and wants the account type similar to the state the person brought from a PC store. Generally the person wants their name appear on the log on screen and the safe mode screen without the system administrator account displayed.

The disk I have is windows XP home edition.

Is this possible to configure? Or do i have to do a preinstall to configure it?

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Hello all and thank you for this helpful resource.

My PC was built by a PC hobbyist who I use to work with. He used what I have figured out to be an illegal copy of XP Pro (no CoA or booklets etc...). My PC is currently at a repair shop where their technicians recommended that they format my hard drive and reinstall windows (which I have to buy). It's had a bunch of problems lately such as restarting over and over, also device manager being blank. I was told it was caused by not having some drivers.

I'm using Home instead purely because it is a bit cheaper and I don't think I need all the bonus features Pro offers since my PC is mainly an arcade machine


1) Since I have XP Pro on my PC, will reinstalling/repairing windows with Home instead cause any problems or result in lost information?

2) Should I leave the reinstall and formatting to the repair shop or is it something a guy with decent computer skills can handle?

Hope I provided you with enough information. Thanks for your time!!

A:Formatting and reinstall of xp home over pro

since you are basically downgrading, it will have to be a clean install. Any data you have on it needs to be saved. Any programs you have installed on it cannot be saved but you need to make sure you have all key/serial numbers.

as far as who to install it, its not hard and if you never done it before, then its a good time to start since you will have to start from scratch. Besides if you get stuck, you can always get help here.

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After reinstalling Windows XP Home everytime I boot up I get to either wait 30 seconds or to have to hit the Enter key to get started. It seems that I formated Windows to boot from dual OP systems but the two choices I have are the same= Windows XP Home.

Can anyone show me how to fix this or is it fixable at all.


A:Window XP Home reinstall

It sounds like you created a second boot partition thereby creating a dual boot machine instead of reloading the op system.

Go to system restore and see if you have a restore point dated before you altered your system.

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Hey guys...it's me again. Well i recently reinstalled Windows XP home on my computer.......i booter from the cd and reformatted my hard drive. Now I've done this before on an older computer i have and normally XP would find all the driver and automatically download it....but my new computer.......i an not getting any sound and the display is messed up....it says i have no drivers installed for these items when i go to the device manager. When i go in.....under Multimedia Audio Controller, Universay Serial Bus Controller, Video COntroller (VGA compatible) and SM Bus Controller there is a yellow questions mark on them. I never received driver disks for these items and i don't know what type i have. I was wondering is there is anything you guys can advise. Is there any sort or progrma that can be run that can tell u the device and find the dirver for it.......i thought CP was suppose to down load these automatically....especially on anew ocmputer that is less than 6 months old. Please help...thanks

A:Window XP home reinstall

Well I cant remember of a program off hand, but you can get the make and model of each device, for your cotrollers USB and such you need the make and model of the motherboard and you can go to the manufactures website and download these drivers this in turn will enable the rest of your devices to be recognised.

If the others devices after that do not recognise then simply get the make and model of these as well.

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How do I reinstall XP on machine that came with Vista home? I have formatted, taken off all the partitions, and wiped all the remaining drive three times. When I get to starting windows on the XP CD, I get blue screen (for machine protection, etc.) I can't find anything in CMOS or BIOS that seems to be causing it. HELP!!

A:Get rid of Vista Home and reinstall XP

chek out your comps manufacturers web site support page for in for on downgrading from vista to xp there may be some inbuilt precautions from them

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I'm new here so I apologize in advance for my repetitiousness, and I cannot PM yet since I just joined. But you were so very helpful and quick....

I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for MY slimline HP Pavillion, purchased 10/2009 (HDD crashed, no recovery, I already blanked/formatted drive):

HP Pavillion
model: s5212y
on Product Key Sticker COA:
windows 7 home premium OA
Build: x15 53758
I never made recovery disks from the pc when first brought home, brand new.
Looking for an OEM version Windows7

Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:Reinstall Win7 home pro on my HP

I do understand your situation. But I have nothing to add to what I said in your first thread.

I may be overruled by other mods or an administrator, but for now I'm closing this also. Please do not open another thread. I will reopen one of these two if it becomes appropriate.

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