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Q: printer problems after reinstalling XP


I took my computer in for service to erradicate a nasty trojan that snuck past my virus protection software. They had to completely wipe my hard drive clean and then reinstalled windows xp os.

I brought the computer home and have been reloading programs and trying to reconnect printers, etc.

Anyway, I have a crazy problem. My printer ports keep disappearing! My main printer has been installed and it works fine right after the computer is booted up. then the next time I try to print it doesn't. When looking at the properties of the printer in the control panel--it is easy to see why the printer can't print---there are NO ports listed. It is really connected to LPT1 and if I restart computer then it will be fine with the first thing that prints (usually whatever didn't print from prior to the shut down). All of the different ports show up as they should be. Then they disappear again!!!

The tech already tried a remote access repair to my computer. But it didn't work---he didn't know what the problem was and all he did was reinstall the printer (which I have done many times) and chose a different driver. Doesn't matter--it is fine when computer first comes on then....gone. even if I just put it into standby--when I wake it up---no printer. :-(

Also, my secondary printer which is a USB connection has the exact same problem so it is not the printer.

Any suggestions?? Has anyone ever heard of this problem before/

thanks in advance for any assistance


Preferred Solution: printer problems after reinstalling XP

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: printer problems after reinstalling XP

This only happens with printers? You can plug in any other USB device and it will continually work fine?

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I just got a new computer with XP pro. I downloaded the drivers for my Lexmark Z51 printer. XP says driver not signed, but I got the printer to work. Now XP keeps re-installing the printer every time I reboot, or turn the printer on.

I have emails in to Lexmark, but they are not known for their support. I just want the darned thing to work.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:XP keeps reinstalling my printer?

Wellcome to TSG.

Shut the printer off and disconnect it. Uninstall the drivers. Reconnect the printer and turn it on and let windows load the drivers. XP has the Z51 driver in its database.


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my hp psc 1410v printer keeps reinstalling the drivers for the printer and asks to register it after i bring the computer on from vista stand-by mode. just wondering what can caus that?

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The problem is each time I turn the computer on, I get the message new hardware found and it reloads the printer. Even though I have that driver loaded already. It loads as many times as I turn on the computer and calls it Copy 1, 2, 3, etc. I have tried 4 different printers and the same thing keeps happening.
I also get found new hardware each time I use the same flash drive
Also, If I turn the printer on or off while the computer is on, it reboots the computer.

cheers to anyone who can solve this problem for me.

amd 64bit, winxp pro, sp2.

A:Printer keeps reinstalling

Did you leave the install disk in your cd rom?

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I recently reformatted a Dell computer running Windows XP, and upon reinstallation of everything I failed to unplug the dp d145 printer from the USB port. It now will not work. There are no error messages or anything, it just doesn't work at all. I have no idea what's wrong with it. The copier works, so it's not a printer issue, it just doesn't work with the computer. Any suggestions?

A:HP Printer not seen (after reinstalling XP)

uninstall the software from add-remove programs.

Unplug the printer.

Remove it from the Printers folder if it remains.

Then reinstall exactly as per the instructions.

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I have an HP OfficeJet K-80 printer/copier/scanner. It worked OK until recently. I could print or copy but not scan. HP Image editor software would not respond to any of my clicks. So, I uninstalled then installed 3 times. Each time I get an error message near the end of the installation process:

"Unable to start the application--the Java Virtual Machine cannot be loaded. Class not registered."

I don't know where the required Java software is supposed to be located nor where I can obtain it.

A:Problem reinstalling printer drivers

I'm working with HP tech support on this problem. It turns out that Java VM is not included in my current version of XP/SP2. I tried downloading Java from Sun's site, but got an error message there also when I tried to install the package.

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I work for a college and we have a number of network printers shared, when we connect to a network printer it installs the driver and everything is fine but after we reboot and try to print again to the same printer it asks to install the drivers again, this happend repeatedly.  This is only happening on vista and windows 7 machines.I have heard that this is a known problem for vista machines and that there is a fix available but i can't find it anywhere.Any help would be appreciated

A:Printer drivers need reinstalling after every reboot

Hi Chris,
if it works on 75 percent of the clients I would do the following thing. Your clients are probably in a domain environment. I would copy the security descriptor (SID) from a properly working client with subinacl.exe (A command line tool which you can download
from MS download) and push it to a not working client and test if it solves the problem.
I thing this is the easiest method.
Subinacl is a the most powerfull tool ever !
With kind regards,
Cengiz Kuskaya

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I was working on getting the Canon ImageClass 4150 machine to work on a machine with Vista installed. I downloaded the new driver and upon trying to install the installer informed me that I needed to uninstall the previous instances of "MF Drivers" in order to reinstall.

I ran a utility included in the setup zip file that is supposed to remove previous Canon drivers in the 4100 series. I removed it from Add/Remove programs and also in the Device Manager. I've searched the computer (including hidden files, etc) and can't find any previous instances of the driver. Can't figure out what else I need to install.. Any help please?

A:Reinstalling printer driver for Canon ImageClass4150



MF refers to the model group...ignore the fact that the second link refers to Win 7. Both links are provided as just info to consider.


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Friend's XP laptop I upgraded to Win7 here in Germany has a Lexmark X7170 printer which installed fine using its software package (he wants to scan). But the problem is he only wants to plug it in when he uses it, and every time he plugs it in now it tries to reinstall the drivers, making a new copy of the printer in Devices and Printers instead of recognizing the one already installed and set to default.

I have tried turning off Auto Device Installation but that only affects going to Windows Update, so it still scans the PC for drivers to install for a new Copy of the printer every time its plugged in, and for some reason doesn't find the needed drivers in their folder.

Is there a way to resolve this. It is using a Vista software package for this older printer, but it prints and scans fine if we can resolve this issue not present when he had XP.

I'm pretty sure its buggy software. The only version of the 7100 software I could get to work is the English version. Now when I try to delete the only listing in Devices and Printers it gives an Access Denied. I'm going to try reinstalling in recommended Compat Mode.

A:Lexmark 7100 printer keeps reinstalling when plugged in

Check if there are any Lexmark Services that aren't running before the printer is plugged in.
If there are, start the Service(s) before plugging in the printer and see if that helps.

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I have Dell Inspiron 531 desktop, Dell 946 printer.

Everything went to hell when I installed Zone Alarm firewall -- because I can't sign onto the internet without closing Windows firewall every time! -- after seeing someone here recommend it and before seeing additional posts regarding how much trouble it causes. And it did. I did a system restore to get back and running, but multiple things are still haywire.

The printer is the most pressing. I thought I would try uninstalling the driver and reinstalling, so I followed Dell's directions here:


I did these things as directed:

Double clicked on the icon
Rec'd prompt to Run
Clicked continue
Clicked OK to unzip files
"All files were successfully unzipped"

Then they say, "Follow the prompts that appear to install the driver. If prompted to restart your system, click OK."

But I don't have any prompts! Instead I'm looking at a screen that says "Computer, OS C: drivers, R145315" across the top. I'm in the install folder, right? But what do I do next? I've got folders that say "apps", "common", "drivers", "install", "pubs", "tools" all "date modified" today. If I click on the install folder, then I see folders that say "config", "English", "x86". None of which looks like ... Read more

A:Solved: Reinstalling printer driver - stuck.

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I have a C309a printer (USB) which was working fine on my Sony Laptop with Windows 7. After upgrading to Windows 10 and downloading a w10 Ddriver from Windows Update, I clicked on Solution Center desktop icon to check printer ink, got a blank white box. Ithen went to your site and downloaded complete C309a software and attempted to reinstall several times unsuccessfully. At one point got a message that printer appeared to be functional so I  successfully printed and scanned a document. However have no solution center anymore. How do I get it back and reinstall entire HP 309a succesfully?

A:Reinstalling C309a printer after updating to Windows 10

@RLP9302 Welcome to the HP Community Forum.  Help, Instructions, Examples:Install Full Feature Software - Printer Section(s)Section titled The Windows 10 Printer Frenzy If your printer is no longer supported, try the Driver (software download) in:Section titled: Bits and Drivers=================================================================You can contact HP and ask about your printer situation -- see what you need / should do for your individual situation if it differs from the norm.Contact HP Support ? Web Assistance Portal If you are in the USA / Canada, fill in the Web form and leave contact information:Contact HP ? USA - Assistance HP Tech support/ Customer Service ? Some English Speaking CountriesIncluding UK and Europe ================================================================= HPSA version 8.x  - non-HP platform This is a new version of HPSA that does reportedly work on non-HP platforms; the program may run on your Sony computer.  I cannot verify;  I have HP systems in my home office. You might install HPSA (HP Support Assistant)  the latest version (8.0.26.x), add your printer device to HPSA, and then let this new version of the program guide you to install any new updates for your printer. Support HomeClick the "Identify Now" button on the right side of the screen >Accept the offer to download and install the latest HP Framework (HPSA) program on... Read more

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After installing HP software for my HP officejet 4680 printer, I get a screen requesting an installer for the following file "GP Basic Service2.msi" I am unable to get it off the screen unless I uninstall of the suite. Help?

A:Solved: Reinstalling HP Software for Printer J4680 officejet

If you don't already have it, here is the support and software update site for the HP Officejet J4680 All-In-One printer.

Here is the "Solve a problem" section that you can browse through.

You didn't mention if your computer has Windows XP, Vista, or 7.


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HI, i am Rayan. i am facing problem while installing my printer drivers, can somebody help me to resolve this.

A:Solving Common Printer Problems | Diagnose Printer Problems

Not without knowing anything about the problem. Go to the printer's support site to get directions for installing drivers. DO NOT use any install disks. Drivers have to come from the printer support site so they are up to date.

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Thankyou! Thankyou! Perrylea

If you are reading this, your solution helped me reinstall my printer. I was getting the print spooler app error message in Vista, as you were, and this is what I did upon following the advice in your blog. You definately helped me with a frustrating problem, and now I would like to help others with the same problem.

1. I went to Device Manager and clicked on View -> Show Hidden
Devices. Selected System Devices. And Uninstalled both the UMBus
Enumerator as well as the UMBus Root Bus Enumerator.

2. Rebooted.

3. Downloaded the drivers for my printer (Dell A960)

4. Installed the drivers for my printer from the download.

5. Printer worked.

This is this readers digest condensed version of Perrylea's solution.

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Alright, I've had a bit of trouble when ever since I decided to reinstall Windows XP. (Due to DirectX and basic slowness issues) The first time I tried to just repair the installation, but once I restarted the computer to finialize, an error message displayed; "The file ab4aoezt.sys could not be found. Press any key to restart." Now, as far as I can tell from googling it, nobody has ever heard of this error, or even that file.

The second time I tried reformatting. (With a different disc) It all went fine, until the very last step. When it booted into Windows, it displayed the customary options:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last known good configuration
Start Windows normally.

All of those options result in a reboot, usually without any warning, within a few seconds. If I choose Last Known Good Configuration, a blue screen pops up for about 1/10th of a second, too fast to read.

Now, I have a linux partition, so I can access all of my Windows files. I just need to know what to change or check out so I can fix my computer. Help with either the error message or the bluescreen issue would be appriciated. Please help. Thanks.

A:Problems Reinstalling

Hello hpfreak26,

I have never seen that error before. I would do a complete reformat using your XP CD then install a clean copy of XP.

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I'm trying to fix a Dell Inspiron 6000 for my mother.

On booting it was getting a message that said it couldn't boot from the hard drive.

I was told that reinstalling windows would do the trick, so I got her disc and began.

Trouble is, as Windows begins to reinstall, an error comes up that says there is insufficient resources to complete. Then the computer restarts and the same error comes up..

Someone mentioned to me that repartitioning the hard drive would alow the install to complete.

Is there a way to do this using BIOS?

I read somewhere that boting Linux from the cd would allow repartitioning.

What can I do?



A:Problems reinstalling xp

and welcome to the Forum

Does the hard drive show in BIOS?

If it does, I would run diagnostics on the hard drive


See this for how to make a bootable cd

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Maybe you can help me out? I am having a similar problem, but after I had my computer cleaned from a virus that was redirecting any searches when in IE 7.0, my computer started acting crazy and Windows XP would not start. I was told to do a format and reinstall XP again. I did get the CD to run and format the hd but when it reboots after installing now I get the error must boot from a CD no OS installed. But if I run the WIN XP CD again it tells me WIN XP is already installed. Could this be a bad hard drive? It is a 7 year old hard drive and has been formatted a few times.

Running WIN XP professional on a whte box. Mother board is M7VIG 400

A:Problems Reinstalling XP

Did you delete the previous partitions on the drive...before attempting to do a clean install? If not, I suggest doing so.

Please copy and post the exact wording of any error message received...and post same.


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I'm doing this on my sister's computer so I don't really know all the details of the system. Basically it's old, 8GB HDD, 64MG RAM, it's had Win98 but recently she's been having a lot of trouble with it locking up, crashing, etc. so I thought that wiping out the hard drive and reinstalling the OS might help it run a little better. She can't really afford a new puter.

So, after backing up her files I took it into DOS and formatted the hard drive. That seemed to go ok. Now I'm starting with the Startup Disk in the floppy drive. I tell it to "Start with CDROM support" and the XP disk is in the CDROM drive.

At this point it says it's installing drivers for the CD drive, then it says "PCI bus scan complete" a couple times. Then it says it's "Preparing to start the computer. This may take a few minutes." Then another message, "Diagnostic tools loaded to D:" and it takes me to an A prompt.

It's XP Pro that I'm trying to install. A couple years ago I bought a puter from my company when they went under and it came with this disk. I didn't have any trouble when I installed it on the puter I bought but it doesn't seem to be working right here. Last year I got a much better puter so I took that one to the thrift store but kept the OS.

I searched thru the forums but haven't seen anything mentioning this specific problem. I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks

A:Problems reinstalling

Have you tried going into your BIOS and telling it to boot from the cd-rom?

Take the floppy disk out, put in the XP cd, restart, and it should prompt you to press any key to boot from cd-rom, do so and it should start on up.

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My other computer was infected beyond repair so I tried to reinstall windows XP without the CD (as I don't have it) using winnt32.exe, I formatted The D: (backup) drive to reinstall a clean version of XP on it as cannot use the C: drive because it has the necessary reinstallation components on it. The problem I have now is that the windows startup is stuck in a loop whereby:

_Floppy diskette seek failure
_F1 to continue or F2 to run setup utility (I go for F1)
_Setup is being restarted
_Not enough virtual memory or paging file quota is available to complete the specified operation and the computer restarts

I would very much appreciate your help with this.



A:Problems reinstalling XP

Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools, WD DataLifeGuard or Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and Advanced tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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my pc has been ill for quite sometime now and this morning when i decided to reformat it, i can do it successfully... it gets stucked on the blue screen with "examining startup environment" below... there's no other means i can revive my pc aside from reformatting it... it started to repeatedly reboot weeks ago and from then on, i can no longer work in it...

please give me some help...

A:Help!!! Reinstalling Problems

OK, what is it you want to do? Do you want to reformat and clean install or are you attempting to fix your current install?

You do understand that if you format/clean install ALL data, apps, etc on the drive will be destroyed; correct?

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Hi everyone got myself an issue with one of my computers its fairly old - HP Pavillion 7850 933ghz 512ram, its probably like 8 years old or something like that.

Anyway the computer had some problems so I tried reinstalling windows again hoping to fix some issues. After deleting partitions on the disc through the cd, I installed windows and was ready to install the programs I would need.

The problems I'm getting is it won't install certain software, you get an ERROR as you try to load the install icon, or when its unzipping half way you get error corrupt file or something like that. I couldn't install programs like office 2007 or NERO burn they said they were corrupt? but on my other machine everything is fine, same windows software.

I also wasn't able to install my printer, usually XP auto detects, but now it just detects the hardware and asks for WINDOWS CD when installing the drivers, but it doesn't do anything, won't accept the cd or anything, if u try to manually install the printer you can select it from a list but before it finishes it also asks for the cd.

Also while windows was installing on the blue screen, sometimes it would say "so and so file coudlnt' be loaded, i think some kind of .DLL and you could retry (which didn't work) or ESC to skip.
Anyone got any idea what this could be???
Thanks in advance

A:PROBLEMS after reinstalling XP

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I decided to reinstall my OS. Again. The damn installer has been stuck on "Installing Network- Setup Will Complete In Approx- 32 Minutes" for the past two hours. Is there anything I can do, and save my files in the process?

A:Problems reinstalling OS...

why did you decide to reinstall - maybe related.

was it a repair install or a new install? You can unplug the computer and it will stop but as far as your files, you may or may not be able to recover. Really will not know until you boot the first time.

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I just reinstalled Windows XP on my laptop but after everything is completely ready, it takes me to my desktop but the resolution is less. I tried changing it but I can't make it less or more it's just set at that one. Do I need to install anything? Thanks in advace

A:Problems After Reinstalling

It seems that your computer is outdated and needs to be updated post haste. Please go to Microsoft Update and choose Custom as your update option. Then install ALL of the updates listed and please reply back here in your next post if you have an issue. Check all of the boxes and go through all of the tabs, making sure all of the updates are checked. Then go back to Microsoft Update once again to get all of your updates and hotfixes, until there are none left to obtain.Update all of your drivers, more importantly your VGA Drivers.

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I have a HP ProBook 4430s with windows 7 home premium that was sent to me from my school and I started having problems with it saying "not responding" with windows and the internet. Then out of no where I got the blue screen of death. I didn't have any recovery disks or install disks so I went to my friend for help. It would boot up in safe mode but eatheir freeze up or not make it past the log-in screen. He made a system repair disk and it didn't work for some reason so with my premission he went ahead and completly reformatted it. That didn't even help, it still didn't want to boot up all the way. I kept on trying to figure something out and eventually it wouldn't go past any of the safe mode options even in the F8 options. Then I stumbled across some different options by hitting F2 right after turning it on. I did a system tune-up, and all of the test it had listed. It said that my hard disk failed and needed replaced, but when I did the test for only the hard disk it passed, crazy. I also figured out if I hit F11 right after i turn it on it HP does a recovery and has a templet to restore it to my student profile when i first got it. When all of that was done i figured it would be fixed, I was wrong, it is going really slow and i keep on getting that not responding message on just about everything. Right now I'm waiting on it to do Windows Updates and it has been about a hour n a half. Oh yea, when i was trying to fix my hard drive a... Read more

A:Win 7 HELP,What to do after reinstalling & still having problems??

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I'm not sure if this is at all a heat issue, as I've now stuck a fan blowing inside the case. Something seems to be messed up, but I can get into windows and run it fine save a few programs. I was trying to get ready to reformat and reinstall everything (because I'm that kind of guy) but when I put in my WinXP cd, it keeps shutting off the computer when I get to the point of being able to format the HDD. I never get to. I don't understand this. And I'm getting really sick of the random shutdowns that seem to be happening more frequently.

Thanks for any help in advance.

A:Having problems reinstalling...

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I recently had problems with my computer, so I reinstalled XP. Before doing so, I deleted all the previous partitions. My computer is working fine, except for whenever I start up, it asks me which OS I want to use. It gives me two options but they both say the same: Windows XP Home Edition. The first OS works fine, but the second prompts me to insert a disk. Although this is not harming my computer in any way, it is annoying and inconvenient. PLEASE HELP.

Dell Inspiron B130 laptop

A:Problems After Reinstalling XP

Right-click 'My Computer' and select 'Properties' then go to the 'Advanced' tab and under the 'Startup and Recovery' heading click the 'Settings' button. Uncheck the box next to 'Time to display list of operating systems' and then click OK. Hope this helps, this will disable the Operating system list during boot.

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I did a reinstall upgrade, didnt choose 'new installation' as xp was already installed and now everythings gone wrong. It wont let me do 'system restore' (asks for file called 'winsta') and it says the internet sign up file is corrupt. I try to make an internet connection and the 1st 2 options are faded out but the broadband one isn't. There's no yellow exclamation marks next to any of the hardware and they all say 'this device is working properly'. Ive done 'sfc/scannow' but that made no difference.


A:problems after reinstalling xp

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My machine is a 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 120G HDD machine. Recently W2K went belly-up. Totally would not start. I don't remember the error messqge now, it's been that long ago. Running the Repair utility only made it worse. After trying all options I could come up with, and NOT wanting to lose the data on the drive (I know, no backups...) I decided to completely remove W2K and reinstall it. From the git-go. Everything was going along well, did the precheck, loaded the drivers, loaded the files for installation. Got to the part where it reboots and starts the installation process, and an error comes up " cannot find the default.inf file. Skip it or quit?" Well, OK, let's try to skip it. "Cannot find the kernel file" OK, I'm busted now. Went back to the HDD, (BTW, it's an NTFS system, and I have an old 6GB HDD connected as C drive, and the problem child is the D drive -- ONLY while I'm working on the drive, NOT while I'm trying to load W2K on it. And yes, I changed the jumpers. -- )
Deleted all the NT files I could find, directory and anything in root, and anywhere else. Tried the install again, SAME THING.!
Third try, why should it be any different? It wasn't.
Can anyone tell me what's going on? I do not admit to being a W2K guru, but I am no beginner either, but this one has me confused. HELP!!
And a big hearty thanks to the one with the right answer.

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My computer got infected with a lot of malware, virus and who knows what else. No matter what i tried i couldnt get rid of them so i just decided to reformat and do a clean xp pro install. I have a dell inspiron 6000 and the reinstallation cd from dell.

When the setup gets to the installing windows part, i get various error messages that say certain files from C:windows\system32 could not be saved and the installation does not proceed. Then i get a blue screen that has the following error message:Stop 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xF6C22B6C, 0xF6C22868, 0xF715D746). Ntfs.sys - Address F715D746 base at F714C000, DateStamp 41107eea.
I have read numerous threads and topics i just cant figure out what to do.

A:Problems reinstalling XP

please delete or lock this thread as this is not the situation anymore. thanks

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My problem started last week when I got an error message and could not start Windows. After searching and talking to experts, I found that I had to reinstall Windows so I did. The problem is that Windows is running from my H drive (It previously ran off my C drive).

When I start my computer I get a list of of option as to which system I would like to run, when I choose anything other than the XP I am running now I still get an error message.
I was told I would have to delete a few partitions. How do I do this?How do I get back to reinstalling Windows on my main (C:\ drive)?


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I have a gateway MX6453 notebook.
I was having problems with it constantly rebooting it self. finally got it to boot in safe mode, couldn't really find or fix anything. tried to restart in normal mode, and did the restarting as soon as windows started to load.

Thought I would try system revovery at the boot menu. It started up and started to run and kept giving error msgs about not being able to read or open files. (all files are on recovery partition). Well it frooze up about half way. Tried to run it again, and it starts to load and then BSOD.
here is what i get

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a
status of 0x000026c (0x00000000 0x00000000)
The system has been shut down.
I want to know if this is something I maybe able to repair, or if i should send it back to gateway?

My first guess is a bad hard disk, would this be the problem?

Thanks to all that may be able to help

A:problems reinstalling OS

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I have some issues with my PC that I think are driver related but am in desperate need of advice.

My problems started when I reinstalled Windows 98 on my Daewoo PC. I am usually pretty good with computers but don't know how I should go about solving the following issues.

First of all, my screen was limited to 640x480 resolution and 16 colours so I thought I would update my video driver. I wasn't given a driver disk when we bought the PC so I went to the Daewoo website to download it from there. But none of the download links on the English part of the site work. So I used the Korean part of the site and guessed the right driver (the file I downloaded had what appeared to be the correct name). I installed this but now my screen is garbled so I can't make out anything on it, and I don't know how to remove the new driver.

Also, Device Manager has a yellow warning icon next to the serial port. I'm not sure if this means I need an updated driver for the serial port or if the motherboard BIOS needs updating. I would have thought the BIOS would be unaffected by reinstalling the OS, but either way, I have no idea where I can get the correct files from as the Daewoo site doesn't seem to be much use.

I'm totoally clueless here so any advice will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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I am having some major problems reinstalling XP and reformatting my HD. I already posted a thread about this with not success. http://forums.techguy.org/t410402.html
First off after repeatedly trying to delete my partition through the Windows installer, I tried to use a Linux install disk to delete the partition but the file was corrupt so that did not work. After that, Windows would not load on my computer anymore but I could still get to the Windows setup. Next, I tried what they suggested and used the Win98SE boot CD to delete the partition with DELPART. Well after doing that, my XP CD would not boot anymore. I also tried creating a partition with FDISK and deleting it (both primary and extended) and neither worked. Maybe my XP CD got messed up somehow which I cannot understand? I also tried formating it with the FORMAT C: /s command and it locked up on me. It now says "Call to int 0x21, 0x440d 0x60, failed error 01" when trying to format. When I try to boot with the XP CD, I either get the message "DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" or "Missing operating system". I am considering using a low-level format program from my HD manufacturer to do a zero-fill. Thanks if you can help me. I am so lost.

A:Major Problems Reinstalling XP

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Something went wrong during the uninstall of IE8 and reinstall of IE7. Some IE8 updates still on control panel and I get a warning that if I attempt to uninstall, IE7 and Mozilla might not work. Partial IE7 installed, but doesn't run. I get asked if I want to open a file labeled IE7-WINDOWSXP-X86-enu.rar, which I don't know what it is and it doesn't work anyway and takes ages downloading. I run it and restart, and still no IE7. How do I get a full version of either IE back? Using Firefox now and it's bad on my computer--screen displays are horrendous, including this web site and Yahoo and almost all others. Am not a techie, so please be as simple as possible? Thanks so much..

A:Problems reinstalling IE7 after uninstalling IE8

You can see if there is a system Restore point to before you Uninstalled IE8

Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
Click in the radio button Restore My Computer to An Earlier Time
Click Next
Pick a Date in Dark Blue only (pick a date to before you installed All-In-One)
Click Next
Then Next again.
This should restore the PC to that time & date

It will update and restart

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I have looked around the forums and I found the solution that in order to fix my USB port problem I have to go to my Device Manager and uninstall the specific usb port in the Universal Serial Bus controller sub-section and then reboot my laptop but that solution has stopped working for me. Is there any other solution that could help this very annoying problem. Thanks to all who helps.

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Our family computer was working HORRIBLY! It was full of adware, spyware, viruses , etc. It was so bad that it disabled norton and so we bought a new version. We had to uninstall the old one, and once we did, it wouldn't let us install the new one. It got worse and worse until we decided the only option was to erase everything and start fresh.
I located a disk that said 'installation disc' it was the only one that looked like it could be used for installing windows, so I took it over to the computer. I used a program called Darik's Boot and Nuke to erase everything. After I finished, it brought up a black screen with white writing that said something like 'please select proper boot disc and enter a disc' I put in my disc... It wouldn't recognize it. Eventually I came to the realization that this was not the right disc, and in fact , our computer didn't come with one! My dad brought home the windows installation cd that came with his dell computer at work. I put it in, and it appeared to be working, eventually asking me to agree to their terms. i tried to press F8 to agree.. but it did not do anything. Eventually out of frustration, I pressed ESC. Since then , I can't get that disc to load or anything. All the computer does now is sit black with a flashing white underscore. I'm not even sure if anyone can help me.. but I'd very much appreciate any assistance

A:Problems with reinstalling windows- help please!

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My system is running Window98se and Office97pro and Access97 program is installed. Apparently, there are duplicate MS Access program installed.

However, when I removed the MS Access97 program completely, the Access in Office97pro will not run properly. When I try to reinstall the Office97pro program it will prompt me a no license message error.

How can I reinstall a complete full version of Office97pro on my system without the license error message.

Thanks in advance......

A:Problems reinstalling Office97

Charlton, this is all over our site. Why not do a search in the Business apps forum for the word "license"?

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Ok, so I have the video card NVIDIA GeForce 3 Ti 200. I went to Windows Update one night to get some updates. I downloaded 3 updates. One of those updates happened to be for my video card. After installation finished for the other updates, it said that it could not install the updates for GeForce. After I restarted, my computer's graphics go really bad: I am pretty sure resolution was below 640X480, and the bit rate was set to Lowest (you it's normally set at 32, best).

I am trying to reinstall the drivers, but Windows won't let me reinstall them. I tried doing it from "New Hardware" dialog box, but I keep getting "Cannot Install this Hardware. There was a problem installing this hardware: NVIDIA GeForce Ti 200. An error occurred during the installation of the device. Access Denied. From that dialog box, if I don't have it check Windows Update, it acts like the software isn't on my pc (I have the installer on my desktop). I tried instlaling it from Windows Update, but the install keeps failing. I have the actual driver install on my computer. I treid using that, but it won't modify my computer, or it doesn't see that my computer's dreivers (for GeForce 3) have been removed. I removed them during the time my computer's graphics were really bad.

Does anyone know any solutions to this problem? I've tried all I've can. Thank you in advance.

A:Reinstalling Driver Problems...

I am sorry, the amount of updates I installed were FOUR: Update for Windows XP (KB896344), Update for Windows XP (KB928388), Nvidia Corporation - Video - NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200, and Saitek - Input Devices - Saitek Cyborg Force Rumble Pad (video game controller). The error code that Windows Update gives me is Error Code: 0x80070005

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Okay, little backstory first. I've been having some problems associated with viruses and spyware in my computer for awhile. So I installed new virus protection/spyware protection. Cleared all the spyware, but I couldn't get the viruses I needed to out so I just said screw it and decided to reformat the hard drive and start again. I got a copy of XP Pro from my instructor at tech school earlier today and I was pretty happy when I got home. Looked on the internet for an easy way to do this. Printed it out, still content.
So I reset the boot order so that my CD Rom would boot first so that the Setup cd would work, and then it went through the usual stuff. I press enter, accept the agreement. Still happy as a clam. I then delete the old partition and press C to create a new one at the maximum MB. It gets to 100% and then it decides to be a bad child and say that it could not create it because my hard disk/drive (I forgot which it said) could be damaged or unplugged or other assorted things of bad nature.
So now I'm not happy as clam. I tried it again and again. Everything from restarting the computer to praying to Jesus, and nothing has worked. My computer has declared war on me, and we shall not let it win!

So if you didn't want to read the little backstory here's the question. How do I fix my hard drive/disk or change whatever I need to to get my computer to install XP Pro and so I can once again be happy as clam. And not emo. Thanks in advance, just do what you can. I'm a... Read more

A:Reformatting and Reinstalling Problems


Originally Posted by G8Way918

I got a copy of XP Pro from my instructor at tech school earlier today

It would be my guess that the above statement will not make everyone here happy as a clam. That sounds as though you are attempting to use pirated software.

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system: vista sp1
intell core2 duo 3.0
MB: intel D975XBX2KR
sata hd ; WD5000ABYS-01TNA0

system wont start, bios boots ok and drive visable in bios, vista will not see drive. and the drivers i got from intell for the MB sata managment wont load because vista hides them as incompatable for the system. i'm stumped
thanks for your help.

A:problems reinstalling vista please help

32 or 64 bit Vista?
Try the links at this link: http://www.intel.com/support/motherb...ktop/d975xbx2/
You'll most likely have to extract the drivers yourself so that you can point the Vista installation routine at them.

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Because of error messages, I can no longer gain any access to any of my file after startup, and am left with a blank desktop (I'm on laptop right now)

Therefore, I am trying to reinstall my windows pre-startup. My first try was to run the installation CD and go through that. My other chose was to run through the Recovery Console.

Problems are: When I try to run off the CD, it doesn't give me the option of running the CD to reinstall windows, only to partition the data on the disk. Th other problem is that I am not advanced enough to truly figure out the Recovery Console.

I read through your sticky at the top of the forum, but did not find a definite solution, unless it is the disk that is the problem.

ANY suggestions are welcomed, thank you very very much.


A:Problems reinstalling Windows

Additional Info:

1. "dwwin.exe - Application Error - The exception Privileged instruction (0xc00096) occured in the application at location 0x0013ff9c" " Click on OK to terminate the program - Click on CANCEL to debug the program"

Clicking on OK removes the window but doesn't change anything, clicking CANCEL just removes the window for 1 second before it comes back up.

2. Safe Mode (All types) have no affect, same error message appears. It's actually worse because it leaves the screen black as oppose to normal when I can view my wallpaper on the desktop.

3. I am using the Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition CD that came with my computer.

4. I have the first option to repair using Recovery Console or to continue and install Windows XP now. I choose to continue and install Windows XP, I agree to the terms, and then the next screen is the disk partition space. It gives me the option to partition the space on the disk or to install on the space. I am able to partition the space, but when I choose to install on the space I get a messasge saying I am unable to do so.

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Okay, so my computer was having quite a lot of issues, random crashes and bugs, so I did something that has worked for me in the past, and reformatted. However, I quickly ran into problems.

-Originally, while 'copying' the files needed for installation, I couldn't get past 39%. Everytime it would get there, it would immedietly crash. My friend suggested that my cd might be damaged, so I was going to borrow his, but a day later I tried installing again and it finally went through.

-However, now my actual installation is having several issues I can't get past. It starts installing, and when it gets to 'Installing Devices' it oftentimes freezes. About 1 out of 3 times, it makes it past installing drivers, and I enter my name, organization, the name of the computer, and a few other details, then it proceeds to 'Install Network' And it always fails on install network. I have tried 15+ times. I have tried cleaning the disk but it did not help.

Is there any reason my computer is doing this, or any solution? I don't have the money for technical assistance with it for weeks.

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I reinstalled windows on my gateway 2002 tower. Reason why is b/c it was running slow(had to many useless apps) and I figured a clean installation would do wonders for it. I used my gateway WinXP Operating System start-up disk to reinstall XP. Format it to NTFS. Filled out the correction information. After the XP download, I started on my drivers with the drivers disk provided by gateway. Next was the manual installation of the applications that gateway provided on cds. Then my nvidia driver, and the printer driver cd. Each download, I followed up with a rebooted to the computer. I started to download a couple old files onto the computer from my back-up CD like spybot, adware, etc. (just a few apps) and then rebooted. Before I started to install those apps on my computer, my computer would lock up. I would have several window screens up and all the sudden my computer would lock up. I would tried to bring up my Windows task manager to close those screens by ending those tasks but my task manager would not even appear after hitting ctrl+alt+delete. So I would turn the power off. After turning the power on, I started to download those apps I mentioned.

Everything was working fine. After I downloaded those apps, I started the windows update. When I started the windows update, it would lock up when installing those windows update files. My taskmanager would not show up at all when hitting ctrl+alt+delete. So I would turn off my computer and start it up. I started to download th... Read more

A:Reinstalling XP and problems occur

hey there red, i'd recommend booting windows from a cd and formatting completly, start installing windows and don't download the updated setup files. then let windows start without installing graphics drivers and sound drivers etc, install the ethernet/network conroller if its not installed, click windows update and select custom and install all the updates, you'll prob have to reboot a few times but each time it starts up choose update till all the hardware and software updates are complete, only when the pc is fully up to date start installing your own stuff.
if this doesn't work i'll think of sumwat else

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I've looked all over and can't seem to find a solution to my specific problem, but there appear to be many issues with soundmax installation so it's hard to sift through.

I recently replaced the I/O panel on my coolermaster cosmos case (usb ports damaged). After the installation I keep getting the message that my audio hardware has changed and I need to reinstall soundmax. I tried to do this and ran into the typical problems with it's installation. After some tinkering I got it to at least try to install, but now it says that the drivers don't support my hardware. Windows tells me this:

Windows was able to successfully install device driver software, but the driver software encountered a problem when it tried to run. The problem code is 10.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: PnPDeviceProblemCode
Architecture: x86
Hardware Id: pci\ven_1131&dev_7133&subsys_03801421
Setup class GUID: {4d36e96c-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
PnP problem code: 0000000A
Driver name: Ph3xIB32.sys
Driver version:
Driver date: 11-02-2006
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Windows also tells me that I currently have the best driver for my hardware at this time, but it still doesn't work and because of this it won't let me update the driver. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling the hardware, and software. Attached are my system specs. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated as I am stuck with no sound. If... Read more

A:Reinstalling Soundmax problems

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as my headline explains, i get problems when i'm trying to install softwear, its about any thing. i also, when i try to install from cd, i get that some files wount install or error and a whole BUNCH of problems...

if any information is needed, il bring it

A:problems installing after reinstalling xp


Originally Posted by bp99ni4

as my headline explains, i get problems when i'm trying to install softwear, its about any thing. i also, when i try to install from cd, i get that some files wount install or error and a whole BUNCH of problems...

if any information is needed, il bring it

Is this after a repair install or did you completely format and reinstall Windows?

Did you install all the updates and Drivers after reinstalling Windows?

What programs and what are the error message that you receive?

What was the reason for reinstalling Windows to begin with?

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I had to reinstall Vista, after the install, doing some updates I get an error message.

To the effect.. you will receive no notifications, windows is not genuine, etc.
A link to authenticate goes to a MS site, but no way to authenticate, just how to tell if it is genuine.

I have reloaded it ayt least twice before w/o this problem, it came with the HP and I am using HP recovery disks?

With SP1, get error code 0X80070000E, a MS link XXXXXXX?linkid=101139 goes to a page not available anymore?



A:Reinstalling Vista problems, SP1 also

I recommend following the steps in the this link-

How to troubleshoot Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 service pack installation issues

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