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{RESOLVED}Unable to install WinXP Pro

Q: {RESOLVED}Unable to install WinXP Pro

Hello there,

While trying to install XP (version 2002, SP1), I get the following message:

File setupdd.sys could not be loaded. The error code is 4. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

When using another WinXP CD (version 2001 w/o SP1), the computer hangs while loading Kernel Debugger DLL.

Both CDs are OK, and I even low-level formated my HDD before installing XP (both times).

The computer: AMD XP 2500+ on an ASUS A7V600, Kingston 512 PC333, 80GB/8MB WD HDD, LG 52X24X52X. I was running XP on this machine before it kept freezing at startup, even in safe mode.


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A: {RESOLVED}Unable to install WinXP Pro

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I just got a new WD 160GB 8MB Buffer HD and haven't been able to install WInXP on it. I can get it to start loading but once it loads all the system files needed to install and it reboots for the first time, I get the "hal.dll is missing or corrupt" error message.

I've installed WinXP on numerous of my HDs and have never run across this problem.

I've tried installing WinXP as a dual boot O/S with my other HD still installed and also tried with the new 160GB HD by itself and still get the same error message.

There has to be something wrong with the new HD because this has never happened before with any of my HDs that have had capacities up to 60GBs.

Any help will be appreciated.

A:Unable to install WinXP Pro on new 160GB WD HD

It would hlep to know something about the system, but there are two obvious issues in play here.

BIOS version earlier than mid to late 2002 don't handle disks larger than 137gig properly. Also, XP prior to SP1 don't handle them either.

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I have a hard drive I used as a backup on my old Win XP computer. I tried to install it on my new Win 8 64 bit computer. At first the new computer booted but no second drive visible. I then rebooted to find the BIOS and the machine came up with "Computer needs Repair". I removed the second drive and the newer computer is running OK.
I am now reading that Win 8 has a newer ReFS file system. Is this the problem or what am I missing?

A:Unable to install a backup HD from a old WinXP computer

Welcome to EightForums.

ReFS format is for Server 2012 only.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Support Forums

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When I try to install the new version of winmx, I get a message that says "plug in did not initialize. The old version has worked well, however it doesn't work at all now. thanks.

A:{RESOLVED}unable to install new version of winmx

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Hey TS team,

Last week, I bought a new PC. Specs are:
a) ASUS Motherboard P5GD2 (audio is onboard)
b) Intel Celeron Pentium IV 3.00GHz
c) XP Pro

1. Problem
- I installed XP Pro
- Could not install Audio Driver <CMI9880 High Definition Audio Drivers> provided on the CD that comes with the motherboard
- Error message: "Device doesn't exist or maybe removed by manually,
Please plug in device or reboot and try install again" **Attachments 1/2**

2. Failed solutions
a) Reboot does not solve the problem
b) Onboard HD Audio is enabled in BIOS, does not fix the error

2.1 Solutions in progress
- Deleting all other drivers, but having problems **Attachments 3/4**
- I am however unable to uninstall the drivers in Attachment 4. How do i do this?

I have been living in a world of soundlessness (parody to world of warcraft) for a week now. Googling has not been able to fix my problem, however a good reference would be http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/...p/t-68808.html

Hope i can get some expert advice here,

A:[resolved] Unable to install Audio Driver, Gamer needs help.

Hello and Welcome to TSF

By looking at the attachment you supplied I see no conflicts/issues in the Device Manager pertaining to your audio.

What makes you think you have no sound? Are you positive your speakers are in working order?
When you place the motherboard disc in the cdrom did you select to install or did you pick and chose what you wanted to install off of it ?

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I'm getting a Message when trying to install new programs
Trying msn Messenger 7.5 as example.
I'm in an account with administrator rights (this is indicated on the control panel / user accounts)

"You do not have the permissions required to install...."

I was getting a 1601 message - windows installer not available.
(I went into services and the "windows INstaller" was set to manual, I set it to automatic.)

Looking for directions.

A:Solved: Unable to install programs on winxp pro - admin priviledges

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Since I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP, there has been a nearly endless stream of problems. I've been able to solve most of them, but this latest one has got me beat.

I've been trying to reinstall Flash CS3. I've got a legal copy of the software on a DVD, but I've been completely unable to get the installation program to run. I double-click on the Setup program and an hourglass briefly appears by my mouse cursor, but otherwise nothing happens. There seem to be dozens of possible solutions out there, and I've tried several of them (including running Adobe CSClean), and none have had any effect.

Does anyone here have any advice on what I should do? I'm confused as to why this is so problematic, since I was able to install this program on my computer without any problems before it was reformatted (and was running SP2). I don't know why it's suddenly become so problematic now.

Thank you.

A:Solved: Unable to install Flash CS3 in WinXP Service Pack 3

Bumping the thread.

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Hey guys ... I've searched the forums and done just about everything that I can do so far to no avail and am at my wits end with this thing.So yesterday for no reason, FireFox just decides to close. Fine, no big deal, but then I relaunched and it did it AGAIN a few minutes later. Then I got the lovely Microsoft Security Essentials error message saying that I had a Trojan in Unknown Win32. Of course, I knew that was a fake, so I tried running my Spybot S&D, but it wouldn't load. Double-click, hourglass, nothing. Suddenly, I wasn't able to launch any anti-anything software, wasn't able to get to my regedit, task manager, nor launch a browser. Eventually, in safe mode, I located the Hotfix. exe, removed it, and the error message went away.However, I'm still unable to launch ANY anti-spyware/malware/virus software. In safe mode, I did actually download, register, and install StopZilla, which found 48 objects and removed them. I rebooted and ... yeah, same thing. Currently looking into getting a refund for that piece of fun.Spybot S&D loads in my systray and does the TeaTimer real time thing that it does, but I can't RUN it for scanning. Also, I have the installer for SuperAntiSpyware, but the nifty Double-Click, Hourglass, Done trick happens when I try to launch that for installation in safe mode OR out of it.In FireFox, I'll find a result for something that looks promising, click on it, and suddenly I'll be presented with another website ... Read more

A:WinXP - Unable to launch/install anti-spyware anti-virus and browser hijacked

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how to install winxp pro on a stripe dynamic disk created by winxp pro also?
thanks in advance =)

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Hey guys, your help and expertise will be greatly appreciated... I'm desperately
in need of assistance here...

Recently my comp is totally wrecked up, programs doesn't run like they ought to and
startup is a total havoc. My comp is also stuffed with alot of useless info and programs
and I think it is in serious need of reformatting. However I'm a total comp *****
in this and will need your CLEAR and CONCISE step-by-step explaination... sigh

This guy set up my comp for me bout 2 years ago and when he installed WinXP Pro,
i kinda remebered he ****ed up something regarding partitions. Think he made another
partition and thus my comp has been running on 2 partitions but actually only in
fact i'm utilising one... cuz its showed i only have 1 harddrive (c

So right now, i'm pondering how to totally delete EVERYHING from my comp... is tat
reformat of harddrives? I wanna wipe everything out from my comp, like its totally
cleaned and then starting from scratch, reinstall my WinXP Pro again... how can i
do that? And also considering my problem about partitions mentioned above, I would
wanna merge them together and fully utilise the 2 partitions as 1 after i reformat.
How can i do that? I really have no idea at all... I've tried searching for similar
topics but learned little from those replied suggestions.

A:How to Reformat my Hard-drive and install WinXP Pro again? I am currently using WinXP

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

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

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

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

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

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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i have windows xp and when i run paint shop pro 7, it works fine but sometimes i get an error saying something. i took a screenshot and attached it so u can see

please help cuz i use it quite a bit to create images and logos and things and lifes not getting any easier with MS Paint so please help


A:(Resolved) PSP 7 & WinXP

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i have changed from dsl to @home. I have a broadband router and would like to share network for file sharing. I can't seem to get in to my win 2k computer. with @home you have to put in your work group @home. Can you have two work groups one for file sharing? Is their easy steps to doing this?

A:{RESOLVED}networking winxp/2k/98


I'm one of the network administrators from Zee-Way Services. I know how you can fix this, but I'm going to need more information, and I'm tight on time right now. Please e-mail me at [email protected]?subject=FWD-Kris Anderson

Kris Anderson
Zee-Way Services

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Hello Everyone,
I hope to be in the right forum.. anyways maybe someone can help me..
Sudenly my winxp appearance is all grayed and I tried to change it but the only option available is Window Classic Style!!
Does anyone know how can i fix this?


A:[resolved] WinXP appearance

yes I had this problem not so long ago.

I believe to fix it (assuming you want to re-enable 'windows XP style'), right click on my computer --> go to manage. Go to Services and Applications --> services. Scroll down to 'Themes', make sure its status is set to 'started', and its startup type is set to 'automatic'

Hope this helps

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ok, i had this under the other post "No Sound Startup" because we kind of got off topic from wat the actual title was about, so i just copied and pasted the post...
I just tryed my "Restore CD's" that came with my eMachines. Didnt work, said that there was some kind of error in the T2682.GHO file on the restore disk... Usually i would just pop in the WIN XP CD so i could just reinstall from the actual WinXP cd (makes sense...) But... me being dumb and careless, lost my WinXP cd, so im pretty much completely screwed unless i do a Format C: from the command Prompt. Then restart and boot on the restores.... (im not going to this but its definatly a thought.) So im bascially going to go crazy and look for my WinXP cd all day today. So, as u said. I will just stick to the repair install method cuz this just cant b fixed....
i couldnt find the cd so i will go with formating...

Question: Would it be a good idea to format c: then try reinstalling WinXP with the restore cds? Even though the eMachine restore cd is corrupted with a t2682.gho error. Would i format it then find out that restore cds are still corrupted and then find out that im left without a computer at all?

A:[resolved] Need Help Reinstalling WINXP

ok an option is to get a copy of win xp from kazaa or something like that and just use your serial # that came with your emachine

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I know there is an option in WinXP to recover lost system files using the WinXP CD and choosing the upgrade option while installing. It has worked for me many a time. Is there a way to do it in a non booting WinXP....Here what I mean is an Xp which has got some files corrupted so badly that it wont boot.

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

A:Repair install WinXP in a non Booting WinXP.

Did you try Disk Defragmenter?

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

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

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

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


A:{RESOLVED}Netscape 7 Installation WinXP SP1


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

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Im having a bit of a problem... I would like to connect to a Win98 machine with my WinXP machine and Vice Versa... Is there a way I can do it... I can connect Win2000 and WinXP together but I just can seem to get Win98 to do the same...


A:[Resolved] Networking Win98 to WinXP

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I have run S&D, Adaware and PestPatrol...pop ups will not stop! Please help with advise on what to do with this log file.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 11:40:52 AM, on 6/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SKIPBL~1\grey each.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\mike troester\Application Data\amee.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe
C:\WIND... Read more


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Greetings all!

Hope you can help me on this one...
I am really wanting to get rid of XP PRO (RC1) and 2000 on my machine just so I can boot into 98... see, today, i got home and switched on my machine and was a bit upset to see that my windows 98 installation wouldn't boot. After selecting to boot into '98 it said something like this -

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) failed - bootsect.dos missing

My Setup is as follows:
Windows 98 is on the primary hard disk (c:\)
Windows 2000 is on the second hard drive, first partition (D:\)
Windows XP is on the second hard drive, second partition (E:\)

i tried microsofts suggested way of getting rid of 2000 or XP and retaining windows 98 andd well... no luck... it keeps saying "ntldr missing"

Their method was to remove boot.ini, bootsect.dos (which is already gone), ntldr, ntdetect.com and ntbootdd.sys (if present).

lots of 's

98 is my most used and most personalised OS and I need to reinstall XP and 2k anyway cause since a recent upgrade neither has performed quite as well so i do not mind getting rid of them at all for now, in fact i WANT to!

So if anyone knows how to remove the NT bootloader and just boot into good 'ol windows 98 normally pleeeeease could you tell me how!!

hehe, i think i have babbled enough!


A:{RESOLVED}Uninstalling WINXP and 2000

You can also start your computer with a Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98 bootable floppy disk and use the sys c: command if you want to return to your original Windows 95 or Windows 98 configuration.


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hey there

Im sick of my PC being so slow to boot up windows XP. The system tray seems to load up fairly quickly until is comes to loading the Norton AV / Norton internet security - this is when the system booting process slows dramtically. It takes an age for the little NAV / NIS icon to appear. ANd once it does, i can eventually get started. I have added some bootvis screen shots here of whats going on in my system during boot up, to see if some of you guys can spot anything that looks strange.

Another thing is, what is Sophos antivirus v3.91 like? Is it as much as a resource hog as NAV? Does it offer the same functionality as NAV/NIS i.e. in particular ad blocking, internet security, automatic virus updates, popup blocker??? If not, which other internet security and anti virus software is worth looking into (ones that dont hog the start up performance)

thanks for any help guys/girls!!!

rgds Jp

PS here is a HijakThis log which may be useful:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:10:47, on 17/08/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
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A:[resolved] so so so slow to boot up winXP - is it NAV???

Norton is eating your system alive.....save yourself j/k
Your log is not showing anything malicious so no worries about virus/malware running. I would definately say it is Norton.
Internet Explorer and Messenger do not need to run at start up you may chose to stop those if you like.

You may want to look over Panda Platinum Internet Security 2005

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Does anyone know where in Ontario I can get a cheap legit copy of WinXP Home?

A:[resolved] WinXP full version


Originally Posted by rugbyboy2005

Does anyone know where in Ontario I can get a cheap legit copy of WinXP Home?

Not sure if NewEgg.com ships to Canada, but NewEgg rocks.

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I have two systems with the same problem. On the first system my cdrom is the primary master w/hdd as the slave. My cdrw/dvd combo is the secondary master which, works fine. The second system sports a dvd/cdrom as the primary master w/hdd as a slave. My cdrw on the 2nd system is the secondary master which also works fine. All information from this point on refers two both systems. The devices on the secondary do not work properly. My OS is Windows XP Professional. The bios and windows recognizes all hardware and ID's as they should. Device Manager shows that these devices are working fine. All physical aspects of these drives work as they should. When a disc is inserted in the drives I am unable to access the media contained therin. Regardless of the software used to access the drives. When I try to access the media through Windows Explorer, I get an error message. ( G:\is not accessible. Incorrect funtion. ) I have tried several different configurations, swapped drives with other computers and everything works fine. Except that the first cdrom drive is inaccessible.

A:(Resolved) CDrom doesn't work w/WinXp Pro

Hi J. Franklin,

You might try setting the HDD to Primary Master, The CDR as Secondary Master, and the CDRW/DVD as Secondary Slave.

Works for me.


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Lately i have been having a real problem with when i start up my computer and everything is done loading at the startup, i go and click on my desktop Dial Up icon for my internet connection box to come up but it doesn't do anything when i click on it. Its like its hung or something for a long time and wont work. All the other icons on my desktop will go right to the places they go to as soon as i log in but my internet connection and my LAN setup for my home network will just hang for like ten minutes or longer before it will go. Today i did a system recovery with quick format and its working ok again now but i noticed a minute ago it hung for a few seconds when i first restarted. I've tried running Ad-aware but that just doesn't seem to correct the problem. Here is the log file from hijackthis in case it helps any.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.94.0
Scan saved at 8:34:11 PM, on 6/12/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page=http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL=http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

A:[Resolved] WinXP Home Startup Hang Up

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I don't know whether anyone has had a similar problem or could possibly offer some advice on the following:
I have recently bought a digital camera (Megxon C330) which is OK except I can't download the pics onto winXP. The camera connects directly to the USB port and when I connect it, windows recognises that a camera has been connected and displays a removable drive (F) which appears totally empty even when there is pics on the camera.
What I've discovered so far:
1. Windows XP recognises the type of camera but when you try and interrogate the camera from the PC, windows says the camera disk is unreadable.
2. Another strange thing is the camera appears to lock up when plugged into my home PC.
3. My home PC is formatted as FAT32 with WinXP (SP1) installed. If I connect the camera to my machine at work which is formatted NTFS with Win2000 installed everything works OK and I can download the pics from my camera.
4. According to my work PC, the camera memory is formatted as FAT. I presume this is FAT16.
5. The USB ports on my home PC appear to work OK, well I can operate my mouse and printer through them.
6. The camera comes with a disk with drivers for Win98 only. I don't know whether I can try and install this on XP. Oh yes and I have selected 'Show hidden files' in the Win Explorer settings.

I'm a bit confused with this really, I've searched the internet and found this problem on a few sites but couldn't actually find a solution. If anyone could offer any advice, ... Read more

A:[resolved] Can't download from digi camera onto winXP

Try going to the camera manufacturers web site and see if you can download a driver for XP. Most manuf's keep their software upto date.


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A friend and his wife had separate user accounts in WinXP (both Administrators).
Unfortunately, the wife has died and my friend would like to remove her user account but retain the data files from her account eg photos etc.
If he simply deletes her user account, does he lose all her data?
How can he avoid that, short of copying all the folders across to his account?



A:RESOLVED: Deleting WinXP User Account

Hi strokedriver...

your friend can delete the account and choose the retain the user files or as you mentioned, he can copy across all the files and folders he wishes to keep then completely remove the account from the PC in Control Panel -> User Accounts.

However, if the profile in question is password protected, he may have trouble accessing the data.

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Because I have WinXP and my daughter in Australia has WinME, we couldn't use MSN Messenger to video chat. So I found Netmeeting in my program files and ran that wizard to set it up. (Haven't used it yet)

That was yesterday and, ever since, I have been unable to sign-in to Messenger! I can get into other Passport.net sites (like my Hotmail email account), but Messenger guy in the taskbar cannot sign me (or others in this house) in. I get the following message:
"We were unable to sign you into .NET Messenger service, possibly because of a problem with the service or with your Internet connection. Please make sure you are connected to the Internet. Click the HELP button to check the current .NET service status." And when I check the status, it says that all services are up and okay.

Does anyone have any clue why this would've happened and what I can do to get Messenger working?
I "system restored" to before the Netmeeting install, but no cure.
I downloaded Messenger for XP again, hoping to overwrite anything glitched in the program, but still that didn't help.
I'm on a home DSL line, so it's not a dropped connectivity issue.

This is frustrating! I use Messenger to IM all the time. Thanks.

A:(Resolved) WinXP:opened Netmeeting,killed Messenger!

Well, went to Microsoft thread postings for today and found out that I was NOT the only XP user in this boat!
Guess it had nothing to do with my installation of Netmeeting. Many others out there were unable to sign in to Messenger also. Looks like the Bill Gates team has tweaked things and we're back in business.
Resolved...for now. I'm not joining the XP fan club just yet.

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hi every one
i just recently reinstall my computer to windows xp, and i cant get my sound to work for some reason altho i have driver installed. in device manager i do have a device not installed but i cant figure out wat its "PCI DEVICE" would that be the mother board INF ?
motherboard : Acer MRS600M
which i cant find it at all :S
and i cant find xp driver on acer site for this model either.
need some hlep to fix the sound plz

A:[RESOLVED] Need help plz, sound problem on ACER T671 winxp

Hi and welcome,
The pci device could be the sound card. Open up the pc and see if it is seated correctly.

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Hiya everyone, i Have searched and read this forum and all related topics to my problem as well as the links people posted about it..
This is a Sony vaio computer 1.8 ghrz which came with windows millenium installed. It has been upgraded with a bought windows xp professional upgrade cd. Basically my neighbour had a virus.. so brough his comp to someone and they formatted and reinstalled windows xp pro. Two days after this it would not boot with a hal.dll error. I fixed this with help from this board, the next day it got this error. So i formatted it.. installed it from the Sony recovery cd which put millenium back on.. then upgraded it to winxp pro... two days later i get this config/system error again... in recovery console chkdsk /r tells me there is unrepairable errors on the drive... I have tried everything i can think of fixboot fixmbr reinstalling windows... This is a fresh install there is nothing on this comp to lose... but if i fdisk... format... chkdsk there are no errors or bad sectors on the drive... then i install windows ( sony recovery cd + bought windows xp PRo upgrade cd ).. it always gives me the same error... or a hal.dll error which i fix then it comes to this error bout 24 hours later lol
any help would be appreciated.

A:[Resolved] system32/config/system error in winXP

Try re-formatting the disk and then just starting with the XP Pro CD. It will ask for a disk that has the operating system. Pop in your recovery CD and then it should continue the installation process.

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Ok, I don't know what is going wrong here, so hopefully ya'll can help me figure it out. This XP Pro really gets on my nerves occasionally.

First the setup:
Got the cable modem going into a D-LINK router.
Plugged directly into that is my Win98SE computer.
The router then goes to a Hub, which then branches out through the walls to the rest of the house.
The other two computers going through the hub are my dad's WinME machine and my brand new WinXP Pro machine.

The network is fully operational. The 98 and ME machines seeing each other fine.
All machines access the internet perfectly fine.

All three are set up as workgroup WORKGROUP.

What did I do wrong or not do for the XP machine?

Also, just the other day I fiddled with SOMETHING (don't know what) and I was able to see and access both the other machines from the XP machine just fine. It's just that now I can't again and I don't know why.

A:[Resolved]WinXP Pro can't see network of Win98se & WinME machines

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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I have Win XP Point of Sale. I installed and removed a Chinese utility and now I have non-English showing in several places. My tray clock and my Region and Language Options control panel are in Dingbats. How can I get this thing reset to English?
Also, I ran low on disk space some time ago and turned off System Restore.
Here's my Regional Options:


A:RESOLVED: Language showing in dialogs is wrong WinXP POS

Used Symantec Endpoint to scan for viruses, best I can tell nothing was found. Also did a Super Antispyware scan, also found nothing.

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Okay, so here's the big question that has been killing me the last week or so. At some point, my IE stopped supporting 'embed' tags for WAV files. So, for instance, I created a local html page with the following:

<HTML><BODY><EMBED src="test.wav" autostart="true" loop="true" hidden="false"></BODY></HTML>

When I load this up in IE, all I get is a small white box with a dot in the middle of it in the top-left corner of the window (see attached test.gif).

But, when I load it up in Firefox (or on another computer with IE v6), I get the wav file to play repeatedly. I have tried "reinstalling" IE, both by flipping the IsInstalled flag in the Windows registry, located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Active Setup\ Installed Components\ {89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}, and then running IE6Setup (which didn't work, as I was still told that I had a newer version of IE installed, despite MS's support site saying this shouldn't happen), as well as running 'rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\Inf\ie.inf'. While the latter completed successfully, the issue still remains.

Hmm, what else have I tried? I've run 'sfc /scannow', and nothing came up.

Anyway, anyone have any ideas? I'm lost! Oh, and FYI, I do software testing for some stuff where I *need* to have IE working, unfortunately. Otherwise, I'd switch to Firefox in a heartbeat and never look ... Read more

A:[resolved] Embedded sounds no longer work in IE v6 under WinXP? Help! :)

Well, on the off chance someone else is experiencing the same issue, I finally figured out the root cause of my problem. After trying to re-install IE unsuccessfully numerous times, I started searching through the registry, and found that my WAV files in IE were set to use QuickTime.

Anyway, instead of changing anything in the registry, I just ran QuickTime, which informed me some of its default file formats had been hijacked, and asked if I wanted to reclaim them. I said 'yes', and bingo, all my embedded files work correctly in IE once again.

Sigh... something that should've taken 5 minutes instead took 5 days.

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I am trying to move my nephews C drive from an old 20Gb drive to a 120Gb drive. The WinXP on the original C drive is 100% legit and activated. I am using DriveImage 7.03 (with the latest update), and tried to use the "Copy Drive" feature. I selected "Copy MBR", as well as make the drive bootable. I even created a 20Gb partition to see if that would help, but no matter what I do, when I try and boot the PC after the copy, Windows begins to start.

I get the WinXP logo with the green "cylon slider bar", then the mouse appears, then a blue screen (NOT a blue screen of death text screen), the one with the dark blue bars at the top and the light blue center with the color WinXP logo off to the right .

The PC just hangs there. If I put the original drive back in, the PC boots fine.

I have used DI in the past without problems, but that was a while ago.

Can anyone help, or do I have to do a reinstall?



A:[resolved] WinXP boot stops at blue graphic screen after drive copy - HELP!

Go to the website of the manufacturer of the 120Gb drive and download their utility software for cloning the drive.

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Thank you in advance for any help, here is the situation, so bear with me. I have two computers, one I use for gaming, the other for school. Both computers had 60gb Maxtor (school with lots of room, gaming with about 10 gb free). My school HD took a powder (the evil clicky noise of doom), but I was able to back up my files prior to that. Me being a quick thinker, I decide to upgrade my gamer puter to a 120gb (don't wanna go too nutso, as I am considering building a much superior computer), and put the good 60 gb in my old Athlon 700. Problem? I cannot get Windows XP Home to complete install on my gamer computer. (Athlon 700 installed just fine with 'good' 60gb).
Gamer Computer: Athlon 1800+, 512MB DDR Ram 2100, KR7A Raid MOBO, GeForce3 Ti 200 (128MB DDR RAM), SB Audigy 2(AGP).

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

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

A:Solved: Fresh Install WinXP Home, locking up at end of install

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I ran Spybot S&D and deleted a few items from the Run directory in the registry, and now I can't logon.

I'm running WinXP Home, and when the computer starts I get the main menu with the user names. If I click on any name, including the Administrator, I get the 'loading your preferences' message, but then it immediately shows the 'saving your settings' message and the user is logged off. I can't even get on to try to fix the problem.

The same thing happens in Safe Mode.

Thanks for any help you could give me.

A:WinXP unable to log on

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hi guys I have a problem, I was having problems installing flash player , after some troubleshooting from adobe website I restarted the system , and windows begins to boot ,the black windows logo starts and then It changes tothe blue microsoft windows screen and then it freezes ,it it doesn't continues to the log in screen. I haved tried on safe mode but the same problem persits . I also tried a windows repair but that also fail .
can some one help .

A:Solved: unable to log in to winxp

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A laptop was hit with the Bagle.n worm.
I have tried to load all critical updates and also SP2. The automatic update just scans the same stuff, says it is successfull and then shows again to update the same stuff. SP2 will not load via the update and will not load after I have saved the file to the HHD.

Anyone have any Ideas, or did the worm kill part of the system and needs the OS reloaded?

A:Unable to load WinXP SP2

Sounds like the operating system is compromised . . I'd save the files and settings, wipe the drive and reinstall to get a fresh installation . . apply SP2 immediately after installing the O/S.


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Hi all,

I'm currently running WinXP Pro (Build 2600) -- upgraded from Win 2000, and am unable to select different compatibility modes for programmes. It used to be that I could set it by right-clicking on the .exe of the programme I wanted to run under a different Win OS (Win 9x, NT etc.) and just click on the 'Compatibility' tab. That tab is no longer there.

I also tried running the Compatibility Wizard (Start>All Programs>Accessories), but when that loads the buttons that should say 'Back', 'Next' and 'Exit' have no text on them. If I click the button that should say 'Exit' then the Wizard closes. However, clicking on either of the other two buttons does nothing so I am unable to go through the wizard.

It's been several months since this happened, but I never really thought about it until recently because it wasn't until now that I wanted to put an old game on my system; but make no mistake, it's not just the game that won't do it, I can't set the compatibility for any program I have installed, or would want to install. System Restore doesn't go back far enough to try that, so I'm not sure what else to do.

Possibly unrelated: At one point, I somehow managed to disable Task Manager; even manually replacing the file for it in the Windows directory didn't bring it back, although it did eventually return seemingly of its own accord. That may have been around the same time th... Read more

A:Unable to Set Compatibility in WinXP

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Hi guys i was sent here by Ried "May I suggest posting the Windows Update problem in the Windows XP Forum and let the experts there help you. Please let them know that you've been released from the HijackThis Forum."
My problem is that I am unable to update the WinXP Home OS. It seems to download fine but as soon as it goes to install it fails. A little background info; at the HJT forums they had me clear Sun Java cache, go to microsoft home page and validate windows and then try to update. Thank you in advance for taking the time to look at this.

A:Unable to Update WinXP OS

What happens when it fails?
Does it just stop, or produce an error message?
Do you get a message stating finished downloading?
If you don't get some kind of message, the download probably isn't completing.
Any additional info will help.

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hello guys....i am in serious trouble....

a week ago i had a dual boot system with windows and linux....

now i wanted to reinstall windows (fresh install)...

now when i put a winxp sp2 cd nd try to boot from it .....

it says "Press any key to boot from cd".....i do that....then it says"setup checking up hardware's configuration" ....AND then everything goes BLANK.....nothing happens after that....

guys could you help me out on that....

just fyi : i hav only single hard drive....with two operating systems ....winxp and linux.......
i would really appreciate if u could help me out on that


A:unable to boot from winxp cd

if you put the linux disc in does it see it

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Hi everyone, i have this problem whereby winxp loads to the
welcome screen where i can select which user acct to login
with. however, no matter which accts i choose, it will simply
load the acct settings and IMMEDIATELY save then log off to
return to the welcome screen. booting up in safe mode or any
other modes does not change any of the symptoms.

Please advise, thanks!

A:Unable to login to WinXP!

This is my opinion of what's happening your system is crashing when loading. Easiest thing to do is to boot your Windows XP install disk, reinstall XP, and then rerun Windows Update to pick up all the updates that have been removed. You won't lose anything this way.

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Well this is a new one for me. I tried searching MS Technet, Google, etc., to no avail.

Basically, I'm trying to logon to MS Outlook Web Access for MS Exchange Server. I am able to type in my log on name, and then my username and password, but then I get this pop up "Unable to get renderer".

I have absolutely no idea where this is coming from or what may be causing it.

MY pc is P2 w/ WinXP, 256MB RAM, Browser is IE sp1, email applications Office XP, and Outlook Express 6.0

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:(Resolved) Unable to get renderer

Well MS had a Technet document on it after all.

For all those that are interested or find themselves having the same issue, here is the link.


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I Recently Down Loaded Mt First "zip" File
It Opened Fine, But Now Everytime I Download A New File "zip" It Asks For The First Files Location, And I Erased It. Can This Be Fixed? If So, Please Tell Me How.

A:{Resolved} Unable To Unzip !!!

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When I hit the F8 key and select safe mode the computer asks to click on user name, but no user name appears. Dell Inspiron 1100 service pack 3

A:unable to start in safemode winxp

What happens if you just press enter?

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I go to properties and uncheck read only...for ANY folder on my system....I hit apply...

and it SHOULD NOT be read only anymore, correct?

Well, I go to properties again, and it is read only still.

I havent had this problem before...and dont know what is causing it. Any ideas?

A:Unable to turn off read only in WINXP

Windows XP is very protective of its files. What are some of the file names are you trying to change.

BTW: Changing the folder properties changes the default only. Any new file will have the new properties. So you need to select all the file you want to change, right click select Properties, and change the properties.

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For some reason, right after format and installation of winxp, i can't seem to open new windows in IE6 SP1 after clicking on a link that opens a new window.
I entered the microsoft website and did everything in there, including regsvr32 urlmon.dll and the rest of the files...
I even tried to re-install IE6.. no use.
I just click and nothing happens.

Can u please help?
Thank you

>>closing duplicate, please respond to:


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I have 2 WinXPSP2 computers on a router and I can see both computers in explorer but when I try to access them I get a logon screen with UNusername/guest) in both of them. I tried the pw I assigned to them and it will not let me in. Is there a setting I am missing here. We are running through a AOpen router. I tried it with firewall off.
Any help would be appreciated.


A:Unable to authenticate 2 WinXP computers

Do you have simple file sharing enabled or disabled?

Do you have the same user accounts on the XP computers that are logging into the other ones.

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