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[SOLVED] Repairing OE6

Q: [SOLVED] Repairing OE6

Problem with OE6. Can not send email. Message says my address is not recognized. Browser IE7. I went to add/remove programs and selected IE7. No repair option - only for removal. OE6 is not listed there. I opened OE6 and checked the properties and all is correct. I also uninstalled the account and re-entered it - no help.
This is what I get when trying to send email:
The message could not be sent because the server rejected the sender's e-mail address. The sender's e-mail address was '**********'. Subject 'test', Account: 'incoming.verizon.net', Server: 'outgoing.verizon.net', Protocol: SMTP, Server Response: '550 5.7.1 Authentication Required', Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 550, Error Number: 0x800CCC78

Any help appreciated

Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] Repairing OE6

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

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

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

A: [SOLVED] Repairing OE6

The ultimate IE6 repair solution...

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I installed the Windows 7 beta a while ago and dual booted with Windows XP Pro. I have since decided to use only XP and deleted my Win 7 partition. The problem is, when I boot my computer, I am still having to go through the dual boot process, although Win 7 will not load. Since I installed Win 7 second, its options are always first and I cannot change them in Win XP. I think that if I repair the MBR it would fix this problem but I do not have a XP Pro CD, I do however have a Windows XP Home CD. Can I use this to repair my MBR or will I have to continue manually selecting an 'older version of windows' in my OS selection screen? Thanks for any help.

A:[SOLVED] Repairing MBR

I can't say for sure that the Windows XP Home CD will work, but you can try.

Insert the CD, reboot and make sure your computer is set to boot from the CD drive. Go into the recovery console, and enter the following commands:

When it's done, reboot to the hard drive and you should be set.

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My girlfriend's father has e-mailed me asking about an error he has got on his computer.

It comes up with '<windows root>\system32\hal.ddl.' as being missing however he is still able to use the computer.

Lots of the searches for that message I have done say about looking at the BOOT.INI files or reparing the installation from the original XP disk.

His computer was supplied with an image of the hard drive rather than the XP disk from Microsoft, can I repair his installation using my XP disk?

Or is that likely to knacker stuff up?

The sites I have looked at so far for fixes are linked below.



And three.

Cheers for any help.

PS. It began happening after he reverted the system to a restore point after a 'blue screen error'. I haven't seen any of these messages myself I'm just going on what he's told me so far.

A:Solved: Repairing an XP installation

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I found http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html

#11 sounds ominous. "Do not reinstall any version of Microsoft Windows in any way after you install Internet Explorer 7. Do not upgrade Windows in place or upgrade to a new edition."

With Win 98 SE, if a person had upgraded to IE5, they had to remove a file manually, which could be done from a command prompt, before performing a repair install of W98.

# 1. If you have experienced problems repairing XP after upgrading to IE 7, I would like to read what you did to fix things.
# 2. If XP blows up, to the point where you can't boot into Windows XP to uninstall IE 7, what do you do?

Is it possible to uninstall IE7 from the recovery console?

Disregard # 2. The author included a link to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;917964 , which discusses the solution / workaround.


A:Solved: repairing XP after upgrading to IE7

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After exhausting all attempts to rid my old Compaq laptop of the "blue screen of death" I decided to do a repair of windows installation. It all went fine, except now I can't connect to the internet. The wireless connection toggles on and off and on and off. It makes the connection but holds it for only about 5 seconds and disconnects, then reconnects for about 5 seconds. I'm trying to activate my windows by entering the product key but even when I hardwire it directly to the modem it doesn't recognize the connection.

I've tried to uninstall most everything, when it reboots it finds and installs the hardware again resulting in the same connection holding for only 5 seconds. Any suggestions on what to try next?

A:Solved: Problem after repairing Windows Xp

In Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager, do you see any yellow marks beside any entries? Seems as though your Network Adapter doesn't have the right driver or you could use a wired connection to the router to see what's wrong with wireless.

What's the model of your Compaq?

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What is a safe program that can repair a corrupt mp3 file? I am referring to old radio programs that I collect and play.
I was attempting to clean one of these - a 23 mb file - and I got an error message stating that this is a corrupt file.
My OS is Windows 7 and the program I am using is Nero Wave Repair.

A:Solved: Repairing corrupt mp3 files

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PC came in today with Media Center 2005 installed.

PC reboots at splash screen. Safe mode, LKGConfig, all other boot options do same thing. I barely noticed a BSOD but it was just a blink.

I booted Mint via USB and did a backup of the clients Documents folder.

I'm currently using the Repair option on a XP Pro disk, running chkdsk which has returned errors.

If I can't get this fixed, is it possible to use XP Pro (or Home) to do a repair install? Or will I need a Media Center 2005 CD? And where in blue blazes could I get one? The client is elderly and doesn't understand what I'm looking for.

A:Solved: Repairing XP Media Center with XP Pro?

You'll have to use a MCE 2005 CD. You could find one on eBay or Amazon.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 266527 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc.,
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

It's always something.........After repairing XP Pro SP3 and restoring McAfee Total Protection Firewall settings to default I can no longer play my extensive list of FLV files downloaded from YouTube. Major loss if I can't get this back to a working condition on my primary PC. I've tried uninstalling RealPlayer then restarting the PC and reloading both the latest version of RealPlayer (v without good results that were promising. I found an old copy of RealPlayer Gold 11 that I tried installing in the same manner with the same results. RealPlayer just sits there with a black screen with only one file selected for playing. Anyone got any ideas? Yes, everything is backed up on an external HDD and works when connected to a Win7 portable.

A:Solved: RealPlayer problem after repairing XP Pro.

Fresh install of Active X and Quicktime. Poof, problem exorcised.

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i have a dell dimension 2400 - running XP Home, which was infected with numerous viruses and spyware - these were cleared - though due to its very nature a number of os files were removed/deleted. I then decided to run a repair of windows XP home to reinstall these files. However, on numerous attempts, the repair gets through to the Preperation Phase ok, and then gets stuck at the "installing Windows" phase, with 33 minutes to go - with the "installing Devices" box at around 80% bar completed.
Has anyone any ideas what to do and fix this - apart from a clean install of course!

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: XP Home stuck when repairing

same deal with me except mine hourglasses out soon as I click on the finish icon

after 1 hour of hour glass, I pulled the plug, this morning I powered it on and it went directly to the same screen

guess I will call HP / Compaq India tech support as I am at the end of my rope and at this point would just like to save my data files

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Years ago, I bought my Dell computer, and it came bundled with Windows XP, which also came with Outlook Express 6.0 . I am old school...if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Anyway, it is now starting to break. My Outlook Express was having occasional trouble loading, then it seemed to be okay, but now it will neither send nor receive email. I tried downloading Mozilla Thunderbird, but it is not the same. For instance, when I create a poster in Publisher, I can click on file, click on email, then "send this page as email," and off goes my poster, not as an attachment that some people can't open, but as a poster that opens when anyone I send it to simply opens that email. I don't know how to do this in Mozilla Thunderbird. I would really like to have my Outlook Express back. Does anyone know how to do this for free?
Thanks a million,


P.S. I have put a message block on a lot of spammers. Could this list have grown too big? Could this be part of the problem? Or, could I have too many emails sitting in my inbox and sent box?

A:[SOLVED] I need help repairing my Outlook Express 6.0

Welcome BrianWGray.

When you try to send or receive e-mails, is any error messages shown?


Originally Posted by BrianWGray

P.S. I have put a message block on a lot of spammers. Could this list have grown too big? Could this be part of the problem? Or, could I have too many emails sitting in my inbox and sent box?

To big might slow the program right down, you could try deleting the list, not sure if you still need to be blocking so many e-mails (probably years old now?)

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Ive read a bunch of stuff but I want to be absolutely clear so Ill ask here.

Is there a way to repair minor windows problems using the disc WITHOUT endangering other files and programs. I know about the repair option near the beginning of installation and about the recovery console, but Im just not sure what to expect if I use either of those or if there is another way.

thx in advance


A:Solved: Repairing Windows using the disc

Okay well, I guess Muldar explains it in the post right above - no I didnt read it first. (Im standing in the corner now for 5 mins)
Any warnings? He says hes never lost anything having done it a few times.


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I was trying to repair my desktop Windows XP Home installation.
I have the original restore cds, but did not want to do a clean sweep, so I got hold of an XP Home cd, did all the repairing and copying of files, entered the key on the COA attached to my desktop, and all the process was fine. At the end, it asked me to activate the copy of windows, which I accepted because my key on the COA is all "clean". However, the process does not go anywhere, it only takes me to the desktop, which is blank and has nothing, not even the taskbar visible. The computer freezes.

I have repaired other desktops and laptops I have at home before, and the process worked no problem, so I don't know what i did wrong this time.

Before I did the repairing on this desktop, I had disabled my ethernet adapter because I was connecting to the internet via wireless. So I'm thinking the problem is that the wireless card drivers got deleted, and the system cannot enable the ethernet adapter to connect to the internet to activate windows. First question is: Is this the case? Please help.

I am not sure if the XP cd I got is an OEM version, or full retail. Second question: Could this be the problem?

Finally, I was thinking of connecting an older hard disk that has a working copy of windows on it to my desktop (instead of the one I "repaired"), boot from it, and then activate the ethernet adapter, so I can then plug the original hard disk and hope the activation process to work. ... Read more

A:Solved: Repairing XP Home installation

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I was asked by my friends father to fix an old computer he had, he got scammed with a fake antivirus trojan, and his computer had then decided not to start. I went over and had examined it and not even being able to boot into safe mode, or SafeMode CMD only, I asked if he used his computer for work, or had anything that he needed off of it, in return he said no, he didn't, but if I could scavenge some family stuff such as pictures and videos he would appreciate that. So I took the drive home, mounted it and scavenged the files and scanned them appropriately until everything he needed was taken off, in hopes of returning the next day reformatting and reinstalling and being done.

So the next day I call to inform him everything is done, I go over re-mount the drive to his computer and to my surprise couldn't even get BIOS or let alone anything to run. As soon as closing up after remounting, I powered on the machine to be greeted with a long looping POST code. I tried various things to which I then suggested I take it home to look up the meaning of the code (It was not in the manual, no POST were). So I came home, hooked everything up, looked up the L7VMM Mainboard to find post codes. Eventually after finding all I could, which directed me to an Award BIOS and ECM I believe is the other name the only thing I could find regarding the looping POST code was a memory error, and possibly a CPU Error.

The next steps I took were removing and replacing both, which didn't... Read more

A:Solved: Repairing an old Emachine build

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My Acer One netbook is dead. No lights at all, not even the charging light. There was a spark (at the wall socket) the last time I plugged in the power adapter, which was already connected to the Acer. I am trying to decide if it is worth having repaired - I don't want to take it to a professional, only to be told that the cost of repair would be close to its total value, in which case I would scrap it. I have nothing to lose at this point (not used for personal information/files), so I am wondering what I should look for, if I take it apart. In other words, is the whole system "fried" or would it be something as simple as a battery replacement. I am not a hardware person, but have lots of experience with PCs, replacing power supplies, installing new drives/boards, etc. It is not the power adapter as we have tried other adapters.

A:Solved: Is A Dead Acer One Worth Repairing?

If its not the power adapter then it's almost certaintly the motherboard. Netbooks have little value these days, the cost of replacing the motherboard doesn't make sense unless you buy one from eBay.

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Can someone explain how I can repair or uninstall Internet Explorer? I cannot find it in my Add/Remove utility.

Thank you


A:[SOLVED] Uninstalling and/or repairing Internet Explorer.... how to?

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Run> regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\system32\wmpui.dll Didn't work.
Message received:

What's my next step?

A:[SOLVED] Repairing Windows Movie Maker


sfc /scannow

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Im a newbie to this sight and I hope I can get some computer issues fixed as well as any future problems that might occur. Hear is my problem, I've been having issues with my system and I believe it has to do with the operating system. Good place to start anyway. I've been trying to do a repair to WINXP but can't get it to work. I've rebooted with the CD with no problem. But I cannot find a repair function. One option pops up telling me that I have a 76317MB disk 0 and Id 0 on bus 0 on Atapi [MBR] c: partition1 [NTFS] 76312MB (42890)MBFree.
It gives me the options of clicking on ENTER to install, D to delete the partition and F3 to quite. Not sure what to do? I've hit enter to install and have placed another copy of WINXP on my system. I do not want that. I have yet to run across a R for repair function in the setup. There is a C funtion to partition the npartitioned part of the HD.
I have backed up my files because it looks like I may have to delete the partition. Is this a good idea? Only want one operationg system on my computer.


A:Solved: Problems repairing windows XP professional

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I botched up my home network and would really be grateful for any help you could give. I recently replaced my Cisco Linksys E3000 router with the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R7000. The Linksys E3000 kept running hot and I thought that my problems were due to that but now I think the errors and conflicts were caused by multiple botched networking attempts on my part. You see, whenever problems happened (before discovering your site), I would just reinstall the network

Here is information from TSG SysInfo and ipconfig /all on both systems.

Dell XPS
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8152 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1892071 MB, Free - 1639799 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0YJPT1
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Dell IPConfig:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : sammy-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Repairing Multiple Conflicting Networks

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I was trying to repair my desktop Windows XP Home installation.
I have the original restore cds, but did not want to do a clean sweep, so I got hold of an XP Home cd, did all the repairing and copying of files, entered the key on the COA attached to my desktop, and all the process was fine. At the end, it asked me to activate the copy of windows, which I accepted because my key on the COA is all "clean". However, the process does not go anywhere, it only takes me to the desktop, which is blank and has nothing, not even the taskbar visible. The computer freezes.

I have repaired other desktops and laptops I have at home before, and the process worked no problem, so I don't know what i did wrong this time.

Before I did the repairing on this desktop, I had disabled my ethernet adapter because I was connecting to the internet via wireless. So I'm thinking the problem is that the wireless card drivers got deleted, and the system cannot enable the ethernet adapter to connect to the internet to activate windows. First question is: Is this the case? Please help.

I am not sure if the XP cd I got is an OEM version, or full retail. Second question: Could this be the problem?

Finally, I was thinking of connecting an older hard disk that has a working copy of windows on it to my desktop (instead of the one I "repaired"), boot from it, and then activate the ethernet adapter, so I can then plug the original hard disk and hope the activation process to w... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Repairing Windows XP Home installation

First question: It's possible, but an unsuccessful activation attempt because of the lack of an internet connection should just give you an error message and let you keep using the computer for the rest of the 30 day trial period. Did you use the COA that is on the computer or the one that came with the disk you used? If you used the one for that particular disk and it has also been used elsewhere, that might be what is causing all the trouble.

Second: I do not think it matters so long as you use the COA that came with the computer.

Third: No, that would not work as the information regarding whether or not the ethernet port is on or off is stored on the hard drive (well, as far as I can tell anyways).

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I'm working on a client's computer. During a normal boot it will hang on the Windows XP logo screen then reboot. I tried loading it up in safe mode. Again it would hang for a bit while trying to load then it would reboot. So I'm trying to repair from the Windows XP disk. But before I can do so it asks for the administrator password. The administrator log in does not have a password but if I just press enter it will exit out of the repair process. My question is, how do I tell it there is no password without just pressing enter and causing it to exit?

A:[SOLVED] Repairing Windows XP with no admin password

*deleted* is highly recommend freeware for Windows password recovery, but its not an easier way.

Also a Windows Password Reset Disk could do all the job for you, it can reset your lost Windows password safely and quickly without login, you can use the tool *Deleted*to help you create a Windows password reset disk, then reset your password.

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Hello all,
Last week, my home page was hijacked by spyware (I think), it was actually 2 pages in length, the bottom of first page was a note "Removal instructions". I have windows XP SP2.

I was able to go into the registry, with the help of another forum, and delete the offending file. Now my home page is white with my general icons, (I used to have the pretty beach picture of windows XP). I can't seem to restore the picture.

I have also discovered the same file in "my computer" in system 32. When I press delete the icon disappears for about 3 seconds and then returns. The files name is "Twain Tech" and in system 32 as "Twunk 16" and "Twunk 32"

Any suggestions would be appreciated, kind regards from Aussie Girl.
PS happy thanksgiving to all in US.

A:Solved: repairing hijacked home page

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Hi guys,

A number of months ago my Samsung SM2053BW monitor started taking longer and longer to come on, until it reached the point where after hours of waiting it would still not come on, so I gave up on it. Having a Dual-Monitor setup meant that it wasn't a huge deal as I had another monitor to fall back on.

But I would like to get it repaired as its only about 2 years old and good monitor when its working. I took it to a local computer repair shop and was quoted 140 to have it fixed, as it only cost 120 to buy it in the first place I decided to skip out on that option.

But if this is a relatively simple repair then I would be happy enough to do it myself, I have nothing to lose really and as I'm studying to become a Computer Technician this would be invaluable experience in any case. Any ideas on what might be causing this error and what part(s) might need replacing?

Any help you could give would be great guys.


A:Solved: Tips on Repairing Dying Monitor

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In the midst of repairing Windows XP Home Edition on my Dell Optiplex 320 with my Dell XP CD the following message appears.
Please insert the Compact Disk labeled "Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio. Installation Disk #1 into your CD-ROM drive (D and then click OK.

I cannot click on OK or cancel because my keyboard and mouse suddenly do not work. They were working before the message appears.

What can be done so I can continue the repair?

Thank you for looking.

A:Solved: No access to keyboard or mouse when repairing XP

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Hello there,

My immediate problem is that I am unable to connect to the internet on my laptop (I am writing this from a second laptop). I will try to describe the chronology of events in short.

I have a Windows XP Pro SP 2 laptop, which got some sort of a virus problem a week ago. The problem was that all links that I clicked in google were redirecting to another website.

I did quite a bit of research on this and tried a lot of anti malware/anti virus programs - AVG, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Spybot S&D, Trojan Remover, hitman pro, Kaspersky tdss anti root kit, GMER. None of these could solve the problem, nor did they detect any root kits.

My laptop was stable all this while, without any problems of internet connectivity or speed.

Then I downloaded Spyware Doctor, which identified 1 rootkit malware, and a few other instances of a zeroday trojan. However since the trial version only detects, I could not remove anything immediately. Immediately after this, my laptop became unstable, and I saw a message saying some windows files had been altered and it will need a CD to repair. For some reason I had to restart the computer, and sure enough, windows would not load.

So I carried out a repair of windows with the XP cd I had, and logged in again. But this time my computer seemed to be really unstable. Spyware Doctor seemed to have really slowed up my system. Then the above problem reoccured, ie, windows wasn't loading once again. So I repaired the computer a... Read more

A:Solved: Unable to create a dialer in XP after repairing windows

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Windows said there was an error with the drive that i use for my virtual machines and i went ahead and let windows repair the errors not knowing that all of my VMDKs would be corrupt, in VMware their sizes don't show up, i did a web search and all i learned is that the vmdk descriptor file is corrupt, and i don't know if this is something that can be repaired or if i have to reinstall all of my VMs. I really hope i can just repair them, as i need some of these for school and i don't have the time to reinstall.

A:Solved: VMware workstation 11 VMDKs corrupt after repairing drive

only the recently created VMs were corrupt, and those weren't required for school so, i guess this is solved...? also, people should use this as a warning, if windows says your drive has errors and needs to be repaired and it contains VMs on it, maybe copy them off of the drive first then repair the drive. (note: i'm reinstalling the corrupt VMs as they aren't important as the others.)

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I've an OEM version of Windows XP Home. Could I install a new mobo and repair this OEM version of XP Home without the installation disc, or would I need to buy one? I've a Service Pack 2 disc, but that wouldn't work, right?

I've read that if you're an OEM user who doesn't have the installation disc, you'd need the same mobo.

A:Solved: Installing new mobo and repairing OEM version of XP without install disc

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Hello -

Recently one of the computers on my network came up with the following message on boot:
The following file is missing or corrupted \windows\

I repaired the system using XP disk, restarted and the system came up fine. But the font was different everywhere. Also, the normal icons on the upper left of windows are missing and when the users tried to print an Excel document he gets a printout of strange characters instead of the words/numbers he has in his excel spreadsheet.

Any ideas what I should do next?

Thanks as always

A:[SOLVED] System Font/Character issue after repairing from XP disk

Go to Start/Run and type SFC /scannow and press enter. Put the XP CD in and it should replace any missing files and fonts from the CD. Or try this: How to reset fonts back to default? - Windows-XP-General-Discussion - Windows-XP

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I have created another link regarding this issue, however this problem is now on my second computer...


I just connected my iPod Nano (3rd Generation) to my second computer to charge up and then it completey shut down and now shows the error:

Error loading OS
<windows root>system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

I have tried to repair the required, but it wont even read or load my XP Pro installation disk to repair it.

This is extremely frustrating, as I am now thinking that my iPod has a virus in it and has transferred it from my laptop through to my other PC~!

I'm starting doubt now whether, I need to purchase a new hard drive for either machines?

I am running Windows XP Professional on my other computer that is now affected.

Any suggestions???

A:Solved: A continuos problem with loading OS, repairing from CD or loading from CD.

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I downloaded support tools from my cd, but I don't see anything that will help me to repair my OS. If anyone knows what to do, please help me. Thank you.

A:Repairing OS.

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My computer will not boot.
It says safe mode, safe mode with networking, start normally, but none of them work it just restarts the computer and brings me back to this screen.
So, I want to repair xp by inserting my disk to the computer.
I did this, but when i open bios, and go to the boot option, it does not give cd rom as an option, it says floppy disk drive, and two other options. I tried all of them, they don't work.
I also tried copying all of the data from my cd, onto emy usb.
When i turn on eh computer and open bios, it recognizes my usb! I chose my usb to be boot #1, exited bios, and saved changes.
When i restarted / booted my computer, it does not boot my usb, it says "operating system missing"

P{lease help, what am I doing wrong.

A:repairing xp

Your PC will not boot from the USB drive because there are no 'boot' files on that drive. The XP CD contains boot files sure enough but you can't copy those boot files to another drive by simply copying all the data from the CD onto the USB drive. Boot files cannot be copied like that. And with no boot files, your system will ignore the usb drive.

To copy everything including the boot code from cd to usb drive you need to make an ISO image of the cd, then burn that ISO image to your usb drive. You can do that with an app called "MagicISO" from here:

If there is no cd-rom drive available in the boot sequence options it probably means you need to fit a new cd-rom drive because the existing one has come to the end of it's life.
Either that or the option is there but you don't realise it. It may be called "DVD" or "DVD-ROM" in the BIOS if the drive can read or write DVD discs.

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...,- I just refformated my PC because of virus. After formatting, while installing windows XP some problems occured like this "cannot install ethernet controller driver, and cannot install hardware"... After that the blue page appear saying that "If this is your first time to see this, try to check for viruses, run chckdsk... disable bios shadow.. etc.. I try installing windows xp again but the same problem occurs. Please help me, what should I do??

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After repairing my computer from a display message that says "Windows could not start because the following file is missing
WINDOWS\System32\System" or something like that, i went through repairing it from a website. Then after, it had no sound even when speakers were plugged in, the LAN connection doesnt work and will not let me work it, the windows move slowly. I think I have to install some kind of drivers, can anyone help??????

A:After Repairing

What exactly did you "repair" and what website did you use to do it?

Were you experiencing any other problems before the failure to boot?

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Hi everyone!

I have been reading articles all over the place about repairing XP. I have certain problems such as my taskbar disappeared and Windows Sounds and Flash Movies Sounds not working. I have tried every method on the internet to fix this, but does not work. Although there is 1 method that kept being mentioned which I haven't tried yet because I'm not really sure how to do it. Anyways it said something about make sure the CD boots up before the harddrive? I have no idea what it means. It mentioned I have to configure my BIOS or something, and there was a list of options of what to do with what BIOS. Anyways I dunno what that means, but my BIOS is American Megatrends, Inc. .
I need more information on how to repair my XP with those information I have provided above. Please PM me or post here with more information on how to repair my Windows XP.

Mature Lamb

A:Repairing XP - HELP!

Hi what it means is that when you put your xp windows in the CD drive make sure that this is the first one to do this.When your computer starts up keep pushing up and down the delete button or if that does not work, then shut it down and push f2. A scree will come up in front of you this is where you need to go, on the first or second menu, scroll through that and you will come upon a list saying floppy, IDE, WHICH IS YOUR hard drive, or CD.Look at the different options of how to alter and save, make cd your first, IDE, Second, and floppy the third one. when you have altered them press f10 to save it will ask do you want to save changes n/y press y press enter, and your computer will now carry on as normal. Now when you come to install windows again PUT your disk in cd drive and it should now recognise it.I hope that has cleared up one or two points.

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Hi, I have recently repaired my Windows 2000. After repairing Windows 2000, I did not expect that all my files and programs would switch places to other drives. For example, the VLC Media Player was once in G Drive. Now, it is in H Drive. Also, my disc drives used to be I and J Drives, but it is now M and N Drives. Is there any way to change everything back to normal as it was once was without having to change the Target location of the desktop shortcut? I personally liked how everything it was before. Basically, my question is how to change everything back to normal as it was before repairing Windows 2000.

If there's no way in changing everything back to normal, I guess I will have to make a backup of everything in each of my drives, delete the drives, and then start everything over again by partitioning it if I can although it will be really frustrating for me.

A:After Repairing

Normally it should change like that but I think the only way you have to get it back as before is to backup all your files and re-install windows with new partition.

But before doing that try to repair windows 2000 once more and if it is the same then re-install windows

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How do i repair my IE? My yahoo isn't werking and they suggest that i repair my IE. I have xp home on my lap top. thx


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Well I have tried to use SFC and it tell me that my XP disk is the wrong one. Reading the forum, I downloaded and ran keyfinder and wrote down the results. Checked the label on my computer and the key is differant. So should I just do a new install or should I backup my program link or what. The install that came on the machine has some minor problems that I find very annoying like; send to doesn't work, my computer take about 3 minutes to find my files and disk, same with explorer yet my network places immediately finds the HD drive but not the DVD drive.

Any help is much appricated. Thanks

A:repairing XP PRO with bad CD key

Hello tricker3, Welcome to TSF!


Well I have tried to use SFC and it tell me that my XP disk is the wrong one.

Could you please explain what you meant by this?

When you are running the sfc scan, are you getting a message that says "Please insert your Windows?XP CD?" if you are, just click on retry and let it do its thing; this might happen on a number of occasions whilst sfc is scanning, which is quite normal.

When using sfc however, it is very important that you use a compatible Windows?XP SP2 CD...what this means is; you must use the same version CD to what is installed on the computer.

If Windows?XP Home is installed the CD that is to be used must be a Windows? XP Home Edition CD.
You cannot use a Windows? XP Professional CD on an installation that has Windows? XP Home Edition installed, and vice versa.


The install that came on the machine....

Please tell us the Make and Model of your computer; generally Windows?XP Home is the usual pre-installed Operating System.

Please post back with the information.

Kind Regards,

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This post is in regards to two previous threads. I posted in the Hijackthis forum and it turns out that I probably do not have a malware issue. That post is here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...-symptoms.html

The original post, in this forum, is here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...-moved-xp.html

Here is a breif re-cap of the symptoms I've noticed:
1. When opening a folder, the system freezes for 15 seconds, then it is fine. Programs do not seem to have this problem, just folder windows.
2. XP's built-in .zip viewer tool doesn't work. I see an hourglass for a few seconds, then nothing happens.
3. Cannot use the Run or Internet buttons on the start menu. Instead, I get the message: "Cannot create shortcut here. Would you like to create a shortcut on the desktop".
4. My "send to" list after right-clicking is populated with only 1 entry (some 3rd party nonsense).

My belief is that I've got a corrupt explorer and maybe something else. An sfc scan asks for the XP disk to restore system files. Unfortunately, it asks for the XP discs, which did not come with my computer. I've tried to point sfc to my 386 folder, but that was unsuccessful.

I greatly appreciate any help you can offer.

- Kevin

A:Repairing XP

Do you have a recovery partition? What is the make/model of your pc?

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Hi all,
Each time I right click on my favourites to place them in alphabetical order IE 8 seizes. I have tried Tools / Internet Options / Advanced Reset. I have also turned it off & back on again via Control Panel but the problem remains.

I have visited the Microsoft web site to try & download IE 8 to re-install it. I go round in circles, until I finally opt for downloading IE8 for Vista. (The only one I can find) When I try to install I'm told that my operating system does not support IE8 yet I'm running it!

Any sugestions please?


A:Repairing IE 8

If you already have IE8 it cannot be uninstalled or reinstalled. The best you can do is turn it off. That being said, go to tools>internet options>advanced>reset. The problem is most likely not IE8 but one of the add ons. My instructions will remove them. You can replace one byone until you find the problem.

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Hi there. I have a but of an unusual problem and perhaps this belongs in the hardware section.

Anyhow, after been away for a few days I turn on my computer and it tells me that I need to repair my XP since there is something wrong with the /system32 folder or whatnot.

I have the CD to repair, however my keyboard is a USB type and deactivates after the initial boot window, not allowing me to proceed from the "Hit any key to boot from CD device....".

I'm wondering if there is any solution to this short of going out and buying a keyboard that uses a standard keyboard connection.

A:Repairing XP help

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Help me out. I want to "repair" a certain dead PC. It's one of those "Digitek" types. It used to run Windows 98 Here are things as of now:
1: The hard disk is dead. The PC powers (I can hear some wierd "di di di" as the disk head tries to read) on and displays "Searching For Master Boot Record On SCSI...Not Found, Insert System Disk And Press Any Key"
2: Before it spoilt, it used to display "X is not accessible. The device is not ready". X represents both the floppy and CD drive.
3: I downloaded a Windows 98 bootdisk from the net and copied it to a floppy. Tried booting from the floppy but it failed.
I have a new hard disk which I want to install on the PC. Can someone tell me how to go about it? Just a guess: Could the drivers for the floppy and CD drives have been deleted because device manager used to report that there were two "unknown devices". Below are the specs of the PC:
AMD Duron 1200+ processor, 96 MB RAM, DiamondPlus9 Maxtor 80 GB HDD(this is the one that died), 25 MB RAM SiS integrated video display. Anyone having any questions just ask them.

A:Help Repairing PC.

Second post has been replied to... Tell us then what else you need to know, and how much detail you need.

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What is the best way to repair IE 6.0 with Windows XP Pro?

You used to be able to do this via the control panel/add remove programs, but it's not listed in there anymore

A:Repairing IE 6.0?

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Hi, I have an Acer Travelmate and run IE 11, windows 7 64 bit. For the last couple of weeks every time I log on there is a message telling me I have " File system NTFS and one of the discs needs to be checked for consistency". I have run computer repair and checked all up-dates are installed.
As this occurs every time I log on there must be something fundamentally wrong but I have no idea what. I would really appreciate advice please on how to fix this problem. thanks very much.

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My computer's hardrive recently had some problems and i've narrowed the problem down to the MBR. I put in a windows XP cd and tried to use the recovery console but I do not know the administrator password on this computer since it is school issued. The only way I can use this computer is by running knoppix on it. Is there any way I can restore the MBR through Linux or through another program?

A:Repairing the MBR

If it's a school issued computer, take it into the school techs and let them deal with it?

Or talk to them and get the password.

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SIZE="4"] ...,- I just refformated my PC because of virus. After formatting, while installing windows XP some problems occured like this "cannot install ethernet controller driver, and cannot install hardware"... After that the blue page appear saying that "If this is your first time to see this, try to check for viruses, run chckdsk... disable bios shadow.. etc.. I try installing windows xp again but the same problem occurs. Please help me, what should I do??[/SIZE]

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Hello - I have a DELL Dimension 4700 running WINxp w/ sp2 and sp3. The warranty ran out 12/19/08. The PC crashed today!

I want to repair windows from the disk. I boot from the disk and select R for repair. It asks what installation I want to repair and I select 1 - it is the only installation. Then it asks for an admin pw. I don't know this. I called DELL and they want $50.00 to fix it..., no options. It's the last DELL... probably the last PC...

Can I get around this somehow? I went into setup and changed the ADMIN pw to admin. Went back to the boot screen and entered the password.. It took me to a DOS prompt. I have not tried DOS since 1986.

Can someone provide some help... I would greatly appreciate it.

I did extract the HDs and I harvested all the files I need to another machine... a MAC!

Nonetheless, I would like to repair the OS without a reinstall if I can...

Thank you,

A:Repairing WIN XP

Pass on the first chanced to repair and proceed to the second . . These are good guides to performing a repair install


Unless you changed it the admin password is blank . . just press enter

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My friend's computer got nailed by SpyLocked, so like any good person would, I directed him to smitfraudfix to help him out. He followed the directions and all, but when he tried to restart, ended up with an "autochk not found" error, and ended up locked in a deathloop. We found his XP CD and tried reinstalling, but we're kind of stuck on what to do. He's got some things in his My Documents folder that he'd prefer not losing, but when it came time to chose where to install it, we couldn't chose to create a new partition, and we don't know what'd happen if we overwrote the windows folder, since it states that the My Documents (and other like folders) may be deleted. Does anyone have any advice or know anything else about this?Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Repairing The Os

I have been hit with the spylock as well. I did the smitfraudfix thing and cannot get my computer to boot up at all. I think you called it the deathloop.

I will be keeping an eye here to see what replaies you get because I have two programs and My Documents that I can't lose.

Good luck,

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