Have a HP Pavillion A620n that had a hard crash. Used the backup copies to reinstall all the software. Things worked well until it came to the Windows XP Home screen then a rectangle window came up saying that the Windows Config.exe was missing or corrupt and to try setup again. did this with the same results. Is there anyway to get the missing windows xp config exe so the backup copies will work?
The problem is not with windows xp installation , just install updated antivirus and scan through.
Your system is infected.Go to start Click on run then type msconfig and press enter
Now in "System Configuration Utility" click on Startup option,and uncheck on the config.exe option.
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Many people confuse system back-ups with system restore and/or recovery programs. They are very different. A backup makes a copy of selected (or all) files and stores them to a disc, tape, hard drive, or other device that will allow you to protect your files in the event of data loss. Say you accidentally delete an entire directory instead of a single file. Your backup would allow you to re-load that directory. System restore/recovery files are used in the cases where you either want to reload the computer back to a certain condition (factory restore), or need to completely recover your computer in the event of a crash. These types of files usually need one of two things to work. If the recover/restore software was OEM manufacturer supplied, there may be a BIOS routine that, using a hotkey on boot-up, will allow you to access the recovery/restore file. If it is an aftermarket program like your, recovery/restore files usually need to create a bootable USB or CD/DVD that can be inserted on boot-up, and then the files on that device will perform the recovery/restore. If all you have a a system backup, you may have to reinstall the operating system, drivers, and then the backup software. After that, you can use you backup file to recover your remaining programs/data.
if it was running for more than 30 hours, it wasn't doing much. You can try copying hal.dll off of a known, good-working XP pc, and replace it with the one on your broken PC. It's better if you extract it from i386 folder but grabbing it from another pc should work fine.
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get and external hard drive casing, or if it is sata plug it into a normal pc, then backup the stuff and remove the virus, the do a coplete format, not the fast the one that takes long, it should fix you problem
I none of the mode is working you need to boot from the cd to do any further steps.
inorder to boot from the cd you need to go to the bios and change the boot sequence to boot order.
It varies system to system once to you boot from the cd try to log on to recovery console and do a manual system restore by following the below steps - :
Step 1: ***************************
Boot with the windows XP CD
At "Welcome to setup screen" Press R
Select the appropriate path for windows and press enter If it asks you for the administrator password, normaly there is not password but if you have a password type the administrator password and press enter or just hit enter
We will now see the Prompt c:\windows>
Step 2: *************************** cd system32\config
ren system system.old ren software software.old ren SAM SAM.old ren security security.old ren default default.old
Then type cd Type cd system~1\_resto~1 and press Enter
If you get "access denied" (Error) then
Restart the computer by type Exit and get back to recovery console
type cd \ and it will display C:\> type cd system~1\_resto~1 and press Enter
Step 3: *************************** Type dir It will list you restore points (e.g. RP1, RP2, RP3, RP4, etc...)
Select the one from the list except the last one Say RP4
· type cd RP3 (or RP2 or RP1 or RPn) and enter
· type cd snapshot and enter
· type copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default and enter
· type copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security and enter
· type copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software and enter
· type copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system and enter
· type copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam and enter
· type exit and enter
The computer restarts and the system will be Successfully restored
I suppose Hardisk has no problem if its sata or IDE ,games will mostly be Graphics and Processor oriented and also to do with the RAM. Should be some other problem . give me more specific problem you face.
Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk
drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart
the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the
computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to
start the Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select
the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator
password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following
lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
md tmp copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak
If the registry editor fails to open the threat may have modified the
registry to prevent access to the registry editor. Security Response
has developed a tool to resolve this problem. Download and run this tool, and then continue with the removal.