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Hp doesn't start. Always open xp window saying gathering info Please wait while windows configures scan. Installed cd with no problem.

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As soon as you start rebooting your computer, hit F8 over and over again until you get into a boot menu. Pick "Safe Mode."

It should boot. This is a temporary fix.

When you're in, click Start, then Run. Type in "msconfig" without the quotes. Hit Enter.

A new window pops up. Click on the Startup tab. Find a file called hpqtra08.exe and undo the checkbox. Hit Apply and OK. msconfig will ask you if you want to restart with the changes; you do.

Your computer should boot normally. When it does, msconfig will ask you if you want that menu to appear next time you boot; you do not.

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When i turn the computer on it says windows root 32 is corrupt or missing please reinstall but i cant get it to reinstall it the install menu does not pop up


You need to re-install it using your disc not when your on Windows enable for it to install. Here are the steps to install Windows back in your system.

  1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.

    Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
  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.
  3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
  4. Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows .
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows Setup.

Sep 12, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How-to repair Windows XP, How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade


One of the best kept secrets of Windows XP is it's built in repair feature!

In previous versions of Windows, correcting an operating system error, or installing a new motherboard, usually meant formating and reinstalling, resulting in loss of all data. Don't worry; Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system!

Why would I want to reinstall Windows XP?
1) Can't start Windows XP in safe mode.
2) You have problems caused by a recently installed system update (Windows Update, hotfix, Windows XP service pack, or Microsoft Internet Explorer update).
3) Your problems can't be solved with system restore, or you can't access system restore.
4) You've installed a new motherboard, or made other major hardware changes and need to reinstall Windows.


Let's get started!

Step 1: Rule out hardware issues. Windows Repair will only fix software problems. Hardware issues can also cause boot problems (i.e. bad hard drive, memory, CPU, or power supply).

Step 2: Backup. It's always a good idea to backup your important data before making changes to Windows XP. Relax, if you follow these instructions your data will be perfectly safe.

Step 3: Boot from your Windows XP CD. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD. Can't boot from your CD? Please see the note at the bottom of this page (Configuring Your Computer to Boot from CD).

Step 4: A blue screen will appear and begin loading Windows XP Setup from the CD.

Note: RAID/SCSI/Unsupported UDMA users:
You will be prompted to "press F6 to install any third party SCSI or RAID drivers". Most users will not have to press F6, but if you are running RAID, SCSI or unsupported UDMA controllers, then you will have to have your controller drivers on a floppy disk. If you are unsure whether you have RAID/SCSI, then simply let the CD load without pressing F6.

When completed loading files, you will be presented with the following "Windows Setup" screen, and your first option. Select "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER". DO NOT select Recovery Console.

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One of the best kept secrets of Windows XP is it's built in repair feature!

In previous versions of Windows, correcting an operating system error, or installing a new motherboard, usually meant formating and reinstalling, resulting in loss of all data. Don't worry; Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system!

Note: The system repair function will remove any updates you have previously installed that are not included on the CD. Drivers will also be reverted to their original XP versions, as well as some settings (network & performance settings may sometimes be reset to their defaults). It may be necessary to reactivate your Windows XP as well. When finished, you will have to download all of the updates from Microsoft Windows Update, because they are all replaced during repair.

Why would I want to reinstall Windows XP?
1) Can't start Windows XP in safe mode.
2) You have problems caused by a recently installed system update (Windows Update, hotfix, Windows XP service pack, or Microsoft Internet Explorer update).
3) Your problems can't be solved with system restore, or you can't access system restore.
4) You've installed a new motherboard, or made other major hardware changes and need to reinstall Windows.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Rule out hardware issues. Windows Repair will only fix software problems. Hardware issues can also cause boot problems (i.e. bad hard drive, memory, CPU, or power supply).

Step 2: Backup. It's always a good idea to backup your important data before making changes to Windows XP. Relax, if you follow these instructions your data will be perfectly safe.

Step 3: Boot from your Windows XP CD. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD. Can't boot from your CD? Please see the note at the bottom of this page (Configuring Your Computer to Boot from CD).

Step 4: A blue screen will appear and begin loading Windows XP Setup from the CD.

Note: RAID/SCSI/Unsupported UDMA users:
You will be prompted to "press F6 to install any third party SCSI or RAID drivers". Most users will not have to press F6, but if you are running RAID, SCSI or unsupported UDMA controllers, then you will have to have your controller drivers on a floppy disk. If you are unsure whether you have RAID/SCSI, then simply let the CD load without pressing F6.

When completed loading files, you will be presented with the following "Windows Setup" screen, and your first option. Select "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER". DO NOT select Recovery Console.

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When presented with the screen below. press the F8 key to continue
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Next, Windows Setup will find existing Windows XP installations. You will be asked to repair an existing XP installation, or install a fresh copy of Windows XP.

If no installations are found, then you will not be given the option to repair. This may happen if the data or partition on your drive is too corrupted.

Note: If you install a fresh copy, all data on that partition will be lost!

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Your almost finished! Windows XP will appear to be installing itself for the first time, but it will retain all of your data and settings. Just follow the prompts, and have your CD-KEY ready if needed.

Do you have more than one system, or lost your CD-KEY? Visit the keyfinder page to retrieve your CD-KEY.

Update: Due to the proliferation of the Blaster and Welchia Worm/Virus be aware that a Repair Install will leave your system vulnerable. You can get infected within seconds. Do not go on line until you have enabled XP's firewall first.

Remember to run Windows Update! (install critical updates first)

Configuring Your Computer to Boot from CD

Many computers are not configured to boot from the CDROM. If you cannot boot from the CDROM, this is probably due to the boot order of your devices being incorrect. You can change this in the BIOS.

You enter the BIOS from the first screen you see when you turn your computer on. To enter your BIOS, most users here will press the DEL key.

Most Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony & HP systems will press F2.

Compaq users will usually have to press F10.

IBM typically uses F1 or F2.

Other brands may have different keys to press to enter setup, F1, F2, Del, Tab and CTRL+S. If possible see the manual for your computer or motherboard. Also, the BIOS will usually display which button to press to "enter setup" during POST (if it flashes by too fast, press the Pause key).

When you enter the BIOS setup, you need to change the boot order. The CDROM should be setup before the Hard Drive. Each BIOS is different, but here is an example:

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on Jun 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Misssing partmgr file how can I load this thanks


To resolve this issue, start the computer from the Windows XP CD, start the Recovery Console, and then use the Bootcfg.exe tool to rebuild the Boot.ini file. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
  2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
  3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
  4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
  6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
  8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:
    1. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message, press Y: Total Identified Windows Installs: 1

      [1] C:\Windows
      Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
    2. You receive a message that is similar to the following message: Enter Load Identifier This is the name of the operating system. When you receive this message, type the name of your operating system, and then press ENTER. This is either Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
    3. You receive a message that is similar to the following: Enter OS Load options When you receive this message, type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.

      Note The instructions that appear on your screen may be different, depending on the configuration of your computer.
  9. Type exit, and then press ENTER to quit Recovery Console. Your computer restarts, and the updated boot list appears when you receive the "Please select the operating system to start" message.

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Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit and No Internet


It sounds to me like you need a new driver for the LAN adapter that is compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. Right click on Computer under the start menu, chose manage, and open the Device Manager applet. Look for your network card under Network adapters. Right click on your adapter and click on properties. Go to the driver tab and click on update driver. You can also try uninstalling the driver from there and then have the computer scan of new hardware from the device manager screen and let Windows reinstall the driver. Let me know what you find so I can help you further troubleshoot if this does not fix the problem.

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Trouble installing xp on a hp pavilion t3000


use the Windows Xp CD to format the hhd twice.
install the OS from the CD without partition.
you can always partition the hhd later.

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Just purchased IBM Intelistation 6221..installing windows????


hi! try this. reboot your cpu, then press the CMOS setup key (del), then select load default setting, then go to hard disk detection settings, select the LBA setup. I believe you know how to manipulate the CMOS setup configuration. if still doesn't work out, bring it to the service center near you and ask for assistance, Im sure they would love to help you. Have a nice day!

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Error in registry


The easy way is to make windows repair itself, this can be done by starting your pc from the windows cd, then when the blue screen appears with 3 options,
..install windows,...repaire,...quite ..F3,
press enter for installation, then F8 to accept, then windows setup will search for installed OS and then asked you to press R to repair it, from this point you can press R and wait while installer delete windows system files the reinstall them without loosing your installed programs.

Dec 10, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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My computer is trying to configure and load windows photo gallery but it keeps saying I do not have the CD Rom I do not want to load this program I cannot seem to cance it and when I go into remove...


  • Click Start .
  • In the Start Search field, type msconfig, and press Enter.
  • The System Configuration window opens.
  • In the General tab view, select Selective Startup, and remove the checkmark next to Load startup items.
  • Click on Startup TAB
  • Under Startup TAB uncheck all of the Items except Following:-
  • For Windows Vista
HD Audio Control Panel.
HP KBD EXE.
Hp digital imagine - hp all-in-one series.
HPRun.
Hpsysdrv.
HP Total Care Advisor.
Microsoft Windows Operating System.
NVIDIA products.
Symantec Technologies products.
Windows Defender.
  • For Windows XP, do not disable the following startup items:-
Alcxmntr
Atiptaxx
ati2mdxx
Backupnotify
Ccapp
Ccregvfy
HPBootOp
Hpsysdrv
Kbd
LTMSG
NvCpl
ps2
Recguard
VTTimer
  • Click the Services tab, select Hide all Microsoft services, and click the Disable all button.
  • Restart the computer for the changes to take effect.
  • After the computer restarts, a message appears confirming some startup programs have been blocked from opening.

Jul 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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New operating system wanted


after formating hdd u can install any op sys on ur computer, please put ur op sys cd in drive
after starting computer and boot it with this cd when u start ur computer u will get a massage "press any key to boot from cd"
and install xp from cd also format ur hdd with xp op sys
it will solve ur problum

Jun 02, 2008 | HP Pavilion a1240n (EG136AA) PC Desktop

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My hp director will not open i have talked to 2 of your online experts & the told me several things but it will not work


Hello mablekeats,
Did you get an error message on your PC screen? Or on the printers screen?
I understand you have uninstalled & re-installed your printer software a few times. If each time you installed & you used the HP CD you can stop using that CD. There can only be three reasons why your all-in-one fails to scan. Yes one is re-install the software. However you do not use your CD from HP. You use more current software from HP. Which you can get directly from HP & allowing HP to scan for your (connected & powered on printer). Click on the link below.
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/welcome.html#Support
Click; automatically detect products, after typing in your model number.
If this new software fails to load HP director & your scanner still fails there is one last thing that can cause your scanner from failing. I know this all too well because it happened to me the week of April 14th. In my case, after five uninstalls & six installs. I called HP. It was strange, I knew more than the tech at HP. All in all my Windows did not have some basic files in windows system & in system32 folders. It's impossible to pull the correct files off the windows CD because HP did not know the file names that should be in windows system & system32 folders. I had no choice but to do a fresh clean install of window XP. This is what you may have to do as well. The biggest difference between us is I have a spare HP printer. Different model but still an all-in-one. When I hooked up the second printer & installed the software directly from the link I posted above, the all-in one also failed to scan. The odds of two HP printer having the same problem is high.
Once I finished installing windows & updated windows complete I went back to the HP's link & installed the online software. Everything is back to running as it should. No more scanner failures & no errors. HP director loaded.
Sorry mablekeats, no quick fix! In regards to your printer, if you follow what I have done you're printer should be just fine.
There is not always one way to fix anyone problem.
Every PC is different.

Give this a try!
I have faith.

Good Luck & Kind Regards

Mike

Apr 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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