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Re: Compaq Recovery CD Error
In my experience, weird errors like this are usually caused by bad RAM. I have to wonder why you are reinstalling in the first place, was your Windows installation corrupted and running funny?
If you have access to another computer download and burn the memtest86 utility and run it on your Compaq Presario 5000. If the memory shows any errors you will have to replace it (if you have more than one stick, test each module one at a time as likely only one stick went bad).
If you do not have access to another machine, pull your memory out one at a time and try to run the restore disks again until you can identify the bad module. Once you remove the bad one, the restore CDs should run smoothly, albeit somewhat slower because of the lower memory count.
Since you already completed the first attempt to run the recovery CDs you may have corrupted the installation on the HDD to the point where you have to do a full install. This would lose all your data and programs. Perhaps it might be better to experiment with a spare blank HDD first as the data files might still be recoverable from your original HDD.
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Make sure your cd drive is the first boot device. Go into your bios and go to the BOOT tab. Select your cd drive as the first device. You may also have to pull out your ram sticks and put them back in. Make sure tou take out the battery and ac power is not connected when dealing with the ram.
Hi there, possible reason for this is that windows is not successfully installed. try to run the recovery cd again and if same thing happened then there is something wrong with your recovery disk. thanks!
Normally you want to boot the pc with the recovery disc in. Some recovery programs work best on boot up. If not check the cd to make sure it is not scratched. Also try it in another pc to rule out a bad cd-rom.
Insert the HP Recovery Tools CD or Compaq Recovery Tools CD into the CD drive on the computer and restart the computer.Wait for the HP Recovery Tools CD or Compaq Recovery Tools CD window to open.
Select Run Microsoft Recovery Console , click Next , and then follow the onscreen instructions.
If you are unable to open a recovery console, follow the Alternate steps .
Press R to repair the Windows XP installation using Recovery Console.
Enter the appropriate number for the WINDOWS installation, for example, the WINDOWS installation could be listed as 3: C:\WINDOWS or 3: D:\WINDOWS .
If prompted, enter your Administrator password and press Enter . If there is no password, just press Enter .
At the prompt, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was C:\WINDOWS, type:
cd c:\Or, if the WINDOWS installation you selected in Step 4 was D:\WINDOWS, type:
At the prompt, type:
attrib -c ntldr
and then press Enter .
At the prompt, type: exit
Press the Enter key and immediately remove all discs or diskettes from the computer to allow the computer to restart.The error message should be resolved.
These alternate steps work for HP and Compaq desktop PCs with Windows XP and a recovery partition. (M0st HP and Compaq PCs with Windows XP have a recovery partition on the hard disk drive.) These steps do not work if you have replaced the hard disk drive, replaced Windows with another operating system, or repartitioned the recovery partition.You can use the following steps if you are unable to open a recovery console:
Turn on the computer. When the initial logo screen appears, press the F10 key repeatedly until a message about starting recovery appears.
At the Recovery screen, click Advanced Options and then press the Alt and D keys at the same time to go to a command prompt.
At the command prompt, enter the following: diskpart
At the command prompt, enter the following: list volume
Remember the drive letter next to line for the main hard drive; HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO.
To close Diskpart, enter the following: exit
At the command prompt, enter the drive letter followed by a colon (:). For example, H:
At the command prompt, enter the following: cd \windows\system32
At the command prompt, type the following: compact ntldr /u <the drive letter>:\ntldr
For example if the drive letter was H, you would type: compact ntldr /u h:\ntldr
I had the same problem with the recovery cd getting to 83% and giving me the 0x4001100200001005 error. I did 2 things. I cleaned the disk it was erroring on and also removed the ethernet cable from the adapter. I have been working for 4 days on this and parsing the internet for answers. Finally it worked. I don't know if it was the cleaning of the disk...which did not look dirty, or the unplugging the network cable.
This issue could be dude to a number of things, Probably the best thing to do would be to either start in safe mode, and see if there is an application that is causing the error, Or reinstalling the operating system from the windows CD.
I'm not completely sure on what you are exactly asking here, but I'll do the best I can. If you have the Recovery CD, you need to boot from the CD and run the Recovery. When you go to do the recovery you will have two options, the normal recovery or the destructive recovery. If there is nothing important and everything can be wiped, run a destructive, but if you need everything run the other one. If you do not have a Recovery CD but have a Windows Vista disk that matches the version on your computer (IE: Windows Vista Home 32 bit is on your computer and you have a Windows Vista Home 32 bit disk) and you DO NOT need anything saved, just reinstall Windows. There is a product key for Vista on the sticker attached to your case. If you have neither, then you can probably get a new recovery disk by contacting HP (since they bought out Compaq). If you can not get a new Recovery CD, you will need to go out and buy a new copy of Windows Vista.