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I have the HP Pavillion desktop Model#A1410Y, have code purple error. I have tried the delete command on config check, the only drive accepted is ''E'', ''C'', ''D'', say ''device not ready''. After deleting ''E'', computer will still not boot. Suggestions?

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Do a system restore.

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Code purple


This is from a user called DOGSNAKE

Did some research for this and here is a suggestion that has worked for others:
Code Purple is a problem exclusive to HP's, the easiest solution is to avoid them. However, it's already too late for you. Basically it's an attempt to force you to pay them to service or upgrade your PC, or if you didn't learn the first time, buy another.
***PLAIN ENGLISH QUICK AND EASY FIX FOR ALL SYSTEMS****
***Windows 7 code purple or Windows Vista code purple***

With the code purple error on the screen, press shift+f10 (the shift key and the F10 key (at the top of the keyboard) at the same time) to open a little screen called a command prompt. (So, you get a little black screen with white text that says something about your Windows verison first and a little ways down you'll see "C:\>". It's all ready for you to start typing.)
Type the following line, just as you see it here: notepad C:\hp\bin\checkdmi\checkdmi.cmd
It will look like this: C:\>notepad C:\hp\bin\checkdmi\checkdmi.cmd
Press Enter.
You will see the text for the file listed in a window using a simple text editor.
Go to the beginning of the text. Press enter to make a space.
Type this: goto cleanup
So, whatever comes after, the first line looks like this: goto cleanup
Save the file and exit notepad and restart your PC. You are good to go.
You are creating a small batch file that will clear the error code. Seems there is no true system error (windows) but it is generated to drive you to some sort of paid HP support or hardware replacement.

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Is there a external CD Rom drive for a HP Pavillion a1410y desktop computer


Why not just replace the CD drive in the PC? Don't be afraid to pull the cover.Turn the PC off,but leave it plugged in(the grounded plug will prevent static damage).Disconnect the drive,pull it out,put in a new one.(Don't forget to match the option pins on the back of the drive to set it for "slave" or "master".

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I got a code purple trying to restore my computer to its factory settings and now when my computer tries to boot up normally I can't log in using my old password or username and the only way I hav


With the code purple error on the screen, press the shift+f10 to open the cmd prompt.
Whe the cmd prompt opens, type the following command without the quotes "notepad C:\hp\bin\checkdmi\checkdmi.cmd", then after the REM lines add the following code without the quotes "goto cleanup". Save the file and exit notepad and restart your computer by typing the following command without the quotes, "shutdown -r -t 0".
This will cause the checkdmi function in an HP computer to bypass the tattoo check.
Hope this helps

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Hp code purple config error


Contact Hp as soon as possible> they will help you free of cost

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Hp pavillion dv1170us sound driver error code 10


just go to the manufacturers support website and look for the sound driver download for your specific model, just remember to unistall any driver you previously install,

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I have a code puple on my HP PC a350n..HP says they won't fix it. I thought there was a law suit about this and they Have to fix it. But, I just want to know if ANYONE can.


Code Purple is about the weirdest error you will see reinstalling XP, and it is almost exclusively an HP/Compaq problem.

These companies placed a special system identifier on the motherboard by a process called 'tattooing', and the system recovery routines look for this signature before allowing the install.

It is actually quite easy to bypass this signature check. Here are two entries from an online thread expaining how:

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Code Purple can be bypassed by accessing and renaming the file run.py to run.p_. The file is found at c:\hp\bin\configcheck\run.py"

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To access the "C:" drive to rename the file:
1. Boot the system with a Win Xp Original Disk.
2. When you have to select "Enter" to reload or "R" for Recovery Console select "R".
3. Select the "H:\minint" Drive to bring up the System
4. At the "H:\minint" prompt, change to the "C:" prompt
5. Change directory to the "C:\hp\bin\configcheck"
6. Rename the file with the command "ren run.py run.p_"
7. Reboot the machine and there should be no "Code Purple" error.
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The full thread can be read here:) Note how far it goes back!

http://www.techimo.com/forum/applications-operating-systems/50892-xp-configuration-error-code-purple.html

Please post comments on your progress and results or contact me for more instruction on how to accomplish this.

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Code purple error on hp 1410n


"Code Purple" on an Windows XP system: This Worked for me!:

Okay, I have read and read and read, on this site, and on others, trying to fix the "Code Purple" problem. Many of the answers ALMOST worked for me; but I, like many others, couldn't get to the H: drive to del the key file. At the C:\ prompt, I couldn't CD to H:\. So what I did was to give the DEL command from the C:\ prompt. See below for the 2 detailed procedures. The first is for those who have the Recovery Disk Set, the other is for those without the set. Good Luck!

Procedures for recovery from "Code Purple" on a Windows XP system:

Procedure to recover from "Code Purple" WITH a Recovery Disk Set:

1. Load the first system recovery disk into the CD-ROM drive
2. Press R for the recover console
3. Press Alt + D to bring up the command prompt*
4. at the C:\minint\system32> prompt, type "del h:\hp\bin\configcheck" (without the quotation marks) and press Enter
5. At the "Are you sure?" prompt, type "y" (without the quotation marks) and press enter
6. At the prompt, type "exit" (without the quotation marks) and press Enter
7. Press Alt + Q
8. Press Q to quit the Recovery Window (The PC will automatically begin to boot. You should now be free of the Vastly Evil Code Purple.)

*I have found that there is no need to Select "Advanced Options" prior to pressing Alt + D.


Procedure to recover from "Code Purple" WITHOUT a Recovery Disk Set:

If the Recovery Partition on your hard drive is intact, this should work:

1. Turn on PC and repeatedly press F10 (pause for a second between key presses) until the Recovery Screen comes up
2. Press R for the recover console
3. Press Alt + D to bring up the command prompt*
4. at the C:\minint\system32> prompt, type "del h:\hp\bin\configcheck" (without the quotation marks) and press Enter
5. At the "Are you sure?" prompt, type "y" (without the quotation marks) and press enter
6. At the prompt, type "exit" (without the quotation marks) and press Enter
7. Press Alt + Q (The PC will automatically begin to boot. You should now be free of the Vastly Evil Code Purple.)

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