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Problem with windows xp service pack 2

I get this msg randomly:
Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file drive_letter:\file_path\file_name. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere. after that my pc freezes and i get a blue sreen which says windows has been shut to prevent damage to ur computer....... and my pc restarts.then it doest load windows n says disc error press any key to restart,i leave it turned off for few hours n when i restart it,it works fine n then suddenly the same thing happens.i have reinstalled windows but its still the same,anybody knows what could be the possible reason for this n how can i sort it out? any help will be highly appreciated.. thanks and regards: Bhupender Singh Bisht.

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    bhupender singh bisht Apr 19, 2008

    well i have tried what u have mentioned but its not accepting the command in cmd promt when i type the full command..

    REG ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\3ware Storage Controller” /V CacheControl /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F
    it is accepting it if type like this:

    REG ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control

    lets see how it goes,n i would like to ask that is it the command to add any registry file,pls explain in detail if possible.

    thanks for the suggestion buddy.

    Bhupender Singh Bisht.


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Windows was unable to save all the data for the file drive_letter:\file_path\file_name. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.To restore normal behavior:
1. Open a CMD.exe window.
2. Type the following command and press Enter: REG ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\3ware Storage Controller” /V CacheControl /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F
3. When you receive the The operation completed successfully message, shutdown and restart Windows XP.

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My windows xp startup disk with the os an drivers is no good microsoft says i need contack manufactures copy do have one

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Serial ref WO01099133 VY1243000817 VOY64 Will not start up - contaiminated system 32\Drivers

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One of the most common troubleshooting issues in Windows XP is the failure of a system to start up properly. These failures can be caused by a number of issues, including poorly written or malicious software, faulty device drivers, hardware incompatibilities, corrupt or missing system files and incorrect system configurations. Determining the source of the startup problem, and fixing it, is easier if you use a methodical, step-by-step approach.
If the system will not start in Normal Mode or Safe Mode
A Windows XP system that will not start in Normal or Safe Mode is not a good sign and may be the result of corrupt or missing system files, a corrupt registry, hardware drivers or failed services. Your first step is to press F8 during Startup and select the Last Known Good Configuration option from the Windows Advanced Options Menu. If Windows boots normally, check the event logs and hardware manager for clues as to what may have caused the failure. You may also want to check the Add/Remove Programs menu for any new applications that may have contributed to the failure.
If the Last Known Good Configuration fails, the next step is to start the Recovery Console by booting from the Windows XP Startup CD and pressing "R" to repair when the "Welcome to System Setup" screen appears, then press "C" to start the Recovery Console. The Recovery Console is a command line utility that can be used to identify and solve a number of issues in the event that Windows cannot start, including starting and stopping services and drivers. If you receive an error on startup stating that a system file is missing or corrupt, Recovery Console can be used to replace those files as well. For a list of available commands, simply type HELP at the command prompt. For more detailed information about the Recovery Console, check out Microsoft Knowledge Base article 307654.
If you are unable to determine if a driver or service is responsible for the startup failure, you should run the Checkdisk utility from the Recovery Console by typing CHKDSK at the command prompt. This utility scans your hard drive and checks for problems with the disk or file system, which may result in corrupt or missing system files. You should also check the system CMOS and BIOS settings for configuration errors or corrupt data. Note: CMOS and BIOS data corruption can occur as a result of a dead or weak internal battery. Check your motherboard documentation for details.
If you are still unable to determine the cause of startup failure at this point, you have the following options:
  1. Use System Restore to return your critical system files and some program files from a previous restore point. I've had mixed results with System Restore, but at this point, it is still worth a shot. System Restore can be activated from the Recovery Console. The advantage of using System Restore is that your personal files located in My Documents will not be overwritten or deleted. More information can be found in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 306084.
  2. Restore from a backup tape: While this method will recover your system, you will lose any data stored on your workstation that was created after the system was backed up. This method will also not help you identify the root cause of the startup failure, which may occur again.
  3. Perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation): This process reinstalls the operating system but may result in data loss if not done correctly. The advantage is that it should return the workstation to a bootable state in which important files can be copied. Applications, service packs and system updates may need to be reinstalled for the system to function properly. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 315341.
  4. Perform a parallel installation: A parallel installation involves creating a second Windows XP installation on the same workstation, either in a new folder or on a secondary (slaved) hard drive. The advantage of this approach is that it allows data to be recovered on the primary drive, assuming disk failure was not the cause of the startup issue. After any critical data is recovered, the original installation can be restored from backup source and updated with the new files.

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How to Recover Deleted Files from Seagate Hard Drive in Windows XP?

Accidently delete important filesusing Shift+Delete keys in Windows XP? Can't get valued pictures back from therecycle bin after you emptied it? How to retrieve data from 'not recognized'hard drive and reconstruct inaccessible partition?

You'reLuck!Deleting or formatting won't make the data erased permanently.Thosedeleted data are still stored in the hard drive. They're just invisible orinaccessible.Only the FAT or NTFS table is erased (the information about wherethose data were saved), but the real data are still intact there in sectors ofthe hard drive.
So long as those deleted data are not overwritten by new data, it's highlypossible to recover them. The most effective way is to rely onsome data recovery program.

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Error messages when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3

When you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), you may receive the following error message:
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After you click OK in the error message, you receive the following error message:
Service Pack 3 installation did not complete
Additionally, you may see the following errors that are logged in the C :\Windows\Svcpack.log file: 165.672: An internal error occurred.
165.672: Service Pack 3 installation did not complete.
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The errors that are mentioned in the "Symptoms" section can occur because of files that are not trusted or because of corrupted registry keys. You can verify the cause by searching for related entries in the Svcpack.log file. Specific entries will identify specific causes of the issue, as noted in the following "Cause" sections.
Cause 1
Determine whether the following entries are logged in the Svcpack.log file: 142.391: CheckVLKForBlock: LIC.dll not trust verified
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To resolve this issue, you must replace the current copy of the Licdll.dll file by using a copy from the original Windows XP media. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive.
2. Click Exit on the Setup Wizard as soon as it starts.
3. Click Start , and then click Run .
4. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
5. Click My Computer .
6. Note the drive letter that contains the Windows XP CD.
7. Click Start , and then click Run .
8. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
9. Type or copy and paste the following text into the Command Prompt window, and then press ENTER:
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10. To install Windows XP SP3, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site: Resolution for Cause 2
To resolve this issue, you must replace the incorrect product ID registry entry with the correct product ID. To do this, follow the steps in the "Locate and note the product ID" and "Identify and change the product ID registry entry" sections.
Locate and note the product ID
1. Click Start , and then click Run .
2. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
3. On the General tab locate the product ID. The product ID is the 20 digit number that is located under the Registered to section.
4. Note the product ID for use in the "Identify and change the product ID registry entry" section. Identify and change the product ID registry entry
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322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
1. Click Start , and then click Run .
2. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
3. Locate and then click the registry subkey that resembles the following registry subkey:
Note The series of Xs represent a placeholder for a string of 21 characters.
4. There may be several subkeys that resemble the format in step 3. To determine the correct subkey, follow these steps: a. Click each subkey in the navigation pane.
b. In the details pane, compare the value of the string for the ProductID registry entry under the Data column to the number that you noted in step 4 in the "Locate and note the product ID" section.
c. The registry subkey whose ProductID registry entry value matches the number that you noted in the "Locate the product ID" section is the registry subkey that you want.

5. In the navigation pane, right-click the registry subkey that you identified in step 4c, and then click Export .
6. Save the registry subkey to the Desktop as temp.reg .
7. Right-click the temp.reg file on the Desktop, and then click Open With .
8. Click Notepad , and then click OK .
9. In the open temp.reg file, locate the following text:
10. Replace the text that is mentioned in step 9 by using the following text:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
11. Click File , click Save , and then exit Notepad.
12. Double-click the temp.reg file, click Yes in the dialog box when you are prompted to add the information to the registry, and then click OK .
13. To install Windows XP SP3, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site: Resolution for Cause 3
To resolve this issue, you must delete the InprocServer32 registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Click Start , and then click Run .
2. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
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4. Click InprocServer32 . A string value with the name InprocServer32 is displayed in the details pane. Click this value.
5. On the Edit menu, click Delete , and then click Yes .
6. Exit Registry Editor.
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Hi Good day!!! Here are some ways to repair your winXP

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1. Save your work and close all open programs. Click Start, then Control Panel, then Performance and Maintenance. On the left side of the screen, click "System Restore."

2. Select "Restore my computer to an earlier time." Click Next.

3. Click a date with a bolded number in the calendar on the left. Make sure this date is at least 1 day in the past. On the right side of the window, select a restore point. Click "Next" twice to restore your system.

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1. Back up all of your user files onto removable media such as CDs or DVDs. Find your Windows XP installation or recovery CD, and insert it into the optical drive that your computer can boot from. Click Start, then Turn Off Computer, then Restart to reboot your computer. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears, press a key on your keyboard. Press "Enter" to start Windows XP setup, and press F8 to accept the licensing agreement.

2. Select the path of your Windows installation and press "R" to begin repairing it.

3. Follow the instructions provided by the Windows XP repair program and finish the reinstallation. Go to the Microsoft website and download Service Pack 2 from their website, then visit Windows Update to install Windows XP Service Pack 3, critical updates and Internet Explorer 7.

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You needed to install the service packs to continue accessing Microsoft's updates for your computer. Microsoft assumes you don't want to lose this data. You could get rid of the problem by reinstalling the entire OS from your current disc (if you have a full version, if you have an update version of XP you'll need the OS disc for Win95, Win98, WinMe or Win2K). Start with formatting the hard disc. However, you will lose the ability to contact MS for updates with Windows Update until you manually download and install the Service Packs (including SP3).

Alternatively you can build a new recovery disc for your current XP version, if you take the IT versions of the service packs. This takes several steps - first you need to copy all the files from the CD to a hard disc. Then you need to slipstream in the service packs. Then get the boot image files from the CD and create a new .iso with all of the files. For SP2, has more information on the details.

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