Question about HP Pavilion a1230n (EG134AA) PC Desktop
A very old DT. listed now as RETIRED.
what OS is there now???? seems its XP right?
what disc, be clear.?
I have already used the Operating System disc - Reinstallation CD
HP? set (called the HP media kit cd set)
MS (microsoft have vast discs and all fail lacking a license.
OR FROM FROM VIRUS SITE THAT SELLS cloned DISKS.
LESSON 1, The case COA tag is the HP/MS OEM license
that is useless with any MS you have, its OEM disks, not RETAIL license.
so only HP disks work see? with that COA.
MS does not sell OEM disks, but long ago, MS did XP like that but are rare as hens teeth then and x1000 more rare now... EBAY?
first is F11 restore key
if the HDD is still good and not MS installer slammed.
then the F11 key works, or F10 for old XP.
That function key is boot up hot key
F10 for the oldest. even older have no hot key at all
no correct disk the HP disk has all the HP chip drivers that work
F10 or F11 HP restore key, will fail if the HDD is dead.
F10 or F11 HP , key fails if someone used MS disks on it in the past.
if this pc is super old, you need a set of disks and a matching coa license,
MS still requires activation on XP and VISTA. on up.
even though XP is now, DEAD at MS
next time say what OS is on the system the
show photos of the 1st CD. and magic happens, we go UNBLIND.
if running XP consider upgrading it?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: windows could not start because
Here is a link that will help you step-by-step fix the hal.dll error:
copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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Posted on Dec 20, 2008
Boot from windows install CD, when it loads, press "R" for repair.
It will go out to dos.
when it gets to dos, type: CHKDSK C: /P then press enter and let it repair, when done
just type EXIT, it will reboot, remove the CD and see if it reboots. If this doesnt work or you need more help, let me know, i can be more detailed if you need, Im just at work and dont have alot of time to type.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Re-run the recovery.
This is a common symptom when the recovery fails the final phase of the HP recovery.
Since you say you are getting hal.dll, this must be an XP PC and you need to shut down the PC, remove any third party video or add-on cards installed (added RAM or Hard Drives are OK to leave in) and disconnect any peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.).
Once you have confirmed ONLY the monitor, KB and mouse are connected (preferrably the ones that shipped with the PC), start the PC and press the F10 key at the Blue HP logo screen until you see the PC entering the "hp pc system recovery" progress bar at the bottom of the screen. When you see the Recovery Manager first screen, click on "Advanced Options" - this performs a destructive recovery of the PC versus the default path which just reloads the OS. Once you click on "Advanced Options" check the top of the next screen to make sure the green arrow is pointing to Destructive Recovery and NOT MS System Restore (some HP models have this option). Then follow the default keys "Next", Yes and Yes. The recovery should take about 20 minutes. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
SOURCE: missing file or corrupt
Edit the Boot.ini file to restore or correct the Default entry and to ensure that the other entries in the [Operating Systems] section of the Boot.ini file point to the appropriate directories.
For more information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 289022 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022/ ) How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP Back to the top Method 2 loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Use the Bootcfg utility in the Recovery Console to correct the Boot.ini file:
[Type Y in response to this message.]
Enter Load Identifier:
[This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.]
Enter OS Load options:
[Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER]. After you perform the preceding steps, restart the computer, and then select the first item on the boot menu. This should allow Windows XP to start normally.
After Windows XP has successfully loaded, the Boot.ini can be modified to remove the incorrect entry.
For Uni-Processor systems: expand <cd-drive>:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ <hd-drive>:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exeFor Multi-Processor systems: expand <cd-drive>:\i386\ntkrnlmp.ex_ <hd-drive>:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe Note In these two commands, the <cd-drive> placeholder represents the drive letter of your CD drive, and the <hd-drive> placeholder represents the drive letter of the hard disk on which windows is installed.
Note You do not have to include the /p switch in the Chkdsk command-line because the /r switch causes the Chkdsk utility to locate bad sectors and recover readable information. This command implies the /p switch..
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
SOURCE: computer will not boot
1. Reboot with windows cd in the drive
2. When asked to press any key to go into windows setup do so.
3. Wait for the menu to come up, it'll take a while to load drivers, you just have to be patient.
4. Press R at the menu for recovery console.
5. It will ask for your administrator password, when it does press enter or type it if there is one.
6. At the prompt type chkdsk /r and press enter
7. Wait.... Could take an hour.
8. Type exit and your done.
This is normaly caused by a corrupt filesystem and that check disk should sort it.
Posted on May 08, 2009
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Mar 16, 2013 | HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop
There are a number of possible causes for BOOTMGR errors, including the most common "BOOTMGR is missing" error message.
The most common reasons for BOOTMGR errors include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors an outdated BIOS and damaged or loose IDE cables
Anothe reason you might see BOOTMGR errors is if your PC is trying to boott from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from. In other words, it's trying to boot from a non-bootable source. This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.
make sure there are no disks in cd floppy usb drives
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs data and power to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
also make sure you have set it boot from you hard drive in BIOS
hope this helps you
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