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The hard drive itself has protection from theft and that is the password it's asking for. You can't even put the hard drive in another PC and access it without the password. A service query to HP will be necessary if you forgot that password
If you installed XP from a clean disk, not an hp xp version, then there's a good chance that it just missed those files on installing it.
You could try booting the computer again with the XP disc in, and it'll ask you if you want to repair, try that.
I would first goto start then control panel then add remove programs. If you don't see add remove on the left there will say switch to classic view then a lot of icons will appear. Then click add remove programs find them and remove them (providing you have the installation disk or high speed internet access). Then restart your computer and reinstall the programs. Pay close attention to each window while you go through the install process. One of the windows will ask you if you want a desktop icon. Check that box and you should be good to go. After doing this goto hp updates and download the critical update:
Follow these steps exactly to download the HP Director update from the HP Web Site. Some of the following steps might require you to navigate away from this Web page. Consider bookmarking or printing this page for reference.
If you prefer to install the update without downloading anything, skip to the next method.
In the Enter a product number text box, type your product model (for example, HP Officejet 7115), and then click Submit ( ) or press Enter .
If you are not sure what your product model is, look on the product itself. The model number is usually somewhere on the top or front of the product.
Under Product search results , click your product model.
Click Windows XP under Select your operating system .
Under Update , click Critical update to resolve an issue with HP Director after installing Internet Explorer 7 .
Figure 2: Example of critical update option on the HP Software Download pageNOTE:
This update may or may not be available for your product. If it is not available, try the next method.
In Windows XP, check in Device Manager (DM) to see if the NIC driver is installed. You can get to DM by right-clicking on My Computer, selecting Manage and then clicking on the DM line. If there is a driver problem, the NIC will show up with a yellow mark next to it. If it is just identified as a "PCI device" or something similar then you need to install the chipset driver from NVidia - you can get that from their website. Otherwise check if there is a separate NIC driver for your chipset; if there is, download it from the NVidia site & install it. If this isn't helpful, please come back & tell us more precisely what PC/motherboard/chipset you have!