Go to the Control Panel
HardWare and then Device manager
Delete the CD burner and restart the computer.
The Xp is supposed to find the device and reinstall it
If this fails you will need the driver provided by Hp - unfortunately it is nopt available to download from the Hp website but you can order it by mail
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Click on Start -> All Programs -> HP -> HP Update and run this utility. Last month, HP released an update that directly addresses this issue with the PhotoSmart series printers and computers using Vista. You should install any updates listed here, including the connectivity update.
Hp 1118x what model? a1118x? circa 2006 (11 years old?() left off the "A" a DESKTOP now retired by HP https://support.hp.com/us-en/retired-products
and by MS, Microsoft.com dead product and OS loading is SERIAL not parallel processes. the OS is first is your PC XP oS? is it BSOD'ing with the blue screen of *****>?
driver recovery is not OS recovery at all.
the PC does not boot XP does it. so if the F10 (or F10 )recover feature is dead. power on F10 key or F11 the restore runs and fixes this. if restore is dead the HDD can be dead. hard drive. in this case you need, a new hdd and a real HP CD set to install XP, (microsoft does not sell xp now) neither does, HP.
please post, full symptoms. of the OS, first. what is on the screen when it fails
all I know is boot.... error, if that is it, then it is it the hdd is dead the boot files missing or the OS is corrupted full of virus as all XP machines are.
find a newer pc, with w7 is best , no really or find a XP disk, (had to find 15 years ago made)
if you try to upgrade this pc, you will find the realtek chips LAN dead. and they have no newer drivers. a worning.... that is why its best to buy all used computers (2017 view) with a COA sticker on the bottom with Windows 7 license or newer. 0r spend for ever looking for driver that do not exist. LACKING HP media kit CDs that dont exist for w7
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