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04-09-2009 03:13 PM
I've got a Compaq V5000 with Windows XP. When I boot up it reaches the Media or XP screen but doe not make it to Windows. It Defaults to the screen w/ start up up options such as Start in Safe Mode, Normal Start, and Start in Mode that last operated correctly. No matter which option I choose, it fails and goes back to Main PW screen.When it first happened a message flashed on the screen about a missing or corrupt , system file 32 and to install The Recovery disk and press R. Well of course I don't have the disk. I also do not have backups & cannot make them since I can't access Windows. My question is, without the disk, are there anyother ways to Recover without losing my data or having to reformat the hard drive.
I have seen some options from HP by hitting F11 during bootup and a recovery menu appears, I am leary of data loss though. And is this work the same for Compaq? What happens if I use Setup Defaults in the Setup Utility Screen? Whoever can recommend the best option will be greatly appreaciated, if they have one where I can save my two years of data.AARRRGH....I do know I can order the Recovery disk from HP, don't know if I lose data. Is it safe to use a Recovery Disk from another model HP Desk top? I know this is a Novel, but I'm throwing ideas out there to get the best Solution.
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04-10-2009 04:58 AM
04-16-2009 05:22 AM
I have Windows XP on my Compaq Presario Model: SR1720IL. Now, somehow certain Spyware came into the PC through Internet even though I had the Cyberdefender running on the PC. Now, due to the spyware the computer got a problem of restarting on running the spyware scan and on opening ebay etc.
So, I decided to reformat the C drive on which Windows XP was running and reinstall it from the CD. So, on rebooting from the CD I pressed ENTER at the "Welcome to Setup" screen and then pressed F8 to agree to the license. Next, there was an option to Repair my existing installation or Install a fresh copy. So, I pressed ENTER to Install a fresh XP. Now, I pressed D to delete the C Drive Partition on which Windows XP was installed then, pressed L to confirm the delete. Later, I pressed C on the un-partitioned space to create the new partition and it already showed the maximum space available so, I pressed ENTER. Then, I chose NTFS to Format the partition. After the format as I pressed enter to go ahead with the installation of Windows XP on C Drive just a few seconds later a Blue screen appeared showing: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area with the Technical Information: STOP: 0x00000050 (0xE95D5618, 0x00000000, 0x8081882C, 0x00000002)
I wonder why it showed that Windows has been shut down because I had already formatted the C Drive containing the Windows XP and its reinstall was still in process.
Now, later I realized that my system was a FAT32. So, I again did the same procedure and converted it into FAT32 from NTFS but still the same screen appeared and I am unable to install the Windows XP any longer. The system's hardware is absolutely fine because I had started using it a fresh since 2 weeks back only, and it was doing wonderfully well before that spyware came in.
Please help me, what to do next as I have never seen or heard of such an error earlier. Also, I had stored my DATA from C Drive to E Drive how can I access that?