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#1 tarvis24

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 12:29 PM

(I am new to this site) on my other windows XP all I get when I start it up is a code purple. is my computer dead?

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:21 PM

wow thats actually the first time i herad about that. see if u can boot ur computer in safe mode.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:19 PM

A Google search of "windows xp boot code purple" turns up the following result, as well as many more. I didn't read the entire thread at this first result, but the first post there, and the first link in that post, seem to indicate that the Code Purple error is related to a hardware "tattoo check" (anti-piracy check?) in Compaq and HP computers:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-...n-error-hp.html

And here is another long thread at the HP/Compaq Support Forums. I certainly didn't read it all, but the Code Purple error seems to be the result of some sort of "hardware/software configuration checker":

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/...194234+28353475

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:26 PM

Moving a HDD, Changing a computer configuration or your trying to use you windows XP on another computer will cause this error. Least thats what I got from the article
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:57 PM

i turn it on, then it goes to the windows xp loading screen and (still on the loading screen) then a screen pops up and says (code purple) and a bunch of other stuff, and i cant do anything at all

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 06:20 PM

Yep, Code Purple is HP's way of doing WGA for their systems (the equivalent of the Dell BIOS locking of XP). It's an error because your XP doesn't match the "fingerprint" of your motherboard. The easiest solution is to contact HP for a set of restore CD's to restore the system with (takes about $20 US and 4 days to get them).
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