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#1 darkside701

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:56 PM

Well about a month or so back I was having issues with my computer. Constant blue screens of death, and eventually I started up the computer and it said i needed to repair windows. So after I put in my xp CD (which is not an actual xp cd its a reinstallation cd), I played around trying to figure out how to repair but gave up for the day. Next day the computer started up seeing as how I didnt do anything I was a little confused, upon startup I get 3 messages stating I have new hardware and I need to install them which I can't because I don't even know what the things are, so I hit cancel on all 3. Next I normally get a RUNDLL.EXE bad image error. All that went away a few weeks ago when I came on and asked but I stopped using the computer because I was tired of all the BS but now I have returned to it and along with those problems more have surfaced. I now get a message saying my system doesnt meet the quota or something like that and it wont start up under my name it starts up under a guest. When I got on I got an Error C:\windows\system32\nvcpl.dll "Insufficient system resources" so I hit okay and when I ran AVG antivirus it stops after 30 seconds at most and says Something bad happened with the program and needed to close.

What is wrong with my baby and how F***ed am I?

Running XP pro

UPDATE: started it again and heres whats new, first error "dumprep.exe application error, The application failed to initialize properly (0xc000012d)."

Also the 3 new hardware items are, SM Bus controller, Other PCI Bridge Device, and PCI memory controller. When I click auto install a yellow questionmark comes up.

Edited by darkside701, 17 October 2007 - 03:26 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:01 PM

I guess that I don't understand.

If your system was so screwed up before that you contemplated a clean install using the Recovery/Reinstall CD...and the situation has not changed for the better...what happened to your resolve to do the reinstall thing?

And, unless something has changed recently...reinstall CDs are not provided to facilitate repair installs of XP. They are provided to wipe the slate clean, to go back to the first inning, etc.

If you want to do a repair install AND you have a valid license, I suggest either borrowing, copying, buying, etc. a MS OEM XP CD (they are the cheapest and probably the most abundant) and using that plus your valid license to do a repair install.

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Edited by hamluis, 18 October 2007 - 10:27 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2007 - 05:39 PM

well xp pro came pre installed on my laptop awhile back so I used the reinstall cd and the cd key for the laptop to install windows on my desktop, so im not sure what constitutes valid exactly. As far as repairing goes I was basically trying to figure out if anyone had any other ideas before I try to do that again.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:02 PM

As Hamluis said, "reinstall CDs are not provided to facilitate repair installs of XP. They are provided to wipe the slate clean". That also means drivers. So you just installed (partially) laptop drivers on your desktop, and they're obviously not compatible. You need the restore CD's and drivers CD for the desktop. Whether you can download the drivers for the desk top and get it to run, is a crap shoot
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:38 PM

okay so basically I need to get an actual xp cd. Just out of curiosity vista is incredibly expensive but if you are upgrading it costs a little less, so if I got the upgrade version of vista would that fix my problems as well?

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 02:55 AM

Well, it should solve your problems as you will do a complete re-install with a new OS so there won't be anything left on the computer....but watch out with Vista because even though Vista has been on the market for a while now....there are still many programs which will not work properly...if at all.
My borther-in-law had Vista on his desktop and several of his programs wouldn't run or gave the BSOD...he went back to XP Pro and everything was OK

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 07:52 AM

Unless your laptop came VISTA compatible, I wouldn't do it. Besides program compatibility there are a lot of driver issues. Even then, I'd get a full install not an upgrade. There's always have been problems with upgrades and Windows
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:43 AM

Okay thanks for the advice, I have one more thing for you. I have been looking at xp pro prices and they seem to range from $20-$299 twenty seems a little low and 299 is ridiculous. Most of them however seem to range from around $100-150. So basically what I am trying to figure out is what I should look to pay for a copy I mean $20 would be nice but it sounds too good to be true.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 10:53 AM

I wouldn't expect a legitimate OEM CD for under $100
Prices have gone up a little since everyone wants to downgrade from VISTA
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:22 PM

The cheapest way to get a copy of your OS is to order a copy of the restore CD from the computer manufacturer. About $20 and you'll have a legitimate copy to use
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 07:01 PM

Since my cd was for a laptop if I ordered the restore cd from dell would that still have the laptop driver issue like garmanma had said?




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