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Stuck in XP Pro Installation: Frozen Mouse/Keyboard


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#1 JustFly87

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 05:41 PM

Hello,

I recently posted with a problem I was having with Windows Media Center 2005 on my Toshiba Laptop where Logging in resulted in a loop back to the login screen over & over. Safe mode and all other boot options resulted in Blue Screen of Death or Login Loop.

I DO NOT (REPEAT) DO NOT have my orginal discs that came with the computer.
So I downloaded the Windows XP Pro installation discs ISO's and tried them out. It had the "Repair Windows" option, so I tried that but about midway installation i ran into the:

The file "asms" is needed, please insert Windows XP Pro Service Pack Disc 2. Which I already had inserted in the computer.
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I followed some steps I found on the Windows Tech Support Website involving messing with the registry and I must have followed them incorrectly, because upon reboot my mouse and keyboard were now frozen. The installation however did continue a little further until another error popped up stating the igrsvx graphics file was needed. This is when I noticed my keyboard/mouse were not working.

I can only remember vaguely what i did to the registry, something along the lines of:
Shift+10 for DOS
Regedit.exe
LocalMachine
Load Hive
%System%/sav (can't remember the exact file)
Then it had me make a Test file
and delete the "Upper" & "Lower" Filters of something. Basically so the CDdrive would recognize the file.

I must have deleted too much because I'm currently stuck Mid-Installation without a functioning keyboard and mouse, and no other options available to me.

Someone suggested burning a hard drive wipe program which i did, but loading it at startup fails and restarts the installation of Windows XP Pro.

I need some tech support God/Goddesss to turn my luck around and bring my poor laptop back from the dead!
Thank You in advance, and best wishes! (Happy Mother's Day)

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:06 AM

Many times when you get to this point you need to reformat and start from scratch, once clean you will need a legit copy of windows. When you get it up and running you may need some drivers from Toshiba.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:19 AM

The only thing that would work in your case is placing back a registry backup (if you followed guidelines while editing your registry, you must have seen the advice to back up your registry before messing with it).

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:07 PM

Many times when you get to this point you need to reformat and start from scratch, once clean you will need a legit copy of windows. When you get it up and running you may need some drivers from Toshiba.

Phil


Thanks for the timely response ^_^ :thumbsup:

How would I go about reformatting my poor poor laptop. I'm talkin NUKE this sucker and take it from the beginning.
\I have already attempted Darik's Boot And Nuke by creating an ISO and to no avail.

Once started i selected the boot CD Bio, and it attempts to load it, fails... then goes back to loading Windows XP Pro. :flowers:

Is there something I'm doing wrong or...?

I award you 15 cool points for further assistance.

Thank you and God bless

-Justin

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:07 AM

I DO NOT (REPEAT) DO NOT have my orginal discs that came with the computer.
So I downloaded the Windows XP Pro installation discs ISO's and tried them out. It had the "Repair Windows" option, so I tried that but about midway installation i ran into the:


Do you have the XP license key you got with your original laptop configuration (when it first was installed)?

Where did you download these disks and more important, did you download them legally?

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 01:16 AM

I dwnloaded all the ISO's straight off the internet (Utorrent) because I don't have my original disc here with me in College.


So about the Hard Drive, wipe and reformat....

can I get a step by step?

(Preferably without having to buy anything) ^_-

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:00 AM

Curious did you register with Microsoft when you first got your laptop, I was thinking that if you did possibly contacting MS tech support they may be able to help. Maybe even contacting the laptop vendor, someone has a record that is if you registered!

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:48 AM

I dwnloaded all the ISO's straight off the internet (Utorrent) because I don't have my original disc here with me in College.


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