Hello, I really need help, I'm currently using my friends laptop as my laptop is in desperate need of a pc hospital
- here's the problem. I bought a refurbished HP Compaq Presario V6000 from one of those computer "fix it" stores last year. I paid more for this computer than these versions are brand new in the store <<< slaps my head for this one. Anyway, everything was good with my computer up until the last few weeks. I don't normally download stuff, although I did something real bad (trying to find wifi wpa key unlockers) more or less to make sure that my connection was safe & unhacable, but I'm almost sure that one of the several programs I downloaded was severly destructive. <sigh> anyway I know I shouldn't have, but I did and now it's done,and I'm at my wits end using my friends computer here to try to fix my computer <<< my computer is my life, I'm literally going nutswithout it, and I don't have the $$$ to get it fixed
. Ok so if somone can help me without hitting me <<< even though I do deserve a good rap on the noggin.
The computer did not come with a recovey CD - I tried to order one from HP (Canada) and there is so much red tape to cut throug, I just said "frig it" and the next time I go to Vancouver, I will go to an HP retailer to buy one. The computer apparently originally had Windows Vista <<< blech ... but that is he Authentic windows sticker on the bottom of the laptop (Windows Vista). The computer guy at the store where I bought my laptop gave me a "sata ghost" CD (which I have no idea how to use) and a Authentic Windows XP key "probably from the restore cd that he used" anyway all was good for like 1 year. Then about the last few weeks (approx 3-4 weeks) I started having issues. First I was not able to find my wifi connection - my router wasn't even showing in the list - I tried direct connecting with the ethernet directly from he cable modem "Motorola docsis type" and my computer seems to have lost that "Fast eternet Controller" <<< I can't find it anywhere! I attempted to restore my computer via the recovery console and it created a new partition - so now I have that "welcome to Windows XP - you have so many days left to register and no connections /drivers available at all - not wireless, not ethernet, nor dial up
pretty much a dummy partition ??? ... my drive that I use or want to use, with my resume & stuff all saved on it is now on the 2nd partition - I'm not sure which of the two is either C:\ or D:\ .... assuming the one I want to use is C:\ <<< the drive with my personal files, I tab down to the 2nd windows startup and my computer goes through the boot process then flashes a BSOD with: IO SYSTEM VERIFICATION ERROR in wmiacpi.sys (WDM DRIVER ERROR 20e) [wmiacpi.sys+152F at B9BC252F] - I restarted in savemode and deselected the wmiacpi.sys for driver verifaction - restarted and still received the above message only now a "slightly" different error:
IO SYSTEM VERIFICATION ERROR in wmiacpi.sys (WDM DRIVER ERROR 20e) [wmiacpi.sys+152F at BA56D52F]. Bottom line I am unable to run the windows that I want to use (well either of the ones installed) neither of them are finding any of my internet connections - including the direct connection nor the wifi - well it's picking up all the other wifi's in my buildng of 34 units, except for mine.
My friend has loaned me his laptop (that he uses for his business) so it's imperative that this one doesn't get infected. I'm only borrowing it for the internet so that I can find the help fix my computer. I'm not able to download any detection devices on my computer, but I know how to save downloads to CD's ... just hopefully my computer can read them. My friends computer is also an HP running Windows 7. I will keep tabs on this thread in hopes of someone that can help me.
Trina /Tequilla Sunrise