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XP will not restore

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#1 nwitch


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Posted 30 November 2004 - 09:02 PM

Sounds like there are some really knowledgeable folks here from the posts I've read. My son gave me a Sony Vaio, P4 super fast computer. He did not give me the original boot discs, etc. It came with XP pre-installed, and I wiped it clean in August, not restore, but another tool that takes the main drive back to factory installed configuration. I am having trouble with programs, word perfect is giving me errors, it tries to re-install then gives me error:
cannot find file DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WORDP\
error 1706 fatl error during installation.

Mozilla Firefox just dumped all my bookmarks, toolbars, etc one day. Had to re-install it.
Veritas Software CD program randomly tries to install itself if I am trying to install a new program.
I have run Norton everything, no virus or other problem I can find. Also a number of fix-it utilities (registry mechanic, PC rescue)
I probably deleted something as I was cleaning.
So I need help. I want to take my C drive back to original settings. I have the startup discs I made just after my last start-over, but they keeo asking for a second CD. Have no idea what it wants, but I don't have it. :thumbsup:
Help, please?

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#2 rexifelis


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Posted 01 December 2004 - 10:14 AM

not restore, but another tool that takes the main drive back to factory installed configuration.

by the factory installed configuation you mean you found the
sony discs? i have had some experience with viao laptops... and
they are pretty picky about the the discs you use to install...

i tried to use a standard XP home disc on a viao and ended
up with a machine that would "crash on command"... but the
same machine (when the student found the original CDs)
boots stabily every time and works great...

"Any technology, no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don't understand it."
--Florence Ambrose
Freefall (gooood webcomic)
reference to the specific strip that my quote came from.

#3 nwitch

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 02:34 PM

The tool I refer to is the Recovery wizard. It is supposed to take you back to square one, and I have done it before, but now it is asking for a second CD (you make a recovery disc using thr recovery wizard) My recovery disc from August should work, but it keeps asking me for a second disc. It worked easily last time I did this, without the original discs.
Also I found another error (notes everywhere, found this last night)

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\0701\Intel32\DotNetInstaller.exe" cannot access a necessary file, "mscoree.dll."

I think this was the first error I got , it's been going downhill since.

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