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Need Help Reinstalling WINXP

ok, i had this under the other post "No Sound Startup" because we kind of got off topic from wat the actual title was about, so i just copied and pasted the post...
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I just tryed my "Restore CD's" that came with my eMachines. Didnt work, said that there was some kind of error in the T2682.GHO file on the restore disk... Usually i would just pop in the WIN XP CD so i could just reinstall from the actual WinXP cd (makes sense...) But... me being dumb and careless, lost my WinXP cd, so im pretty much completely screwed unless i do a Format C: from the command Prompt. Then restart and boot on the restores.... (im not going to this but its definatly a thought.) So im bascially going to go crazy and look for my WinXP cd all day today. So, as u said. I will just stick to the repair install method cuz this just cant b fixed....
i couldnt find the cd so i will go with formating...

Question: Would it be a good idea to format c: then try reinstalling WinXP with the restore cds? Even though the eMachine restore cd is corrupted with a t2682.gho error. Would i format it then find out that restore cds are still corrupted and then find out that im left without a computer at all? :sayno:
 

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ok an option is to get a copy of win xp from kazaa or something like that and just use your serial # that came with your emachine
 

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reinstalltion cd.... the only way u can reinstall is with the Windows XP cd... I think you perhaps mean "restore" cds. Am i correct? Well as u can read above, the restore cds have a error... but yea, there is no such thing (or i heard of) as a reinstalltion cd. U reinstall from WinXP cd -razz:
 

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I wouldnt suggest going to kazaa for anything !!

JayIBM have you changed any hardware inside the computer like video card or added any other devices changing its original configuration ? The restore disc is set to install on a pc with the original devices installed. If it were not, you would be able to use it on any pc.
 

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so ur saying that since i installed a Linysys Wirelesss Network Card, the restore cd wont work... And, ummmm, i might have installed a creative labs sound card but it was old and i didnt like it so i took it out... hmmm, any others?...I tryed a dvd drive but didnt like it so took that out.... and thats about it. So i should disable/uninstall any new things like the network and then try the restore cd?
 

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I would definately take out the network adapter. The sound card and cdrom should have no effect.

Is this a restore cd or a recovery cd? Please look at it carefully
 

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its a restore cd. The label on the cd says... "Restore CD" lol. "...this restore cd gives a complete back-up of the software the was preinstalled on the PC..." was the description.


But im gonna take your advice and uninstall that network card... do u think i can just go to device manager and uninstall it that way? dont really feel like opening the PC tonight. :sayno:
 

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Whoa, hold the horses. The recovery CD probably does not have XP with it, it most likely only carries drivers, manufacturer included programs, etc.

Don't download XP from kazaa. We don't support Peer to Peer as a rule, for legitamate use or otherwise, so if it screws things up, don't come here for help.

Secondly, if you can't find the original XP disk, either borrow one from a friend, or call microsoft up and explain your problem. They'll probably either send you an install disk for free or sell you one for a reasonable price. After all, the product they sell isn't the disk itself, but the right to use the operating system- and as long as you still have your key, you still have that right.
 

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Why didnt i think of this before!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, it turns out i basically solved most of my problems... I was logging off my computer so my brother could use it and when i logged him into his account, wat do u think i heard????..... Tun-tun-tuu-dun-dun... LOL :tongue: I heard the Windows XP startup music. so i created my own account and now i get the sound back. Havent tryed my dvd but thats prob a hardware issue... it must have been something i downloaded or something i changed in the registry that i wasnt suppose to. Thx for the help. Ill keep u posted on any other problems that were fixed with something so little. :rolleyes:
 
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