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Can I use a windows 98 boot disc to boot a computer with windows xp?
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What are you trying to accomplish?
If the XP drive was formatted with NTFS the 98 disk won't be able to see it correctly.
What issue(s) are you having that is requiring you to try this?
Do you have your XP disk?
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I am working on a friends HP Pavilion 531w.
She is gettion a stop message 0xc000005.
It would not boot in any mode and I thought maybe the 98 disk would boot it.
She finally brought me the owners manual this morning and I was not aware it had a system recovery program on the hard drive and not on disk. I am running the program now and hopefully it will fix the problem.
Thanks for getting back to me so quick.
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Great that would have been my suggestion also.
The most common culprit of this error message is the Explorer.exe file.
By doing the recovery it should resolve that issue and allow everything to reboot correctly.
I'm not sure if you are doing a full reinstall or just a repair installation but it should fix the problem either way. Please let me know how it works out in the end and if there are any other questions you may have. :)
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I did the repair installation and fixed the problem and she didn't lose any of her work. I did have to reinstall some of her programs and printer. Thanks alot for the help and this will be my first stop for all future problems.
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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue. I am happy everything has been worked out for you. With that being said I am happy to say:


You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.


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Well I thought all was well.
The recovery program fixed what was keeping it from booting up but now her Internet Explorer isn't working.
She has an internet connection but IE says she doesn't.
Any suggestions?
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Take a look in device manager and see if you are missing any devices/drivers. They will show as yellow or re ? and !
I am suspecting the network card is not installed.

Go to start.....run....type in devmgmt.msc and hit ok

Lets start here
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Thanks, She is going to bring me the computer tomorrow and I look at the device manager

Let me add this.
Her network connection LAN in controll pannel says she has a connection but IE does not display the page.
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Well she brought it back to me this morning.
Every thing worked fine except her internet when she took it home last week.
Now it boots up but I keep getting 3 messages
1)Explorer.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to shut down.
2)Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to shut down.
This happens even without having Internet Explorer open.
3)The exception privileged instruction (0xc0000096) occured at location ox77c73alc.
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