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charity0801

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I am using winXP on an hp 8860 pavillion - 512mb ram the darn thing will not boot past the hp logo and the video card info then to the bsod :tazz: I have tried a new video card and new monitor, no help. All I get is the blue screen with the cursor blinking in the upper left corner - no numbers - nothing else! I have even tried to reinstall with the cd but cant do that, i went to window site and tried to download a boot disk but it kept telling me my disk was not large enough - i am now at a loss as to what to try
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You're choices are

a) use HP recovery to either 1) restore your PC to factory condition, or 2) on some HP PCs you can do a non-destructive recovery that leaves data intact....check your manual, but I think the menu is arrived at by tapping f10 or f12 on boot.

b) They likely did not include a windows xp disk, so download the following file (rc.iso)

http://www.tweakxp.c...ticle36941.aspx

burn it as a image, and boot your PC with it, and enter the recovery console. The type chkdsk /r

Let it run

Report back any errors.
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charity0801

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tried to download and got this message???

PAGE UNAVAILABLE
This URL you typed is unavailable at this time.


thanks
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http://www.webtree.c.../xp_rec_con.zip Give this link a try, should be about the same as the other.
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tried to download and got this message???

PAGE UNAVAILABLE
This URL you typed is unavailable at this time. 
thanks

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Hi Charity0801,

Welcome to Geeks to Go, my name is Tony_1983.

I have checked the link that gerryf has supplied and the site should be working now (it came up on my end) please (if you want) try this site again:

http://www.tweakxp.c...ticle36941.aspx
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Hi Charity0801,

Welcome to Geeks to Go, my name is Tony_1983.

I have checked the link that gerryf has supplied and the site should be working now (it came up on my end) please (if you want) try this site again:

http://www.tweakxp.c...ticle36941.aspx

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Yeah, the TweakXP site loads, but when you click the RC.iso file it give a Page Unavailble message. Tweak is fine but the iso link isn't. :tazz:
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