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Confusing Dilemma


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mrdrphil007

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Okay so I just built my first PC and got Windows up and running (finally). So, I'm trying to run setup disks and stuff, but my windows wont read or finish autorun, or even if I try to manually run it, I can't get wizards and stuff to run. So, I was trying to install my modem so I could download the windows update, to see if that might solve the problem, but windows cant find or use my modem. It's a real headache.

The message I get when my autoruns fail is:

usrsetup.exe

Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory was completed
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wannabe1

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mrdrphil007...

Pretty slick system you've put together...too bad it's broke, huh?

Try doing this REPAIR your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can.

I'd be willing to bet it works. You may have to reinstall the drivers for your modem by the sound of it. Just before you do the above repair, go into the Device Manager, right click on your modem and choose "Uninstall"...let your system detect and reinstall it when it boots back up.

Good Luck....Post back with how you do...

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Okay I repaired windows using the CD three times in a row, but it still fails to run a disk. I did get some progress, though. Autorun is running somewhat, but I have encountered a new error: My modem's brand logo will come up and It will act like its loading the setup, but I get this message:

Macromedia Projector has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.




and then it asks me if I would like to send an error report. Sure, I would love to, but alas, I need a modem to connect to the internet in order to send an error report.

What is going on? A $1600 computer and it doenst want to work. God.
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If a moderator would please move this to "Hardware" you are sure to get the help you need. Then again, since you've gotten this far, you could reinstall Windows clean and assume the hardware is fine. Your cd is good, isn't it?
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(wiping drool off keyboard after seeing specs of new computer...)
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mrdrphil007...

I have to agree with Czarina...you've got a very nice build going there...I sure hope you can get it running up to it's potential. I also agree that the folks in Hardware are better qualified to help you. As much as I hate to admit it, this one has me stumped... :tazz:

Good Luck!!!

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I appreciate the comments on my computer. This summer I got my first job (I'm 15) and had to work for two months at 40 hours a week to buy this thing. It would be so much better if I could just run a game!

At this point, im pretty much sure that my windows disk is corrupted. I guess I will totally reinstall windows. If that doesnt fix it, then I guess I'll buy a new copy. Can I use that same cd key and just borrow the disc? Or do I have to buy a whole new copy of Windows XP? Probably.
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If your cd is bad, call MS. And yes, you can use another (matching) cd as long as you use your own key.

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(doggone 15 yr old kid probably drives a Porsche, too!)
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