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Deal.

I'll get started on that sometime tomorrow I think. After that, will you give me a hand tweaking out XP?
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Sure thing! :tazz:

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Where this slipstreamed disc talks about adding the file wpa.dbl, is that necessary or can I just re-activate windows when I reinstall it? Also, how do I integrate other files, and should I really bother if I can just download them and such? The only other things I could think of are my sound card and video card right?
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I don't use the wpa.dbl file with my slipstreamed disk, and have no problem, but yes, all you have to do is activate after installing. For sake of less problems I didn't add anything besides what was needed to mine.
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I tried that process, but the problem is the thing I get that says "error 5: access is denied", isn't next to anything like "HKEY" or whatever... it's with this:

"c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download\16b2c96a0c41f4dfdb4d3cc228a4f819\update\update.inf"

and that isn't in the registry.. so what can i do with that?
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Hey fellas. Just to let you all know, I have completed my fresh install and I am currently working on updating windows as I wasnt able to make the slipstreamed cd-rom. I bought those Black Memorex discs from the store, and of course my Sony Dual layer dvd burner wont read them...psst...so yeah, im updating at the moment.

However, one thing here is very unusual. The original problem that I had was the System Restore would not enable. It still won't enable and is giving me the same error. any ideas here???

The only thing I could think of is my BIOS is giving me that your hard drive is going to go bad thing at boot up, but that has been saying that for months...??
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Do you have S.M.A.R.T. for your hard drive enabled in the BIOS? If so I suggest that you disable it because it really hurts more then it helps. It can send false information to the computer making it think the hard drive is going bad. If it isn't enabled (or available) then you might want to think of getting a new hard drive.

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Yeah its that SMART thing that is telling me that. I already have another 260gb hd in there that I use as backup, but I have been getting that error message from SMART for at least 6 months and my drive is running fine.

Any idea on why system restore still won't enable itself or let me enable it?
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