Solved Windows XP on HP Desktop Computer may be missing files

October 20, 2012 at 13:46:27
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Pentium D 930/2.0GB ddr2 sdram
I want to give this computer away and as I was cleaning it out I may have removed more files than I need to. It still runs but I'm trying to get it back to it's original state and I beleive some files may have been deleted.
HELP...not very computer literate.

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October 20, 2012 at 14:43:03
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If you have a hp xp disk just do a clean install. Make sure it is hooked up for the internet and it will install those drivers as well.

No disk? If it is xp pro, Email me and I will send you a hp xp pro sp2 cd. Genuine but without coa so you need to use the one on your computer. No charge

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October 20, 2012 at 15:22:48
Some laptops have a recovery partition included on the drive. Check with hp support site, locate your model etc and see what the manual says regarding recovery options (including both on the drive itself and also a supplied disk set - if there is/was one).

HP may well send your a replacement disk set - if you contact them and give them details of your laptop... Worth a try...

While the offer from "worldlibrary" is generous and so on.. it may not actually work... Disks sent with a given system are usually "fixed/tweaked" to work only with the kit they came with; or one that is "identical" in terms of bios, and a few items too (I suspect).

If you need help in terms of finding what's available at HP support, post the model number etc of your system here. Then folks here can/will likely have a look-see on your behalf, and then post the information you need here?

I suspect you will need more input anon so do post back with system details - model etc...

Do not post any personal details here though - including your email address, or anything that might allow others to spam you or worse... All you need to provide here is the HP model number of your system (which presumably is a laptop?).

There will likely be a sticker on the case (often on the base) showing the OEM details for the XP installation - aka the XP key entered during installation. Make a note of that and keep safe - do not post it here. That key as it's called "may" (will?) be needed for any re-installation routines you may run. So find it, and keep safe.

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October 20, 2012 at 15:39:41
trvlr... the Op has a desktop as stated in the subject line.

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October 21, 2012 at 08:44:32
Why am I not surprised by all of this?
OP needs a disk to restore their computer......very common.
Subject went from desktop to laptop......common.
A HP disk may not work in a HP computer....Really?
Original poster has not replied to the offer and their systems specs......Very common.

Oh well !

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October 21, 2012 at 11:37:45
Vendor supplied discs are tweaked to a given model etc. and seldom transfer to another (even if same make) - unless the second etc. system is identical to the one the disc was supplied with. MS insisted on this bios etc. locking of discs an age ago - to stop unwanted set up discs being sold on and used in "any system".

User hasn't posted actual model number - which is the info that will point to the correct area of the support site appropriately.

Did miss it was a desktop must confess.. Even though it was rather boldly stated...?Seldom seem to get many of those on forms/fora these days.

One can but wait and see if original poster comes back with more info as requested?

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