Solved Applet pops up 'HP digital media archive' all the time

August 24, 2012 at 06:44:31
Specs: windows media center xp, 1.6ghz/1gb
The applets says the above and it says ' the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable' 'click ok and enter an alternate path.......' i click ok and well it all goes round and round in circles as i try cancel because i have no idea what this is for. I did some googling and it seems this has something to do with a printer maybe. I got this machine from someone and i am in as an admin. I also googled and saw that i should remove the Digital media archive in add/remove programs but for some reason there is no remove function in there for anything in the list of programs. Is there some setting that i am supposed to activate to have that power? I have used xp many times and never seen this. It is a media center pc.

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August 24, 2012 at 23:24:55
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First off, when you are given a used machine, the very first thing you should do is delete the old partition, create a new partition, and install a brand new copy of the operating system on the computer. Not only will it mean you don't have leftover setup files (that may have been improperly deleted), but the previous owner likely has some personal documents on the computer that you shouldn't have access too.

I have a hunch you're not going to take that route even with my recommendation, so I'll post a second one. Try removing any traces of this program using Revo Uninstaller, or some similar uninstallation tool. http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo... Their is a portable version link at the bottom of that page, so you don't even need to install Revo to use it.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.


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August 25, 2012 at 07:14:57
OK in all the years i have owned computers and posted i have never heard of that advice.I am not very good with partitioning so not a good route for me. I do go in and delete old files as i come across a lot of machines i pass onto friends in my area that do not have the money to buy anything themselves. I am just an amateur ofcourse but its something they couldn't normally afford. I don't have the original cd for WMC.

Ah an uninstaller yes that the ticket...thanks so much...thats what i was trying to think of...i remember there was one i used years back and i couldn't remember the name of it to post/ask about it here on the forum. I am not much of a windows person these days. I mainly use Linux so bit out of date with windows happenings unless i am fixing up machines for the friends...thanks again will give revo a go :0) :0) :0)

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#3
September 11, 2012 at 07:30:17
Hi sorry i finally got round to install the free revo software and uninstalling the software in question. Have been in two accidents 2 weeks ago and am in a splint with a lot of discomfort so was hard to sit at a computer.So will reboot now and see what happens. As i didn't know which registry entries i had to delete a i didn't delete any. I know i should have but i have no idea what i am supposed to keep and what to get rid of.
One thing i did notice is that there is a recovery (d) entry (partition?) on this computer. Does that mean something?

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#4
September 11, 2012 at 08:05:41
OK i went back into revo and deleted the bolded registry entries that were listed in the uninstall process and that seems to have fixed the problem...thanks so much

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#5
September 14, 2012 at 14:05:54
Hello again. Sorry about your injury, but very glad to hear you're recovering.

I'm also glad that Revo Uninstaller solved your problem.

Back before 2005, when you bought a new computer, you were given a few CDs from the manufacturer. One had the operating system, another had the default device drivers, and you perhaps got a few more with bonus software. Starting around 2005, computer manufacturers wanted to make it easier on themselves, so they created recovery partitions on the computer. It saves them time and money. The result is that you're supposed to be able to use the recovery partition (instead of locating those CDs) to revert the computer back to factory defaults.

Recovery partitions are the norm these days. Some manufacturers still send out discs if you request, but you'll likely have to pay for them. As a plus, some manufacturers install software that encourages you to create your own recovery discs at the very beginning of using the computer. If not, their are a plethora of programs to help you do it.

In short, don't modify the recovery partition.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.


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September 15, 2012 at 08:07:55
Oh thanks i am slowly getting better :0) but will know more when the splint comes off the knee in 3 weeks. Oh yes i know what you mean as i had an eepc small laptop fort a few years and sold it recently. It had zandros on it and when i did the wrong thing i was able to do a recovery thing and everything was back to the factory state :0) thanks for clearing that up :0)

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