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check win XP to be sure all components are there

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by davidreidok, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. davidreidok

    davidreidok Thread Starter

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    I have a several years old HP desktop that came with factory installed XP home edition.

    Kept it current with all the windows updates

    I have been getting messages especially when I do software uninstalls that lead me to believe I am missing some windows operating system components.

    I do not have original XP install disks since it was factory installed.

    Wondering if there is a service that will check XP home operating system and let you replace missing components if they are found.

    appreciate any information and tips.
     
  2. blkwlnt64

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    It would help if you could give us the exact wording of one of those messages.
     
  3. davidreidok

    davidreidok Thread Starter

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    I'm sorry, do not have the exact messages

    best of my recall something to the effect uninstall was missing components and asking me if I wanted to browse for them

    thanks for your help
     
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    David: If you have the Operating system Reinstallation disk, you can use that to Repair the installation.

    Start the computer with the disk in the CD ROM drive and let it run until you see the Repair option. Use it to repair your installation.

    I would back up any files you want to keep just in case you need to reinstall them.

    You may also have to reinstall your programs , so be sure you have those disks available.
    Drivers you may need will be available from HP Support.
     
  5. Old Rich

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    This site is pretty good at telling you what is missing and/or out of date
     
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