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code purple Windows XP

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  1. techl

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    Can someone share the commands to get rid of a code purple? I have a hp pavilion a824 using XP Home..
     
  2. JennyJackson01

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    I believe I`m right in thinking that a code purple occurs when either the mobo is faulty or the original hardware has had some other hardware added to it that doesn`t match and mainly occurs on HP and Compaq computers.

    The OEM mobo has what they call a `tattoo` embedded on it so that on a re-install, you can only use the original mobo and hardware that was attached at the time of purchase and any major move away from that configuration, will flag up an error.

    I`ve read that you can bypass the `code purple` by changing a particular file. The file is called run.py and can be found here ... c:\hp\bin\configcheck\run.py and you change it to run.p and reboot. (You may have to enable showing of hidden & system files)

    Another way would be to remove any hardware added since it`s birth and revert back to the original configuration, then try running a repair or re-install using the recovery disk/s that came with it.

    I haven`t had personal experience with this problem so I`m happy to be put right if anyone has any other suggestions.

    Jenny
     
  3. techl

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    how do I access hidden & system files?
     
  4. AtlBo

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    Open any folder. From the folder menu select Tools->Folder options.... Select the "View" tab. Look for the "Hidden Files and Folders" folder icon. Select "Show hidden files and folders". Now look just below where it says "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)". Uncheck the box and select "Yes".

    When you get done, repeat the process in reverse to rehide hidden and system files...
     
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