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Restoring XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by M Wade, May 12, 2010.

  1. M Wade

    M Wade Flightless Bird

    I have an older HP system that had a hard disk failure. I am attempting
    to recreate XP on the system. I installed an new HDand I have the
    Recovery Console CD.

    On my first attempt the system r4cognized the CD and gave several
    options to do a repair. I chose the Install XP option and the system
    paused for short while and then displayed the message that Windows XP
    was not found on the system.

    I retried again planning do select the option for a Console recovery but
    all I get is black screen with the word "mpresora" and a flashing
    underline mark at at the top left of the screen. If I press ENTER I
    get a pause and then the same word and flashing underline character.

    I would appreciate any ideas anyone might have to how I should proceed.

    Marv
     
  2. peter

    peter Flightless Bird

    What you seem to have is a CD that boots the system and then looks
    for the "recovery Partition" that is on the Original HD in order
    to install XP. You will need to contact HP with the model # of
    you system and purchase a Full Recovery CD for a nominal sum.

    peter

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    "M Wade" <nowhere@columbus.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:ulnyD5g8KHA.3516@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I have an older HP system that had a hard disk failure. I am attempting
    > to recreate XP on the system. I installed an new HDand I have the
    > Recovery Console CD.
    >
    > On my first attempt the system r4cognized the CD and gave several options
    > to do a repair. I chose the Install XP option and the system paused for
    > short while and then displayed the message that Windows XP was not found
    > on the system.
    >
    > I retried again planning do select the option for a Console recovery but
    > all I get is black screen with the word "mpresora" and a flashing
    > underline mark at at the top left of the screen. If I press ENTER I get
    > a pause and then the same word and flashing underline character.
    >
    > I would appreciate any ideas anyone might have to how I should proceed.
    >
    > Marv
     
  3. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "M Wade" wrote:

    > I have an older HP system that had a hard disk failure. I am attempting
    > to recreate XP on the system. I installed an new HDand I have the
    > Recovery Console CD.
    >
    > On my first attempt the system r4cognized the CD and gave several
    > options to do a repair. I chose the Install XP option and the system
    > paused for short while and then displayed the message that Windows XP
    > was not found on the system.
    >
    > I retried again planning do select the option for a Console recovery but
    > all I get is black screen with the word "mpresora" and a flashing
    > underline mark at at the top left of the screen. If I press ENTER I
    > get a pause and then the same word and flashing underline character.
    >
    > I would appreciate any ideas anyone might have to how I should proceed.
    >
    > Marv
    > .
    >


    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
     
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    M Wade wrote:

    > I have an older HP system that had a hard disk failure. I am attempting
    > to recreate XP on the system. I installed an new HDand I have the
    > Recovery Console CD.
    >
    > On my first attempt the system r4cognized the CD and gave several
    > options to do a repair. I chose the Install XP option and the system
    > paused for short while and then displayed the message that Windows XP
    > was not found on the system.
    >
    > I retried again planning do select the option for a Console recovery but
    > all I get is black screen with the word "mpresora" and a flashing
    > underline mark at at the top left of the screen. If I press ENTER I
    > get a pause and then the same word and flashing underline character.
    >
    > I would appreciate any ideas anyone might have to how I should proceed.
    >
    > Marv


    We are supposed to know what *hardware* you have? If you have SATA hard
    disks then Windows XP won't recognize them since there are no included
    generic drivers in Windows XP. That means the installer will fail because
    it cannot find any mass storage on which to install Windows.

    That the install CD runs and then says that an old version of Windows XP was
    not found means you are using an *upgrade* CD. Well, to upgrade means you
    need to have an existing install. Did you insert the full version of your
    prior Windows install CD so the new install CD could see the old version on
    that old CD? While you can do a fresh install using an upgrade CD, you
    still need to verify that you have a full version somewhere. The upgrade CD
    gave you an *upgrade* license (which replaces the full license for the prior
    version and why you still only have 1 license after an upgrade).

    With a full version install CD, you can do either a full (fresh) or upgrade
    install of the new version. With an upgrade version of the install CD, you
    can only do an upgrade so you have to prove you have a full version (already
    installed or available on an install CD for the prior version). With an OEM
    version, you can only do a full (fresh) install.
     
  5. M Wade

    M Wade Flightless Bird

    On 5/12/2010 5:19 PM, Mark Adams wrote:
    >
    >
    > "M Wade" wrote:
    >
    >> I have an older HP system that had a hard disk failure. I am attempting
    >> to recreate XP on the system. I installed an new HDand I have the
    >> Recovery Console CD.
    >>
    >> On my first attempt the system r4cognized the CD and gave several
    >> options to do a repair. I chose the Install XP option and the system
    >> paused for short while and then displayed the message that Windows XP
    >> was not found on the system.
    >>
    >> I retried again planning do select the option for a Console recovery but
    >> all I get is black screen with the word "mpresora" and a flashing
    >> underline mark at at the top left of the screen. If I press ENTER I
    >> get a pause and then the same word and flashing underline character.
    >>
    >> I would appreciate any ideas anyone might have to how I should proceed.
    >>
    >> Marv
    >> .
    >>

    >
    > http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html


    Thank you for the response. I looked at this site but it assumes that I
    have an existing version of XP on the system. Obviously I cannot run XP
    adviser since I cannot get past the point where the word "mpresors_"
    appears.
     
  6. M Wade

    M Wade Flightless Bird

    On 5/12/2010 5:13 PM, peter wrote:
    > What you seem to have is a CD that boots the system and then looks
    > for the "recovery Partition" that is on the Original HD in order
    > to install XP. You will need to contact HP with the model # of
    > you system and purchase a Full Recovery CD for a nominal sum.
    >
    > peter
    >

    Peter, thank you for your response. The CD I have is labeled
    "recovery console, Windows XP Home Edition. I notices that on the first
    attempt to do an install one of the options when Windows started was
    "recovery console." Unfortunately, I did not chose that but went for a
    full repair. It was when I made the second attempt (where I was going
    to select the console recovery option that it hangs at the very
    beginning with the black screen with the word ""mpresora_) and the hangs
    here.

    I'll try to contact HP and see if I can get something going there.

    Marv
     
  7. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    M Wade wrote:
    > I have an older HP system that had a hard disk failure. I am
    > attempting to recreate XP on the system. I installed an new HDand I
    > have the Recovery Console CD.


    There's your problem.

    That particular CD will only work with the *original* hard drive (which
    contains all the files necessary for an HP/XP "recovery").

    This is the biggest flaw to this particular method of "recovery" or
    reinstallation. If the hard drive is shot, you're screwed!

    You need to contact HP. Hopefully they are still supporting this
    particular model and can ship you a full-fledged Windows XP installation
    CD.

    Otherwise you may obtain (not necessarily easy if you don't know a
    computer tech or hobbyist!) a generic OEM XP installation CD. The type
    of XP (e.g., Home or Pro) must match the license that it on the
    Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker that is probably affixed
    somehwere on the case of this PC. When it is time to enter the Product
    Key, you normally (with a few exceptions) need to enter the Key on this
    COA sticker.
     
  8. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message news:%23wD74ik8KHA.1560@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >M Wade wrote:
    >> I have an older HP system that had a hard disk failure. I am
    >> attempting to recreate XP on the system. I installed an new HDand I
    >> have the Recovery Console CD.

    >
    > There's your problem.
    >
    > That particular CD will only work with the *original* hard drive (which contains all the files
    > necessary for an HP/XP "recovery").
    >
    > This is the biggest flaw to this particular method of "recovery" or reinstallation. If the hard
    > drive is shot, you're screwed!
    >
    > You need to contact HP. Hopefully they are still supporting this particular model and can ship you
    > a full-fledged Windows XP installation CD.
    >
    > Otherwise you may obtain (not necessarily easy if you don't know a computer tech or hobbyist!) a
    > generic OEM XP installation CD. The type of XP (e.g., Home or Pro) must match the license that it
    > on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker that is probably affixed somehwere on the case of
    > this PC. When it is time to enter the Product Key, you normally (with a few exceptions) need to
    > enter the Key on this COA sticker.

    Or, you could go to www.restoredisks.com and see if they have a set of disks for that model.
    They will sell you a set of disks that do the same thing as the disks supplied by HP, but they have
    most of the older models in stock.
    Their charge is typically less than $30 USD.
     
  9. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Richard in AZ wrote:

    > Or, you could go to www.restoredisks.com and see if they have a set
    > of disks for that model. They will sell you a set of disks that do the
    > same thing as the disks
    > supplied by HP, but they have most of the older models in stock.
    > Their charge is typically less than $30 USD.


    Excellent suggestion, Richard. I had forgotten about that site!

    (Then again, the recovery disk might very well come with all that
    obnoxious trialware and crapware. :-( )
     
  10. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "M Wade" wrote:

    > On 5/12/2010 5:19 PM, Mark Adams wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > "M Wade" wrote:
    > >
    > >> I have an older HP system that had a hard disk failure. I am attempting
    > >> to recreate XP on the system. I installed an new HDand I have the
    > >> Recovery Console CD.
    > >>
    > >> On my first attempt the system r4cognized the CD and gave several
    > >> options to do a repair. I chose the Install XP option and the system
    > >> paused for short while and then displayed the message that Windows XP
    > >> was not found on the system.
    > >>
    > >> I retried again planning do select the option for a Console recovery but
    > >> all I get is black screen with the word "mpresora" and a flashing
    > >> underline mark at at the top left of the screen. If I press ENTER I
    > >> get a pause and then the same word and flashing underline character.
    > >>
    > >> I would appreciate any ideas anyone might have to how I should proceed.
    > >>
    > >> Marv
    > >> .
    > >>

    > >
    > > http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    >
    > Thank you for the response. I looked at this site but it assumes that I
    > have an existing version of XP on the system. Obviously I cannot run XP
    > adviser since I cannot get past the point where the word "mpresors_"
    > appears.
    >
    > .
    >


    You also have to have a Windows XP install disk. "Recovery" disks don't use
    this procedure.
     
  11. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message news:-O1KRxUr8KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Richard in AZ wrote:
    >
    >> Or, you could go to www.restoredisks.com and see if they have a set
    >> of disks for that model. They will sell you a set of disks that do the same thing as the disks
    >> supplied by HP, but they have most of the older models in stock.
    >> Their charge is typically less than $30 USD.

    >
    > Excellent suggestion, Richard. I had forgotten about that site!
    >
    > (Then again, the recovery disk might very well come with all that obnoxious trialware and
    > crapware. :-( )

    Yes, you get the crapware, but you automatically get all the drivers installed. For some PC owners
    that is a big plus during the restore cycle. With an OEM disk, they have to find and download the
    applicable drivers.
     

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