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Topic # 7041 14-Mar-2006 10:31
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Ok heres the deal my friend is frustrated that his hp laptop is giving him the BSOD, so I took the laptop of his hands. I figured out the problem, but before I can resolve it the BSOD came up. The problem with his laptop is that he has downloaded 2 corrupted softwares. So I figure that I would go to add and remove hardware/software and remove the drivers of the corrupting software. I have tried several times even attempted to go to safe mode, but it will not work. So I have two options off the top of my head; Do I A: attempt to use the restoration CD from XP service pack 2, but if I can't find it option B: would be restoring it to service pack 1 and downloading service pack 2 online. If you have any suggestions please let me know and hopefully salvage my friends laptop.

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Reply # 30701 14-Mar-2006 11:17
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Have you tried system restore? (right click my computer - properties - system restore)

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Reply # 30706 14-Mar-2006 13:00
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When you say you cannot boot in safe mode, do you mean that you also get BSOD on safe mode?


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Reply # 30708 14-Mar-2006 14:55
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I tried the system restore, but no luck even if I was able to the BSOD will stop me. And with safe mode I cant even enter safe mode because of the corrupt drivers. So my question is (Will I have to use the restoration disk to solve the problem?)

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Reply # 30709 14-Mar-2006 14:59
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How about trying to use the restoration disk to do a repair? I am assuming your restoration disk is an XP setup CD. With an XP setup CD you can repair a Windows installation to copy the original standard windows drivers across.

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Reply # 30737 15-Mar-2006 05:56
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yes you might be right, but the only restoration cd I have is for service pack 1. I know for a fact that if a windows user has service pack 1 then they easily upgrade to service pack 2. If this is a good game plan please respond.

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Reply # 30760 15-Mar-2006 12:28
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As long as your CD contains the same register code as it is on computer. it should work find. No matter what Service pack you have.

I asked my tutor at CISCO's Computer Technician Certificate, he reckons it will work.

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