XP Recovery Issue



Paksa59
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
I completed a recovery of my system (Win XP) and now I am unable to load
programs from CD or even get the Windows update to work. I loaded the SP2
which didn't help. Any ideas?

R. McCarty
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
PC vendor, model & Error messages (If any) would help. Broad or
generalized issues don't lend themselves to answers or even guesses.

How was SP2 applied ? Internet access type ?

"Paksa59" <Paksa59@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:321F8CBE-FCB4-4939-858E-11F7D5D0C3EC@microsoft.com...
>I completed a recovery of my system (Win XP) and now I am unable to load
> programs from CD or even get the Windows update to work. I loaded the SP2
> which didn't help. Any ideas?

Paksa59
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
HP Pavilion 763n. No error messages, programs just won't load. For example,
I insert the Norton Anti-Virus CD, the autorun starts but nothing happens
after I select install, even the install window goes away. Same with other
programs I've tried to reload. SP2 was received by a member here after I
posted the problem of not being able to get the windows update to work after
my recovery. I was able to click the link provided by a member and then
download the file from microsoft manually. This problem was going on before
I did the SP2 manually. I was hoping the SP2 might correct it.

Thanks.

"R. McCarty" wrote:

> PC vendor, model & Error messages (If any) would help. Broad or
> generalized issues don't lend themselves to answers or even guesses.
>
> How was SP2 applied ? Internet access type ?
>
> "Paksa59" <Paksa59@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:321F8CBE-FCB4-4939-858E-11F7D5D0C3EC@microsoft.com...
> >I completed a recovery of my system (Win XP) and now I am unable to load
> > programs from CD or even get the Windows update to work. I loaded the SP2
> > which didn't help. Any ideas?
>
>
>

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
"Paksa59" <Paksa59@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>HP Pavilion 763n. No error messages, programs just won't load. For example,
>I insert the Norton Anti-Virus CD, the autorun starts but nothing happens
>after I select install, even the install window goes away. Same with other
>programs I've tried to reload. SP2 was received by a member here after I
>posted the problem of not being able to get the windows update to work after
>my recovery. I was able to click the link provided by a member and then
>download the file from microsoft manually. This problem was going on before
>I did the SP2 manually. I was hoping the SP2 might correct it.
>
>Thanks.

If you connected to the Internet without first having a firewall in
place then your computer is probably infested with at least one
virus/trojan. The average PC will be infected within 30 seconds of
being connected unless there is a firewall present.

Try redoing the Recovery Disk install and then install Service Pack 2
from the CD before connecting to the Internet.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm

M
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
There might be a problem with the Windows installer
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/wninstlr.mspx
"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1uve91paqhngr5hh5t33p91setlgmuu2c8@4ax.com...
> "Paksa59" <Paksa59@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>HP Pavilion 763n. No error messages, programs just won't load. For
>>example,
>>I insert the Norton Anti-Virus CD, the autorun starts but nothing happens
>>after I select install, even the install window goes away. Same with
>>other
>>programs I've tried to reload. SP2 was received by a member here after I
>>posted the problem of not being able to get the windows update to work
>>after
>>my recovery. I was able to click the link provided by a member and then
>>download the file from microsoft manually. This problem was going on
>>before
>>I did the SP2 manually. I was hoping the SP2 might correct it.
>>
>>Thanks.
>
> If you connected to the Internet without first having a firewall in
> place then your computer is probably infested with at least one
> virus/trojan. The average PC will be infected within 30 seconds of
> being connected unless there is a firewall present.
>
> Try redoing the Recovery Disk install and then install Service Pack 2
> from the CD before connecting to the Internet.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm

Les Herrman
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
For the Windows update problem, the windows automatic update service
may not be running. Go into admin tools/services and check to make
sure the automatic updates service is running. You need this service
running for Windows update to work even if you are not using auto
updates.

On Fri, 27 May 2005 21:56:31 +0100, "M" <spamtrap@spambouncer.org>
wrote:

>There might be a problem with the Windows installer
>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/wninstlr.mspx
>"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:1uve91paqhngr5hh5t33p91setlgmuu2c8@4ax.com...
>> "Paksa59" <Paksa59@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>>>HP Pavilion 763n. No error messages, programs just won't load. For
>>>example,
>>>I insert the Norton Anti-Virus CD, the autorun starts but nothing happens
>>>after I select install, even the install window goes away. Same with
>>>other
>>>programs I've tried to reload. SP2 was received by a member here after I
>>>posted the problem of not being able to get the windows update to work
>>>after
>>>my recovery. I was able to click the link provided by a member and then
>>>download the file from microsoft manually. This problem was going on
>>>before
>>>I did the SP2 manually. I was hoping the SP2 might correct it.
>>>
>>>Thanks.
>>
>> If you connected to the Internet without first having a firewall in
>> place then your computer is probably infested with at least one
>> virus/trojan. The average PC will be infected within 30 seconds of
>> being connected unless there is a firewall present.
>>
>> Try redoing the Recovery Disk install and then install Service Pack 2
>> from the CD before connecting to the Internet.
>>
>> Good luck
>>
>>
>> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
>> --
>> Microsoft MVP
>> On-Line Help Computer Service
>> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>>
>> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
>


XP Recovery Issue