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Old 09-16-2002, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been working for two days trying to get my computer hardware to work with XP. I lost my digital camera, joystick, and my all in one HP 380. I can't live without the latter. After looking everywhere for a patch I gave up. MS suggested that I load a generic printer driver but the scanner would never work. I then uninstalled XP and went back to ME. The 380 still would not work so I downloaded the 15 meg driver from HP and tried to reinstall. The prompt says that the 380 is still installed to run uninstall, which I have done several times. the same window comes up stating that it is still in there and refuses to install or reinstall. I need all the help I can get. What happened, did HP refuse to pay off MS to get their scanners working? Whats the deal


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Old 09-18-2002, 02:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Clean off the remains in the registry. You can access it from the run command and type in msconfig. Be warn that if you make a mistake of deleting the wrong key, your computer will not function properly. And there's always the option of formatting.

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Old 09-18-2002, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You run regedit, not msconfig to remove the keys from the registry.
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Old 09-18-2002, 06:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Use a tool such as RegCleaner to help ease it up, though you still have to be kinda careful at what you are modifying/deleting.
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Old 09-21-2002, 08:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Get a second hdd.. Copy the nessarcarys to the second one...
format the C: and install XP.. I have a Input/Output problem with my compaq.. Yet it only appears in Windows NT based systems.
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