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help for reinstalling windows for hp 6355

By blackcat9ca
Jun 5, 2005
  1. I have a HP 6355 that was given to me but the hard drive was blank. I tried to install windows 98 but I keep getting a "windows protection error" I contacted HP to maybe get a recovery CD but there is no recovery cd for this model. is there anything i can do?
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Maybe that HD is not as 'blank' as it looks?
    Try booting from a W98SE bootdisk (get one from www.bootdisk.com if needed) and try to FDISK and FORMAT it.
     
  3. blackcat9ca

    blackcat9ca TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried running the startup disk and i ran fdisk and tried reinstalling but i still came up with the same errors
     
  4. blackcat9ca

    blackcat9ca TS Rookie Topic Starter

    this is what the error messages say:

    Cannot find a device file that may be need to run windows application.
    The windows registry or SISTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.

    If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.

    If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace missing file.

    Vnetsup.vxd


    Cannot find a device file that may be need to run windows application.
    The windows registry or SISTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.

    If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.

    If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace missing file.

    Vredir.vxd


    Cannot find a device file that may be need to run windows application.
    The windows registry or SISTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.

    If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstalled or setup program.

    If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace missing file.

    Dfs.vxd


    Cannot find a device file that may be need to run windows application.
    The windows registry or SISTEM.INI file refers to this device file, but the device file no longer exists.

    If you deleted this file on purpose, try uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program.

    If you still want to use the application associated with this device file, try reinstalling that application to replace missing file.

    Vserver



    After i press 4 time Enter button.
    Then my PC continue loading into windows but before load everything done, another error message came out again that is:


    Unable to load the dynamic link library:
    Msnp32.dll.

    The system cannot find the file specified:
    Microsoft Network

    do i need drivers for the mobo?
     
  5. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    When you were trying to reinstall windows, did you format the hard drive, or were you trying to reinstall over the previous installation of windows? If not, use a boot disk and use the format command, then try reinstalling again.
     
  6. blackcat9ca

    blackcat9ca TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i formatted the HD and tried reinstalling it but i still get the same message
     
  7. Internet Clean

    Internet Clean TS Rookie

    Bios check

    If you can remove the hdd check the size on it
    Check the bios and make sure the hdd is the same
    if it incorrect then do an auto detect hdd in bios

    it seems to me that the data is not being wiped
    properly.

    failing this try windows xp , this should work first time
    if not then you have a laptop hardware.

    let me know how you get on

    Internet Cleaning Tool
     
  8. blackcat9ca

    blackcat9ca TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i figured out what it was........ windows setup did not recognize the cd-rom drive that was originally in the system so i took my old cd-rom drive from my old computer and installed it. i reformatted the HD and it worked first time. for some reason windows did not have the necessary drivers for that device. thanks a lot for your input guys! much appreciated
     
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