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Anonymous
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August 8, 2004 8:42:48 PM

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Hi all,
Just assisted a friend with reformatting a Pavilion 4445 with Win 2K.
Getting the following device error messages "PCI Simple Communications
Controller", "Multimedia Audio Controller" and "PCI Input Device"--Need to
know which drivers we are missing and where to get them from. Of course, he
has no disks available. Looked on the website but was unsure what I needed.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Faith

*remove pants to reply*

More about : pavilion 4445

August 8, 2004 8:42:49 PM

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Visit:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=...

OR

visit http://www.support.hp.com
then select "software & Driver downloads
then enter the product number Pavilion 4445
then click submit

--
Chuck
"Gotta Have Faith" <faith@pants.zendog.net> wrote in message
news:cKsRc.250142$JR4.50102@attbi_s54...
> Hi all,
> Just assisted a friend with reformatting a Pavilion 4445 with Win 2K.
> Getting the following device error messages "PCI Simple Communications
> Controller", "Multimedia Audio Controller" and "PCI Input Device"--Need to
> know which drivers we are missing and where to get them from. Of course,
he
> has no disks available. Looked on the website but was unsure what I
needed.
> Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Faith
>
> *remove pants to reply*
>
>
Anonymous
a b α HP
August 9, 2004 1:35:24 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

This system has a motherboard with an Intel 440ZX chipset (no problem for Win
2K), a Rockwell RipTide combo card for a audio/fax/data modem.

Try downloading the Riptide modem Win 2K driver from the HP web site. Not sure
whether or not it also covers the audio part of the card... Ben Myers

On Sun, 08 Aug 2004 16:42:48 GMT, "Gotta Have Faith" <faith@pants.zendog.net>
wrote:

>Hi all,
>Just assisted a friend with reformatting a Pavilion 4445 with Win 2K.
>Getting the following device error messages "PCI Simple Communications
>Controller", "Multimedia Audio Controller" and "PCI Input Device"--Need to
>know which drivers we are missing and where to get them from. Of course, he
>has no disks available. Looked on the website but was unsure what I needed.
>Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks,
>Faith
>
>*remove pants to reply*
>
>
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Anonymous
a b α HP
August 13, 2004 3:20:01 AM

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<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:41169bef.2397854@news.charter.net...
> This system has a motherboard with an Intel 440ZX chipset (no problem for
Win
> 2K), a Rockwell RipTide combo card for a audio/fax/data modem.
>
> Try downloading the Riptide modem Win 2K driver from the HP web site. Not
sure
> whether or not it also covers the audio part of the card... Ben Myers
>
> On Sun, 08 Aug 2004 16:42:48 GMT, "Gotta Have Faith"
<faith@pants.zendog.net>
> wrote:
>
> >Hi all,
> >Just assisted a friend with reformatting a Pavilion 4445 with Win 2K.
> >Getting the following device error messages "PCI Simple Communications
> >Controller", "Multimedia Audio Controller" and "PCI Input Device"--Need
to
> >know which drivers we are missing and where to get them from. Of course,
he
> >has no disks available. Looked on the website but was unsure what I
needed.
> >Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
> >Thanks,
> >Faith
> >
> >*remove pants to reply*
> >
> >
Ben,
Thanks for the tip--I tried it and now I am getting the following blue
screen error message:
The registry cannot load the hive (file)
\systemroot\system32\config\software or its log or alternate--It is corrupt,
absent or not writeable--Beginning dump of physical memory--Dumping physical
memory
This keeps looping--any suggestions? I would like to reformat and simply
start over but I am not sure how to do that. I cannot even start in safe
mode.
Thanks,
Faith
Anonymous
a b α HP
August 13, 2004 2:37:55 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

"Gotta Have Faith" <faith@pants.zendog.net> wrote in message
news:BWSSc.295634$XM6.194609@attbi_s53...
<snip>
> Ben,
> Thanks for the tip--I tried it and now I am getting the following
blue
> screen error message:
> The registry cannot load the hive (file)
> \systemroot\system32\config\software or its log or alternate--It is
corrupt,
> absent or not writeable--Beginning dump of physical memory--Dumping
physical
> memory
> This keeps looping--any suggestions? I would like to reformat and
simply
> start over but I am not sure how to do that. I cannot even start in
safe
> mode.
> Thanks,
> Faith
>
>

Did the computer come with restore cd's? If so you place the recovery
cd into the cd rom drive and restart the machine and on restart the
system should find the recovery cd and start the format and reinstall
process. However you must make sure that the boot from cd option is
set in the bios (F2) I believe is the way to the bios.

If you have them and it is set then the system will reset itself back
to original factory specs. Please remember this process is lengthy to
complete.

Now if you don't have those cd's or disks you have to go to
bootdisk.com http://www.bootdisk.com and download a boot disk to start
the fdisk and format process. Always select option 1 for full cd rom
support since it makes it easier to fdisk and format the system.

After boot up you will see an "a prompt"

a:>

You type fdisk.exe [Hit Enter] choose option 4 but if its just a bad
system disk I would only reformat which is again at the "a prompt"

a:>format c/s [Hit Enter] [make sure to leave a space between the t in
format and c]

all media on drive c will be erased continue Y/N select Y and Hit
Enter.

After the format is complete you restart the machine with the floppy
diskette and select the option 1 for full cd rom support and then load
the OS on the machine (Windows NT, XP, 2000 or what ever version you
have been using) from the run line it will show up as either an "A
Prompt" or "C Prompt" if it shows an "a" you will do the following:

a:>cd d or e [hit enter and make sure there is a space between the d
in cd and the d or e for the drive letterof the cd rom]

it should look like this:

e:>

from that prompt you type

e:>setup.exe [Hit Enter] at this juncture the system should be
installing. However many of the systems are upgrades so make sure you
have the previous version to show as proof to use the upgrade and that
you have the Operating System to load on the computer. if you don't
you will have to buy a copy or go the route of getting the recovery
cd's from HP.

I hope that helped?

Elector
Anonymous
a b α HP
August 14, 2004 6:08:36 AM

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"Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in message
news:7S0Tc.124116$yd5.3306@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>
> "Gotta Have Faith" <faith@pants.zendog.net> wrote in message
> news:BWSSc.295634$XM6.194609@attbi_s53...
> <snip>
> > Ben,
> > Thanks for the tip--I tried it and now I am getting the following
> blue
> > screen error message:
> > The registry cannot load the hive (file)
> > \systemroot\system32\config\software or its log or alternate--It is
> corrupt,
> > absent or not writeable--Beginning dump of physical memory--Dumping
> physical
> > memory
> > This keeps looping--any suggestions? I would like to reformat and
> simply
> > start over but I am not sure how to do that. I cannot even start in
> safe
> > mode.
> > Thanks,
> > Faith
> >
> >
>
> Did the computer come with restore cd's? If so you place the recovery
> cd into the cd rom drive and restart the machine and on restart the
> system should find the recovery cd and start the format and reinstall
> process. However you must make sure that the boot from cd option is
> set in the bios (F2) I believe is the way to the bios.
>
> If you have them and it is set then the system will reset itself back
> to original factory specs. Please remember this process is lengthy to
> complete.
>
> Now if you don't have those cd's or disks you have to go to
> bootdisk.com http://www.bootdisk.com and download a boot disk to start
> the fdisk and format process. Always select option 1 for full cd rom
> support since it makes it easier to fdisk and format the system.
>
> After boot up you will see an "a prompt"
>
> a:>
>
> You type fdisk.exe [Hit Enter] choose option 4 but if its just a bad
> system disk I would only reformat which is again at the "a prompt"
>
> a:>format c/s [Hit Enter] [make sure to leave a space between the t in
> format and c]
>
> all media on drive c will be erased continue Y/N select Y and Hit
> Enter.
>
> After the format is complete you restart the machine with the floppy
> diskette and select the option 1 for full cd rom support and then load
> the OS on the machine (Windows NT, XP, 2000 or what ever version you
> have been using) from the run line it will show up as either an "A
> Prompt" or "C Prompt" if it shows an "a" you will do the following:
>
> a:>cd d or e [hit enter and make sure there is a space between the d
> in cd and the d or e for the drive letterof the cd rom]
>
> it should look like this:
>
> e:>
>
> from that prompt you type
>
> e:>setup.exe [Hit Enter] at this juncture the system should be
> installing. However many of the systems are upgrades so make sure you
> have the previous version to show as proof to use the upgrade and that
> you have the Operating System to load on the computer. if you don't
> you will have to buy a copy or go the route of getting the recovery
> cd's from HP.
>
> I hope that helped?
>
> Elector
>
>
I hate to sound dumb but... No, my friend does not have the install/restore
CD's. I went to the website you listed but I am unsure which set up to
download. We are looking to re-install Win2K. Can you direct me? Many
thanks in advance.
Faith
Anonymous
a b α HP
August 14, 2004 6:10:50 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

"Gotta Have Faith" <faith@pants.zendog.net> wrote in message
news:D ueTc.251442$%_6.39737@attbi_s01...
<snip>
> I hate to sound dumb but... No, my friend does not have the
install/restore
> CD's. I went to the website you listed but I am unsure which set up
to
> download. We are looking to re-install Win2K. Can you direct me?
Many
> thanks in advance.
> Faith
>
>

A windows 2K start up disk will work
http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm but if there is a bootdisk for
your OS then choose it W2K Pro: svrops is the one your choosing then
follow the directions from that page. Place a blank diskette into the
floppy drive and then download the start up disk.
Select the option 1 for full cd rom support. However you will need a
copy of Windows 2000 full install cd to place the operating system on
the computer.

I am not certain but in Windows XP the cd can be bootable and then
format and reinstall the operating system. Since I have not used
Windows 2000 I cannot say if that is possible. You need the cd's there
is no way around that other than calling up HP and buying the restore
cd's that came with your system. That is the easier way. Sorry.

Elector
Anonymous
a b α HP
August 14, 2004 10:16:35 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

"Gotta Have Faith" <faith@pants.zendog.net> wrote in message
news:D ueTc.251442$%_6.39737@attbi_s01...
>
> "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in message
> news:7S0Tc.124116$yd5.3306@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >
> > "Gotta Have Faith" <faith@pants.zendog.net> wrote in message
> > news:BWSSc.295634$XM6.194609@attbi_s53...
> > <snip>
> > > Ben,
> > > Thanks for the tip--I tried it and now I am getting the following
> > blue
> > > screen error message:
> > > The registry cannot load the hive (file)
> > > \systemroot\system32\config\software or its log or alternate--It is
> > corrupt,
> > > absent or not writeable--Beginning dump of physical memory--Dumping
> > physical
> > > memory
> > > This keeps looping--any suggestions? I would like to reformat and
> > simply
> > > start over but I am not sure how to do that. I cannot even start in
> > safe
> > > mode.
> > > Thanks,
> > > Faith
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Did the computer come with restore cd's? If so you place the recovery
> > cd into the cd rom drive and restart the machine and on restart the
> > system should find the recovery cd and start the format and reinstall
> > process. However you must make sure that the boot from cd option is
> > set in the bios (F2) I believe is the way to the bios.
> >
> > If you have them and it is set then the system will reset itself back
> > to original factory specs. Please remember this process is lengthy to
> > complete.
> >
> > Now if you don't have those cd's or disks you have to go to
> > bootdisk.com http://www.bootdisk.com and download a boot disk to start
> > the fdisk and format process. Always select option 1 for full cd rom
> > support since it makes it easier to fdisk and format the system.
> >
> > After boot up you will see an "a prompt"
> >
> > a:>
> >
> > You type fdisk.exe [Hit Enter] choose option 4 but if its just a bad
> > system disk I would only reformat which is again at the "a prompt"
> >
> > a:>format c/s [Hit Enter] [make sure to leave a space between the t in
> > format and c]
> >
> > all media on drive c will be erased continue Y/N select Y and Hit
> > Enter.
> >
> > After the format is complete you restart the machine with the floppy
> > diskette and select the option 1 for full cd rom support and then load
> > the OS on the machine (Windows NT, XP, 2000 or what ever version you
> > have been using) from the run line it will show up as either an "A
> > Prompt" or "C Prompt" if it shows an "a" you will do the following:
> >
> > a:>cd d or e [hit enter and make sure there is a space between the d
> > in cd and the d or e for the drive letterof the cd rom]
> >
> > it should look like this:
> >
> > e:>
> >
> > from that prompt you type
> >
> > e:>setup.exe [Hit Enter] at this juncture the system should be
> > installing. However many of the systems are upgrades so make sure you
> > have the previous version to show as proof to use the upgrade and that
> > you have the Operating System to load on the computer. if you don't
> > you will have to buy a copy or go the route of getting the recovery
> > cd's from HP.
> >
> > I hope that helped?
> >
> > Elector
> >
> >
> I hate to sound dumb but... No, my friend does not have the
install/restore
> CD's. I went to the website you listed but I am unsure which set up to
> download. We are looking to re-install Win2K. Can you direct me? Many
> thanks in advance.
> Faith

Just put the win2k disk in the cd-rom and start the computer. You don't
even need a boot disk. Bit first, go into your bios and make sure that
you're set to boot from cd-rom.

Installation of win2k is so easy, anyone can do it.

Brigitte
September 7, 2004 2:36:03 PM

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You may be able to get a original restore cd from
http://www.ambry.com. They usually carry all of them. All you need
is the correct part number from hp.




"Elector" <elector@my-deja.com> wrote in message news:<K3pTc.143161$bp1.138469@twister.nyroc.rr.com>...
> "Gotta Have Faith" <faith@pants.zendog.net> wrote in message
> news:D ueTc.251442$%_6.39737@attbi_s01...
> <snip>
> > I hate to sound dumb but... No, my friend does not have the
> install/restore
> > CD's. I went to the website you listed but I am unsure which set up
> to
> > download. We are looking to re-install Win2K. Can you direct me?
> Many
> > thanks in advance.
> > Faith
> >
> >
>
> A windows 2K start up disk will work
> http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm but if there is a bootdisk for
> your OS then choose it W2K Pro: svrops is the one your choosing then
> follow the directions from that page. Place a blank diskette into the
> floppy drive and then download the start up disk.
> Select the option 1 for full cd rom support. However you will need a
> copy of Windows 2000 full install cd to place the operating system on
> the computer.
>
> I am not certain but in Windows XP the cd can be bootable and then
> format and reinstall the operating system. Since I have not used
> Windows 2000 I cannot say if that is possible. You need the cd's there
> is no way around that other than calling up HP and buying the restore
> cd's that came with your system. That is the easier way. Sorry.
>
> Elector
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