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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 10:25:42 PM

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I am running windows xp home (gateway 300s) w/ SP2 and have the
following problems:

1. when I power up the machine, XP will not start properly. It will
keep trying but nothing happens. The only way I can get it to start is
when a DOS screen appears, I toggle to a setting that says something
like "start windows from the last good configuration" (the last known
settings that worked). If I select this option, xp will start and I
can use the machine normally.

2. Becasue of this I cannot install a local printer. I can install my
brother MFC-5440CN and use it during that session, but if I power down
and restart, the "new hardware wizard starts and trys to re-install the
drivers. If I dont re-install every time, the printer will not show up
in the printer folder.

This computer was a gift from a friend, so I am trying to get it
running in tip top shape...Please help!


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jscout

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Anonymous
September 10, 2005 11:04:52 AM

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Hi,

Does it do this if you do not install the printer?

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"jscout" <jscout.1v47pq@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:jscout.1v47pq@pcbanter.net...
>
> I am running windows xp home (gateway 300s) w/ SP2 and have the
> following problems:
>
> 1. when I power up the machine, XP will not start properly. It will
> keep trying but nothing happens. The only way I can get it to start is
> when a DOS screen appears, I toggle to a setting that says something
> like "start windows from the last good configuration" (the last known
> settings that worked). If I select this option, xp will start and I
> can use the machine normally.
>
> 2. Becasue of this I cannot install a local printer. I can install my
> brother MFC-5440CN and use it during that session, but if I power down
> and restart, the "new hardware wizard starts and trys to re-install the
> drivers. If I dont re-install every time, the printer will not show up
> in the printer folder.
>
> This computer was a gift from a friend, so I am trying to get it
> running in tip top shape...Please help!
>
>
> --
> jscout
!