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September 9, 2005 5:55:04 PM

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Hi,

I have an HP Pavilion a815n desktop PC with Win XP Home. Recently I noticed
that Sound Recorder and calculator are missing. I tried researching HP
website but without any luck on how to restore the missing things. The only
way I know is to restore them is by installing XP again because I tried using
Software restore CD that came with the PC but no luck.

I have one hard drive that is divided in 3 NTFS partitions. One of which
has OS and other two partitions are data drives. If I try to format system
partition in order to reinstall OS, will my other two data partitions remain
intact?

Thanks for yours advice and time,

Joe
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September 9, 2005 9:04:24 PM

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Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Windows Components. All the files needed are already on your hard disk.

As for re-formatting, this depends on the method used by HP. I would suspect that it will just reformat the system partition and leave the other two intact. This would go along with the strategy of a Recovery Partition.

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"Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C1D21FF2-E0FB-41AF-BA27-EC43197B7568@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have an HP Pavilion a815n desktop PC with Win XP Home. Recently I noticed
> that Sound Recorder and calculator are missing. I tried researching HP
> website but without any luck on how to restore the missing things. The only
> way I know is to restore them is by installing XP again because I tried using
> Software restore CD that came with the PC but no luck.
>
> I have one hard drive that is divided in 3 NTFS partitions. One of which
> has OS and other two partitions are data drives. If I try to format system
> partition in order to reinstall OS, will my other two data partitions remain
> intact?
>
> Thanks for yours advice and time,
>
> Joe
>
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 10:06:45 PM

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Hello Joe,

There is no need to re-install Windows XP just to get access to calculator and sound recorder.
Create new shortcuts pointing to:

C:\windows\system32\calc.exe --for Calculator
C:\windows\system32\sndrec32.exe -- for Sound recorder

Hope this helps.

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"Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C1D21FF2-E0FB-41AF-BA27-EC43197B7568@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have an HP Pavilion a815n desktop PC with Win XP Home. Recently I noticed
> that Sound Recorder and calculator are missing. I tried researching HP
> website but without any luck on how to restore the missing things. The only
> way I know is to restore them is by installing XP again because I tried using
> Software restore CD that came with the PC but no luck.
>
> I have one hard drive that is divided in 3 NTFS partitions. One of which
> has OS and other two partitions are data drives. If I try to format system
> partition in order to reinstall OS, will my other two data partitions remain
> intact?
>
> Thanks for yours advice and time,
>
> Joe
>
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September 9, 2005 10:06:46 PM

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I was hoping that by creating new shortcuts I will be able to solve the
problem but the files calc.exe and sndrec32.exe don’t come up in search for
files. When I was removing the unwanted bundled software that came with the
HP desktop, I think something must have happened to these programs. I don’t
know what caused their disappearance.

I tried installing Calculator and Sound Recorder through Windows Add/Remove
programs feature, but it didn’t work.

I am little afraid of using the system restore /reinstall disk because I
wasn’t sure it will format my 2 data drives also or not. This is why I
thought it’s best get some advice.

Joe


"Anando [MS-MVP]" wrote:

> Hello Joe,
>
> There is no need to re-install Windows XP just to get access to calculator and sound recorder.
> Create new shortcuts pointing to:
>
> C:\windows\system32\calc.exe --for Calculator
> C:\windows\system32\sndrec32.exe -- for Sound recorder
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C1D21FF2-E0FB-41AF-BA27-EC43197B7568@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have an HP Pavilion a815n desktop PC with Win XP Home. Recently I noticed
> > that Sound Recorder and calculator are missing. I tried researching HP
> > website but without any luck on how to restore the missing things. The only
> > way I know is to restore them is by installing XP again because I tried using
> > Software restore CD that came with the PC but no luck.
> >
> > I have one hard drive that is divided in 3 NTFS partitions. One of which
> > has OS and other two partitions are data drives. If I try to format system
> > partition in order to reinstall OS, will my other two data partitions remain
> > intact?
> >
> > Thanks for yours advice and time,
> >
> > Joe
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 10:06:47 PM

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If the data drives are something you added afterwards by partitioning the
drive, they are vulnerable if you use the HP restore, as it may be set to
change everything back to the way it was originally, including any
partitioning done. If the data drives are actually separate drives, you can
simply disconnect them, and the HP software can't touch them. It shouldn't
anyway, if they are separate drives, but it doesn't hurt to be a little
extra cautious when you're using that sort of software.

"Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 4F0CB73-970D-4677-94E6-A94437C594FB@microsoft.com...
>I was hoping that by creating new shortcuts I will be able to solve the
> problem but the files calc.exe and sndrec32.exe don't come up in search
> for
> files. When I was removing the unwanted bundled software that came with
> the
> HP desktop, I think something must have happened to these programs. I don't
> know what caused their disappearance.
>
> I tried installing Calculator and Sound Recorder through Windows
> Add/Remove
> programs feature, but it didn't work.
>
> I am little afraid of using the system restore /reinstall disk because I
> wasn't sure it will format my 2 data drives also or not. This is why I
> thought it's best get some advice.
>
> Joe
>
>
> "Anando [MS-MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Hello Joe,
>>
>> There is no need to re-install Windows XP just to get access to
>> calculator and sound recorder.
>> Create new shortcuts pointing to:
>>
>> C:\windows\system32\calc.exe --for Calculator
>> C:\windows\system32\sndrec32.exe -- for Sound recorder
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Anando
>> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
>> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>> http://www.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> Folder customizations
>> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>>
>> Protect your PC!
>> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>>
>>
>> "Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C1D21FF2-E0FB-41AF-BA27-EC43197B7568@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I have an HP Pavilion a815n desktop PC with Win XP Home. Recently I
>> > noticed
>> > that Sound Recorder and calculator are missing. I tried researching HP
>> > website but without any luck on how to restore the missing things. The
>> > only
>> > way I know is to restore them is by installing XP again because I tried
>> > using
>> > Software restore CD that came with the PC but no luck.
>> >
>> > I have one hard drive that is divided in 3 NTFS partitions. One of
>> > which
>> > has OS and other two partitions are data drives. If I try to format
>> > system
>> > partition in order to reinstall OS, will my other two data partitions
>> > remain
>> > intact?
>> >
>> > Thanks for yours advice and time,
>> >
>> > Joe
>> >
>>
>>
>>
September 10, 2005 1:04:34 AM

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Joe wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have an HP Pavilion a815n desktop PC with Win XP Home. Recently I noticed
> that Sound Recorder and calculator are missing. I tried researching HP
> website but without any luck on how to restore the missing things. The only
> way I know is to restore them is by installing XP again because I tried using
> Software restore CD that came with the PC but no luck.
>
> I have one hard drive that is divided in 3 NTFS partitions. One of which
> has OS and other two partitions are data drives. If I try to format system
> partition in order to reinstall OS, will my other two data partitions remain
> intact?

Yes but why would you reformat to install the OS? You should be able to
reinstall the OS over itself, no formatting needed. If you need the
calculator you can ad that thru the WIndows Add/Remove programs feature
and I THINK the same goes for the sound recorder, assuming it isn't from
a 3rd party vendor.
>
> Thanks for yours advice and time,
>
> Joe
>


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September 10, 2005 1:04:35 AM

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I tried installing Calculator and Sound Recorder through Windows Add/Remove
programs feature, but it didn’t work. For some strange reason, it didn’t
work.

I am referring to Windows Sound Recorder.

Joe




"Servo" wrote:

> Joe wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have an HP Pavilion a815n desktop PC with Win XP Home. Recently I noticed
> > that Sound Recorder and calculator are missing. I tried researching HP
> > website but without any luck on how to restore the missing things. The only
> > way I know is to restore them is by installing XP again because I tried using
> > Software restore CD that came with the PC but no luck.
> >
> > I have one hard drive that is divided in 3 NTFS partitions. One of which
> > has OS and other two partitions are data drives. If I try to format system
> > partition in order to reinstall OS, will my other two data partitions remain
> > intact?
>
> Yes but why would you reformat to install the OS? You should be able to
> reinstall the OS over itself, no formatting needed. If you need the
> calculator you can ad that thru the WIndows Add/Remove programs feature
> and I THINK the same goes for the sound recorder, assuming it isn't from
> a 3rd party vendor.
> >
> > Thanks for yours advice and time,
> >
> > Joe
> >
>
>
> --
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> "Giggity, Giggity!"
> Proud member of PETA-People Eating Tasty Animals
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> ameritech dot net
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>
September 10, 2005 1:21:34 AM

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Joe wrote:
> I tried installing Calculator and Sound Recorder through Windows Add/Remove
> programs feature, but it didn't work. For some strange reason, it didn't
> work.
>
> I am referring to Windows Sound Recorder.
>
> Joe
>
Check Anando's response...see if the files are in the system folder.
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!