This Laptop Will Just Not Quit Messing With My Head

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  1. digerati

    digerati Everyones life has worth

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    Okay, so a friend/co-worker has a HP DV9000 laptop that was giving him problems. He could only browse websites that were in his favorites. I get the laptop, disable the anti-virus suite and go to work cleaning it out with adaware and resetting network sockets and what not. Adaware finds like 1,000 infections and I clean it out. Browsing works a bit better, but still certain websites weren't working, but hey, we had progress. I give him back his laptop to take home.

    He goes home and re-enables his norton 360 thingy, the computer tells him he needs to restart, he restarts, and at boot he gets "Error: Userinit.exe - failed to intialize" and it won't boot properly. I figure maybe the registry got corrupted? I bring home the laptop to use one of my xp discs to repair the registry and the xp setup tells me that it CAN'T FIND A F*XING HARD DRIVE! Alright, this is a problem. But maybe I'll just use a bootable flash drive, but oh wait, the interweb tells me my 8gb flash drive is too big for that.

    Anyone got any suggestions?
     
  2. Syndicate2083

    Syndicate2083 New Member

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    you could always just partition the flash drive down to like 3 gigs or something.
     
  3. Nuke209

    Nuke209 New Member

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    I believe it has to do more with the SATA thing, that's why it cannot find the HD.
    I know on my notebook, I have to set the SATA from AHCI to Sata Compatility to install xp onto it.
     

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