Code Purple


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mhoits

I recently fried my mother board on my Compaq computer and replace
the motherboard with a ASUS motherboard (the compaq had a MS
motherboard) the new motherboard recognised all my hardware but whe
I went to boot up win XP, I received a error msg. stating it was
code purple, how can I fix this
 
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GlowingBlueMist

mhoits said:
I recently fried my mother board on my Compaq computer and replaced
the motherboard with a ASUS motherboard (the compaq had a MSI
motherboard) the new motherboard recognised all my hardware but when
I went to boot up win XP, I received a error msg. stating it was a
code purple, how can I fix this?
Welcome to the world of OEM software (as in vendor too cheap to provide
complete retail XP software package)... ;{

There is hope but it may take luck and a bit of work to resolve the problem.

Give these links a read and see if they help any.
http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/WinXP/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/2004-09/34439.html

or

http://www.techimo.com/forum/t50892.html

or

http://www2.geek.com/discus/messages/27/11186.html?1124315013
 
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JAD

Why would you think that this was OK to do?
Why would you think that MSI chipset drivers would work with ASUS?
You AT THE LEAST must do a repair install of XP. BUT you are going to have
to call MS and reregister your copy of XP, if you can even do this with a
compaq OEM version.
 
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DaveW

Whenever you change the motherboard used with a harddrive containing XP as
the OS, then you MUST reformat the harddrive and do a fresh install of the
OS. Otherwise you will get ongoing nasty Registry errors and data
corruption; as you discovered.
 
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AlecStar

I can imagine the replies that come back for this but here it goes

Here's what I did, and what you should do if you encounter a similar
dilemma:
- Make a BartPE CD:
http://flyakite.msfnhosting.com/BartPE.htm

- Copy the entire file structure of the recovery DVD to a folder on
your hard drive.
- Download the standard MS XP/2K boot image, which DOESN'T have any
stupid code in it to check for any stupid BIOS "tattoo", or rip the
boot image from a standard XP/2k install disk. A Dell disk will work
fine, they don't pull this type of trick.
- Burn a new DVD with the file system of the original DVD, but the
standard boot image.
- Boot from the newly created DVD, and let it copy all the preload
files. Eventually, it will reach a point where it asks you to reboot
the system. At this point, if you reboot from the HDD, it will APPEAR
that it's going to work, and finally bomb out with a bogus
"Configuration Error" message, telling you to contanct the
manufacturer. This error is generated because (you guessed it), HP's
software is doing a second check of the "Tattoo".

Here's the fix:
When it is ready to reboot, boot from the BartPE CD.
- In BartPE, open a command prompt and locate this file:
C:\hp\bin\CheckConfig\cfgchk.bat
- Edit the batch file to be empty. You could just remove the line that
calls "run.py", but it's just as easy to empty the whole batch file.
It doesn't do anything useful.
- Reboot from the PC's hard drive.

Your OS and other applications will install fine. You will once again
be able to USE the software that you have a valid license for,
without needing to pay HP (again) for the privilege of doing so.

As a final step, you should vow to NEVER spend another dime on
HP/Compaq products.

Hope that's helpful to someone.
 
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J. Yazel

As a final step, you should vow to NEVER spend another dime on
HP/Compaq products.
=============================

I already did that when I found out that they don't honor their
rebate offers.
 
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