Windows XP SP2 Repair asking for a driver. Need assistance please!

By JJMabry ·
Hi there,

I am attempting to repair a Windows XP SP2 install using the repair console method. Everything in the repair goes fine until "installing devices" where I get the following message:

"Please insert the Compact Disc labeled "Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio. Installation Disc #1" into your CD-ROM drive (D:) and then click OK."

Awesome. OK! I insert a driver disc. Hit OK. It asks me for the path..

Keyboard and mouse freeze. Cannot get them to react at all. Stuck in this unending repair console. If I restart the computer, same scenario; it asks for the installation disk and starts the beast over again. Safe mode just tells me repair utility cannot use safe mode.

If I cannot get it to continue I need to know a method of getting the files off of the drive. I didn't have discs or any other method to do a dump before this process; never did foresee such a mess.

Can someone please assist me?

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I haven't worked much with Recovery console.

by Ron K. In reply to Windows XP SP2 Repair ask ...

One time, I think. I can't help you there but for getting the data off of the hard drive you have two choices: <br>
1. Install the drive as a secondary drive in another computer. <br>
2. Install the drive into an external USB case and plug that into another computer. <br>
Either way will allow you to browse the hard drive. The easiest way is to use an external case. While you're buying that get a 'spare' drive so that you can periodically backup up your data to it in the external case.

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The problem here is that the Sound Drive Disc

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Windows XP SP2 Repair ask ...

Has the required file buried too deeply. The easiest way around this is to make a Slipstreamed Install Disc using something like nLite available free here and include the Sound Driver as well as any other drivers on the Compaq Driver Disc.


And then boot off the Disc that you have made and follow the same steps.

Or burn the Sound Drivers tot he Root of a CD and try inserting that Disc and see if that helps.

If you have a Full Version of Windows you could try a In Place Install by following the directions here under Method 2.


As for recovering your Data off this drive do as suggested above get an External ESATA or USB Case fit the drive to this case and connect to another computer to recover your Data.

If you used any passwords on this system you'll probably need to Take Ownership of the files and the directions for this are here.



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Thank you!

by JJMabry In reply to The problem here is that ...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. All the information was very helpful. Sadly, I don't have to use it at this time. In my frustration, I believe I have found a perfect method to fixing this.

1. Get really frustrated; start hating your luck.
2. Unplug your usb peripherals. Plug them into the front usb modules on your pc.
3. Restart the pc.
4. Spam the ever living christ out of Shift+F10. If you are lucky like me, you will royally confuse the system. Normally this should prompt an MS-DOS boot. For me, it gave me a fresh repair console.
5. Trust me, think "oh what the ****, it might work" and hit the required buttons to get it repairing again.
6. It prompted for the stupid driver again, but the mouse and keyboard worked. Browse to the hdaudbus file (if it's asking for the same driver it asked me for: Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio) which can be located either on your installation cd or through your current C drive. Windows/System32/drivers. Select that stupid driver. It will hang for 10 minutes.
7. YOU WILL LOSE THE DAMN MOUSE AND KEYBOARD AGAIN MOMENTARILY. This is a trivial matter, or was in my case.
8. Persistance comes through, it goes smoothly from here. I got prompted that it couldn't install some desktop background jpgs; but who really cares?

So, within frustration comes just resolution. Get mad, curse life, get it done.

Saving the information you guys gave me in case I am ever ballsy enough to pull this one again. :) Thanks guys!

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Your Welcome EOM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Thank you!
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Hirens Boot Cd

by Br3nno360 In reply to Windows XP SP2 Repair ask ...


i have run into the same problem before just with different drivers. if you have access to another computer, download hirens image from this web http://www.hirensbootcd.net/....its FREE!!!!

boot to the cd and select the mini xp window, when this loads you can access your data and save it to an external hdd (plug it in before booting hirens) after you have copied all your data off, use the recovery functions under the mini menu.

hope this helps


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