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Internal Failure/System logon

Hi to all,
I recently have been trying to fix up my computer and have run into a couple problems. First, is there a way to avoid the welcome screen (or anything like it) all together? Make it so that you just load without any users. Secondly and more importantly, i have been trying to uninstall things and to install them. However an error message has been popping up that says Internal Failure: Error Number: 0x80040707. At first I thought it was only specific to one program but then i got it again when i was trying to uninstall something. It is starting to get really frustrating. Any help would be great. Thanks a ton.

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Sounds like WinXP?

Look up the error number at Microsoft. That's where I would start.
Sounds like hardware problem, but I know nothing so you should just hang out for a moderator. They'll know what you should do.

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Some ideas

First, make sure you have all Windows updates. Then Go to the directory that holds the file for launching the installation. Right click select Run As. Next, uncheck the box that says "Protect My Computer And Data From Unauthorized Activity", and click OK.

Just another thought. I see that in an earlier post you had a product ID code or SN problem. Did you get that resolved? I'm not sure if this could affect updating Windows. MS is getting sticky about this. Good luck.

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