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This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. someone installed a virus and pretty much F'd me over and deleted my config etc. That was not recognized. Bottom line: I have would have been fun to try to reinstall the OS on the old drive. his comment is here

Back to top #6 Rachel_01 Rachel_01 Topic Starter Members 69 posts OFFLINE Gender:Female Location:PA, USA Local time:08:54 AM Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:17 PM SO it looks like we've This will reset hte BIOS back to factory settings. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Thanks again!!

Thread Status: Not open for further replies. is it worth it to install it in this machine to see if mouse and keyboard would work in win XP MCE05 safe mode? By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation Instead get the following error message:We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully.

Ask a question and give support. Here is what my boot.ini file looks like:[Boot Loader] Timeout=5 Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS [Operating Systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup" Can anyone help me!!! First Time Here? Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.

SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. Do not interrupt or stop it. I am unable to get past this screen. This will allow you to try the repair or copy your documents to the 2nd hard drive to recover them.

Do I use nlite to slipstream sp3 on cd1 or 2. Sata driver so I have to grab data for floppy drive. Any additional suggestions before I crack open two cases?Thank you!!Rachel Back to top #5 cryptodan cryptodan Bleepin Madman Members 21,868 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Catonsville, Md Local time:01:54 PM Posted 10 Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Xellos2099 Platinum Member Joined: Mar 8, 2005 Messages: 2,189 Likes Received: 0 I got a problem here, my mother friend's pc is not

This computer has another internal hard drive that has Windows XP. Dec 3, 2010 #2 jdiman89 TS Rookie Topic Starter Nothing was done to the computer. In looking in the security section, I found another thread that is a malware no boot issue... Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

Dec 3, 2010 #5 Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966 +70 Before buying a new harddrive run a harddrive diagnostics on your current one. this content Your first screenshot is telling you that \Windows\System32\Config\System is missing or corrupt. click on the Boot Ini tab and click on Check all boot paths . . Another thing, I noticed that on technet that windows mce is 2 cd.

TheOutcaste, Dec 22, 2007 #9 brainwave89 Thread Starter Joined: Aug 6, 2007 Messages: 379 No problem. Came up: volume clean - done checking.Under boot options (you don't control the boot sequence in the Bios/set-up directly, you press F12) there was "boot to utility partition" This opened another Make Google your friend too. weblink It's possible though that it just won't work with a wireless keyboard as drivers may be needed.

EDIT: Do Not neglect to perform "Part Four" of the KB article. if not, could you please explain TO BOOT TO THE CD? If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

solved Will a Windows XP Media Center activation key work with Windows XP Professional?

It never did this until a few months ago, I can't take it anylonger. On a PC that old, it is probably an IDE drive but check it first. i dont know step by step of what i did, this was 4 months ago, and took me about 30 minutes to finally figure out. If you have just one Windows installation, type 1 and press .5.

I hooked it up to a Mac Pro and it recognized the new drive. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? I did a full system restore which helped with the screen freezes but not the USB problem. (2) Today i installed XP service pack 3 and since then the computer won't check over here I assume that I will need to use technet key for it.

Start Recovery Console by pressing the R key as seen on the screen in section (1) below. (1) Insert the Windows XP CD, then boot your computer and "Press any key solved windows 7 mediacenter wont play my dvd files ripped with ANYDVD old media center would solved Windows XP Media Center Format Blank DVD solved Windows Media Center and WML Won't I installed a brand-new Western Digital 500GB HDD. When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R key on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.4.

I connected the DVD drive from my trusty Dell Dimension, used the ESC Boot Menu to select the DVD-RW as the Boot First device, and voila, the system prompted me to I have gone into the BIOS and I don't see the internal drive as an option only the the drive w/ Windows XP. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and Please try the request again.

Thank you again!!! Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Advertisement brainwave89 Thread Starter Joined: Aug 6, 2007 Messages: 379 I was having problems with my XP 2005 Media Edition desktop freezing while You might want to try a program like spinrite if you can borrow a copy from a friend. Hi All!