Windows & Boot (Am Near to tears)
Posted on 2010-11-17
You will see from my last questions that I got some Malware, that wrecked the registry and left me with a legal copy of XP, that had no method of activating.
Thus I bit the bullet and on Saturday I rebuilt my machine. I have XP on one internal HDD, and 7 on the other.
I got some weird message, but could not read it as was rushing whilst it was in 7 mode. I hit enter, closed lid and left.
Got back and it will not boot. I am devastated. It took hours to get all my drivers, virus stuff, MS family all back on.
I have tried the CD and it will boot, but.............the CD is a generic 7 Pro CD. Its not mine. Mine is in London, I am not. I had my girlfriend look for it, and all she could find was the box, which had the prod key on. Thus my 7 is totally legit. I ran every update, activation I could.
I can boot XP, I can boot from CD. I can get in Bios.
On boot an error flashes, but just too fast to read. Its something like Invalid and boot, then it goes to blinking cursor.
Please please tell me I dont have to rebuild..............am gutted!