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Windows 7: Windows XP SP3 ..I've really messed up

24 May 2010   #11
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
LPT... I would download a copy of Ubuntu, burn as an image file and boot from the cd.... Choose the "Try Ubuntu without making any changes to my pc" ... this will load ubuntu without actually installing it... You will then be able to backup your files to cd's, then proceed with a reinstall of Windows XP... be sure to download the necessary drivers and burn them to a cd as well... Let us know if you need help... Good Luck!
Twes.. hello..
I can go download the program you have mentioned ....
keep in mind.. I'm having to use my Windows 7 to comminicate with you.
I have my drivers on a RED CD that came with my Windows XP.. will that work for the drivers needed ?

Thank you for your help.
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24 May 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Do you have Win XP install CD? (Not the Gateway Recovery disk as this a Norton Ghost Disk)
Hi..
Here is what I do have..this came with my desktop Windows XP when I purchased it from Gateway....Shopping Network...HSN ..everything came installed as it arrived.
Operating System..windows XP-ProfessionalMedia Center.. 11/02(near the hole on the CD).. looks like the date I bought this pc.
this is on the CD
Version1.0..For distrubution only..with a new GatewayPC

ALSO:
A Red CD.. Drivers......: Gateway

Those are the 2 CD's that came with my laptop.
Thanks..
Excellent.

However, I admit to some confusion.

You have a desktop.
You have a laptop.
Is this correct?

The desktop works correctly? Yes/No
The laptop works correctly? Yes/No

I know you have already supplied much good information, however, I'm trying to isolate your problem/problems.

Let's solve Microsoft problems with Microsoft software.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #13
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Karl, I believe her desktop is XP and her laptop Win 7. It is her desktop that is messed up and her laptop is fine.
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24 May 2010   #14
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have we got two threads on this as I know I posted asking if Yy Lady had been able to get into Safe Mode? I can't see that post here!
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24 May 2010   #15
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Lets get one thing straight. Have you a combined modem/router and is your PC connected to the roiuter by a ethernet cable? Have you seen a screen giving you a choice of booting ie can you get into Safe Mode?
Mitchell.. YES I do.. have seperate modem AND router.. it's totally secured.. the guys here helped me get this accomplished.. in a HomeNetwork. on this laptop.. using Windows 7. ..

Yes the Desktop is connected to the router by ethernet cable... yellow
Yes last night...
I did see the Safe Mode Screen on the Desktop.. it's BLACK with white writing.
I'm almost sure that was the Safe Mode screen.
TVM
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Many thanks. I was confused.

So we have an XP SP3 desktop which does not function correctly.

Understandably, she is in a little bit of a panic-I would be too.

Now, forgetting all of the router stuff and disconnected from the internet--What is the problem?

I'm trying to understand the problem.
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24 May 2010   #17
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
LPT... I would download a copy of Ubuntu, burn as an image file and boot from the cd.... Choose the "Try Ubuntu without making any changes to my pc" ... this will load ubuntu without actually installing it... You will then be able to backup your files to cd's, then proceed with a reinstall of Windows XP... be sure to download the necessary drivers and burn them to a cd as well... Let us know if you need help... Good Luck!
Twes.. hello..
I can go download the program you have mentioned ....
keep in mind.. I'm having to use my Windows 7 to comminicate with you.
I have my drivers on a RED CD that came with my Windows XP.. will that work for the drivers needed ?

Thank you for your help.
Yes! You have half the battle won ... continue with the download of ubuntu and backup the files that you need... Remember that you will need to reinstall all of your programs when you are finished, but your problem will be fixed... you are almost there!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #18
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Do you have Win XP install CD? (Not the Gateway Recovery disk as this a Norton Ghost Disk)
Hi..
Here is what I do have..this came with my desktop Windows XP when I purchased it from Gateway....Shopping Network...HSN ..everything came installed as it arrived.
Operating System..windows XP-ProfessionalMedia Center.. 11/02(near the hole on the CD).. looks like the date I bought this pc.
this is on the CD
Version1.0..For distrubution only..with a new GatewayPC

ALSO:
A Red CD.. Drivers......: Gateway

Those are the 2 CD's that came with my laptop.
Thanks..
Excellent.

However, I admit to some confusion.

You have a desktop....YES
You have a laptop.....YES
Is this correct?

The desktop works correctly? Yes/No

The laptop works correctly? Yes/No

I know you have already supplied much good information, however, I'm trying to isolate your problem/problems.

Let's solve Microsoft problems with Microsoft software.
Karl hi..Yes I have 2 different things..
1. Desktop.. that messed up.. Windows XP.. NOT WORKING..

2. I have this New Laptop ...Windows 7 ..
I'm using to communicate with you here on the forum..

NO.. the desktop isn't working
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #19
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

[QUOTE=LADYPINKtomato1;751461]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Lets get one thing straight. Have you a combined modem/router and is your PC connected to the roiuter by a ethernet cable? Have you seen a screen giving you a choice of booting ie can you get into Safe Mode?
Mitchell.. YES I do.. have seperate modem AND router.. it's totally secured.. the guys here helped me get this accomplished.. in a HomeNetwork. on this laptop.. using Windows 7. ..

Yes the Desktop is connected to the router by ethernet cable... yellow
Yes last night...
I did see the Safe Mode Screen on the Desktop.. it's BLACK with white writing.
I'm almost sure that was the Safe Mode screen.
TVM[/QUOTE

Carl... YES..you are correct !!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #20
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
LPT... I would download a copy of Ubuntu, burn as an image file and boot from the cd.... Choose the "Try Ubuntu without making any changes to my pc" ... this will load ubuntu without actually installing it... You will then be able to backup your files to cd's, then proceed with a reinstall of Windows XP... be sure to download the necessary drivers and burn them to a cd as well... Let us know if you need help... Good Luck!
Twes.. hello..
I can go download the program you have mentioned ....
keep in mind.. I'm having to use my Windows 7 to comminicate with you.
I have my drivers on a RED CD that came with my Windows XP.. will that work for the drivers needed ?

Thank you for your help.
Yes! You have half the battle won ... continue with the download of ubuntu and backup the files that you need... Remember that you will need to reinstall all of your programs when you are finished, but your problem will be fixed... you are almost there!!
Twes where do I download this program to....that you want me to use for this ?.. since the desktop pc isn't working.
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