DELL Inspiron 2200 Notebook
1.4 Ghz Intel Celeron (M) Processor
Windows XP Professional SP3(Modded SP2?)
Well, to make a long story short, the copy of WinXP is a modified version (it boots without the CD key, a small pic of a flower in the left corner saying "Powered by AMIT" is in the System tab when you open System from the Control Panel,and the EULA agreement doesn't pop up) that a friend claims he got from torrent and burned me a copy of the .ISO . It also features a Vista-styled theme (if that helps identify it). Anyways, I sent my computer into standby as I left work. When I arrived home, I noticed that the computer had powered off. I attempted to reboot to no avail, then again in safe mode. So I inserted the CD and was hoping to be given the EULA along with the repair option, but it just went to the page that asks you what partition to install Windows XP. I went ahead and installed into partition as the original, hoping it would get it working again. Well, it sort of does, but now anything that takes a decent amount of memory skips like crazy, I experience massive slowdown, and All of my media players (BSplayer, VLC and Media Player Classic stopped working altogether, WMP skips, iTunes skips, and WinAmp slowsdown often). I'm sure the disk doesn't contain any viruses or I'd have had problems with the installation prior to this.
Now, I was under the impression that WinXP didn't support multiple OSes on the same partition anyway. Right now, I'm backing my stuff up, but with the slowdown I've been a little annoyed. Is there anyway to remedy the problem (no, I'd not updated from a previous version of Windows so I was hoping there was a way to delete the new OS without harming the other) without me formatting?
Also forgot to mention, the copy is recognized as being genuine Windows.
Edited by MachinaWeapon, 05 September 2006 - 02:56 PM.