It gave me two operating choices. I left it on windows defult. My other choice was Windows Pro. (no idea where that came from) It starts to boot up and then just sat there on the windows screen doing absolutely nothing.
Reboot... try windows pro this time, again get the error unable to log you on due to account restriction.
Look up some stuff... go inot the boot.ini thing and sure enough i have two versions of xp pro in there. I clicked on that little tab to repair or whatever it was and deleted one of them.
Rebooted again. Still two operation choices... got a hal.dll error on boot up a few times too.
I called dell, and my Tech whose name was HarShit (i kid you not) told me to try repair with the disk.
Already told him i did. So he told me to do a sys. restore. I don't wanna loose all this stuff, and last time i did a back up of files they never transferred back correctly ;-(
After i did the repair and updated windows xp home again. I now have two xp home ediditons showing up. And still get the error.
So that's where I'm at. Here is a copy of the start up from the none pad.
Can anyone tell me what to do??? There are now no restore points either since running the xp repair disk.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect windows xp home edition
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /sos
Thanks so much for taking the time to read.