Picked up an older Gateway Laptop. Worked perfectly for a week. Decided to upgrade windows media player. When it came time to turn off pc. It told me it was installing 60 updates and please not turn off pc. Well after 5 min of waiting I turned it off (prematurely) Big Mistake. Next day I went to use laptop and it goes to desktop and just sits there. No icons or start bar. I was able. Somehow to let it load those 60 upgrades. But when I rebooted. still goes to dead desktop.
Decided to just reinstall xp with original disc that came with pc. after a min or so my screen says.
Setup was unable to verify drive C:
then says your pc may not have enough memory to examine c or disc may have corrupt files. Now Im stuck with a big paper weight.