Recently the price of the games I like to play came down and so did the price of the system upgrades that I think I need the most. So I change from a Gygibyte motherboard (Socket A) to a ASUS motherboard (Socket 939) and add some more RAM. I power on my PC and get an error about no active partition - so I check the forums and see that I can just re-install Windows XP to fix this problem. I try that and get the "asms" error - again I check the forums and see that there is a solution (which doesn't seem to work either). So I decide that I'll just make that HD a external so that I can get my info off of it and I'll just install my OS from the bottom up on a different HD. My XP is an upgrade from 98 SE so when I try to install 98 SE, I get memory errors and it shuts down. I got a laptop for my son that came with XP loaded and a Vista upgrade disk (he doesn't like Vista - so we didn't upgrade), so I tried installing that according to the install it twice method and get a "wrong version warning" for that activation code since it doesn't see a previous version of Windows. I have the previous versions- they just won't install or repair.
I'm screwed aren't I?