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Look for a highlighted day prior to this all starting Like Monday April 24 or so
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Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any, other than today.
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Do you have your XP CD ?
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I sure do. It was an upgrade from ME to XP Home.
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You have access to your desktop ?
If so pop the CD in Select install, Upgrade,
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Desktop is totally blank. I brought up windows task manager and ran windows setup from the CD. I tried to install XP, and it brings up an error message that the version of windows on my computer is newer than the version on the CD. Should I try to uninstall XP and go back to ME?
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Ok,
Restart your computer with the XP cd in,
At the step up screen hit Enter.
Next will be the EULA hit F8 to continue
At the next screen hit R
It will copy the files and reboot on start up you will see this message "Press any key to boot the CD" Don't do anything in a few seconds you will see the start up screen, then you should see the Xp set up screen
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I don't get a setup screen. It goes to a welcome screen and then the blank desktop. It doesn't appear to be booting from the CD>
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Make sure the CD is in shut down the computer, Not restart,
Start your computer again see if it fiinds the CD now,
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The drive is spinning at times, but no difference. It boots to the blank screen.
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I have found the function key to boot from CD. I am in the process of re-installing XP.
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I reinstalled xp. Still no start menu, icons, etc., just a blank blue screen. I tried to run explorer.exe and although it shows in the windows directory, I get the error message that windows can't find it.
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Previous "assistance" from now-banned IT-professional made the computer worse. Two weeks and no follow-up from replacement expert. Thanks for the "help". :tazz:
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Very sorry Melcheck,


Right click on your desk top >Active Desktop and make sure "Show desk top icons " is checked

Let me know if you get your icons back
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Rick clicking did nothing. I finally gave up and uninstalled XP. I'm back on ME and it seems to work.
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