His computer comes with XP Media Center Edition 2005 but the cd i had for it wouldnt work. So instead I put in a Dell XP Professional Service Pack 1 disc, cause i figured its still XP pro and im just copying over new system files. I guess this was a mistake because now it hangs at the start up screen. u know the XP one that comes up after u load files and restart.
Well I did some research and after finding that it might be because i didnt have the right sata drives on the disk . i used nlite to streamline the drivers found RAID/AHCI Software - Intel® Matrix Storage Manager .
So i did another repair with the new cd thinking it would work. and its still hanging. my fathers getting home in a few hours and i dunno what the heck to do.
Safe mode wont come up because it will say setup can not run in safemode then restart.
Im lost and need some assistance thanks.