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Can you do a repair install with media center as you can with XP Home? I would like to try this so I don't lose any pictures. The note book was dropped and boots into windows media center but only wit a background and no other icons or ways to navigate. I was going to remove the hard drive and save the pictures to my external drive but after removing 20 screws there was one thing holding me back that I could not see near the hinges in the middle. I almost had the top off. It is a Sony VGN N110G and it is a pain to get to the hard drive. Thanks Picky
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Yes you can use a media center cd to do a repair. But if you can boot to a desktop still (even without icons) you may not need a repair. Have you tried safe mode? Or is it possible for you to get into task manager (ctrl +alt +del)
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I did a repair and got the same results, I believe the HD is bad, when she dropped the notebook it fell flat and most likely damaged the drive. I will try a low level format and then install. Thanks
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