I have a Dell Inspiron running XP Media Center Edition. Last night, I told it to shut down. I got an "end now" message, but as usual my computer closed it before I could and began shutting down. Well, an hour or so later, I rolled over in bed and saw the light for my external shining so I went over to shut the computer down again. It was stuck on some kind of end now message. I ended it and the computer went into some weird "media center editon" thing. It looked really different than usual and I figured it was an update of some sort (or a virus?).
This morning I turned on the computer and it restarted windows. The windows it showed were different, talking about "media center edition" when they never did before. Right after this, I get the BSOD Stop Code: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, ox8651f288, 0xc000102, 0x000000000).
Since it was the first time I saw the error, I tried to restart the computer, which brought me back to the same blue screen. I tried safemode and last known good configuration, with the same results. After reading the sticky, it would seem I need to use the Recovery Console, but I bought my computer from Dell and they did not send me a copy of the Windows CD. They just sent this lame little paper with a picture of a blue disk with a picture of the XP logo.
Is there anything I can do? I'm pretty much a noob, so please bear with me. Thanks.
Edit: I just found this: http://support.dell....o...&doclang=en
As you can see, it was published in January of this year. I wish that they had informed me that I could do that when I first purchased my laptop. That information is useless to me now.
Edited by Ibrokeit, 14 October 2008 - 10:54 AM.