Yesterday I had to do a complete reinstall because I would keep getting the BSOD every 5 secs after I booted the laptop up.
I didnt have a XP CD (Came preinstalled) So I made one using a few instructions, It worked when I popped it in so I thought all would be well.
During the installation process there was a few errors, some files could not be copied, I carried on because there was nothing else I could do.
When I typed in my product key during installation (Will come back to this in a minute) it worked fine, then after a while it finally finished, however there are a few problems.
When I try to "Activate Windows" It says my product key is incorrect, I guess I should call them up but not until the other issues are resolved.
My webpage size only fits half the screen, the outer sides is just complete black;
I cant turn the volume up and down, or mute, from the side of my laptop
Of course it might lead back to the installation and possibly the missing files, but I dont know, I know 0% about computers so I have no idea what to do
Most of the files that couldnt be installed were something along the lines of .chm? or similar.
I just want it all working again
Thanks for your time
Oh, before I forget, the disk I made was to include SP1&2, not sure if that would cause a problem.