Half way through installation I got a failure box appered saying "service pack 3 : not allow access"
the error code given to me from microsoft is "0x80070005" this means nothing to me.
Next I notice that some programs would not work, then it would only start up in safe mode.
Then I could only get a classic look with no other options in the display settings.
Finally in read the thread on this site called "How-to repair Windows XP, How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade".
Do you think that this would work?? If so can you tell how to do this on my computer, I have no windows XP disc as it cam pre-installed from PC world. When asked the wanted a lot of money to fix.
I hope to hear from someone very soon , Thank you in advance.
ps I am trying a system resore at the moment, taking the computer back to the earliest restore point as all other restore's have failed.
system info might help sorry I am new to this:-
intel pentium 4 processor 540 (3.2 GHZ, 1mb,FSB 800)
512 MB DDR
200 GB HDD (7200rpm) 16xDVD-ROM, 16xDVDRW multi (double layer)
ATI RADEON 9250 128MB
TV TUNER, WLAN (802.11b\g)
MICROSOFT WINDOWS HOME EDITION
Edited by reaydickinson, 01 February 2009 - 06:44 AM.