I have called Compaq and Microsoft in regards to my problems... they are of no use where as my product is no longer under warrenty and want to charge me a ridiclous price to help me. Can't afford it. Anyways... here's my problem....
My refurbished computer (Compaq Presario) orignally ran Windows ME. I purchased XP home, ran the compatibilty tests, researched and "Believed" my computer was able to handle it. The comp. test said everything checked out fine.
Well - after the upgrade - my computer ran smooth for a bout a month... than I booted up and it would do one of the following: tell me a file was missing or corrupt, get to my desktop but not load anything else if I did cntrl, alt, delete it would give me an error to send to microsoft, and it wouldn't boot in safe mode.
Anyways it's getting worse... I have reinstalled at least 20 times in the past 4 months.. now I'm lucky if the OS will stay functional for more than 2 days. I don't understand what's going on.. I don't understand what I've done wrong, ect. As soon as I install I update... I do NOT install SP 2 however... should I?
I have reinstalled SOOOOO Many times that now I have to call Microsoft to activate my OS .. just noting that so you can tell just how many times this has happened.
I'm at a complete loss on what to do. I don't have the ME disk to downgrade... or any other OS for that matter.
How can I figure out WHY it's doing this?
And when it crashes... how do I repair instead of reinstall?