I picked up an XP Pro CD on eBay (for Dell computers only). (sealed, unused)
Installed it ok and a brand new 200g h/d ok..set up 3 users etc.
Then sickness in the family and had to leave everything for a month or so...
Of cours when I started it up again it runs through starting and looks ok until..
just the logon screen with the 3 users comes up and DEAD. Have to turn the power off completely to quit.
I presume this has something to do with running out of time in 'Activating' (although I thought I did activate it)
The thing is there is no message or warning that says 'you didn't ....or whatever'.
I think I probably have to contact MS but does anyone have any suggestions-- I sure would like to get this up and running and as I am retired and on limited income can't lay out any more cash. Appreciate any help you can give my.
--My system is quite sufficient, I believe-- RAM wise and cpu speed, etc.