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xp pro locked up

JOKER

FPCH Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2007
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5
#1
right tryed a system restore it let me go in click on it but nothing happens its as if all the tool programs etc
are stopping me doing eneything tryed regcure etc.its as if its been stopped by the processer the icons are not showing the picture in then ie nero or dvdplayer pro 3 and others, or the same i do now a fare bit but still an amuture plus cant spell that good sorry
 

JOKER

FPCH Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2007
Messages
5
#2
owe another thing if i right click on the icons that dont work it does not say open explore just scan for viruses
hmmm
 

JOKER

FPCH Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2007
Messages
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#5
done that came up with an old keygen i had.. I deleted it.. nothing else realy IVE ALSO PUT NEW PROGRAMS IN
AND IT INSTALLS THEM FINE BUT WHEN YOU COME TO USE THEM IT FLASHES UP AND SAYS NO FILES WITH
SHORTCUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT NO ERRER CODE ALSO.MY NEXT PROBLEM IS I CANT FORMAT IT BECASE
WHEN I HAD THE DELL BASE THERE WAS NO XP PRO DELL DISK SO IF I DO THAT IT WILL ASK FOR THE ID AND SERIAL CODE WITCH I DONT HAVE TRY FINDING A SERIAL AND ID I CANT ENEYWAY NOT ONE THAT WILL UPDATE WITHOUT BECOMEING A 30 DAY TRIAL AFTER UPDATEING IT ?....{MAYNARDVDM THANKS ENEYWAY
 

maynardvdm

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Feb 7, 2007
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Location
South Africa
#6
You can check what your current product Id is in the registry. start-run- type regedit, then goto Hkey_loca_machine-software-microsoft-currentversion. click on currentversion then you should see the product id there. DO NOT change anything in the registry just write down the product id.
 

danzil

FPCH Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2007
Messages
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Location
Gloucestershire
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#7
with dell,you should have a recovery cd..or a button to tap at start up to launch recovery.....
your operating system was probably installed using OPK or ghost imaging.so you should not be asked for your "product KEY".and it may already be activted when install.
Microsoft allow big comapnies like Dell to activate xp already using gets activated to the dell bios..
can ou get on start then type in the run box msconfig then click on start up...what is in there,,try disabling them all then rebooting...also have you tried system restore in safemode yet (keep tapping f8 at startup).
try the above then let me know.
kind regards
danzil