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C:\ drive locked up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by zemdarin, Jun 12, 2006.

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  1. zemdarin

    zemdarin Thread Starter

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    After thinking my computer was running well I made a restore point to that effect, after defragging and using check disc. I continued using my computer and a couple of times rebooted without problems after installing windows updates. The next morning when booting up I was completely locked out at the welcome page, asking me to validate my copy of Windows. This I did over 4 years ago, and would have ticked the box to say yes, unfortunately the mouse locked.

    I have put another copy of XP onto my D:\ drive to get here and write this, but with only 25 days for activation, which I do not want. Has anybody any idea please what has happened. I do have back-ups but they would only work if I reformatted my C:\ drive which is a lot of bother.

    I have tried starting in safe mode, last good known configuration, but it always locks at the welcome screen.
     
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  3. Rockn

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    Boot into Safe mode, reactivate and unistall the latest updates.
     
  4. zemdarin

    zemdarin Thread Starter

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    Hi Rockn. It won't boot to safe mode. I have tried that. I mentioned it in the post. I have tried every combination it gives me, but unfortunately it just locks my mouse when I have the chance to select Administrator or myself. I just have to reset each time. I have tried leaving it for half an hour or more just to see if anything might happen.
     
  5. Stallcup

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    Try calling Microsoft and explain your predicament. I am sure they can provide you with authentication.

    Toll free number: 888-571-2048
    Toll number: 716-871-2929
     
  6. zemdarin

    zemdarin Thread Starter

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    Hi Stallcup I have done that as well. because I can't get into my C:\ drive they couldn't help me either. I do not want to activate XP on my D:\ drive so I am reformatting my C:\ drive today with the help of the manufacturer Evesham Technology. I have back-ups on 3 discs so it should work out OK. I can't work out how a company has the right to download updates automatically as recommended to computers, then muck it up.

    My computer was working perfectly up to the last downloads. I do run my own safety1st computing website, so I am not a complete novice, This has really stumped me though after days of looking for a solution.
     
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