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Matix

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Need some help.

My computer is all messed up. First off, while booting up

It says

Invalid Boot.ini
Booting from C:\windows\

That doesnt seem to affect my computer at all but I may just be naive. Anyhow, my main problem is, I cannot play any games on my computer. While playing, I either get the microsoft error, or I get the WinXP Blue screen error. The error seems to be based around my Graphics driver. I have tried several different drivers for my graphics card, as well as 2 different graphics cards.

Ge-Force 4 ti 4200 128mb and a Ge-Force FX 5700 ultra 128mb both of which get the same error while playing.

I did have a virus earlier but I got rid of it, not sure if that could be the cause.

When i get the Blue Screen error, most of the time is says "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

But sometimes it doesnt say that at all or sometimes it says something different.

Anyhow, I have tried everything in my limited knowledge of computers to fix this problem but to no avail. My MAIN problem is reformatting.

I do not have the cash to shell out for a win XP disk. My computer was a gift and custom made. It did not come with a win XP disk and here is where im stuck. Is there any way to get this problem fixed cheap? Or get my comp reformatted? I would really like to get it reformatted because they split my hard drive and gave my logical drive the main brunt of the disk space. I just like having everything on one drive. Cant stand these FAT32 drives.

I have had this computer for 2 years now with no problems until now.

WinXP
AMD Athlon XP 2000 (1.6ghz)
Ge-Force FX 5700 Ultra 128mb
768mb Ram
Asus A7V333X motherboard
Onboard sound
 

~Candy~

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Even though it was a gift and custom made, "someone" should have the XP install cd, as XP can be installed on only one system, unless you are running a pirated version, in which case we won't be able to help.
 
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Two questions come immediately to mind.
What is on the logical drive? Maybe a back-up?
Also, FAT32 has nothing to do with the drive at all. That is in the hands of the person that formatted the drive in the first place.
 

Matix

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No its not pirated. I asked him about it and they said it would have cost them alot extra for the CD and they figured I had one. But i beleive they ripped him off. I too thought the windows disk came with the computer.
 

Matix

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Well ill ask him where he got the computer. In the meantime, any suggestions for a fix?
 

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Actually, no. You've pretty much alluded that the XP may not be legal, thus we can't assist further.

When you have further details, email or pm me and I will reopen this thread. But for now, I must close it.
 
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