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Xp Activation/reinstall?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by stocker340, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. stocker340

    stocker340 Thread Starter

    Oct 7, 2002
    Hi All

    I have a strange problem
    I have had xp installed on this new hard drive I bought about 2 months ago. I then took it out of the computer for about a month and went to put it in and now it wont let me do anything but activate.
    Problem is it wont let me activate?
    It says can not connect so I thought I would just re-install xp again and eliminate the problem.
    it wont let me re-install xp now.
    How do I re-install xp on this drive now??
    Any Help????

  2. Jtoast


    Oct 3, 2002
    boot into safe mode.

    select activate by phone and call microsoft, IF you are legal, they will activate you..I have called them 20 or so times and have yet to have it take more than 10 minutes from dial to hang up.
  3. icanfixit


    Feb 17, 2003
    Or if you have net access anywhere, go here and create a boot disk set, it will let you reinstall.
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