Hello, I've been having some problems with my grandsons computer, crashing etc. Anyway it wouldn't let me install any new software without crashing. So I hooked his computer up to my broadband and did a major update of everything "critical" and .NET services update (needed by a piece of software I wanted to install). After an error about one of the critical updates not be "signed" everything seemed to go smoothly and all installed well. On re-booting it will not start windows at all. I've done F8 boots safe, safe command prompt, debugging everything I can think of to get it booted - alas to no avail.
Can anyone help?
I'm running XP SP1 - but I think my grandsons version was an upgrade and installed over windows 98. I've got the licence key for his install could I re-format and get his version re-activated?
There is one little problem I forgot to mention and that is I don't have an installation disk for my grandsons installation of XP. It was bought against all advice from a computer fair in Manchester about 5 months ago. Thats why I feel I need to be able to repair everything without getting into the legalities or "whatever" that Microsoft lays down with is software licences!