posted on Jan, 26 2010 @ 09:32 AM
1). prod key is good now, went downstairs to let it install the repair..
2). went back up after 20 mins and it was hung @ the black screen xp splash screen with the 'please wait...'
3). waited additional 20 mins.. hard booted the system
4). F8 to get to the desktop in safe, got into safe mode ok but, took a min or so...had no mouse what so ever.. found a PS2 mouse, plugged that in..
5) F8 to safe mode again, system came up with still abnormally long time as above, but system detected drivers and installed them and wanting
reboot..I selected yes.. to reboot..
6). F8 to safe, with long time to get to desktop, got mouse to work fine.
7). used Auslogics windows Reg defrag to check windows reg, didn't need a defrag, but used Auslogics window reg cleaner and it said the system had
133 errors that needed fixed.. not sure if that was due to the reinstall or not..
8). after running the cleaner, it closed.. odd, becuz it was suppose to leave the window open to let me check which files I wanted to fix..
9). ran the cleaner 2x more and got it to finally come up to the window to fix the errors. which I selected.. next to fix all... warning window came
up with something like ..' error was detected and unable to be fix .. do you want to email the developer?" I selected no..
10) I decided to run the disc defrag and ALOT of files were frag'd .. it's still defraging atm..
I'll reboot to safe again, rerun the reg cleaner and defrag see what happens; I'm hoping that the cleaner will run OK and will actually fix the
files that need them.. if it doesn't ..
not sure what to do next..but all the original programs, files & icons seem to be there on the disc..