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    Desperatly In Need Of Help Reset laptop

    any help please

    i borrowed a windows vista disc off my mate and installed it on my laptop (dell inspiron 1300) and its worked fine for i think about a month, maybe longer.

    a windows activation box has been popping up a lot, and ive just kept clicking X.

    however now when i log onto my user, it comes up with a big black background and 'this copy of windows is not genuine' in the bottom right corner. and in the middle is the windows activation box, but i cant do anything else. Theres no taskbar

    thers 'the automated phone system'

    'click here to go to the microsoft website or something (which is how im on the internet now)

    or enter the product key again

    ive entered my product key several times

    and im particularly annoyed as i was meant to be selling this today (with vista)

    ive got the original dell xp and driver disc, but i cant do anything with them


    so iam really really stuck

    any ideas ?

    thanks

    16 Comments

    It's done this as you've not got a copy of Vista. It will have been usable for 30 days. You'll have to either reinstall XP or by finding a crack for Vista (they are out there!)

    Original Poster

    ok thanks, ive put the reinstallation disc of windows xp. the one i got when i first got this laptop, but nothing happens and i cant run it because the start menu doesnt show.

    just a big black background?!?!?!?!?!?!

    so really, i jus need a eligible vista product key?

    Banned

    peteivy

    or by finding a crack for Vista (they are out there!)




    And illegal!!!:w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

    Of course it's Illegal :thumbsup: :whistling:

    When you boot up the pc, hit f11 (I think) and it will give you boot options. It is shown on the first dell screen in the top right hand corner! Select it to boot from cd/dvdrom drive and restart it with the xp disk in the drive.

    [SIZE=2]i think u need a vista activation crack[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2]search google and u will find all u need pm me if u need any help[/SIZE]

    Original Poster

    peteivy

    Of course it's Illegal :thumbsup: :whistling: When you boot up the pc, … Of course it's Illegal :thumbsup: :whistling: When you boot up the pc, hit f11 (I think) and it will give you boot options. It is shown on the first dell screen in the top right hand corner! Select it to boot from cd/dvdrom drive and restart it with the xp disk in the drive.



    right thanks il try and find a crack first

    but then im giving up and rebooting all

    cheers guys

    Banned

    your selling a laptop with an illegal copy of vista on?

    Original Poster

    sassie

    your selling a laptop with an illegal copy of vista on?




    :whistling:



    its too a mate, but i cant sell it if it doesnt work.

    im not thaaaat bad

    peteivy

    Of course it's Illegal :thumbsup: :whistling: When you boot up the pc, … Of course it's Illegal :thumbsup: :whistling: When you boot up the pc, hit f11 (I think) and it will give you boot options. It is shown on the first dell screen in the top right hand corner! Select it to boot from cd/dvdrom drive and restart it with the xp disk in the drive.



    Yep, pretty much spot on - I think it will be F12 but as you say the laptop itself should tell you at the top right just as it's powered on.

    John

    Original Poster

    Johnmcl7

    Yep, pretty much spot on - I think it will be F12 but as you say the … Yep, pretty much spot on - I think it will be F12 but as you say the laptop itself should tell you at the top right just as it's powered on.John




    o ok, cheers john

    Banned

    if still no good- i will buy from u- pm me

    Original Poster

    very kind of u

    bt being the genius iam....... we fixed it

    technical support at my work would have said turn it off then on again

    Original Poster

    if only it was tht simple

    bt its working now, so thanks

    donnydude

    technical support at my work would have said turn it off then on again



    sounds like you work in the same place as me excet its me who tells them to turn it and on again

    works for atleast 99% of the jobs, if that doesnt work its normaly something wrong with the hardware between the seat and the keyboard !

    Or the nut behind the keyboard may have a screw loose!!
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