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Re: Boot up failure
Hi! Have you a bootable cd/dvd with your operating system on it? if using Windows then make sure the o/s is in a drive turn p.c. off then boot up, hopefully you'll be prompted to run from cd by pressing any key! then windows will load files ask you for location and keyboard preferences then re-install/upgrade possibly or repair! try repair?
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Hi, You are correct HP do not provide the recovery disks for this Media Center anymore.
I've just about searched the net for anyone who may have recovery CD's for sale but no no avail.
If you can still get into the operating system use HP Backup and Recovery Manager, its quick and user-friendly. To run,
simply go to All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP Backup
and Recovery Manager.
With HP Backup & Recovery Manager, file restoration is easy. To
recover a deleted file, simply use the Restore Wizard.
For a full
system restoration, press the F11 key during boot up and then select
"Recover PC" from the menu if there is a recovery partition available (sometimes you have to hold down Ctrl and hit the F11 key on boot up)
Other than that you may have to purchase a Windows XP or Windows XP Media Center installation CD from a reputable store like PC World for example.
Two thoughts, go back, use Restore in system tools or download the WMP 11 (the link above) going to 11 may just fix everything for you... I was thinking you may have selected the wrong version like XP-64...the one you want is the first one on the page win xp
Listed below is link to HP drivers page for M270. The recovery Windows Media Center CD is no longer availabe for purchase. If you have a license copy of Windows XP you can install then download remaing drivers from link listed below:
Sounds like you have a real mess there that you can lose a lot of time trying to solve. I'd suggest saving all your files to another drive, and then reinstall the OS and only allow the system to update through the Windows update manager/web site, which should be able to match up the right update files. Do all this patching of the OS without installing any other hardware devices to keep it clear where things go wrong. Once the OS is patched completely, install new hardware and patch it separately watching for the tell-tale incompatibilities with XP/MCE2005. Especially watch for legacy devices that might not have modern drivers.