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I have a two year old HP Windows XP Media Center and it recently crashed. I ended having to order the system recovery disks but the program will only run the first disk and then stop. HP said that I may need to have the motherboard retattooed but they never said a price and I've been told that it would be cheaper to just buy another computer. I'd really like this computer but it's no good the way it is. Can you help me?

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I think you got the wrong disks man, nothing to do with the motherboard.

a clean installation

it is recommended to this service at least
once every 8 months, it wipes all your hard
drive from data, programs, bugs, errors and viruses
this will 100% solve your problem guaranteed.

for xp, insert the xp installation disk
restart the computer and a message will
come up asking to press any key to boot
from cd. once you do that "i mean you press a key"
then a blue screen will load then asks you
to press Enter to install xp.

1. press enter
2. select the partion and press enter
3. select continue "it warns you to delete files"
4. select format "quick"
5. now let it do the rest and follow instructions
6. when the installation is finished you'll notice
its like new again, some computers will need
drivers which you can get from manufacturer
website. download and install them.

that's it but for a detailed information click here

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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