Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC
My daughter took her computer to a repair shop for a new hard drive. They put in a new hard drive and reinstalled the previous hard drive contents. She was running XP Pro. When she got the system back it booted up to XP home, but went to the blue screen and tried to reboot. It was a loop of booting to Home, blue screen, restart. Could it be that the repair shop put in a refurbished (or used and cleaned) hard drive that previously had Home running on it and that the boot.ini file was pointing there? They seem quite confused. This is a Dell Inspiron computer, and I'm pretty green on this stuff.
It sure is possible.
I would take it back to them and demand that WINXP Pro is put back in there and it boot correctly
They saved about 50 bucks putting in WINXP Home.
Sounds like a bunch of rookies trying to pull a fast one.
Posted on Nov 13, 2007
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