Question about Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 for PC

1 Answer

Hard Disk Problem

I have been using my Windows XP Media Center for over 2 years as a TV. I was not treating it as a proper computer as it is in my living room. I was just using the Power button to turn off the system. Sorry for all the people reading this! Whenever I turn on my computer, a error message name or also known as the Windows Recovery Boot Up Warning. It shows, the Safe mode, Safe Mode with Command prompt, Safe mode with Networking, Last known good configuration, and start windows normally. Whenever I try to click one of these options, the system boots up, I log in, and the system goes down everytime and if I do this process again, the system will not respond when I click the power button. Whenever I press the power button before, a blue light comes out. But now it just has no light. When I take out the power adapter for 10-20 seconds, it works, but the error message comes out and when I click any one, the system just goes down immediately. Please help me!


Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,067 Answers
Re: Hard Disk Problem

Bad power supply from on and off so much change that out
are u on labtop tho then u may have to redo it may gotten bug run see scan for bugs do windows upidate

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

On the screen of my computer is sais " Boot and select proper boot device. Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" What do i need to insert to get my computer running?

Dear User,

Kindly enter into setup and change the first boot device to Hard Disk. Also check there should not be any pen drive connected and no disc should be in optical drive.

If still the issue persist then please boot the system with operating system disc and check if detects the hard drive and repair the operating system.


Feb 22, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

1 Answer

Disk boot failure

Yes, this is have drive issue. May not be fixable with the restore disk. Test your hard drive to see if it's still in working order.

May 21, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

2 Answers

Media center does not work on my windows xp

You should reinstall it using the installation cd because there is no downloads on the net for this.

Feb 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

1 Answer

Our Compaq Presario V6000 with XP Windows Medical Edition 2005 Serial # CNF6423GR6 has crashed due to a trojan virus that won't allow my computer to boot up anymore - just keeps kicking us out. We moved to...

Reinstall windows system is very easy to to operate but without having a Bootable Disk or that Windows XP Media Center Edition Disc, i think you have to buy a new one or Genuine Windows XP Media Center Edition. It's in the market.
And also if you friends that are using any Compaq Presario which they have the WINDOWS CD. Borrow it to install in your LAPTOP.
At least XP Media Center Edition they use.
There is another options on how to put operating system on your laptop. To gather any information or to do at least we have any ideas how to get it.
No need for any Serial #. Genuine Windows Media Center Edition have it's own LICENSE or CD KEY.
Hope this might help you my idea. Good luck!

Aug 10, 2009 | Operating Systems

2 Answers

Ok so i have xp and i have ntldr problem but i do not have the xp cd or a restore disk or a flopy drive and i dont have the money to jump for a restore disk or a credit card or bank account for that matter...


Doing that can cause more problems than your present one.
Below are the common causes so you should eliminate as may of them as possible first.
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
  10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
Then visit this website for more detailed help in fixing the problem and also files that may well be of use,

Remember to check out the cause first DONT just jump to a fix until you you know why and what caused it in the first place.

Virus or other nasty can also cause these problems so make sure you are clean and free from not only virus but other spyware / malware

Aug 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

1 Answer

Installation of windows XP

preachw996 has it... you must enable the SATA drive you want to install XP onto as your 1st IDE DRIVE/DEVICE (ie. you are telling BIOS to dummy a SATA drive in to the 1st IDE position).

Only then will you be able to recognise the drive as a boot device.

This is done in BIOS.

Mar 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

1 Answer


the following id taken from my own XP media centre laptop.

line 1 [boot loader]
line 2 timeout=30
line 3 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
line 4 [operating systems]
line 5 multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

ignore the "line 1,2,3 etc" I added them for clarity the formatting in this answer pane messes up the last line.

also before you get to edit the start up file make sure that the default operating system listed is the sae as line 5 starting from the "

hope this helps.

Nov 08, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

1 Answer


try going into the bios and changeing the boot device to hard drive. More iformation is needed though to help you ie os version, what you done just before this problem had arisen , brand name of your computer. let me know im sure i can assist you and try not to get frustrated these things happen more often than you know.

Oct 27, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

2 Answers

Wnidows XP Media Center Edition 2005 search companion

Try Scanning your Computer For Computer Viruses.
then re-install Windows XP.
Your files will remain intact, if you select to leave the hard-drive As it is ( rather Than Format it ) or setup on a different Partition.
Backup your Valuable Docs/Files First.
Windows re-installation will replace any Missing-deleted Corrupt Files.
hope This Helps you.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted @ 14.28 PM. ( G.M.T )

Mar 03, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition Sp2...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 for PC Logo

116 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Operating Systems Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Scott Fryer

Level 2 Expert

80 Answers

Alex Krenvalk

Level 2 Expert

401 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Operating System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides