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Media Center Upgrade Sp3 Issues


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#1 soulshard

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:12 PM

VERY BIG PROBLEM
i went to this site
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
and downloaded sp3. i had windows media center 2004 sp2 b4 i did this. i dled it and installed and then restarted my pc and now my pc wont boot. not even in safe mode. it makes it to the windows xp boot screen and then restarts. i dont no wat do and my computer wont turn on so i need help pronto
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#2 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:42 PM

You may have to reformat. Installing beta software on mission critical machines is generally not a good idea.

There is no published way to remove SP3 from a non-bootable system, but these instructions are for SP2 and they might work:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875350

Because you have Media Center Edition, and therefore do not have a windows disk, you are probably out of luck, unless by some small chance you had installed the recovery console.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:59 PM

omfg r u serious?!!?!?!
so there is no way at all that i could get that off or anything i could do?
can i even reformat if i cant boot?
do i have to reconfigure bios if i reformat?

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:03 PM

Yes, I'm serious :thumbsup:

You need the recovery disks supplied by the maker of the machine to reformat it.

The only BIOS changes should be to tell the BIOS to boot from CD.

You should probably read this information on the topic:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:11 PM

that is unbelievable. is there any reason y this happened? did i do something wrong?
system specs btw r
AMD X2 5400
asus m2n32 mobo
8600gt
250g hard drive

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 11:20 PM

i bought my pc from cyberpowerpc.com and they sent me a restore disk. so i would use that?

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:47 AM

Yes, yes you would use that :thumbsup:

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