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#1 RacefanofJr

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:20 AM

Hi to all the Bleeping Computer Family !
I have an Emachine W3503, Windows Media Center XP Edition.
After cleaning out many viruses, I can't get the internet to work. I want to do a "repair" using the original "System" disk that came with the machine, but I can't find it.
Can I use a disk from a " Windows Home Edition XP" ?
Is there a big difference between the Media Center disk and the Home Edition disk ?
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:35 AM

Hi to all the Bleeping Computer Family !
I have an Emachine W3503, Windows Media Center XP Edition.
After cleaning out many viruses, I can't get the internet to work. I want to do a "repair" using the original "System" disk that came with the machine, but I can't find it.
Can I use a disk from a " Windows Home Edition XP" ?
Is there a big difference between the Media Center disk and the Home Edition disk ?


Best to contact the Supplier for a Replacement Disk, unless you want to start all over again? If you want to start all over again, I suggest you Save EVERYTHING onto CD/DVD Disks first.

The moment you put in an incompatible Disk, you could lose the LOT! But then you have to be sure you have a Legitimate Code to activate, once you went through it all?

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:44 AM

What kind of connection do you have for the Internet, and what kind of problem are you having?

It is important to use the recovery disc for that specific make and model, some recovery disc will include driver for the specific motherboard of the computer as well.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:54 AM

Thank you both for your replys. You have convinced me to look harder to find that dern disk. If I can't find it, I will order a replacement one from the supplier.
Thanks a million for your help !!!!
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:06 PM

Google "Winsock Fix", download and run, reboot as necessary. Winsock fix resets you internet settings after malware/viruses screw it up, it is worth a try.

You can restore with another disk as long as it matches your original install. IE, XP MCE OEM is likely the disk you need. Use "Magic Jelly Bean" to get your XP key and print it. Don't rely on the Microsoft sticker for the key. Hopefully if it is an OEM disk you might not have to bother with a key, but it always pays to be prepared.

Edited by dpunisher, 21 October 2008 - 12:08 PM.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:22 PM

Thanks for your reply ! I have the internet finaly working, and as soon as I get it updated through AVG , it's done. I ran Winsockfix and did some other little fixes and she's working !
Thanks to my family here at BleepingComputer !!!
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