First off, thank you for viewing this topic!!!
I own Home Edition and recently switched to SP3 when updating windows (stupid choice). Started having cd burning problems with Itunes8 after upgrading from Itunes7 (says no burner software found, doesn't Itunes come with a cd burner program!
). I noticed my CD/DVD drives icons disappeared from My Computer folder, so I researched and found deleting the upper and lower filters in the registry they reappear. Still couldn't burn cd's in Itunes8. So my next step was to re-install Itunes8. Same results, no burner software found. Updated my TDK CD/DVD driver from a third-party driver site (TDK don't have driver updates on their site) and downloaded new driver. Also updated my Lite On CD-Rom driver from LiteONit.com, found new driver. Still having burning problems.
I did a System Restore figuring I can go back to SP2 and have no problems with burning in Itunes, well, I was wrong again. My Pc now won't boot in any mode: all safe modes, last known good configuration, start normally, etc. None of them worked!!. Just restarts after selecting each mode and goes to the same black screen that states: We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this (might have restored to a point when I had malware/trojan problems).
Tried to do a Repair Installation from my XP CD. During repair installation, certain files were not located on disk, so it ask for SP2 Disc? Tried to locate missing files and installation completed. PC still wouldn't boot-up!!!!! The Disc has Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition on it. Not sure if I have the right disc because it's labeled Upgrade. , but says includes Service Pack 2 version 2002? I read on forums that not disabling your anti-virus software while repairing can cause problems and that ATI video cards cause problems (no fixes yet from ATI). I'm ready to smash my bleeping computer
, so please save my computers life by responding to this!!! Thanx in advance for your support!!!!