When my computer came up with a bluescreen error and I could not load windows, I booted windows from a disck; the Reinstallation DVD, Microsoft windows xp media center version 2005 with update rollup 2. I honestly dont remember the steps i chose after that-- something to do with "recovery." Now, I can boot the computer from hard drive and windows will load, but only after i choose one of two options, "windows xp media center" or "microsoft recovery console." I choose the win xp media center, and windows loads. Now windows has returned to its original program settings (IE 6, instead of IE8, and SP2 instead of SP3) But, now my favorites dont work; the website is still listed (missing icon) but it doesnt go to location when i click it, and so i have to go the the website by using google search (it works) but, when i get to the website, and click on links or download buttons, i get the the message "the requested look up key was not found in any active activation context." So now i can't even upgrade my programs, because when i try to down load the upgrades, I get that msg "the requested look up key was not found in any active activation context" There's no system restore point, i checked). And I've changed to boot order back to boot from the hard drive.
Windows XP, media center edition, version 5.1, service pack 2.
Edited by styleguy, 16 October 2009 - 03:42 PM.