Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:06 PM
Evening. First time posting here!
I have a web-book, Avent 4211. I had a virus or something a few weeks back and, on the advice from this website, i reloaded Windows and validated it, no problems.
A couple of days later, when I started the machine up, it said that it couldn't find the 'pci.sys' file (a different problem, keep reading!). I booted from the Windows disc and followed the instructions to fix Windows. it seems to be working now, but I tried to download some Microsoft anti-virus software and it said that needed to validate Windows.
The problem is, I can't! The actual Windows menus think that I already have. There are two suggestions on the Microsoft website:
The one suggestion is 'click on Start, All Programs' at the top of the menu is 'Validate Windows'... I don't get that on the menu.
The other is 'Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools', click on 'Validate Windows' - I don't get that icon either!
I think that the repair process has somehow reset some of the drivers & Windows settings, but not all. I'm sure that the PC will run fine without sorting the problem, I'm just worried that i wont get Windows updates or the like if I can somehow validate it!
Thanks for listening,