I ran that same fix again, and made certain I followed all directions to the tee, but when I go to start step four, I'm asked to activate Windows. I don't remember this ever happening the last few times I've done the fix; it won't allow me to activate Windows online, and I don't currently have a phone. I'm just worrying that I've done something wrong. Is this normal? If not, where have I possibly gone wrong? Worse still, have I completely lost my chances of backing up my data?
My computer is an eMachines W3619. If I recall correctly, I'm running XP SP3. I'm sorry, it's been months since the computer's been in a working state.
Edited by Pianoship, 26 October 2010 - 11:21 PM.