Today I hooked up the board ( ASUS M2N-MX SE) to the DVD Player and the HD etc. and turned it on. It wouldn't boot nornally or "Last best" so I inserted the Install C/D aquired from Dell earlier. I chose "set-up" and "recover" after that. (just starting with "R" recover on fist menu resulted in a request for Admin PW which if I ever knew,is long forgotten (10 year old PC). Anyway It all loaded fine until the green grassy hill pic and prompt to "Activate" I said yes and waited a while and then I get a notice that "Microsoft Feed Synchtonization has encountered a problem" and would I like to send a report. Then after that there is no progress even after 15 minutes.
I should add that the XP on the HD was from the install c/d from Dell (HDD failure and they sent me c/d in mail)
I realize this all may sound pretty dumb but I am not too tech savy and I enjoy a good challenge and I want to get this system up and running again. Much thanks- Brian
Edited by BrianAlex, 17 June 2012 - 07:36 PM.