[QUOTE=tscarano;2473075]OK so here goes. I had a major crash recently, BSOD said “Page Fault in non paged area” and no matter what I did, I could not boot, even in safe mode. Dell was their usual helpful selves, so I ended up reinstalling Win XP Home Edition from a legit CD I had here from Dell. Then, [B]I upgraded to WinXP Media Center 2005 BUT since that DVD is not bootable for some strange reason, I had to copy the contents to a 1TB storage drive and install from there.[/B] Everything went fine, however, Media Center would not even open up. Eventually I edited the registry to at least allow eshell.exe to open but I cannot get MCE to open full screen (screen goes black) and it does not see my TV video card, the very same card that was working quite fine just a day before this BSOD hit.
I am totally lost, i admit it. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Since I don’t own a DVR, this served as one for me and I miss it immensely.
If there is any information that would be helpful, please ask and I will try to find out everything. The PC is a Dell E510 that came with MCE 2005 installed from the factory, so it was working quite well until this.
Thank you all in advance.[/QUOTE]
Did you enter the product key ? and most likely you should have had to call MS for a new product key, also if you was able to copy the contents off the disc then that means it is readable thus you should be able to install from it.