I''m new to CD Freaks and (theone1_) advised I post my problem under his name in the hope someone can help.
Compaq Evo 1020v laptop
Windows XP Pro- Service Pack 2 (grrr)
The problem first occured when it came to the log-in screen. I put my password, clicked enter and the system shut down and rebooted.
Since then I have been unable to to get to the log-in screen altogether. It starts to load XP and just shuts itself down each time and reboots.
It's also not allowing it to be started in safe mode or any of the other modes in DOS.
I then tried to re-install XP from the CD-ROM changing BIOS to boot from CD-ROM. It gets to 39 minutes remaining and has the followng error message:
Setup encounted an error while trying to upgrade the Internet Expolorer
Setup was unable to start service tabsrv of the following error:
OpenService (tabsrv) returned error 1060(424)
Setup has problems registering the following OLE control DLL:
Contact System Adminintrator
The signature for Windows XP Professional upgrade is invalid. The error code is 426.
I then restarted the computer removing the CD from the tray (changing bios settings again) and it tries to continue to install XP. Once it detects no CD it shows the following message:
Please insert the compact disk labelled 'windows XP professional service pack 1 CD' into your CD-ROM drive (D:) and then click ok
I'm at a loss on what to do now, so any advice would be greatly appreciated... and I know I shouldn't have put SP2 in, I've regretted it since I did. Not sure if it matters, but all this occurred on the 29 December 2004.
Thank you in advance