PC Completely Freaked Out

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January 2, 2009 at 10:33:02
Specs: Windows XP Home SP2, Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz / 2x DDR2 1GB RAM
Hey! I think i've posted this in the right section.. and labelled it correctly.

Alright - onto the problem :p. About 2-3 weeks ago my computer was having major problems running some programs - crashing, installation problems, unable to load certain problems, windows explorer constantly crashing - so i decided to restore it to the factory defaults.

Some Mesh Computers come with an in-built recovery system, so I restarted my PC, entered Recovery and started the Factory Defaults restore process. It got to about 15% then my PC just restarted. I re-entered the factory reset system and it said 'Unable to validate Windows XP Version' and restarted my system again. By now I couldn't get to my logon screen as during startup I just kept getting spammed with 'Press F10 For Recovery... Press F10 for Recovery'.

I rang Mesh and they sent me a Recovery disc designed for my system which arrived today. I put the CD in and turned the PC on - spammed with F10 For Recovery. Went into BIOS and told it to boot from the CD. It did.

Booted fine, Windows XP install screen, entered in product key, bam... Desktop. Everything seems to be normal on the desktop except my Hard Drives. My old Hard Drive doesn't seem to be there - just a Hard Drive called Recovery (C:) with 4.8GB on. For some reason it says it's on Service Pack 1 and I am also unable to select the right Resolution for my monitor (1680x1050). There is just a 1600x1200.

I am really clueless. Thanks in advance.


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January 2, 2009 at 11:02:07
"My old Hard Drive doesn't seem to be there - just a Hard Drive called Recovery (C:) with 4.8GB on" Did you reinstall to C:?

You'll need to install Windows Updates, SP3, and the video drivers.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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January 2, 2009 at 11:24:35
I tried to re-install SP2 but couldn't. I only have like 300mb free space on the Recovery (C:) drive.. Which is just enough to get the basic SP2 files but not enough to extract them and install them.

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