Windows Media Centre hibernates before loadin

Microsoft Windows xp 2005 media center e...
November 13, 2010 at 06:05:10
Specs: Windows XP Media Centre, not sure
A friend's Media Centre is plugged into the mains and will play DVDs - but when asked to load Windows it starts showing the logo screen and then goes straight into hibernation mode.

I can't seem to get it to go into Safe Mode.

It's a HP Pavillion DV9000.

It was working fine before I had to change the mains adapter because it was faulty.

Please advise what troubleshooting I should do ? At the moment the user doesn't have the original CD so I can't try that, and I only have CDs available for Home and Pro versions, not Media Centre. I'd like to get a CD (no need for a licence key as it's on the laptop), but I'm not sure how to.


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November 13, 2010 at 08:15:06
No need to double post. It causes confusion.

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November 14, 2010 at 08:33:11
Yes, double posting is confusing. But my two posts on the forum have completely different subject ines and body as they're about different computers with different booting problems. It's just a coincidence both computers run Windows Media Centre.

I hope to receive some replies soon as I'd like to know what could cause this problem.


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