Originally Posted by cmgames
New problem now: I decided to format the disc and its got me windows back up and running again. However, it shows no icons on the desktop and i can't find my network connection anywhere. It's asking me to activate windows xp over the internet, but i have no way of loggin onto the internet thru my laptop.
What do i do?
When you first install XP, the only Icon on your desktop is the recycle bin. Can you right click on your desktop, goto properties, goto customize desktop, and click on my documents, my computer, my network places, and internet explorer? I might be misunderstanding you, but if you are able to get back to the network connection, you may need to have the network/wireless drivers on a usb key or cd rom and reinstall them before you have connectivity. You can exit out of the activate screen, you can always get it to come up again once you have your drivers installed. Hope this helps.