I am experiencing SERIOUS problems w/ Windows ME on my HP Pavilion XE748. Here’s what happens when I turn the system on…
The blue screen will appear with the HP Invent logo, this goes away and the Windows ME screen appears. The screen will display and a black screen appears. At the top of the screen a message flashes that starts with “Error… and then the computer shuts off.
I can use a Start Up Disk to “boot the system to a screen that gives me the chooses of Normal Mode, Bootlog, Safe Mode, or something else. It does not matter what I select…the computer goes to the black screen and then shuts off.
I was able to do a Scandisk \all \surface. It found a “ton of errors that I selected to “Fix It and the scandisk finally finished. I tired to restart after the scandisk and defrag (surface scan), but the same problem occurs. I tired to do a system restore, it said that it found a setting that was “good, I restarted the system, but the same thing happened.
I tired using my HP Recovery CD to restore/reload the Windows ME. However, when I start the system, it does not recognize that the Recovery CD is in the drive. The drive will flash, but it doesn’t start the Recovery program. I have tired running the Recovery CD from the “prompt but I receive an error message that the program cannot be run in DOS.
I tired everything that I can think of, so much so that I actually burned out my power supply. I just replaced it with a unit that is 300 watts, compared to the 100 watt that came with the HP unit.
*** How can I get my system to “boot or recognize the Recovery CD at start up so I can reload Windows ME? ***
*** I also have Windows XP Upgrade CD that I would love to be able to use. However, how can I do this with the way my system is current operating? ***
I NEED SOME SERIOUS HELP….ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN PROVIDE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!!!!