Hi. I posted a thread last week regarding my power cutting out on my PC. I've just bought a new PSU, installed it and everything seems to be running again. Except, of course, with Windows. My XP seems to have reset itself to the point of needing to be reactivated. Only problem is that whenever I attempt to reactivate my copy, I receive an error message telling me that it is "Unable to establish a connection with the activation server". I've searched MS support and it appears that the message is sometimes caused by the System date being wrong. My own BIOS date was in 2004, but, having updated the system time back to the present I'm still receiving the error message when trying to activate. This is beginning to drive me nuts. I can't get past the user selection screen without being forced to activate, so I can't even make it as far as my desktop.
Anyone have any ideas, short of phoning MS or reformatting?
I installed a fresh licensed copy of XP2 years ago. I Didn't like how I partitioned the drives. Reformatted and it wouldn't activate. I called them took 5 minutes. No biggie, glad they answer that phone.