My grandpa brought me his windows xp machine last night saying he did a repair cause his machine wouldnt boot - but now wont activate or bypass the activation screen.
So this is whats happening. It WILL boot into WIN XP normally - It brings up a screen that says you need to activate windows xp I can click yes or no. clicking yes puts it in an endless load where it only displays desktop bg and will never do anything ( left it for 1 hour - was hoping the service that was hanging would restart or just close )
Clicking no will log out and bring back the screen lol.... (this is super sad really - Microsoft you suck )
I have also tried booting safe mode (it freezes on "\Windows\system32\drivers\fltsrv.sys")
even the mode with removed domain controllers it will not load.
I am stuck now - I know if I can get into safemode it will work.
Is the file "\Windows\system32\drivers\fltsrv.sys" curropt - but even if it was it should be fixed by the repair which said it completed and it did replace some files so.
Can anyone help? I have no clue what to do - without reinstalling windows - but I dont want to do that as he needs his files to be backed up.
UNLESS I can just install another copy of XP onto the same HDD and boot into that?!? Any help would be appreciated.