SysChat (
-   Operating Systems (
-   -   xp pro intel pent.4 D (

lustyln 07-18-2011 07:01 PM

xp pro intel pent.4 D
my xp pro came up with a screen saying that I needed to put original cd in because system 32 was corrupt or lost after running registry cleaner and rebooting it cleaned it allright and good.My mom got me this pc a while back she bought it from a retailer and they didnt have any paper work on it at all no cds nothing not even a registy key sticker I mean its cleaned off,I got mom to call and see if they had a cd for it and they told her if I wanted one to get it from dell.So I went on ebay and ordered a new Dell windows xp pro cd,I got it and it is a Reinstallation Cd for microsoft windows xp pro says only use this cd to reinstall the operating system on a dell computer this cd is not a reinstallation of programs and drivers tyhe date on it is1996/2001/ lmao probly bout when this on e was made anyway now I dont know what to do. I havent even opened yet because I been reading about it since it died on me and the reg key seems to be a factor plus I didnt know what steps needed to be taken to do this .Should I have got the cd with reg key? I been reading that you can find reg key after you get it running by links.This is a older computer to it looks like it any way the graphis card is a matrox and I have had a few tell me they were crappy lol, I cant tell all info on it cause I dont know it actually I knew something was gonna happen to it so I was trying to make back ups for it ,it came with the nero on it I had never used it b4. I do have a back up of what I think is just my docs when I tried to do a full backup it kept saying that programns were running and that it couldnt verify if it backup would work .I looked I didnt have anything open anyway I could use some input if anyone could help Thx I have never done anything like this b4 when I hear bios it scares me lmao seriously so I need to know every step I need to take I am not even sure If a dell cd will work is there assingned cds to certain computers ok gonna stop b4 I write another novel ok readding it has a ASUS-A8V-X mother board ,HDDBarracudda7200.7120 gb,card Matrox G45MT07580,im leary of this cd now because i didnt see no where it being a dell,it was a custom built pcsold to a store who sold it to mom,plusthere isnt a reg key on my pc,oh the seller of the cd i boutgh replyed said he would sell me a reg key dor 20 bucks ,i dont know what to do

lustyln 07-19-2011 04:32 AM

xp pro
It is a desktop i am rememebering little things it was dual core 64 processor i rememeber it kept loseing time a lot b4 it quit running 32 bit

DominicD 07-20-2011 08:40 AM


this page is the main support and download page for the ASUS A8V-X motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download A8V-X

this is a link to the download page of Matrox (unfortunately, the url does not support direct linking, so you have to manually drill down and select the graphic card)Matrox Graphics - Support - Driver Download

in case you cannot find the driver, check the link for older/legacy Matrox drivers
Matrox Graphics - Support - Latest Matrox drivers for legacy products


please remember that that type of windows serial keys are matched with the type of installer cd's. an installer cd for Enterprise does not always work with a serial number that is meant for personal use/OEM.

the simplest way should have been a purchase of the windows cd with the license booklet/cd case/cardboard case that contains the genuine sticker and license key.


32bit and 64bit reminder
remember to check the driver version that you are going to install. if you will be using a 64bit version of windows, your device drivers should also be the 64bit version.

goodluck on this, we hope you get it running and be put to use :)

***or you can try any of the free linux alternatives like Ubuntu/Xubuntu
xubuntu is based on Ubuntu, except that it was made for lower/older spec computers. ( or

lustyln 07-20-2011 02:39 PM

xp pro
Thx a lot for the info i appreciate it very helpful:thumb:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:02 PM.

Copyright © 2005-2013

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54