I just upgraded to Windows XP Pro SP3, but I didn't put in the activation code before I installed it because it said I could put it in later (I had it on my email, and not written down, so I figured I could do the activation step later).
Now, after I log into windows, it tells me "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now?" When I click "yes", it gives me a black screen with only the mouse cursor. Control-alt-delete does not work, nor does right clicking. If I click "no", it logs me off Windows.
I have my activation code, but now I can't input it because all my computer does is go to this black screen.
I thought that it could be an issue with my dual monitors, but I've disabled one and am still having this problem.
I can run Windows in safe mode, but you can't activate Windows through safe mode.
Has anyone else encountered anything like this before?
Any suggestions on how I can try to fix this problem?
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