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Wont boot with Media Center install

by jjrglobal / April 3, 2008 7:14 PM PDT

I just bought a used Alienware navigator and the OS was not installed. Using the OEM Media center CD I re installed The OS and it appeared that everything went perfectly but now when it boots up it shuts down before the welcome screen apppears anyone know why?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 11:11 PM PDT

To sniff out the OS or hardware angle, boot safe mode. Try system restore there to when it worked. If it stays up in safe mode but can't restore, reinstall the OS.

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by Willy / April 3, 2008 11:39 PM PDT

Is the OEM restore CD one for that model# Alienware? After the OS install was any other driver or related s/w installed as well for the final restore/recovery? The used Alienware system was working and didn't have any h/w issues? Its important a fresh reload should get you going if that OS was proper one. Otherwise, getting the Alienware OS for that system could be brought as some smaller cost vs retail version. Hope this helps...

tada -----Willy Happy

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