Unable to get Media Center With Vista Home Premium

evakq8r

New Member
Hi all,

I was just wondering if anyone can help me. I installed Windows Vista Home Premium over 2 weeks ago on my computer (Intel Pentium 4 3.4 GHz, 1GB RAM, Radeon X800GT Video Driver). Media Center was working all the time, until about 2 days ago, when vista would not boot up in normal mode, then the computer said that the Windows Vista key was out of date. Considering I had the legal OEM key, (due to my luck, I have now lost the key :() and I have tried all repairs, system restores, everything possible..

Now Vista is stuck at my password screen, and when i go to type my password in and press enter, it reboots. I have only been able to access my computer from using Safe Mode, but now thats not working properly either.

If anyone could help me with my problem(s), I would be very appreciative.

Thanks in advance.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS G50VT Gaming Notebook
    CPU
    Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS PM45 Mobile Controller Hub
    Memory
    4GB DDR2-800 RAM Sticks (2 x 2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 9800M GS
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Primary - Laptop LCD Screen 15.4". Secondary: Acer AL1916W 19" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 & 1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    1x ST9320421AS (320GB, SATA300)
    PSU
    6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (4.5 hrs on Battery Saving Mode)
    Case
    ASUS G50VT Case with RoG (Republic of Gamers) light on lid.
    Cooling
    Standard Laptop Cooling
    Mouse
    Microsoft Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Integrated Laptop Keyboard (Synaptics TouchPad)
    Internet Speed
    50kbps - 200kbps.... (Mobile Broadband) :(
    Other Info
    The laptop is primarily used for 3D Gaming, but is also used for multimedia (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, etc.)

Merrick001

New Member
You might wanna try windows customer support. A problem such as the likes of yours should be dealt with professionally.

And, I think you shoulda posted in a different thread, as this doesn't really belong here, seeing as how your biggest problem isn't windows media centre.
 

My Computer

t3m0

Performance Lover
Member
because you have an oem product, you cannot get support from Microsoft. Try to find your key and reinstall your current copy. otherwise, u have to get a new copy of vista and install that into your computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Monitor(s) Displays
    61" Panasonic 1080 HDTV
    PSU
    500w
    Other Info
    First Build

johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarianist
Vista Guru
And it honestly sounds as if you are actually infected with some Malware, as this is not standard behavior in Windows Vista.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
    Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model V (homebrew)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified 3 (141-GT-E770-A1)
    Memory
    3 * Mushkin 998981 Redline Enhanced triple channel DDR3 4 GB CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II Mech. HD
    Seagate ST1500DL001-9VT15L Barracuda 7200.12 1.5 TB S
    PSU
    Thermaltake Black Widow TX TR2 850W 80+ Bronze Semi-Mod ATX
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT (Black)
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU, dual 140 mm fans on radiator) + Air (2 *
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Lightspeed Gigabit duplex
  • Operating System
    Sabayon Linux (current, weekly updates, 5.1.x kernel)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad E545
    CPU
    AMD A6-5350M APU
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon HD (Embedded)
    Sound Card
    Conextant 20671 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lenovo 15" Matte
    Screen Resolution
    1680 * 1050
    Hard Drives
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SSD
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Lenovo
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
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