LiveBrianD, on 07 June 2012 - 12:59 PM, said:
Uniblue stuff is generally crap. It sounds like the program updated your driver program, but the screen resolution got reset, and perhaps it messed up the USB driver. When you reinstalled, what do you mean by product catalogs? For what, Windows? Or did you install Uniblue's software again?
Once you install XP SP2, you can install SP3 via Windows Update.
To recover your files (if you didn't format the hard drive), use a linux liveCD, like Ubuntu
. If you did, use Recuva
, and see this
. (note: the more you use the system, the higher the chance that your files have been overwritten)
The error pops up during the windows install. I have no idea what the "product catalogs" are but apparently windows needs them. The pop-up has the following:
Window name = Fatal Error
Msg: An error has been encountered that prevents Setup From continuing.
Setup failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error. The setup log files should contain more information.
Press OK to view the Setup log file. (and then it has an OK Button)
(but I can NOT press OK because the mouse and the keyboard are both dead. As a matter of fact, the mouse and keyboard were dead from the point that I exited the f8 utility, and had the black screen while windows is starting.)
utilities. The mouse cursor was in the exact middle of the screen and would not move.)