I've had ongoing problems for over a month, with windows XP. It started with windows deciding that my copy of windows was invalid. Between Fuji and I ,we couldn't figure out why. I've done a recovery of Windows and at the 2nd attempt windows shut up about my windows being invalid. But now I get a generic windows service32 error message at random points. After I get this message, Windows grinds to a halt. I've looked through the internet and even tried installing a hotfix from windows but it's a generic error message so I don't think I stand much of a chance.
I've tried to avoid this for as long as possible because I use my laptop for a living and will loose half a day's billing time to re-install everything I have, but...
Does anybody know whether I can use the recovery DVD that came with the laptop to re-install (rather than recover) Windows? where to I obtain my registration key?
If I can't use the recovery CD, has anybody (succesfully) installed linux on an Amilo1630? I'm sick of Microsoft.