Okay as for your old XP isntall do a repair on it. That should solve the issue.I've checked a lot of threads and haven't found anything about this anywhere. I'm currently running into major delays when I shutdown for the night. 8 hours later, it's still trying to do a windows update. It says not to turn off the computer, but I don't have access to my computer. So I've turned it off anyways with no apparent harm. Vista is getting to be a pain. I still haven't been able to figure out how to get all my previous programs on my old drive to work. It has XP on it and I can't get the drive to work on with the new hardware. I'm tempted to just install XP on the new drive, transfer everything off the old drive, do an install of Vista on a new partition and use the old drive for storage.
Let me know if you found anything about the system protection feature being disabled.
bman please try not to hijack every thread to get your problem solved. I already answered your question in the other thread you posted this in. Thank you and Welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.I just got an Acer laptop the other day it was working fine and this morning i tried to boot up and i got an error saying Windows failed to start. Recent hardware or software changed may be the cause. I have tried safe mode tried to repair it and i dont know what else to try.. any suggestions??