Solaris17 wrote:you should be able to add windows XP to the ubcd and it would be like 2 disks in one...it would just need to be on a DVD instead because that wont fit on a normal 700mb disk...it cant be included though because of licensing issues.
Correct, you can add Windows XP CD(s) to the UBCD to allow you to repair a windows install but only the same version (home or pro) and Service Pack (1,2,3) as the windows cd you are using else you will run into issues onto the computer you are trying to repair.
You can easily use a usb drive as well which are smaller in size, larger storage space, and work much faster so you dont have to carry cds around with you in the first place. A 2gb usb drive go for around $10-15 bucks at major retail stores or even on online stores, or less if you know where to look...
And yes, since windows is licensed, no one may add change or duplicate the CD/dvd. Unless you want to be sued by microsoft.
Use linux and you wont run into this issue.
...My daughters computer, she says all she did was install creative zen drivers/utilities and reboot. Now windows starts and the reboots to the PF8 screen. I had her run safe mode and do a restore point, no luck...
As I now read the original post, try this:
#1 Boot into safe mode. Goto control panel and add/remove programs. Remove everything "creative". Reboot. You should be able to boot correctly. If not proceed to next step.
#2 In safe mode Press "windows key + r" , type msconfig. Once the system config utility opens, click the startup tab. Find everything related to creative drivers/utilities and uncheck them from starting up (if you dont see anything that says "creative" check their run location as an indication of what they are). Reboot the machine, should reboot normally, if not select option to start windows (Not safemode). If all works you should be able to boot into normal windows. It may ask you if you want to restore the unchecked startup options apon startup, just click yes (not going to matter after next step). At this point goto add/remove in control panel and remove everything creative (if you didnt remove them completly previous step) and any new programs that have been added the same day of the start of the issue, specifically drivers are what you looking for. After another reboot you should be good.
Please next time use correct forums so you will not have to double post and will get the quickest response.