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    For some reason anything that I plug in that would normally be a plug n play item will not work on me for my desktop computer. It is a Sony Vaio PCV-RZ22G I am running windows XP and I believe that windows may be the problem. I not not real computer savy but I think that maybe somehow, while cleaning up my computer sometime, I may have deleted all of my drivers. I plugged in a Verbatim Thumb drive that normally would be seen as a removeable drive and it wants me to run the install wizard. I dont have a driver for it so I cant use it. Same thing with my usb mouse, and two different printers I tried. I can't seem to reload the computer back to its original state like when I purchased it so a friend of mine let me borrow his windows XP cd and told me that I could do a "wondows repair" and when it asked me for my key to just use my own. When I used the one that is on the back of my computer on the hollogram sticker it says that it is an invalid key. I know that the key works because I am currently using it. I also tried the keys for 2 other computers I own and they will not work either. Is there a way that I can get a new key that works without having to purchase one or illegally obtain one? I figure there has to be a way to get a new one from microsoft since I have purchased it already when I bought the computer.
    Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:53 PM

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