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PLZ help me, my mom will kill me!


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its windows pro, and im afraid it was me who set it up and i forgot what it is, is there any way i can recover it? i no im really stupid.
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let's try another tact...are you posting from a separate machine? What OS?
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im on my laptop, windows xp pro sp2.
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do you have another PC? One you can drop the drive into as a slave, rename the file and then reinsert in the other ?
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unfortunately no. am i screwed?
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Do you have a floppy you could boot from with CD support then start the XP CD from there?

http://www.bootdisk.com/

I believe this with what I suggested in post #4 may be benefical.

Edited by acklan, 19 June 2006 - 11:06 AM.

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the problem is this laptop doesnt have a floppy drive, so i cant put it in a floppy, guys im in desperation and my time is running slim. my mom will soon be needing those documents, and i need to get it working ASAP. All help appreciated!
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is there a way i can reinstall windows without losing the data?

better yet is there a iso file i can burn from which i can boot from and change the admin password?

Edited by Tru Techie, 19 June 2006 - 12:52 PM.

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You can use Puppy Linux and run in a RAM drive as long as you have at least 256Mb of RAM. You can then burn the files from your window"s partition to CD\DVD. The details are at the Puppy web site. It is very straight forward.
I believe Knoppix and Ubuntu Linux have the same ability.

EDIT: The download is only about 60Mb and you burn and image to CD and boot from the CD. But did you not state the computer will not boot the CD? In the BIOS does it allow a USB device to boot before the hard drive? You can pick up a USB flash drive if it does.

Edited by acklan, 19 June 2006 - 01:54 PM.

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wait wat? i dont want linux. i wanted to get rid of it. the computer will boot recover console form the website i got from page 1, and it can boot a floppy, what i need is a program that would boot from floopy that can change ur admin password and i no wat to do from there.
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did you even look at the PM I sent you?
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oh u sent me a pm, sry i didnt see, i was away. ill check right now.
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OK, i got the password, now when i try cd system <enter> it works but then cd drivers is invalid. and so is cd driver. what should i try.
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k it worked instead of doing what gerryf said i typed in

cd system32
<enter>
cd drivers
<enter>
rename wpsdrvnt.sys wpsdrvnt.bak
<enter>

and i got no error messages, now im seeing if windows will boot

success, it WORKED! thank you so much, its working thank you guys again.

oh and im supposed to provide a solution to how i did it.

ok what happened was i couldnt remember my password so i went to loginrecovery.net or something like that, i got the file folwoed instructions, those cheapskates only give u 1 letter and either u pay now or wait 2 days to get the rest, with that 1 letter i guess the rest. then i followed the instructions above on the recovery console, and it worked.

Edited by Tru Techie, 19 June 2006 - 09:00 PM.

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ack, sorry, yes, system32...dumby me

you still need to reinstall sygate
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