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Without getting into windows I know no way to retrieve the keys. The other option is to do a Parallel Installation. This would make a second installation of windows within the existing partition and allow you to hopefully then run one of the above mentioned programs.
Another option is to use a Linux Live cd to get to the hd to backup the data. Now I don't know if this will allow you to get the serial number though.
I am going to supply the alternatives instructions once you can let me know which way you would like to proceed.
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Is the XP cd you used before the same as what you have now?
Is it a recovery cd or a Genuine Microsoft XP cd?
We can try to do a system restore through he recovery console also.
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Partly good news. I did a 'repair' last night and I managed to get XP back and running again. Most of the apps with serial nos. seem to be intact and continue to work. However, some of them are asking to be activated again; I think these are the ones which have an activation method.

Anyway one thing I noticed when XP came back, it did a check on D drive and reported lots of errors; it did some kind of recovery. When system starts up now, it does struggle a little; I suspect it may be D drive still giving problems. I wonder if this was the original problem.

I will try to archive the stuff off D drive and remove it from system to see if it imroves performance. Watch this space.
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We can run a chkdsk on the D drive if you wish by doing the following.

Go to
Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk d/r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Let me know if this fixes the problem
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