Posted 13 August 2005 - 06:03 PM
Posted 13 August 2005 - 07:40 PM
I am assuming by your description that this is a legal copy of Windows XP
As long as you have the disk for the version of Windows installed on your machine, you can find your product key a couple of different ways. As you can't boot into Windows, you will have to do it from the dos prompt...the instructions for doing that can be found here...
If you can boot into windows, Click Start > Run and type regedit and click OK. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWSNT\CURRENTVERSION in the left pane...your product key should be, but is not always. listed in the right pane.
Edited by wannabe1, 13 August 2005 - 07:49 PM.
Posted 13 August 2005 - 08:00 PM
Posted 13 August 2005 - 08:03 PM
Posted 13 August 2005 - 08:05 PM
I can get to a DOS prompt but can not load up windows so the Start menu ways will not work.
You can download a bootable cd startup here: http://www.bootdisk.com/
Try the method described in the link on my first post...scroll down to the Windows XP section. It walks you through the recovery from the dos prompt.
Edited by wannabe1, 13 August 2005 - 08:16 PM.
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