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http://www.aurcity.c...ionsarchive.asp

about 3 quarters of the way down...there's a recovery console option...i'm trying to find a bit more info on this option for you

as far as the floppy goes...if you can get one...try it..
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Ok thanks for the info. I've never used ghost can I use it without windows working properly??+
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i'd skip the ghost option...as you would have to buy that...that's just a backup precaution in case the steps mentioned bugger the whole thing all the way up...so...in light of that...before we try anything in the recovery console...i would put the drive in another machine and copy out all your important documents..and files..
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boot to the recovery console from the xp cd

and do chckdsk /r ....let that run until it's completed...and report back
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all right I'll do that. (btw, I have a legit copy of ghost) :tazz: I'd rather do it the other way though.
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well as soon as I can get into Recovery Console I'll start copying files. It keeps telling me the administrator password is invalid.. I never had a password.

uugh I hate windows
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have you tried nothing as the pw?
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yeah that's the first thing I tried.. followed by admin, password, Administrator and other various things


It let me in one time earlier before you found that link.. now it won't let me in..
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I wonder if I should just do a parallel install
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i'm leaning (at this stage) towards putting the drive into another computer...backing up your data...then starting over on this one...i dislike parrallell installs because they cause alot of clutter...and on occasion...serious problems
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I've backed up all the doc's (pics docs etc) and emails.. I forgot to save over the favorites and such. At this point.. since I can't get into windows at all to change anything I'm thinking cleaning it out is the way to go
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i always hate going that route...especially when there was a step that could have worked...but couldn't be tried (since your machine is no longer liking lettting you into recovery console)...but in this case it seems to be our best option..
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hahaha I put in my old 2000 pro disk and got into the RC that way. I wonder if I can still copy over from C:\windows\repair over to c:\windows\system32\config without any issues.

should be ok to try anyway.
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recovery console is recovery console...as long as it gives you access to the same files it should be ok
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looks like it's the same files to me


so much for XP security eh?
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