Re: Windows XP install problem - can't access old partition with password
- From: "Thomas Wendell" <tumppiw_nospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 14:51:55 +0300
DaveW, quit lying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What you apparently did not know is that if you move a harddrive with
an installation of XP on it to a different motherboard containing
computer, then you MUST reformat the harddrive and do a fresh install
of the OS. Otherwise you get into the problems you're having.The
Repair Recovery Console will NOT solve the prolem.
I posted this on a Windows XP forum but no answer. I hope I can get
some help here.
I built my first computer (woo hoo!) but when I moved my hard drive
from my old computer to my new one. Windows would not work (happens
with a different motherboard apparently). I put in the installation
disk and chose "Repair recovery console" or something like that. It
brought me to a command prompt. I had no idea what to do at that
I finally gave up and reinstalled Windows XP pro on another
partition. Now I
can't open my old "documents and settings" folder on the old
partition because of the password.
How can I either:
Get the original Windows installation to work or
Get into that folder to get my files?
I would prefer the latter as it's nice to start with a fresh install
What is this "repair recovery console" and why does it give no clue
as to what I'm supposed to do? I would think after how many years of
Windows this kind of thing could be easier.
A lot learned from these newsgroups
(translations from/to FI not always accurate
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