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    If you cant DODGE em, RAM em.

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    Help! My XP disc is damanged

    G'day Ram.
    Download and install this small utility that scans your HDD and locates and displays the product keys for XP & Offise etc.
    Just copy and paste to a fresh install of XP. if you can get a XP disk.

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

    Just tried this util, Shows key for XP, Office & IE.

    Good luck
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by niss42 View Post
    G'day Ram.
    Download and install this small utility that scans your HDD and locates and displays the product keys for XP & Offise etc.
    Just copy and paste to a fresh install of XP. if you can get a XP disk.

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

    Just tried this util, Shows key for XP, Office & IE.

    Good luck
    Barry
    If you would have read through the entire thread, you would know that his machine isn't booting into windows, making this utility useless.
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    Must feel good to be a green arse wiper.
    Re- read your own post No 8
    Yer a mod! alright.
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    I did, but I'm still not sure how the utility you linked to will help the OP? If he can't boot to windows, how will he run the utility?

    Collect your thoughts, try again.
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    lol, would i be able to see the contents of the drive if i slaved in another one? Most of the music on the drive had been backed up to an external drive, but it was the painstakingly addition of the tags and cover art that was added to the drive after the transfer from the ext. one that i didnt back up. Not to mention the videos and extra music from the thumb drive.

    Food for thought......always back up your files.
    If you cant DODGE em, RAM em.

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    in most cases, you should be able to recover it that way--as long as it is just the OS files that have the problem..

    if the hdd is starting to go, the bad sectors could mess with your other data as well..

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    If you still need I can make a copy for you of an XP Pro or Home CD. Mind you this does not include a license, you will have to use your own which should be on a sticker on your PC or retail box.

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    I can't remember if partition wizard bootable cd can do it or not, but if your have information that you need off your drive I can give you a couple of solutions.

    bootable partition manager: Partition wizard bootable (download) or Ultimate Boot Cd

    A live cd of an Operating System like Ubuntu or Windows XP which will allow you to run another operating system off of a cd which would let you have access to your c drive.

    or probably the easiest thing would be to take your hard drive out and put it into a desktop computer then turn it on and your have access to your c drive.

    then when your done you can use partition wizard bootable to repair the sectors and format the drive or use format it with the desktop your using by right clicking on the drive and hitting format. After you format it just install windows xp and put in the cd key.


    ps: if you format your drive it should be in ntfs. FAT would work, but wouldnt allow you to put files i believe up to 4gbs or something like that.

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