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Error Loading Os In Xp After Power Surge


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#1 shkva

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:28 AM

After a power outage my computer died. I replaced the power supply, after which I got the infamous "Error Loading OS" message. My HP computer did not come with disks (the OS is supplied in a separate partition), so I borrowed a copy of XP Pro and with the CD inserted (but NOT booting from the CD), the machine boots properly. All my programs, data, etc. are there and I can see the whole drive using Windows Explorer.

Next I tried booting off the CD and running recovery. This process requires the Administrator password which we don't have. So, I rebooted as above, logged in as another user with Admin rights, changed the password for Administrator, and tried again. No luck. It still says I have the wrong password.

I'd really like to avoid reloading the OS from the boot partition (even if that's possible). Any ideas on how I can get the Recovery process started?

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:50 AM

You could try doing a repair install.

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