Posted 14 September 2008 - 05:28 AM
I needed to reset a password using the old SHIFT+10 trick on an old laptop computer(which was running XP Home Edition.) It worked, but I realized I was installed Home Edition Upgrade, and accidently had the wrong disk. I did not have an activation code for this disc. I attempted to put Windows XP Professional on it, because I actually had the activation code for that one. Now I am getting an error:
"The critical system information file C:\WINDOWS\System32\$winnt$.inf is corrupt or missing"
No matter what I do it always get stuck, because of this error.
What do I need to do so I can get windows on it, and back to my laptop?
(Note: it still thinks I am installing Home Edition Upgrade)