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Save me from myself! Can't boot Win XP Pro

By sherlene ·
Ok, I just built this machine, see, and I didn't create boot disk. I did put Norton "go back", a lot of good that did. It won't go back! Anyhoo, my trouble started when I got a brain fart and deleted the asp.net profile through control panel users. I'm not a developer, is that why it won't boot now? Why can't I get rid of that profile without complication? I know there's got to be a work around for this.

I can't even boot into safemode.

I'm not a total newbie, but I'll admit there are holes in my self-taught education.

If I reinstall I'll loose somethings I really want to keep.

Please have pity on this dorkburger!


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Well, ...

by deepsand In reply to Save me from myself! Can ...

1) What did you install the OS from? If from CD, then boot from the CD and try using the Recovery Console. See http://search.technet.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?siteId=1&tab=0&query=recovery+console

2) In the future, post problems such as this to the "Question" forum, rather than the "Discussion" forum. There are those who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution, and that's where they go to lokk for such. Additionally, the "Question" forum provides for your rating the helpfulness of responses, so that others with the same or similar problem might be able to more easily find a solution.

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Thanks for the guidance

by sherlene In reply to Well, ...

Man, I'm sorry. I wasn't aware of the Question Forum.

I've already tried the recovery console. It wants to wipe the drive. I'm looking for a way around that if possible.

Thanks again.

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