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Trouble with xp recovery

By steve_welch0 ·
I have a pc with 27 virus's so I went in and removed the virus's. Now I cant get windows to start up. I need to remove all the special Programs that are installed on the pc cause i dont have the cd program discs for the programs. Now all are registered to me but I need to remove the programs and transfer them to an other pc. So, my question is how do I do this? remember that I cant get windows to start up...It keeps rebooting on me before the welcome screen will appear.I have tried the XP start up disc and it just gives me the dos and I dont know DOS.

ANY SUGGESTIONS??

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by ctrservices In reply to Trouble with xp recovery

Does the new pc OS have the same file system as the previously infected drive (if it was NTFS)? If so, make sure virus and spyware scanners are up to date on the new pc first and scan this machine. Then,install the non-working drive into the new pc, rescan this drive for spyware and viruses to make sure it is clean, then copy old information to new pc drive.

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by josh In reply to Trouble with xp recovery

Being that what you are trying to copy is programs and not documents there will be quite a bit involved to make this work. Number 1. Most programs include registry entries especially XP, so not only will you have to copy all the DLL's, Executables, inf files, ect. you will also have to transfer the registry entries, and values as well. There may also be DLL registration necessary depending on the program.
If this was my computer I would attempt to fix the machine instead of "copy over the programs". First you will have to get your copy of windows to display the BSOD instead of reboot. To do this put the hard drive (that has windows not working and programs) in the new machine as slave (if it is XP). Boot up the machine, Go to Start>Run and type in 'regedit' (without the 's) and press enter. This will load your registry on your current hard drive running windows. You will then need to highlight 'Hkey_LocalMachine' go to 'File' (up top by edit, ect.) and then select 'Load Hive'.
This will prompt you with a new windows, in which you will need to navigate to the old hard drive (should be letter E: or F: in My Computer and say 'Local Disk' before it) and navigate to the folder C:\windows\system32\config. There you will find all your registry hives. You will want to load the 'System' hive, and name it whatever you like. We will name the example "test"
Now expand the 'Hkey_LocalMachine' by clicking the + sign next to it. There you will see "Test" hive, you will need to expand that as well. Then navigate to 'CurrentControlSet'(expand it), then 'Control' (expand it). Inside 'Control' you will find 'CrashControl', highlight it, and to the right it will display all the values, names and types. Double click 'AutoReboot' and change the value from a 1 to a 0. Then click OK.
(The full path name is Hkey_localmachine\test\currentcontrolset\control\crashcontrol)
Now Navigate back to the point where "Test" is highlighted. Once highlighted, Go to 'File' and 'Unload Hive'. Unl

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by josh In reply to Trouble with xp recovery

Being that what you are trying to copy is programs and not documents there will be quite a bit involved to make this work. Number 1. Most programs include registry entries especially XP, so not only will you have to copy all the DLL's, Executables, inf files, ect. you will also have to transfer the registry entries, and values as well. There may also be DLL registration necessary depending on the program.
If this was my computer I would attempt to fix the machine instead of "copy over the programs". First you will have to get your copy of windows to display the BSOD instead of reboot. To do this put the hard drive (that has windows not working and programs) in the new machine as slave (if it is XP). Boot up the machine, Go to Start>Run and type in 'regedit' (without the 's) and press enter. This will load your registry on your current hard drive running windows. You will then need to highlight 'Hkey_LocalMachine' go to 'File' (up top by edit, ect.) and then select 'Load Hive'.
This will prompt you with a new windows, in which you will need to navigate to the old hard drive (should be letter E: or F: in My Computer and say 'Local Disk' before it) and navigate to the folder C:\windows\system32\config. There you will find all your registry hives. You will want to load the 'System' hive, and name it whatever you like. We will name the example "test"
Now expand the 'Hkey_LocalMachine' by clicking the + sign next to it. There you will see "Test" hive, you will need to expand that as well. Then navigate to 'CurrentControlSet'(expand it), then 'Control' (expand it). Inside 'Control' you will find 'CrashControl', highlight it, and to the right it will display all the values, names and types. Double click 'AutoReboot' and change the value from a 1 to a 0. Then click OK.
(The full path name is Hkey_localmachine\test\currentcontrolset\control\crashcontrol)
Now Navigate back to the point where "Test" is highlighted. Once highlighted, Go to 'File' and 'Unload Hive'. Unl

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by josh In reply to Trouble with xp recovery

Being that what you are trying to copy is programs and not documents there will be quite a bit involved to make this work. Number 1. Most programs include registry entries especially XP, so not only will you have to copy all the DLL's, Executables, inf files, ect. you will also have to transfer the registry entries, and values as well. There may also be DLL registration necessary depending on the program.
If this was my computer I would attempt to fix the machine instead of "copy over the programs". First you will have to get your copy of windows to display the BSOD instead of reboot. To do this put the hard drive (that has windows not working and programs) in the new machine as slave (if it is XP). Boot up the machine, Go to Start>Run and type in 'regedit' (without the 's) and press enter. This will load your registry on your current hard drive running windows. You will then need to highlight 'Hkey_LocalMachine' go to 'File' (up top by edit, ect.) and then select 'Load Hive'.
This will prompt you with a new windows, in which you will need to navigate to the old hard drive (should be letter E: or F: in My Computer and say 'Local Disk' before it) and navigate to the folder C:\windows\system32\config. There you will find all your registry hives. You will want to load the 'System' hive, and name it whatever you like. We will name the example "test"
Now expand the 'Hkey_LocalMachine' by clicking the + sign next to it. There you will see "Test" hive, you will need to expand that as well. Then navigate to 'CurrentControlSet'(expand it), then 'Control' (expand it). Inside 'Control' you will find 'CrashControl', highlight it, and to the right it will display all the values, names and types. Double click 'AutoReboot' and change the value from a 1 to a 0. Then click OK.
(The full path name is Hkey_localmachine\test\currentcontrolset\control\crashcontrol)

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by josh In reply to Trouble with xp recovery

Sorry post exceeds limit, heres the rest:

Now Navigate back to the point where "Test" is highlighted. Once highlighted, Go to 'File' and 'Unload Hive'. Unload the hive, exit the regedit and Shutdown the computer. Put your old hard drive, back into your old machine and boot it up. When it turns on, instead of rebooting it should give you a Blue Screen with white lettering and some type of Stop: 0x Error. Please write down and post this Stop error and you can be assisted further on getting your old computer back up and running.

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by wlbowers In reply to Trouble with xp recovery

First clean up the problems on this computer.

Do an inplace upgrade.

OS Inplace Upgrade
2k Q292175
http://tinyurl.com/5za4v

XP Q315341
http://tinyurl.com/2zgk

This will reinstall the os and leave the programs and their groups. This upgrade requires you to reinstall all os upgrades.

Once you get the system booting, now you can move the programs.

If you want the new computer to have all of the programs on the old machine here is the easiest way to do it.

Remove the hard drive from the new computer and install it as a slave on the old machine.

Now using partition magic 8 or ghost copy the partition of the old machine to the new machine's drive.

Now reinstall the drive in the new machine. Boot to a win98 floppy and at the a: prompt type the following.

fdisk /mbr

Now press enter.

Now boot to the os disk and do an inplace upgrade to this machine.

Once you have the new drive working you can remove the programs from the old computer.

Lee

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