Help Advice Anything Please

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bobbyp, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. bobbyp

    bobbyp Guest

    Hi All

    I posted the following in the Computer Security section earlier today but haven't had a response yet :( so I was hoping that some good fellow or fellowess might offer some advice here:

    "Hi,

    I'm talking about my-self here

    I also have forgotten my password for XP Pro and just wanted to get a bit of clarification that if I re-install XP on my machine after upgrading to SP1 will I lose any of the saved/stored docs, programs, etc on my HDD.

    Thanks"

    Any help. advice or anything would be really appreciated.

    TIA
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    If you do a repair - SP1 will be gone
    your documents will still be there
    & so will the password :-(
    Only option is a fresh install & lose everything
    Or
    take the hard drive out & set it as slave on another PC back up your files then put it back for a fresh install
    ;-)
     
  3. bobbyp

    bobbyp Guest

    Thanks for the reply.

    Is there any way at all that I can gey into my c drive and my documents to recover a few small files before the fresh re-install?
     
  4. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    To do that you can use a dos boot floppy...
     
  5. bobbyp

    bobbyp Guest

    Show my inexpierence here, how do I get the "dos boot floppy"

    TIA