I just installled a fresh copy of windows XP, because my previus installation failed. Now I want to extract my files from the old windowsXP, is that possible?? I cant change permission level..though Im the administrator..
I had the same issue...microsoft tells you its your memory..but its wasnt the case for me. It was happening because I had the HDs on the RAID and the cdroms on IDE. After replacing everything but power supply I found that out. Even after weeks with Microsucks!...lol....So if that is your setup I bet thats the problem. I'm also looking for the article on how to use the recovery console on it to post it for ya. I have in memory trust me but im not typing it.
Dont know much about recovery, or about the reg repair thing, but I know that by using some of these recovery softwares, you can find files on your Hard Disk, even after you've formatted it.
Download EasyRecovery or Ghost (they sharewares or demos) and install them, try EasyRecovery, check the results, and see what you can do. If this doesn't work, then try Ghost.
If you don't understand how to use a these softwares, then you can read the help files of the softwares, but if you still dont understand, then if you have any friends who know how to use the softwares, bring them over and ask them to help.
It maight be a long process, but you can try it, and if you do, good luck. You can click here for a list of some of the latest shareware recovery softwares.
Well the article is no longer on the MS site so im going to type it out for you.
When you try to start or restart your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive one of the following error messages: Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
1.Boot into recovery console (boot with WinXP cdrom and then press "r" to enter recovery console when prompted)
2. type "cd system32\config" (you must navigate to C:\windows\system32\config)
3.type "dir system" check to see if the file "system" is present if so go to step 4 if not go to step 5
4. type "ren system system.bak"
5. them type "copy c:\windows\repair\system" (should see one file copied message)
6.type "exit" (time to test it out)
This may help but you might get another file of the hive to crash after if so just repeat and replace system with software,sam, or security. Those are the only files that are part of the Hive anything else. dont do this with. Ok finally done...lol Good luck. And keep in mind what I said about how you have the HD plugged in(raid or not). And it may be a memory issue as well so good luck. And let me know WldOptic@tampabay.rr.com
...I tried booting into safemode and also last known good config. neither worked, they just stated the same at in normal mode..
I also tried to use the windowsXP disc to boot, but it just went black several times..I think its because of my geforce 2 grafics card..? Ill try swithing cards sometime, to see if it works.. can I use win2k cd..?
sorry not much help...Im allready admin. apperently the old user-folders are secured, so they only can be opened from that windows which they where locked by ... even "inherit.." or "changing owner" wont do much help .. in addition the folders cant be deleted.
The only way to get the files seems to be to try to recover the old version, I have a feeling, that you could install the missing files using the disc...as suggested earlier..except I have the geforce card which wont allow windows to install further.. or something,. .. I'm trying later..its Easter!
forget the computer for a while and take a walk in the park or something... ;-)