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I have purchased windows XP SP2 CD and loaded onto my existing windows XP SP2 beacaue DLL cache had been removed it is now asking for the Administrators Password for the old XP how do I obtain this, otherwise when it loads your personal setting it says this version of windows must be authenticated before you can log on, how the hell do you do this, it will not start in safe mode either, if you disagree with the license condition it says not loaded but still brings up this authentication window instead of reverting back to the original installation.

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While you enter the windows when the welcome sreen comes and ask you to password in the administrator account now press Ctrl+alt+del key. Then the username and password comes. In the username type "guest" and no entry in the password. Now you can enter into the windows and change the administrator password or create the new administrator account and try it.please inform when the new prob occurs.

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If you have a Windows XP CD, follow these steps.

1. Boot from the CD and start the installer
2. Choose to install onto the already formatted partition with the unbootable Windows, but opt to leave the existing filesystem and any other OSes alone. Choosing this will require you to create another folder for Windows to avoid writing over the existing installation. I usually call the new folder "WINXP."
3. Install Windows as you would normally, you'll need a Product Key but you can actually use your personal key on someone else's computer with no danger to you losing it or being accused of piracy, I'll explain this later.
4. Boot the NEW Windows XP install. Do not "Activate" or "register," you're going to be deleting this copy of Windows from the machine if all goes well.
5. Edit the BOOT.INI on the hard drive from the original installation of Windows with the corrupted HAL. This file should be in C:\ (may be hidden)

Sample BOOT.INI for XP Pro
Microsoft wrote:[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

6. Go to C:\WINXP\system32\hal.dll (where "WINXP" is the folder you installed the second copy of Windows XP) and copy it from the new Windows to C:\WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll (or wherever you installed Windows XP originally, I use "WINDOWS" but some people use strange folder names for their XP) and overwrite any file there. The new hal.dll is uncorrupt and newly regenerated. The file is specific to each machine's hardware configuration and we needed to rebuild it. The installer did that for us with the new installation.
7. Try rebooting your computer to see if you can get into your OLD Windows installation. If you can, congratulations!
8. DELETE the "WINXP" folder (or wherever you put your new Windows install).

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Step 1 
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Step 2 
Copy the entire Windows XP CD into folder C:\WINXPSP2
Step 3 
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Step 4 
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Click OK 
Folder C:\WINXPSP2contains: Windows XP SP2


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Step 1 
Download xpboot.zip  Code:  Code:  http://thro.port5.com/xpboot.zip 
( no download manager !! ) 
Extract xpboot.zip file (xpboot.bin) in to the folder C:\XPBOOT 
Step 2 
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Step 3 
Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:  Locate boot.bin in the folder C:\XPBOOT 
Step 4 
Click ISO tab  Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)  Set Format to Mode 1  Set Character Set to ISO 9660  Check all Relax ISO Restrictions 



Step 5 
Click Label Tab  Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.  Enter the Volume Label as WB2PFRE_EN  Enter the System Identifier as WB2PFRE_EN  Enter the Volume Set as WB2PFRE_EN  Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT CORPORATION  Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT CORPORATION  Enter the Application as WB2PFRE_EN 
* For Windows XP Professional OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXPOEM_EN  * For Windows XP Home OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXHOEM_EN 
Step 6 
Click Burn tab  Check Write  Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)  Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once 
Press New button 
Step 7 
Locate the folder C:\WINXPSP2  Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.  Click the Write CD Dialog button. 
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If your Aspire laptop has a Microsoft sticker at the bottom with the Product Key, it is not necessary for you to re-purchase CD installer of the Operating System. You could try borrowing from friends their XP Pro CD installers or even an OEM and simply use that. When asked for the CD key, use what is printed in the aforementioned sticker.

As long as the motherboard/entire machine is not replaced, then this would be an acceptable alternative. Should you still wish to purchase an Windows XP Pro SP2 installer CD, it would roughly cost USD 60.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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