I just did a clean install using my XP CD my XPS720, all went well except now I cannot get on the Internet, I checked the internet connections and it says 1394 connection, connected 1394 Adapter. I have tried using the internet connection wizard and the did not work. Any help would be appreciated.
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I'm going to GUESS the color makes no difference.
Download the Networking Drivers from the Link I gave you and transfer them to A floppy or USB stick.
(May have to be Burned to a CD if methods above are not available)
Install the Lan Driver and connect machine to the router with a Lan Cable.
See if the machine will connect.
You should have NEVER done a Clean Install without being prepared and having a good working knowledge of your machine beforehand. :)
As you go through the Links I provided, you will see that many drivers and firmware updates depend on updating the Bios Revision Level.
The reason I did a clean install is this computer failed completely and I thought the motherboard or hard drive had failed completely, it sat for several months until today and a I realized I had made recovery disks way back in August, so I ran that and it worked so I decided to do a clean install so I would have a functioning xp machine along with my win7 Dell 8500. It seams to me that connecting to the Internet should be pretty simple, but obviously I am wrong again. I checked services and all the internet stuff has started so thats not the problem
If the Recovery Disc was an image of the HDD and worked, then the system would have all the necessary machine device drivers needed for the hardware.
Will the Recovery Disc still boot and install the old HDD image over the clean install ??
I have the #1 recovery disk in and it says, your computer is about to be restored. All data currently on your computer will be deleted and repalced with your selected Full System BACKUP. Only the C: partition will be affected, other partitions will no be impacted. If an emergency File & Folder backup was created, it will be saved inb the location you selected. Should I select Yes, continue or No?
Reference is from:
1.Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer and boot the system.
2.When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
3.Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
4.Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
5.You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
6.Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard drive. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.
copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
7.Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
1. Locate your Windows XP/2000 installation disc and place it in your CD/DVD ROM drive. If you don't have this disk, then you cannot proceed further.
2. Restart your computer.
3. When the computer restarts press any key on your keyboard when you are prompted, "Press any key to enter setup." Most computers are configured to boot to another device other than a hard drive. Since the Windows XP/2000 installation disk is bootable, you should see the prompt. However, if you don't see the prompt you may need to change your boot priority in your BIOS. To do so, enter the system BIOS by following the onscreen instructions upon startup. Then navigate to the Boot Priority menu and modify another device, such as a CD-ROM to boot prior to the hard drive. Then reboot your computer.
4. After you have pressed any key, the Windows XP/2000 setup screen will appear. After loading, press the "R" key to repair the Windows installation. The screen will appear black. The computer requests which installation you would like to log in. Generally speaking, press "1" and "Enter." If you have more than one hard drive or more than one partition, the procedure may be different. You must know which hard drive or partition your Windows operating system is installed in. You are subsequently prompted for a password. If you haven't set up one up, you can just leave the query blank and press "Enter." The phrase "c:\WINDOWS>" and a blinking cursor subsequently appear.
5. Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\windows" (without quotes), where "D" is the letter of your CD/DVD ROM drive (your optical drive may be different, especially if you have more than one). Eject the CD from the drive and type "Exit" (without quotes) to restart your computer. The NTLDR file will be copied from the installation disc to your hard drive.
When I leave it blank it says password is not valid, I do that three times and it says an invalid password has been entered 3 times, to restart your computer press enter. It does that with no password or my password that I use all the time.
Without the correct password, we are pretty well stuck.
It should be the password which you were using back in Aug when you made the backup.
Back then, did you have the Real Administrator Account Enabled ??
Back in August I was using the same password I always use but I know I did not password protect the backup or the recovery. There would be nor reason for me to do that. As far as the real administrator account enabled, i don't even know what that is.
I am at the screen now that has three options, set up windows now, press enter, to repair a windows xp installation using recovery console press r, and to quit press f3. Can I try setting up windows XP now?
I think I did, and when I selected 1 during the repair , thats when I got the password problem, so I did it again and selected 2 instead of 1 and it said not valid, so I don't know
You should be able to download Ophcrack and make a Bootable CD to run on the XP machine.
The Ophcrack Windows password cracker is by far the best free Windows password recovery tool available. It's fast and easy enough for a first time Windows password cracker with a basic knowledge of Windows.
With Ophcrack, you don't need any access to Windows to be able to recover your lost passwords. Simply visit the site, download the free ISO image, burn it to a CD and boot from the CD. The Ophcrack program starts, locates the Windows user accounts, and proceeds to recover (crack) the passwords - all automatically.
Ok, I have the Ophcrack downloaded and on my desktop. I also have ImgBurn on my desktop, do I run Ophcrack first or burn it to ImgBurn first? Do I just drag the Ophcrack icon to ImgBurn if so which do I select on ImgBurn, Write Image file to disc, write files/folders to disc, create image file from disc or create image file from files/folders. sorry, I just want to get this correct
Rick, I followed the tutorial and it said to select write image file to disc and then use the browse function, I did that and selected desktop because thats where ophcrack is, but ophcrack does not appear under desktop in ImgBurn, what I doing wrong?
When I ran it I got an error Http/1.1.4 not found, I clicked ok and it completed and said it has been installed and I now have the desktop icon like yours, I checked ImgBuran again and Ophcrack is still not in the desktop in IngBurn.
When I click on the icon to run it, the Toshiba burning software opened up and wants me to insert a cd/dvd so i cannot use ImgBurn apparently. and the correct iso image of ophcrack is there
I am running the iso file and it went through many item and all said OK, but now it seems to be stuck at, Requesting events from the Kernel..._ with a very fast blinking cursor.
now I really have some strange things. The screen has a desktop that says My Documents, ophcrack, help & doc launcher at the bottom in large letters it says Slitaz and applications sakura osophcrack. In the middle ophcraqck with progress disabled*A 31d6cfeOd1 thats listed twice UpdatusUser. not found. In Sakura and searching tables in: /media/slr/tables, Tables found/media/slr/tables/xp_free_small. Found one partition that contains hashes:/media/sda2/Windows32/System32/config, starting Ophcrack. Does that mean there is nopassword?
At the bottom of the Ophcrack box it should have another section that says
Table | Directory | Status | Progress
Under the Table tab it should say XP, there should also be small box with a plus sign in it. Click that plus sign and the tree will expand so it will say something like
XP... ///media/sr0/... xx% in RAM
Tabl... xx% in RAM
Is the progress bar to the right in green ?
Probably Best to:
1. Download these drivers and burn to CD using Windows 7 Machine.
2. Do a Clean Install of XP Machine.
3. Figure out which Drivers are needed and install them from CD made in step #1
4. Close this Topic and start New XP Topic.
Progress bars white ? Doesn't sound like the program ran, there should be a button at the top of Ophcrack screen that says Crack. Click that and it should start.
However if you want to go the clean install route then follow Ricks advice.
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