Can you repair the boot files on a HDD pulled from a PC? (XP)

ie. boot.ini hal.dll

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If you have the XP disc you can put it in when it get's to hit R for Repair do that.

Choose which Operating system then if there is no password hit enter.

From command prompt type FIXBOOT and FIXMBR also if you want run BOOTCFG /REBUILD.

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yes you can and it's all set down in cast iron solid gold hardened dilithium oxide here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

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If you have the XP disc you can put it in when it get's to hit R for Repair do that.

Choose which Operating system then if there is no password hit enter.

From command prompt type FIXBOOT and FIXMBR also if you want run BOOTCFG /REBUILD.

Thanks a lot. I looked all day.

Yeah - but did it work?

I knew it because I had to do it some time back.

The process of FIXBOOT, FIXMBR, BOOTCFG /REBUILD worked for when i wanted to get rid of the linxu bootloader and in the past repair install has worked when i get BSODs at boot so i would assume so

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