"Hack" C: from D: ?

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October 27, 2009 at 10:22:38
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, 3000
Sitrep:
My XP on C: drive just crashed last week.
Safe mode doesn't work.
Recovery Console brings up a new error message of it's own.
Last Safe Config? Yeah. Sounds nice. Not this time . . .

So, what I did was install XP on my D: drive, brought my precious files back from the dead via NTFS Undelete -Freeware.
That's fine.
Got my files.

But I still have the problem with the XP on C:

Question:
Is there a way I can 'hack' into C: using the D: drive XP?
See, the problem I'm having here is I know the STOP error is telling me it's a software/hardware conflict (0x0A error), but it shuts down before I can access the system and cut off any new software.
(Why Safe Mode doesn't work, is beyond me . . )

My theory is, if I can access it through the D: drive OS, I'll have more of a chance.
Problem is, the Admin folder is 'locked' because I password the hell out of everything. . .

Anyway,
It sounds reasonable and do-able.

Any ideas? Suggestions?


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#1
October 27, 2009 at 10:28:36
BSOD 0xA = IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

You should be able to use your working copy of Windows' regedit to mount the "C:" Windows' system registry (Found in C:\Windows\system32\config), but at that point, you're manually modifying driver/service information. Proceed at your own risk.


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#2
October 27, 2009 at 10:28:39
"the Admin folder is 'locked' because I password the hell out of everything. . ."

Does this mean you used encryption?

The admin folder has nothing to do with repairing the xp installation on c:. Google "repair install" to get the how to for running a repair [not new] install of xp on that partition.


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#3
October 27, 2009 at 10:50:16
Razor:
I'm looking at D:\WINDOWS\system32\config

I'm assuming I should find a 'regedit' file to copy and paste in
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config ??

Or am I waaaay off here. :-/


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#4
October 27, 2009 at 11:25:54
regedit is a program installed by default on all non-CE versions of Windows

Start -> Run -> (type) regedit


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#5
October 27, 2009 at 11:33:03
Razor:
Right, of course. Got it.

What command do I type in?


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#6
October 27, 2009 at 12:17:14
Backup two squares. If you are using a USB keyboard that may be why you can't get into safe mode. Try a PS/2 keyboard if you have a PS/2 keyboard port.

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#7
October 27, 2009 at 15:25:16
This is the wrong track to repair xp on c:.

This is why Microsoft developed the repair install. It refreshes the OS files but leaves your data/apps/user accts intact.

If someone asks you a question about encryption its wise to answer it before you do something unrecoverable.
If you encrypted any thing you will lose all access going down the path your are on now.


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#8
October 27, 2009 at 16:46:14
If you encrypted any thing you will lose all access going down the path your are on now.
Assuming you only touch the System hive, this shouldn't be the case. And if he did full disk encryption, he wouldn't get far enough to mount the hive.

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