Solved Put OS on HDD using another laptop

September 6, 2011 at 14:19:23
Specs: Windows XP
This is the case, I have a laptop that i cannot access the BIOS to configure it to run my DVD ROM because there is an Administrator password, Even resetting the CMOS, still it needs a password.
Now my question is, is it possible to put an OS on the disk drive of my passworded laptop using another laptop?
will the passworded laptop will recognize the OS installed?
thanks in advance.

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September 6, 2011 at 16:11:04
Definition: STOP 0x00000024, 0X0000024, 0X24 or NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM

Applies to: Windows XP and other operating systems.

This stop error means that your ntfs file system is corrupt (damage in the file system, bad hard drive data, corrupt SCSI or IDE drivers or a corrupt ntfs.sys file).

Test your hard drive.
See the last part of response 4.

If the hard drive itself passes the test, the data problems can probably be fixed.

If the hard drive itself DOES NOT pass the test, you must replace the hard drive and install Windows from scratch on the replacement drive.

See if you can find a HP or Compaq CD for it labellled "XP Re-installation CD " or similar. .



#1
September 6, 2011 at 14:23:44
Hard to say. Why not ask the owner for the password to the bios?

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#2
September 6, 2011 at 14:27:07
If the ONLY password that was set in the bios you don't know is the bios access password....

Most laptops display a line while booting "Press (a key) for Boot Device" or similar.
If you see that , you press the stated key while that line is on the screen and select CDrom or similar - you don't need to know the bios access password.

If you want to run Setup from a Windows CD, you only need to do that once - Setup will autoload the CD each time the computer restarts until Setup has finished
.........

It's quite plausible that a laptop owner might forget a bios access password they set themself if they rarely go into the bios, but a system access password - you must enter it to use the computer at all - or a hard drive access password - you must enter it to use the hard drive - are a different matter - a legitimate owner would have to supply that every time they used the computer and it's extremely unlikely he or she would forget that unless he or she has serious mental problems.
We are not allowed to help you regarding "cracking" those passwords on this web site.

The passwords that are set in the bios of modern laptops are stored on a chip other than the bios chip that is soldered into the mboard and that cannot have the user settings erased from it by removing the power to it.

If there is a hard drive access password, the info about that is stored both on that chip and on a data area on the hard drive that cannot be accessed by using regular software of any kind. You can't wipe or re-format the drive unless you know the hard drive access password, and even if you could, doing that will not remove the password info from the hard drive.


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#3
September 6, 2011 at 14:44:50
The Laptop is a Compac nc6220
I dont know keys wich brings out the cdrom or the recovery partition if it has one
tried disconnecting the CMOS battery for 24 hours, the date is outdated but it still require a admin password.
I cant access the BIOS, ang the OS on my harddisk is corrupted,even after pressing F8 for safemode doest help
any suggestions?
Thanks in Advance Guys

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#4
September 6, 2011 at 15:12:28
I have added more to response 2 - please read that.

"The Laptop is a Compac nc6220
I dont know keys wich brings out the cdrom or the recovery partition if it has one"

"Most laptops display a line while booting "Press (a key) for Boot Device" or similar."

If you don't see that, go to the HP website and look at the Owner's or User's manual in the software downloads for your specific model . That manual probably also has Recovery info in it. Most Compaq computers I've come across that had XP installed on them originally came with an XP re-installation CD or similar and in that case they DID NOT have a Recovery partition on the hard drive. The Owner's or User's manual Recovery procedure will probably tell you which situation is your case.

"tried disconnecting the CMOS battery for 24 hours, the date is outdated but it still require a admin password"

The password info on modern laptops is NOT stored on the Cmos part of the bios chip - "The passwords that are set in the bios of modern laptops are stored on a chip other than the bios chip that is soldered into the mboard and that cannot have the user settings erased from it by removing the power to it. "

You don't have a system access password (must be supplied to use the computer at all) you don't know, because if you didn't know it you would not be able to even try getting into the bios Setup.

"ang the OS on my harddisk is corrupted,even after pressing F8 for safemode doest help"


Are you getting a message on a blue screen ?
If yes quote what it says.

Have you tried selecting Disable automatic restart... when you pressed F8 while booting ?

A common reason for corrupted data on the hard drive is the hard drive is in the process of failing.

You should test the hard drive before doing anything else.


Test your hard drive with hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics.

E.g.
Seagate's SeaTools will test (almost) any brand of hard drive.
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...

Do the long test.

The Dos bootable versions of SeaTools can test the hard drive when Windows will not load properly, or even when the drive has no data on it.

It the drive itself passes the test, any data problems on the drive can be fixed one way or another.


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#5
September 6, 2011 at 15:14:06
Yes I dont know the password for my compaq nc6220 because
1. my Father is the first owner
2. my father died in an accident
3. only my father knows the password

Im not cracking the password of my laptop, i just want the laptop to be usable again
My question is is it possible when i format and put an OS to the hard disk using another laptop, then put it back again to the nc6220 will this work
Sorry my bad.


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#6
September 6, 2011 at 15:27:46
Yes Sir I get a Blue Screen
it says
Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x820D3820, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)
Can you tell me what it means Sir,
should I put the disk drive to another laptop to format it or the my disk drive is busted
Thanks in advance

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#7
September 6, 2011 at 15:54:11
" {Yes I dont know the password for my compaq nc6220 because
1. my Father is the first owner
2. my father died in an accident
3. only my father knows the password"

If the ONLY password that was set in the bios you don't know is the bios access password....

"Most laptops display a line while booting "Press (a key) for Boot Device" or similar."

If you don't see that, go to the HP website and look at the Owner's or User's manual in the software downloads for your specific model .

If there IS a key you can press while booting to get that menu, you don't need to know the bios access password.

If there is NO key like that, you will either need to do the following procedure,
OR
if you can prove your father was the original owner (did he register the warranty with HP, or original bill, or other documentation), and if you can prove you are his son, you could try contacting HP online or by phone to see if they will help you remove the password(s),

OR a local technician who is authorized to work on HP and Compaq laptops may be convinced to do that for you for a small fee.
......

If the ONLY password that was set in the bios you don't know is the bios access password....

Yes, you can install Windows from scratch despite that, if you
- connect the hard drive to another computer and follow a procedure where you
- delete everything off the hard drive
(If you have personal data on the hard drive you don't want to lose, copy that data to elsewhere when your hard drive is on the other computer BEFORE you do that)
- make a small e.g. 2gb partition for an older operating system, install the operating system. E.g. Dos 7.x, or Win 98, 98SE, or ME (Dos 7.x is available free on the web)
- copy the \i386 folder from the XP CD to that small partition
- remove your hard drive and install it in your computer.
- the older operating system will boot on your computer
- run a program in the \i386 folder that runs the network installation version of XP's Setup , make at least one partition on the remainder of the space on the hard drive. run Setup.
- XP will boot from the hard drive when Setup has finished.
- copy the \i386 folder from the older operating system's partition to the partition XP was installed on for future use so you don't need to supply the XP CD

- optionally, delete the older operating system's partition in XP's Disk Management and make another one in the same space and use that for data, or use a third party "partition manipulation" program such as the freeware Easeus Partition Master Home addition to add the space feed up by deleting the older operating system's partition to XP's partition.


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#8
September 6, 2011 at 16:11:04
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Definition: STOP 0x00000024, 0X0000024, 0X24 or NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM

Applies to: Windows XP and other operating systems.

This stop error means that your ntfs file system is corrupt (damage in the file system, bad hard drive data, corrupt SCSI or IDE drivers or a corrupt ntfs.sys file).

Test your hard drive.
See the last part of response 4.

If the hard drive itself passes the test, the data problems can probably be fixed.

If the hard drive itself DOES NOT pass the test, you must replace the hard drive and install Windows from scratch on the replacement drive.

See if you can find a HP or Compaq CD for it labellled "XP Re-installation CD " or similar. .


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#9
September 7, 2011 at 00:18:36
Thank you for the solution , you really helped me alot, I will do what you say later on after work, all my questions are answered i will format my hard disk from another laptop later.
more power to you and our site
you can close this discussion as solved
Thanks again.

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#10
September 7, 2011 at 07:30:59
Test the hard drive FIRST.

READ the Owner's or User's manual for your model.
- If you can press a key while booting and select CDrom or similar to boot from, it doesn't matter that you don't know the bios access password - you can reload the hard drive the regular way.
- If you can't do that, then you have no choice except to connect the hard drive to another computer and do the procedure.

Your hard drive must be connected to another computer that has a working operating system one way or another.
If you connect it to another laptop, you need to connect it externally.
If you connect it to a desktop computer, it can be connected to it internally or externally..

To connect it externally to any computer that has a USB port that can supply the max spec 500ma of current from the port.....
- use a USB connected external drive enclosure that is appropriate for a laptop sized (2.5") hard drive, EIDE or SATA , whatever your hard drive is
- use a USB to EIDE or USB to SATA adapter, for whatever type of drive the hard drive is

To connect it internally to a desktop computer....
- if it's an EIDE hard drive, use an inexpensive laptop (2.5") IDE to desktop (3.5" ) IDE data/power gender adapter to connect it to an IDE data cable and IDE header on the desktop computer
- if it's a SATA drive, the SATA sockets for the data cable and power on a laptop sized (2.5") hard drive are identical to the sockets for those things on a desktop sized (3.5") hard drive. You can use a standard SATA data cable and SATA power connector to connect a laptop SATA hard drive to any deskltop computer that has a spare SATA data header.


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