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Windows 7: backup help

11 Oct 2009   #1

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Hello I have a dual-booted computer with operating systems windows 7 and windows xp Sp3 and I encrypted my windows xp SP3 drive. Just recently my hard drive failed on me and I need to be able to back up my data on that windows xp SP3 drive. I can't login the xp drive because when I try I get an error saying missing file hal.dll and I can't get my data from logging in windows 7 because xp is encrypted and appears as if there is nothing in the drive at all. I have tryed putting my windows xp cd in to fix the file and to be able to boot but when I try to use the recovery console, it keeps asking me for an administrator password and I don't have one. I have tryed just pressing enter and tryed using "000000" and tryed all my standard passwords and no luck. I have also tryed some password removing applications to try and get rid of it and those don't seam to work eather. Can anyone help me?

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11 Oct 2009   #2


This is not a crash or debug issue. You're better off posting your query in the most appropriate forum section (when in doubt, go for "general"), so that more experts in the relevant field are likely to notice your questions.

Hopefully a moderator will stop by to move this soon.
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