You just can't change the boot order with XP.
You can't install two copies of XP on one machine.
You cannot repair what is essentially not broken.
Why do you need a password?
I forsee major problems, most unrepairable.
I hope you have a backup of your data. It sounds like you have corrupted all data on the drive, beyond a repair since the format was started. And because you didn't read (as you say) and watch what was happening. If you can copy your important information to the working drive, another install might work.
Hi everybody i got a problum.
I got to hard drives one 140gb and other 20gb.
My computer was fine but i decided to change the booting style.
I changed it the next thing i noticed that my computer wont boot. it was missing some files.
so i desiced to repair with the windowsXP cd.
They conld not repair it becoues i did not have a password.
My windows was on the 140gb drive so i decided to install a new window on the 20gb drive. while i was doing that i not reading any thing started to farmat the 140gb drive. on 0% i notcied that it was the 140gb drive. so not having any options i turned of my computer.
so next time i installed it on 20gb fine.
Now when i open my computer i see 20gb drive and a 10mb drive.
I noticed the 20gb is NTFS format and and the 10 was in FAT format.
I know noting was deleted. So i download some progroms about Data recovery in that i see all my file.
I dont want to buy a new hard drive and copy all the files to that.
can someone help me solve this problum. what shold i do. I dont want to loss any data.