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life after repairing XP

I installed a scanner with an old CD not meant for XP and it corrupted a system file. I repaired by using a linux CD to install a new windows folder and named it windows1, (files obtained from the recovery CD that came with the computer, and then updated using MS Update).

It works fine, on start up you have to select which operating system to use, windows or windows1. Initially only windows1 booted, but after copying over a working system file to windows it now boots as well.

Unfortunately windows still won't allow itself to be used - it says that the supplied password is incorrect - there is no opportunity to manually give a password. So only windows1 will allow access to the computer. The problem is that it won't access old files from before it was installed.

Anyone know how to fix this?

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Thanks Bob. I have been gathering courage to do it and am about to. Will let you know how I get on. It is XP home SP2

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