Used WET from XP to W7 now problem XP on old comp

I used WET to transfer everything from my old XP computer to a W7 system computer. Now I can't open XP on my old computer .... it just hangs. I don't have a re-boot or the original install disk.
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Fixing XP is legendary.

There are so many articles about that that where to begin? Here we have "hang" and nothing more.

Try all Safe Mode versions as you hunt down your XP CD and then... I wonder. Are you running Windows (any version!) without backup? You may be learning why folk talk so much about backups.

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Wishing for backup
I wish I DID have a backup .. a mirror image of the drive or something.... but I don't. I was doing the system update for a friend.
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There are ways to get at the files.

The usual tech out is to claim a virus ate the OS. Sadly that's true too many times.

Here's some old advice about getting at the files I hand out a lot. No installing, no learning a new OS. Just explore and copy out the files. A video you can see the UBCD booting follows in a video at about 50 minutes in. All techs should have these tools.


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You'll probably need to look for an XP disc if you can find.

I see Amazon still has some of the XP discs for around $25. That's probably what you'll need to do. You may also need to get drivers from your manufacturer.
When you've gotten your system back like you want it, I urge you to get yourself an external hard drive and a good 3rd party backup program. You can set it up to do everything automagically at the time and frequency of your choice. 1 TB external hard drives are about $50 these days and a really good FREE backup program is the Easeus Todo Backup Free. That can save you a lot of time and frustration the next time something like this happens. Sooner or later it happens to all computers for one reason or another.

Good luck.

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