Windows is not letting me log on

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have been trying to move my boot partition off of my noisy hard drive onto
    a new quiet hard drive. I first tried copying and pasting my whole C: drive
    to my brand new SATA hard drive. after rebooting the system it had a hard
    time rebooting again. I had to go into bios and reset the right boot
    priority. it would not boot to the new SATA hard drive because i did not do
    it properly with the proper program. I did not want to delete what was on it
    to properly do it. so i wanted to use a smaller PATA HDD and used the Seagate
    program that came with the computer. I used a process that would take the
    boot off of the old drive and put it onto the transfering drive. well 75%
    through the process while it was to "copying" the information the computer
    went into screen saver mode while i was away. when i came back to check it
    the computer was frozen up but the light on the front was to blinking as
    though it were still working. i tried ctr+alt+del many times on it would not
    unfreeze. so i held my power button to shut it down. when i tried to reboot
    my system it gets to the windows logo and what would normally be the screen
    that would let me click on a profile and have it load up is now a log on to
    windows, window that has my name instead of my profile filled into a box
    requesting a password i do not have set. when i try to log in using no
    password it tells me that it's logging out and either freezes or goes back to
    the log on screen. it wont let me into my computer. i've tried safe mode and
    i get the same thing. Please help i do not want to reinstall windows again
    for the 5th time or so, and loose everything. again!

    note: I have many other xp computers in my house and the Vista basic laptop
    i am using.
     
    Guest, Oct 2, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    You don't say what system you are trying to copy, but the key of a
    successful duplication is to have the new drive enumerate the same as the
    old one during the first boot.
     
    John Barnes, Oct 2, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    My computer is using xp professional but not the x64 edition i dont think.
     
    Guest, Oct 2, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    The advice I gave is even more necessary for XP, either version. The key to
    a successful copy is to make sure that the copy is enumerated the same as
    the original before it is first booted. Simply, if the current system
    enumerates as C, the copy must be on the first primary partition on the
    first drive in boot priority in the BIOS. Other configurations can get
    complicated.
     
    John Barnes, Oct 2, 2007
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  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Idk know if the program performing the operation did that or not. copying was
    75% complete before the system froze. windows is showing up but letting me
    log in. it acts like its gonna and then it imediately tells me it's logging
    off and goes back to the previous screen even use of the "Administrator
    account is not working." Is there any way at all to fix what you where
    talking about with a 75% copied drive without getting into the OS to do it.
    Or will i have to reinstall windows on the drive i intended to copy the boot
    to.
     
    Guest, Oct 2, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Up in the above i meant not letting me log in. when i try to boot from the
    incomplete drive it says "windows could not start because the following file
    is missing or corrupt:
    <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll please reinstall a copy of the above file.
     
    Guest, Oct 3, 2007
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    Jane C Guest

    AceViper,

    Have you tried running a repair install? Boot from the XP CD, select the
    option to repair the installation.
     
    Jane C, Oct 3, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    lol I never thought of that. i'll have to try once i find my Dang CD.
     
    Guest, Oct 3, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    Its the one after the license acceptance, not the repair via the console.
     
    John Barnes, Oct 3, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Jane or John,

    should i attempt to repair on my transferring drive, old drive or both.
     
    Guest, Oct 3, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    Is your old system working, but only the hard drive needs to be replaced.
    If the old system is working, I would recommend that you download and try
    BootItNG to copy the old system to the new drive.
     
    John Barnes, Oct 3, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    John Barnes, Oct 3, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    that's what i originally intended to do using a seagate disk. except my old
    system will not let me log in to it at all with safe-mode administrator or
    anything. almost like a virus. and the new system never finished copying. i'd
    like to use another computer but it turns out that mine is the only one using
    HDD's in the FAT32 format so sticking the hard drives in another computer
    wont work unless im wrong about being the only one.
     
    Guest, Oct 3, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    Then I would run the repair on the old system first and see if you can get
    it back to booting. Just what are the symptoms of hell? Error messages,
    sparks, etc.
     
    John Barnes, Oct 3, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    lol my definition of hell with computers is being at risk of loosing all my
    crap cuz i cant get into it or solve the problem. sparks would add to it,
    though its never happened before.
     
    Guest, Oct 3, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Ok sorry to come back with this problem still but, this is what i've managed
    to do...
    I tried repairing the original drive and it attempted to repair it but
    during the repair it blue screened and now it is stuck their at that spot. It
    will always show the blue "windows has been stopped to prevent..." screen. I
    need to get into that profile to get my images and other documents off of it.
    anytime i try to use my new profile to access my documents on the old hard
    drive it says access denied. is their a way to get around it. i just want my
    documents back. i can't copy them or anything.
     
    Guest, Oct 13, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    You can take ownership of the data and then you can copy. How are you
    trying to copy? Are you dual booting and trying to copy from the other
    drive, or from the recovery console.
     
    John Barnes, Oct 13, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    I am now booting from a different drive. I Don't know how to gain ownership
    of my old profile on the other drive.

    The new boot has just had all drivers, updates, and service pack 2
    installed. it's Surprising that the computer has never ran this fast before.
    it's so quick on this fresh windows installation.
     
    Guest, Oct 14, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    If you are using XP and are a member of the Administrators group 1. Right
    click on the file or folder icon ( I would use the highest folder from which
    you want to copy) and chose Properties 2. On the security tab, click the
    Advanced button (this should open the advanced security settings dialog box)
    3. Click the owner tab. This should show the current owner and show you
    and the administrator group as potential owners) 4. Select either name and
    click OK.
    See if that helps you. We can troubleshoot the permissions if necessary.

    XP X64 is an awesome system.
     
    John Barnes, Oct 14, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    There is no security tab with an advanced button. I am using the regular
    windows xp pro. not x64.
     
    Guest, Oct 14, 2007
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