Old lady lost windows xp

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Fri Nov 13 02:58:28 UTC 2009

John Heinen wrote:
> The hard drive has windows xp on it but it won't start and we can't redu
> it on account of the lost cd with the numbers.


> I tried to install a legal windowsf 98 ( she is familiar with) and then

Tried? So the XP installation used NTFS?

> as an intrduction  e.g. puppy linux, but the computer hangs up and keeps
> looking for windows xp.  with it's ID numbers.. John H

Puppy Linux...okay...maybe you want to wipe out the master boot record 
aka MBR aka first sector of disk when you install.

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