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On backroom PC. Check boot order of drives in bios.  As way the drives are hooked up, when the bios resets to default it puts the drive that isn’t bootable first.  


If you have a spare machine you can do a lot of this by plugging the HDD via USB in a caddy or converter. To complete part one, follow these steps: Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then […]


Themes services was causing it to constantly crash and reboot. Disabled, now OK.  


To copy profiles from one machine to another machine on a domain and have it so XP carries on using those profiles on the new machine instead of it creating a new profile like jdoe.DOMAINNAME. Extract the key below from the registry of the old machine HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\ProfileList Copy the profiles over to the […]


By default, the Administrator account is not displayed on the Welcome Screen. To log in to the Administrator account, press Ctrl+Alt+Del, release the Del key, and press it again, while still holding down the Ctrl+Alt keys. This will change the Welcome Screen login to the Windows 2000 style log in, where you can now type […]


OEM XP key

Requires an OEM copy of XP to work. All OEM keys are disabled and only phone activation works. This was cause people were nicking them.  


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