i have an intel celeron zoostorm pc. it came with windows xp home already installed. i some how made a fatal disc error and was unable to boot either the o.s or the recovery console (pc angel lite edition). i didnt get a disc with recovery or o.s on just the pc angel. i got someone to look at it. he seemed to know what he was doing, he said i had to install windows again.which he did but when i restarted i found he actually installed a xp pro version that seems to be ment for an american office based company or similar and the v.l.k is blocked. i want to access the pc angel to return my comp back to the home version but as i am a learner i am not sure if this is possible. i have recovered files but havent a clue where to start.
i have tried the other ways to i went for disc managment it says basic 74.53gb (online) then tere is a shaded box with 4.01gb fat32 healthy eisa configuration then another box not shaded c:/ 70.52 ntfs healthy (system)
f10 was the key to start pc angel. now i get the choice to either start xp pro or the recovery console . i suspect the recovery to be xp pro not my original. if i try recovery console it says which version of windows are you trying to restore no matter what i put it asks for a password i have tried all my passwords but i get a message saying incorrect press enter to leave recovery console. i have had problems with a few things on this pro version i think it is the something to do with the fact this version is not ment for a home comp but for use within a network or domain . i have had to take ownership of lots of files just to access them
it says recovery console can do a partial restore or complete which version of windows do you want to log on to : c:/windows (press enter to cancel) if i press enter it re boots i have tried all my passwords and user words it says incorrect password then the same message recovery console can......... ect