I am trying to repair the XP machine of a friend : it boots OK but hangs at the moment where the user selection is supposed to appear. Same thing in safe mode or when trying to restore the last working config. I have checked with UBCD4Win that the filesystem is OK and the H/W seems functional.
Looking around, I found there is a Microsoft tool, formerly developed by Sysinternals, called ERD, that makes it possible, using a WIN PE boot CD, to restore previous configs saved with "XP System Restore". I have an eval copy of version 5.0. It boots OK, but refuses to go further since it detects XP Pro SP3, which is not supported in this version. My friend is certain his PC is running XP Home SP3 and not Pro.
I have thus 2 questions :
- Is there a way to "trick" ERD 5.0 to make him see XP Home instead of XP Pro (since it is most probably a XP Home - my friend has the reinstallation CD provided with his Fujitsu Siemens tower, they are indeed XP Home)
- Do you know an equivalent tool, not Microsoft made, which would not have such limitations ?