Find my xp key [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question rayeddie 2Posts Wednesday January 14, 2009Registration date January 15, 2009 Last seen - Last answered on Jun 16, 2010 at 09:06 AM by Linux only way
I have corrupted files in windows xp, it wont boot even in safe mode.
I have run my hard drive externally and run chkdsk /r.
Still wont boot when i put it back and run windows.
I dont know the windows key otherwise i would use a xp disk i have which is for anothe computer and reinstal.
Any way of running the drive externally and finding out what the windows key is?
I dont think i can do it with Belarc, or can I?
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Hello there,

I would just like to point out an application that i myself had come across recently to retrieve my Windows product key and MS Office keys.

XP CD-Key Finder: by Mayhem Development

This application i found very handy and very quick to use, Plus it allows me to use it at work for the more difficult job of trying to find the cd keys on a non-bootable hard drive.

Basically it will get the product keys as per usual but will also obtain the current IP/User/PC Name which saves me just that little bit more time when i am doing multiple computer.

I have put it on a USB key which i quickly just plug in any time i need to use it.
But the better part is it is now on my main pc... If i cant boot a hdd i will simply plug the hdd into a usb adapter and then run the application on the ntuser.dat or the *.sav files which has allowed me to obtain the keys that way.

Hope this one can be helpful for someone else like it has been for me.

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I just found this program that says it can retrieve the Windows Product Key even when windows will not boot.
OMIGHTY1- Jun 17, 2009 at 01:05 PM
Thank you SO MUCH for the keyfinder! I had a preinstalled Windows which I needed to reinstall, and I didn't have my product key for the rescue disk; now I do! Again I say, thanks a lot! :)
Rajneesh- Dec 5, 2009 at 03:50 AM
Thank you SO MUCH for the keyfinder! & but I d'not know my window XP prfessional (Sevice Pack 3) product Key.


Linux only way- Jun 16, 2010 at 09:06 AM
xpcman you rock
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You could try a repair install - see this web page:

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