reinstalling original xp pro machine with wpa.dbl method issue... plssssssss help

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  1. taken

    taken New Member

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    hi,

    as per the explaination on the net, i did exactly the same. the steps are as follows.

    1. Copy the file c:\windows\system32\wpa.dbl to a floppy.
    2. Reinstall Windows XP.
    3. Boot to a DOS disk if you are using FAT, or to the Recovery Console if using NTFS.
    4. Copy the file from the first step above back to c:\windows\system32.

    well, reg recovery console, i did as i got instruction on net.
    did put the CD in startup and when the CD boots, after some time it displays a message having 3 options and recovery console being one among them. on selecting it, it goes to DOS mode.

    here come the issue.

    i made a back up of wpa.dbl in floppy before reinstallation (14 KB) size. here, i copied the file which was now 5 KB only. well, when viewed, it showes the 14 KB size. then exit was done which reboots the computer.

    now when i see it by explorer, the file size returns back to 5 KB though i had changed it. i did this step for 3-4 times but everytime the same thing happens.

    as per my system, its original PCS brand make with a XP pro sticker on the cabinet. well, upon recovery i need to enter the key again in middle of installation which i gave the same as in sticker.

    so, what is the issue??? why is wpa.dbl being re changed to its orignal size again and again. pls suggest as i am really annoyed. being a licenced customer, i feel that this is not nice.

    lastly, i did the same with safe mode also, but this too in vain. al the time, it comes back to its original size.

    any idea pls, Gurus...

    ken
     
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    u having a license key, i think u should better contact microsoft directly to resolve ur issue.
     
  3. Ramakrishnan

    Ramakrishnan The Researcher

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    Why did you want to copy wpa.dbl file. If you resinstalled windows whatever you have done is exactly right. Possibly , in floppy, the file might have got corrupted. But there is no issue. Just go online and iwth your license, it is easy to activate your windows again.
     
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