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Old 03-25-2003, 12:46 AM   #16
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Ahh okay, thanks.
Old 03-31-2003, 10:43 PM   #17
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ok, weirdest thing.... i'm back at my computer now, been on spring break. I got some boot disks made in the mean time... My computer will boot into the boot disks and eventually (after 6 disk reads) i can get into the recovery console. It asks me to choose what i want to recover. It only gives me the choice of c:\windows of course. So i choose that one. It then asks for the administrator password. I type in the password that i used to log onto my administrator and it says its not the right password. So then i tried the other two passwords that i use for various stuff incase i forgot it.... no luck. I tried the original bios pw, just in case, nothin. I then tried just hitting enter at the advice of my friend to see if it would bypass it incase i didn't set one or wasn't set yet... NO LUCK. What is the deal?? Is there a standard password i don't know about? I'm sooo confused why my password that it was before all this happen wont work! Can anyone help or have any ideas!


Old 03-31-2003, 10:53 PM   #18
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Sounds like a Windows issue. I really shouldn't be helping you with M$ problems but here's a link.

Old 04-01-2003, 03:19 AM   #19
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Only thing I can think about is maybe you have another keyboard layout than the standard qwerty.
But what's the deal really?? Just reinstall it, if you need files on the windoze partition, just get them through linux.
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Oh where did you get the bootdisk?? it's a known issue with xp where recovery console doesn't recognize your password. My xp did the same thing..there is an article online about how to fix it..i forget the link...let me go find it hold on

oh i am not going to get flames for posting a link from M$ am i??
here ya go..hope this helps
Also try to get SP1 for xp if you can since this is what fixed my recovery console error and many other things...but if all else fails, u can always just reinstall will probably overwrite few of ur personalized settings but there shouldn't be any data loss

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Old 04-01-2003, 10:05 AM   #21
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Thanks for everyone's help. Right now i'm trying to reinstall XP overtop of the current one, hopefully getting no data loss. If that doesn't work then i'm gonna install it to the partition on my other hard drive that i was trying to install linux on previously. I'll then boot that up and transfer the files from my other hard drive onto the new one and then reformat the other one and transfer the files back. Let's hope one of these solutions works, cause i really don't want to loose my school papers!




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