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Restart your computer during the boot process tap thef8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computerAdvanced Boot Options screen appears. Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system. Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show. Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.
Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control user passwords" (without the quotes). Click OK.
Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure placeClose the User Accounts window and restart Windows.
Hi, restart the computer; as soon as it start, "show a image on the screen," click on the [F2] button, this is the button that will open the BIOS / CMOS Settings window, you should be able to "Reset the Password," rate the help if it do, thanks.
I am assuming your mean it cannot find the installation of windows...
it sounds like the boot record has become corrupted.
With the install disk in the cd rom, load your pc and choose to Boot from CD - you may need to go into the BIOS to change the CD to be your first boot device (you get to the BIOS by pressing F10 on start up)
When Windows goes through its blue loading screen follow the screen prompts until you can see the option to "Press R to repair a windows installation".
When the DOS prompt appears on the screen choose the Windows installation you wish to repair (usually 1 and press ENTER)
When prompted for the administrator password either enter the password you have specified or if you have never set a password press ENTER
Reboot yuour PC.
Hope this helps...
If not please provide the exact error message in a post
Well, if this is your computer you purchased, ie: HP, Compaq, Gateway, etc. then more than likely the password is simple.... nothing. Not the word nothing, but a blank entry. Try that. IF not, then you could always press F8 while the computer powers on and then you can try to start the computer up into Safe Mode. and at the login screen there it may work. With the user name 'Administrator' and a blank password. If not, there are ways to remove Windows passwords.