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I bought a HP Compaq computer from a company that went out of business. I do not know the system admin. The computer is running xp pro but it was a network computer so I'm locked out. All that comes up is this old businesses logo and their companies employes screen. I can't even use the start menu. How do I get rid of this companies stuff and open xp? ...Plus I don't have an xp pro disk.

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Reformat Reformat Reformat!
Unless you can boot from floppy or cdrom if you can make sure that the disk has a valid start file. (ie command com etc
Look for Fdisk and run it
Do not del anything untill you make sure that all partitions marked as active.

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Do a google search for a program called "KON BOOT" burn it to a disc. That program will bypass the log on. Once on you can create a new user with full privledges and then start to remove the other users and what ever you dont want .

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