Trouble Logging in to Xp Home

  ACOLYTE 13:46 04 Jul 2010

I have just installed Xp on Toshiba Laptop,now when the laptop boots up i get asked for a password as administrator,and i don't have one,or didn't set one,but when i press ok,it doesn't let me log says because of account restriction,and i have no idea what i should put as a password,or how to get windows to load.

  ACOLYTE 13:49 04 Jul 2010

PS: I should add i have tryied in safe mode but i get nothing on screen just a blank screen that says im in safe mode.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:05 04 Jul 2010

Try this:

1- boot to the windows xp/2000 CD ,

2- press enter to start setup ,

3- press F8 for the license agreement ,

4- when you get the option to repair the current installation press R to do so ,

5- let it run through and for windows XP wait until it reboots and is installing, devices then

press shift F10 to open a command prompt. For windows 2000 wait until it is registering

components then press shift F10 to open a command prompt. ,

6- In windows XP either type in "nusrmgr.cpl" w/o quotation marks at the command prompt and press enter. For windows 2000 type in "control.exe" w/o quotation marks and press enter. This should open up the user accounts applet in XP and the regular control panel in 2000. ,

7- select the users and change or remove their passwords accordingly, apply settings and close the control panel windows and command prompt windows so that just setup is running again. ,

8- let the inplace upgrade finish.

The user should now be able to log in when it finishes and not have to reinstall the programs like in a parallel install.

  ACOLYTE 15:55 04 Jul 2010

Ty for that now im getting another error from a blue sceen,i have looked up the error code and it is somthing to do with an inacesable boot device?,and drivers that havent loaded so windows can acces the hdd.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:44 04 Jul 2010

disable ACHI in BIOS and retry

  ACOLYTE 16:54 04 Jul 2010

Ok,did that now it loads and restarts with a blue screen but its that fast i cant read what it says,its just a flash onscreen and repeats a cycle

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