Can't Enter Username & Password to Log On

  Fishbox 16:53 20 Sep 2011
Locked

I've been trying to start my PC (WinXP Home SP3) in safe mode by tapping F8 when I power on but without success.I was attempting to resolve an irritating Windows Validation Error with MS Security Essentials. Now I cannot type in my user name or password in the boxes on the log on page so I can't operate.I've tried unplugging and powering up after a time and also control/alt/del pressed twice but no joy. Any ideas,please? As a last resort I have the Win CD & product key but if I use this will I lose data?

  rawprawn 17:15 20 Sep 2011

Have a read here for XP Safe Mode

I hope this helps.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Illustrator Charles Williams on how to create magazines and book covers

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)