a friend of mine has just bought a new motherboard for his PC, and also a new hard drive. All working now. But when he installs XP (from a disc that has worked on his pre-modernised PC) he gets right to the end of the process and is then asked for his password. He hasn't set a password. No passwords enabled in the CMOS settings either.
He tried doing a workaround, basically as described at click here
This worked like a charm, getting into the Windows Repair system on the XP CD - until he got to stage 11. At this point he was presented with a pop-up message telling him that he was not an authorised user. Please would he install SP2 !!
Does anyone have the faintest clue as to what is going on here?