Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:56 PM
I have a very weird problem. My son has trashed his computer. When booting in nomal mode, after putting in password, then XP starts to boot, then it goes to a blue screen and displays some type of excepting error. It also does this when trying to start the computer in Safe Mode. The only way it will come on is in safe mode dos. I thought I'd just reformat and reinstall everything, but the computer will not boot from the CD drive. I rebooted, went to set up, and tried to set it up to boot from CD first. However, everytime I tried to unlock, it told me my adminstrator password was incorrect. I know for a fact that it was right. I also tried rebooting into safe mode with DOS, but even then, it would not see the CD drive. I know you guys cannot tell me how to "hack" my admin password, but I do really need your advice on how to get my Son's computer back up and running. I ran chkdsk in DOS and it did not find anything wrong. Please, any advice would be appreciated. The computer is a Dell Dimension 5310 running Win XP Pro SP2. Thanks in advance.