Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:03 PM
I believe i loaded way too much stuff onto my harddrive at some point. The other day, soon after it turned on, i received the blue screen of death, and it hasn't been able to load windows since. So i loaded up puppy linux and i don't know if it's just the windows vs linux problem but the entire windows folder comes up blank. So i threw in my recovery disks for windows. After the initial installation the computer reset then had me fill out a computer name and an admin password. No matter what i put for that password, or leave it blank i always receive a message that says that it couldn't log me on. i do plan on primarily running puppy on this computer, but using windows for ease of certain applications. My current plan is to partition/format the drive using puppy, then use the windows xp disk provided with the pc(not the recovery disks) to install. However i am unable to defrag w/o windows, at least as far as i've seen it is not a recommended action. What is the deal with the admin password? i went through that process like 7 or 8 times only to get stuck at that spot each time. The hd was formatted to some degree when the recovery disks were installed. Also, it could be an hd problem as well, because even after the reinstall, puppy still takes a while to read certain sections of the disk, i.e. doc and settings. Any suggestions?