Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:24 AM
Recently, my gf's computer decided to stop working all together. It is an older eMachine T2898. She has had this computer for a good 5 years now. Her power supply or what I assumed to be power supply quit working last week. I ordered a replacement and it has come in. I put it all together and the machine doesn't work the mobo light comes on and so does the cpu fan, but it doesn't boot. I am temporarely taking it apart and assembling it piece by piece to determine the problem. In the meantime she has files she needs from her hard drive. They are located under her username which has a password. So, when I enter into her hard drive on my computer I can access the documents and settings folders, but when I get to her username it gives me an access denied error. However I can enter into the other usernames, but those have nothing on them that I need. Is there a way to boot her username onto my system to enter in her username password. I have the password to do this, but don't know how to boot it so I can enter it in. I have been able to somehow get passed the first protected folder which got me into a list of folders such as the my documents and desktop folders. The my documents folder is what I need access to and it will give me the same error. I got through the first folder by messing with the shared functions, but I can't do it for this folder.
So my real question is, can I somehow get a password prompt to come up to access the folder?
This is her hard drive model:
Seagate Model # ST380011A
My system and her's uses Windows XP Home.