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Posted 16 July 2005 - 06:08 PM
Posted 17 July 2005 - 01:23 AM
Posted 17 July 2005 - 01:55 AM
After booting with the A:\ drive try to run the Recovery Console again then type in without quotes "FIXMBR" and see if that don't fix your master boot record. If it don't reload the Recovery Console again and type in without quotes "Fixboot" this writes a new startup sector on the system partition. I hope this helps if it don't please post back here what comes up.
I booted my computer from A: with the 6 diskettes loading. When I tried to run the Recovery Console, I wasn't able to type in chk dsk /r.
Can anyone help?
Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:22 PM
Posted 17 July 2005 - 09:25 PM
You have to know what the Admin password is that you used when you first loaded Windows XP on that computer. By Admin password I mean the main admin password not one for a user that has admin privileges.
This is what happened.
After booting from the 6 diskettes, I went into the Recovery Console.
The screen looked like this:
Which windows installation would you like to log onto?:
I typed "1" (no quotes)
Then it said:
Type the administrator password:
I tried "administrator" "password" and "0000000" and was unable to get in.
Is there another method of getting into the Recovery Console so I can try fixmbr or fixboot?
Posted 17 July 2005 - 10:02 PM
Posted 17 July 2005 - 10:21 PM
I am not sure how well this works now days but you can try this--
Well, looks like I'm going to have to do some digging as it was over a year ago.
Edited by phatcat42141, 17 July 2005 - 10:36 PM.
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