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#1 phace23

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 02:07 PM

Hello friends,

 

I have a Windows XP machine.  When I turn it on, it will display the "windows was not shut down properly" or whatever message, you guys know what I'm talking about.  Anyway, if I select Start Windows Normally or Last Known Configuration, I will get as far as the black windows screen before it shuts down.  

 

I have tried to boot into safe mode but the IT manager that was here did not leave me with usernames and passwords so I can't even log into it.  The only help I can provide with the Safe Mode boot is that when I select it, I can at least get to the username/password screen.  I don't know anything else because I can't even log in to the system.

 

Any help would be appreciated

 

Thanks,

 

Phace



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 10:28 PM

Welcome phace,

Without administrator access and without the installation disk I'm thinking you have a very big paper weight or door stop. If there was an IT manager there should be a replacement and the replacement should have that information, or be tasked to fix the system.

Keep us posted

 

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PS:  Did I mention that it might be a very good time to update the operating system to W7?


Edited by dicke, 03 October 2014 - 10:29 PM.

Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 12:22 PM

Agree, obvious workplace issue that should be handled by workplace IT reps.

 

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 07:54 AM

Lol, I have no authority to change OS's.  If I could I would. 

Actually the IT manager left and we have no replacement right now.

I was able to get the bigger hard drive(the one with all the data) and got it to be recognized my another machine, so we're actually just going to destroy the boot hard drive.  

Thanks for the comments though guys



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:04 PM

Taking applications for a network admin or IT manager? :wink:

We'll be here when you need us. Til then stay well and surf safe

 

Dick


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