Log In Password problem

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by thewelshman, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. thewelshman

    thewelshman Guest

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    I have recently bought a new computer from e-bay with Windows XP Pro
    installed, and a cd with it copied to. The problem I have is that after
    loading Panda a/v , downloading windows updates, then re booting for updates
    to install, on restarting there's a log in screen asking for a password. I
    have not entered a password in the system when I first used the PC. Since I
    cannot proceed any further without a password I sought advice which
    explained that I will have to re-install windows. This I did, and during
    set-up I put in a password, and all went fine until the same thing happened
    as above, log in screen popped up, typed the new password in, nothing, would
    not accept it, Had to re install again this time did not enter anything for
    password, same thing happened on re boot, still asks for p/w, press enter
    without entering anything, nothing happens just asking for p/w. This has
    happened five times now am at breaking point. If anybody could please help
    me I would be extremely grateful. As it is, my new computer is useless in
    this condition.
    T.I.A.
    Phil
    thewelshman, Feb 22, 2005
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    Gordon Guest

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    V.Simkins Guest

    "thewelshman" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > I have recently bought a new computer from e-bay with Windows XP Pro
    > installed, and a cd with it copied to. The problem I have is that after
    > loading Panda a/v , downloading windows updates, then re booting for

    updates
    > to install, on restarting there's a log in screen asking for a password. I
    > have not entered a password in the system when I first used the PC. Since

    I
    > cannot proceed any further without a password I sought advice which
    > explained that I will have to re-install windows. This I did, and during
    > set-up I put in a password, and all went fine until the same thing

    happened
    > as above, log in screen popped up, typed the new password in, nothing,

    would
    > not accept it, Had to re install again this time did not enter anything

    for
    > password, same thing happened on re boot, still asks for p/w, press enter
    > without entering anything, nothing happens just asking for p/w. This has
    > happened five times now am at breaking point. If anybody could please help
    > me I would be extremely grateful. As it is, my new computer is useless in
    > this condition.
    > T.I.A.
    > Phil
    >


    I know this may be a long shot, but did you re-install Windows on top of
    itself, or did you format the drive first? (the only way to format an NTFS
    disk, is to go into windows xp setup from boot, and delete the partition
    that comes up when prompted.) if you re-installed itself on top of itself,
    that could be your problem right there.

    anyone else have any ideas?
    V.Simkins, Feb 22, 2005
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  4. thewelshman

    thewelshman Guest

    "V.Simkins" <> wrote in message
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    > "thewelshman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >>
    >> I have recently bought a new computer from e-bay with Windows XP Pro
    >> installed, and a cd with it copied to. The problem I have is that after
    >> loading Panda a/v , downloading windows updates, then re booting for

    > updates
    >> to install, on restarting there's a log in screen asking for a password.
    >> I
    >> have not entered a password in the system when I first used the PC. Since

    > I
    >> cannot proceed any further without a password I sought advice which
    >> explained that I will have to re-install windows. This I did, and during
    >> set-up I put in a password, and all went fine until the same thing

    > happened
    >> as above, log in screen popped up, typed the new password in, nothing,

    > would
    >> not accept it, Had to re install again this time did not enter anything

    > for
    >> password, same thing happened on re boot, still asks for p/w, press enter
    >> without entering anything, nothing happens just asking for p/w. This has
    >> happened five times now am at breaking point. If anybody could please
    >> help
    >> me I would be extremely grateful. As it is, my new computer is useless in
    >> this condition.
    >> T.I.A.
    >> Phil
    >>

    >
    > I know this may be a long shot, but did you re-install Windows on top of
    > itself, or did you format the drive first? (the only way to format an NTFS
    > disk, is to go into windows xp setup from boot, and delete the partition
    > that comes up when prompted.) if you re-installed itself on top of itself,
    > that could be your problem right there.
    >
    > anyone else have any ideas?
    >
    >
    >

    I have booted from the cd, set a new partition and formatted that partition
    but still have the problem.
    Thanks for your input
    thewelshman, Feb 22, 2005
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