Can't log into Windows XP Pro

February 13, 2009 at 13:33:39
Specs: Windows XP
I have a HP nc6000 running XP Pro and I cannot log into either BIOS or into XP. I got the PC on eBay and it did not come with an Administrator password. I used my old hard drive to run the PC and it was working fine.

Now, for some reason, I cannot log on to XP. I cannot run the XP CD to do a reinstall because the laptop is set up to boot from the hard drive so I cannot boot from the CD and I can't get into BIOS to change the boot sequence.

I can use the hard drive as a slave though. Is there any files that I can change while it's a slave to get it up and operating again ???

Thanks,

Jerry


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#1
February 13, 2009 at 14:20:38
When you go to the HP site and read the owners manual, what does it say about accessing the bios?

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#2
February 13, 2009 at 15:24:46
jefro,

My question was not about HP's manual (the only thing it says is how to remove the RTC Battery - which I do not want to do because I know I'll screw it up).

The question that I asked was - if any file could be changed to rectify my problems when I slave the hard drive to another PC that would allow me to log on to either BIOS or into Windows XP.

Hopefully that's a little clearer,


Jerry


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#3
February 13, 2009 at 16:35:10
Why can't you access the BIOS? Do you not know which key to press? Try F10.

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