|I forgot to include the link but it is of no importance now. You have indicated you are using restore disks. |
As far as a password goes, did you try just hitting the Enter key?
You could try recovering personal data by using recovery software or a live version of Linux, like Knoppix.
I don't wish to get into a argument with probsolver but many recovery installations are destructive, which means all is lost including any person files, profiles, users, service packs, etc.
If that is the only recourse then I suggest you first attempt to copy any personal files. You will need a place to copy the files to.
Look below for some links to recovery software. You will need to run them from a bootable disk.
PC Inspector (freeware)
Zero assumption Recovery
The demo is limited
It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run
But you can make multiple runs
IMO the best, but not free
I can also provide a link to Knoppix (linux) if you wish. Knoppix is a very large download. Depending on how many files you need to recover Knoppix may or may not be the better choice to use.
If you have a full version of WinXP of the same type (home or pro) that you can borrrow you could try to repace the missing files so you could boot.