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Old presario 1200 laptop is asking for a password for windows 2000

Last response: in Computer Brands
February 10, 2011 3:48:23 PM

i have an old presario laptop... when i power it up it goes to open windows 2000 and asks for a password.... i have new cd to put in to update but i cant get it do anything but ask for password!! i thought maybe there was a way to just completly start it over so i can install new windows?? i cant get the desktop to show up or anything!
a b D Laptop
February 10, 2011 8:25:41 PM

You should be able to overwrite an existing installation simply by inserting a Windows Install CD and changing the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD drive is first.
February 11, 2011 6:10:46 PM

Like fihart says, but first try if just hitting the enter or escape key when asked for the password, helps.