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Leave the password box blank and prees enter
"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Xp attempts to boot and then stops with a black screen. Tried booting in
> mode but same results. Was able to go into the bios set up and switch the
> boot order to CD.
> I was able to put a norton antivirus CD and boot to the CD and run a scan.
> need to consult with norton on how to scan with the latest virus
> I was also able to boot to the xp cd and go to recovery but I do not have
> the admin password.
> What next any suggestions? Would appreciate any help that you can offer.
> Unless anyone can think of another suggestion to try, I guess the only
> left to do is to purchase an addtional hard drive and use this as a