Windows always asks for admin account password even when there isn't one -- just leave blank and press OK or whatever and it should let you in.
You can only get into the repair console by booting from a 'proper' microsoft windows xp cd. If you only have a manufacturer's 'recovery' disc you can't get into the repair console, you can only re-install Windows to reset the PC to 'as new', but you'll lose all your own stuff saved on C drive unless you keep copies elsewhere.
I need to repair Windows XP on my computer (I have a Compaq Presario 2200 Notebook, if that helps), but in order to do that it asks for my administrator password. I never set an administrator password and have no idea what it would be. Does anybody know if there's a password that it just comes with, or if there's any way I can get around it without losing all my files? Windows won't start at all, so it's too late to back up my files.
If this helps at all, the problem with Windows is that I get a blue screen that says something about memory dumping, and then it goes to a black screen that gives me a bunch of options of Windows configurations I can use (safe mode, regular, the one I used last time it worked); I've tried all of them and none of them work. There's instructions for repair that came with my computer, but what actually happens when I try to repair it doesn't match up with what the instructions say should happen.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!