That solves the password issue.
Once you are it, you may have to TAKE OWNERSHIP of the files. Here's a link about that. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 You didn't tell which XP, but if you don't see the security tab, boot safe mode...
I installed a scanner with an old CD not meant for XP and it corrupted a system file. I repaired by using a linux CD to install a new windows folder and named it windows1, (files obtained from the recovery CD that came with the computer, and then updated using MS Update).
It works fine, on start up you have to select which operating system to use, windows or windows1. Initially only windows1 booted, but after copying over a working system file to windows it now boots as well.
Unfortunately windows still won't allow itself to be used - it says that the supplied password is incorrect - there is no opportunity to manually give a password. So only windows1 will allow access to the computer. The problem is that it won't access old files from before it was installed.
Anyone know how to fix this?
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?