[quote name='Major Payne' post='721894' date='Jul 5 2006, 09:38 PM']
I found out I will have limited time to post because I will be losing Internet service for awhile (Katrina damage repairs). Will not be able to post after tomorrow.
As I see it, you need to back up all the files you wish to keep while you are working from safe mode. I would then reverse the steps taken by restoring all the deleted files to their correct folder(s). These may be available for download online. I haven't checked. May get you back to original problem, but maybe we can get you back into your PC using Normal mode by logging in as usual and removing your original problem another way.
The BEST alternative is to use a DOS Password Recovery tool which you can insert into A: drive (hope you have one) and see what it can do. Once pass the Password Login in Windows there may be other things to do, but I think there's hope. I really didn't like those three Options given as deleting normal system files is not an option normally unless it is malware.
I hope to get back to you and read the original problem more in depth and find where the files you need can be found. Possibly borrow a Win Home Edition install CD and see if it will work to repair what your PC needs. Doesn't always work depending on what the manufacturer has done to HD. I did get online and obtained, not only the Restore CD, but the Windows XP MCE installation CD. Not sure they will do that for you on a 2001 PC.
Should no one take up your post within 3 days for an answer, you can post in the Waiting Room section of this forum. I apologize for this inconvenience.
I am still locked out of my system and I have just got into this part of my setup menu system security section where you press enter then it gives the password setup my setup is as follows
password status unlocked
system password not enabled
setup password not enabled
post hotkeys F2 and F12
pxe b,s default policy deny
doe's this help me in anyway and inside my drive configuration menu more than one of these is switch off any advice would be great doe's this help my username and password problem Thank you again
Hi wannabe and other techs
I would like to appolgise for any confusion i may have caused as i have more than one post in the forum windows xp. I don't know how to link them so linked them by name I also don't know what threads are and don't know how to refresh and reload pages either as I don't know how to do things on my computer and wannabe1 has just pointed threw my post in the waiting room that my previous posts may have confused you as there is now 5 of them I am sorry for any confusion but i still can't use my computer I started on 15 june 06 and i am still locked out. The computer that I have on loan has to go back in the next 2 weeks should i just give up trying to fix my computer as it is not getting any better Thanks for any help.
ps thanks wannabe1 for your help Cheyenne 09
Edited by cheyenne 09, 09 July 2006 - 02:14 PM.