On Thursday I was using my HP Media Center Computer running Windows XP Media Center Edition. I ran Registry First Aid and it fixed some problems. I rebooted the computer, everything was fine and NEVER HAD TO ENTER a password. It just loaded straight to the desktop. After finishing my work, I shut the machine down. The next day, I start it up and BOOM, I am loaded up into a screen that shows Administrator and HP_Administrator. It asks for a password. Well I leave it blank and click to enter and it says, "UNABLE TO LOG YOU ON BECAUSE OF AN ACCOUNT RESTRICTION."
Ok, so we tried going into safe mode, can't log in w/o the password. The GeekSquad tried to remove the password with his special disk, rebooted and yup, it still asks for the password. I even hit F10 and F8 and it shows that the password is "clear" or empty. There is none! So the Squad left and said "try wiping the HD clean'.
Um, nope. I'm not going out without a fight on this issue! I even tried going back to the "version that last worked successfully" hoping it would take me to my restore point when I didn't have to use a password and that didn't work.
I have searched high and low on the forums and also google but no go.
Help would be greatly appreciated in this. Thanks so much!
P.s. I just booted from my windows xp CD, then went to repair and the option is not given to me.
Edited by Raziah, 28 June 2008 - 02:44 PM.