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The Windows XP Pro login loop.


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Not good. Go back to post 17 and follow the instructions from the beginning to make the cd. This way you know it will be correct. Just a FYI next time you have something like this it would be smart to invest in a couple of cdrw's. That way if you have a problm you can erase and reuse the cd :)
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Grrrr... Ok I did it. CD's fine now, except now when it boots it insists on asking me for a station to log onto and the godforsaken administrator password -.- I have no idea why it didn't ask me for it that ONE time. :) If only that CD had userinit on it!! GRRRRR.
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Is the system part of a network or was it?
It's confusing why it thinks it is a station and needs a admnistrator password unless it was or is on a network.
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Err.. well, a while ago my mom used to own a business and it was one of the computers there, along with three others that were exactly identical. I have no idea how they were set up over there. Well, now the business is, uh.. no more, and we just use the computer in our house.
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Ah ha the mystery is confirmed then. The systems were on a network and the drive was never formatted afterwards to clear the system information.
Do you by chance have a xp cd or are all the systems setup from on recovery cd?
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We do not have an xp cd... I know very little about those computers, but I'm pretty sure they were just shipped to us that way.
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Ok is it possible to borrow a XP cd of the same type you have loaded on your system... IE: Home , pro or media center?
Thios would help things along alot faster.
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Bah... I've tried asking around.. nobody seems to have one, and they're about $150 at the store. :)

...would YOU happen to have one that you can mail to me? Haha :)
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Let me ask is this a name brand system?
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Dell
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What model Dell?
The reason I ask is you can probably buy the Recovery cd for about 35 instead of 150 for a XP disk.
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Uhh what do you mean what model? ...There's different model Dells now? Haha... :)
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Inspirion
Studio
Studio XPS
Alienware

Within each of those is a different model number also.
Somewhere on the system there should be a Service Tag with a number on it.
Go HERE and click on the Enter a teg number button.
Enter your tag number and it will give you all the info for your system.
You can then go HERE and then request a Recovery cd for your system straight from them.
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K, well... looks like I need this disk and there's absolutely no way around it... I'll try to get one. I'll post here again once I've got it. (Sorry for the lateness of this reply)
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Did you get hold of Dell or go to the site and put in your Service Tag number?
Did you figure out what model Dell you have?
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