I came here on the recommendation of a friend so I'm not exactly familiar with this site and how it works. That being said please let me know if I do anything wrong.
To be honest, I'm not exactly sure if loading is the right word my problem. I'm not the most computer savvy. Basically what happened was I was running my computer like normal and it just suddenly shutdown. I thought it was a power out but noticed nothing else had turned off. So I booted up my computer again but it wouldn't get past the XP loading screen. I sat there for about 20 minutes with no change.
I then restarted my computer in Safe Mode (With Networking). I ran the CHKDSK but I'm not exactly sure if it finishes or not. It runs and I always tend to look away to do something and the window for it closes on it's own (not sure if it's supposed to).
After this I tried running the repair feature however, it prompts me for the admin password (which I thought by default was "admin") but that didn't work. I tried my login password with no success either.
I then reformatted my second hard drive and was able to access the OS normally (without safe mode).
So basically, I'm just wondering if there is anything I can do or try at this point that will prevent me from actually reformatting the hard drive it self and lose documents, have to reinstall all my programs etc.
Thank you for your time.