NEW XP System - lockout at login screen

After installing XP on new machine and running updates all day, after SP3 it boots to login screen and insists on a PASSWORD! There was never one entered.
ALSO on this machine, F8 is the selection for calling the boot drive menu, so I can't get into safe mode. CTRL/ALT/DEL does not function at the login screen. I am totally locked out of my brand-new system.

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RE: New XP system

by PoppaTab In reply to NEW XP System - lockout a ...


Have you tried just hitting the enter key? If that does not work you will have to find out the password on the Old OS, or take it to the shop. TR members don't help with system password recovery.

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trying not to be smarmy

by deICERAY In reply to RE: New XP system

Have I tried just hitting the enter key?
Password on the old system?
Take it back to the shop?
Sir, did you READ my post?
I've never put a password on a personal computer, ever. I AM the shop, as I built it myself. As for hitting enter I want to scream; but yes of course, and a lot of other attempts as well. Please also see my resply to the 2nd post on this question.
As to the "we don't do that" remark, I was unaware that you speak for ALL of US!

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If this is you "trying not to be smarmy" ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to trying not to be smarmy

I'll pass on the full-blown production.

As per your condescending remark, the only one NOT speaking for ALL of US, is you.

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broad nach on the nach tonach

by deICERAY In reply to If this is you "trying no ...

Smarmy is as smarmy does; have some hagus and try to smile more often.

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RE: smarmy

by PoppaTab In reply to trying not to be smarmy

OK, I understand frustration with simplistic suggestions. There is no where in your post indicating you are a master system builder. There programs out on the net that do help with the password problem, but you should know that already and have that under control. As for speaking for ALL the members of TR; Sir, I've seen this many times. TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread
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I don't want to further enrage you except to say that the C-64 systems in the closet may be a better road.

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No no no !! - Let's be realistic here ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to RE: smarmy

He'd be far more suited to a VIC-20. :^0

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by deICERAY In reply to No no no !! - Let's be re ...

Happy Holidays, and I hope you find your moral compass again - and I can suggest a few places to look for it... please stay out of this, and please don't bother to post against my problem, thank you very much. Have a nice life.

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RE: "..have some hagus and try to smile more often" ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to helpful

Remember telling me to do that? - Mmm?


Even although you managed to mis-spell HAGGIS, I just thought I'd take you at your word.

The VIC-20 comment just made me smile slightly wider than you had perhaps intended. :^0

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indeed sir

by deICERAY In reply to RE: "..have some hagus an ...

Well, I apologize for my bristling. I am 1/8th Scottish; I don't know how that is relevant, but it must be worth something! I hear we're ALL related to Robert Burns in some way... Have a Happy and be careful how you install those security updates!

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RE: VIC-20

by PoppaTab In reply to No no no !! - Let's be re ...

Now that was a machine! LOL

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