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  • Question



    System: P-IV 2.66 Ghz, HDD 40 GB, RAM 512 MB

    OS: Windows XP Pro, Windows 2000, Mandrak Linux 10


    My problem is with Windows XP OS, particularly Automatic Update feature. I was working on it fine for about 2 years without enabling automatic update feature. recently i installed windows installer 3.1 and dot net framework 2.0 still working fine. these i have to install because i need to install Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition. on installation i ask for recent windows updates, so i have to enable automatic updates. on first update it ask for restart the system, i do so, it shows welcome screen only, and not icon and user name, which it does previously when automatic updates are not implemented. I haven't created password for user so i just need to click over icon to proceed.

    Then automatic update again downloaded some updates and installed in background and again it ask to restart system. which i does again. Now this time welcome screen comes up and icon and user name appears, but when i click over icon to proceed, it ask password [which is never created] on pressing Enter key is gives error message "The programe issued a command but the command length is incorrect".

    How can any system ask for password which is never created.


    I am got struck. Though i can access my windows xp files by booting with windows 2000 OS


    responses will be highly thanks giving.
    Thursday, April 12, 2007 11:35 AM

All replies

  • The solution that should work is to put the system in recovery mode. Restart the system in safe mode and take it to some previous system checkpoint. These checkpoints are automatically created in the system. This should repair your system.
    Friday, April 13, 2007 12:40 PM
  • Try this,
    At the startup, log in as Administrator, ie put administrator in the user id, and keep the password blank.. you must be able to log in even though a password is created for your user nam, there always a administrator user present... And this is really odd that a password is created on its own.. this should not happen in any case... now the user log on screen can become active and inactive due to some update as their are tweaks to do it.. but password???
    Sunday, April 15, 2007 10:34 AM
  • hi sanket,

    thanks for response,

    but my problem is how can i go beyond welcome screen because in safe mode also it ask for password and on pressing enter key same error msg appear.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:00 PM
  • hi varun,

    thanks for reply,

    i have already tried this, i.e. pressed "Ctrl+Alt+Del" button, then  change user name to "Administrator" and press enter key. but same error msg. system is not letting me go beyond welcome screen.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:03 PM