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Windows XP Asks for a non-existant password RRS feed

  • Question

  • Background: After installing Win 7 as a dual boot system and attempting to open Win XP, an NTLDR is missing message pos on the screen.  While attempting to 'R'epair the NTLDR issue by booting to the OEM

    Win XP CD, another bothersome message appears, to wit: the screen asks me for a password.  I have never used a password since before Win 3, or whatever it was called. Please help - I am stuck.

    Bob

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:44 PM

Answers

  • Hello x1hart,

     

    The recovery console is programmed to ask for a password, even if one was never set.  If the password is non-existent (blank) just hit enter to log onto the RC.

     

    BTW, since your issue has nothing to do with Windows Genuine Advantage, technically it is off-topic to this forum.  Please ask your general Windows questions in the appropriate forum here:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows


    Thursday, June 23, 2011 4:25 PM

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  • Hello x1hart,

     

    The recovery console is programmed to ask for a password, even if one was never set.  If the password is non-existent (blank) just hit enter to log onto the RC.

     

    BTW, since your issue has nothing to do with Windows Genuine Advantage, technically it is off-topic to this forum.  Please ask your general Windows questions in the appropriate forum here:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows


    Thursday, June 23, 2011 4:25 PM
  • Hi Dan at IT Associates,

    I will try to get back into my problem this evening.

    Thanks for the concise answer.

    Sorry foe being off-topic. I did check the others, but non appeared (to me) to be on-topic.

    Bob

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:14 PM