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Can't complete bootup on XP OS computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by grannel, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. grannel

    grannel Thread Starter

    Feb 22, 2013
    I made the mistake of making some adjustments to my XP OS's user name and password control area.
    Now , when I boot up I get the following message

    The system could not log you on. Make sure user name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters must be typed using the right case.

    I have typed the user name and password exactly as i did in XP operating system's password management area. But I still keep getting this message and I am unable to use the computer.

    How do I fix this problem?
  2. Mark1956


    May 7, 2011
    What exactly did you change?

    Try this and see if using a Restore Point from before you made the changes will help.

    Boot using the F8 key to get to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

    At the Command Prompt, type CD C:\ and press Enter, then type:

    C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter.

    Follow the instructions given to perform the System Restore process.

    If Windows is installed on a different drive to C: then substitute C: with the correct drive letter in the commands above.

    If System Restore does not work there is not a lot more we can assist you with as the site rules dictate we cannot assist in circumventing lost or forgotten passwords. A Repair install may work and it will preserve all your software and data but you will need a Retail copy of XP with SP3 included.

    You can use this approach to save all your data: Ubuntu Live CD to back up files from your dead Windows if the only option is to reinstall from a set of Recovery discs or the Recovery partition if you have one.
  3. drmacpccom


    Feb 22, 2013
    You can run the following command to repair system files in your windows operating system:
    sfc /scannow

    Do this from the command prompt and see if you have other files that are damaged and need to be repaired. Also, run the command "services.msc" to see if your service is running for the windows updates. Turn on the windows firewall and windows defender if you have that program. This should help you fix the issues you have.

    I hope this helps.
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