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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dahunn, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. dahunn

    dahunn Thread Starter

    Feb 6, 2005
    I am trying to get a machine up and running for a friend. It is one he bought off of someone up north and he doesn't know the admin password to be able to use it.

    I originally was going to use some software I found in the forums that requires me to boot from a floppy or a cd. I checked the BIOS and have it booting from the hard disk last and yet I cannot boot from either the cd or the floppy.

    At this point I am willing to Fdisk the whole thing and start fresh. It shouldn't really matter since he has never been on the machine before and can't have any data that he would care about.

    But without being able to boot from any other disks I can't even do that!!!

    Any ideas???

  2. natcom


    Sep 21, 2003
    I should recommend resetting the bios to factory default
  3. prospect


    Jun 13, 2002
    Welcome dahunn! :D
    You didn't mentoin if you had the recovery cd's for that machine. What OS are you trying to install? :confused:
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