Re: Check disk freezes



Bob Stringer
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
On Tue, 10 May 2005 17:16:56 +0530, "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com>
wrote:

>http://www.jsifaq.com/subK/tip5400/rh5410.htm
>
>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=330181
>
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q315311
>

Thanks for the suggestions.

I tried following the first one, but when it asks for my
administrative password, it doesn't accept the one I type in. I'm
positive that I'm using the correct password, but since I admittedly
don't understand this stuff very well, I have to assume that I bungled
it when I first created the password. (I don't know how that could be,
since the process of creating the password seemed pretty simple, but
here I am).

Is there a way to use the recovery console without knowing the
administrative password?

Also, the suggestions you posted relate to the two drivers listed at
the very top of the list when I unsuccessfully try to boot into safe
mode. As I mentioned, the list is an extremely long one; a lot of
additional drivers are listed. Do I have to go through a similar
process for each and every one that's listed? (The list doesn't *say*
anything about the drivers; all it does is list them. Is that the
computer's way of saying that all of those drivers are missing or
corrupt?)

Thanks again.
--

Bob Stringer

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Bob Stringer wrote:
> On Tue, 10 May 2005 17:16:56 +0530, "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>>http://www.jsifaq.com/subK/tip5400/rh5410.htm
>>
>>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=330181
>>
>>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q315311
>>
>
>
> Thanks for the suggestions.
>
> I tried following the first one, but when it asks for my
> administrative password, it doesn't accept the one I type in. I'm
> positive that I'm using the correct password, but since I admittedly
> don't understand this stuff very well, I have to assume that I bungled
> it when I first created the password. (I don't know how that could be,
> since the process of creating the password seemed pretty simple, but
> here I am).
>
> Is there a way to use the recovery console without knowing the
> administrative password?
>
> Also, the suggestions you posted relate to the two drivers listed at
> the very top of the list when I unsuccessfully try to boot into safe
> mode. As I mentioned, the list is an extremely long one; a lot of
> additional drivers are listed. Do I have to go through a similar
> process for each and every one that's listed? (The list doesn't *say*
> anything about the drivers; all it does is list them. Is that the
> computer's way of saying that all of those drivers are missing or
> corrupt?)
>
> Thanks again.

That's password is the one that was set for the built in administrator
account. Are you typing in the password for another account that has
administrator privileges that you normally use? The built in
administrator account is the first account created when XP is
installed. In XP Pro it asks for a password for this account. In XP
Home it doesn't. If you have XP Home assume the password is blank and
just hit enter.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Bob Stringer
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
On Thu, 12 May 2005 21:47:36 -0700, Rock <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote:

>That's password is the one that was set for the built in administrator
>account. Are you typing in the password for another account that has
>administrator privileges that you normally use? The built in
>administrator account is the first account created when XP is
>installed. In XP Pro it asks for a password for this account. In XP
>Home it doesn't. If you have XP Home assume the password is blank and
>just hit enter.

Hi Rock.

When I simply hit enter, nothing happens on the screen. It simply sits
there, with the last line stating: "c:\windows>"

Is *that* the Recovery Console? If so, I have no idea of how to use
it. All "c:\windows>" means to me is that it's (maybe) a path.

Thanks.
--

Bob Stringer

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
Bob Stringer wrote:

> Hi Rock.
>
> When I simply hit enter, nothing happens on the screen. It simply sits
> there, with the last line stating: "c:\windows>"
>
> Is *that* the Recovery Console? If so, I have no idea of how to use
> it. All "c:\windows>" means to me is that it's (maybe) a path.
>
> Thanks.

I'm not Rock, but yes - you are now in the Recovery Console. Follow
whatever instructions to do whatever the links you were using
suggested. The Recovery Console is a command line utility. To see what
commands work, at the prompt type /? - this is what it will look like:

c:\windows>
c:\windows>/? [enter]
and then you'll get the Help.

If you find the Recovery Console daunting, take your machine to a
professional computer repair shop - not your local equivalent of
BigStoreUSA.

Good luck,

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Bob Stringer
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
On Fri, 13 May 2005 05:58:04 -0700, Malke <invalid@not-real.com>
wrote:

>I'm not Rock, but yes - you are now in the Recovery Console. Follow
>whatever instructions to do whatever the links you were using
>suggested. The Recovery Console is a command line utility. To see what
>commands work, at the prompt type /? - this is what it will look like:
>
>c:\windows>
>c:\windows>/? [enter]
>and then you'll get the Help.
>
>If you find the Recovery Console daunting, take your machine to a
>professional computer repair shop - not your local equivalent of
>BigStoreUSA.

Hi Malke,

I''m heading for work now. I'll try it tonight.

Thanks for the advice.

--

Bob Stringer


Re: Check disk freezes