Safe mode, administrator, user accts, create password, then FREEZE



oralcumfix
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
Every time, on a new clean install with WinXP-home, even before adding s.p.2,
before adding any apps or going online (in a 'virgin'!!) system, I can NEVER
get past the first click on creating a password for the administrator! Never
fails, (should say always fails). Is it me or the XP? Without security, I
have to lock my XP in a floor safe! A socially ridiculous position! My
friends' think I'm a kook or a spy! Help please!
--
oralcumfix

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
You probably need a better version of your BIOS

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"oralcumfix" <oralcumfix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B659F016-F291-42FB-A350-27A419AC46FD@microsoft.com...
> Every time, on a new clean install with WinXP-home, even before adding s.p.2,
> before adding any apps or going online (in a 'virgin'!!) system, I can NEVER
> get past the first click on creating a password for the administrator! Never
> fails, (should say always fails). Is it me or the XP? Without security, I
> have to lock my XP in a floor safe! A socially ridiculous position! My
> friends' think I'm a kook or a spy! Help please!
> --
> oralcumfix

oralcumfix
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
OK, I have a Dell Dimension 2400, 1 year old, running winXP-home, purchased
direct from Dell. Can you tell me how to update bios, should I google it, or
call Dell?
That's for your help.:)
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oralcumfix


"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> You probably need a better version of your BIOS
>
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> ..
> "oralcumfix" <oralcumfix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B659F016-F291-42FB-A350-27A419AC46FD@microsoft.com...
> > Every time, on a new clean install with WinXP-home, even before adding s.p.2,
> > before adding any apps or going online (in a 'virgin'!!) system, I can NEVER
> > get past the first click on creating a password for the administrator! Never
> > fails, (should say always fails). Is it me or the XP? Without security, I
> > have to lock my XP in a floor safe! A socially ridiculous position! My
> > friends' think I'm a kook or a spy! Help please!
> > --
> > oralcumfix
>
>
>

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
A clean install of a relatively new Dell should not be having trouble with password assignment. My suggestion is to go to the dell
newsgroups, and ask for one of their online staff to advise you about BIOS or other downloads they make available.

Dell - Support diags - go to - :
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/type.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400&category=13&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=3841&devlib=13


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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"oralcumfix" <oralcumfix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C0CEEEB9-D965-49DB-B9E7-548A863E55EC@microsoft.com...
> OK, I have a Dell Dimension 2400, 1 year old, running winXP-home, purchased
> direct from Dell. Can you tell me how to update bios, should I google it, or
> call Dell?
> That's for your help.:)
> --
> oralcumfix
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> You probably need a better version of your BIOS
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>> ..
>> "oralcumfix" <oralcumfix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B659F016-F291-42FB-A350-27A419AC46FD@microsoft.com...
>> > Every time, on a new clean install with WinXP-home, even before adding s.p.2,
>> > before adding any apps or going online (in a 'virgin'!!) system, I can NEVER
>> > get past the first click on creating a password for the administrator! Never
>> > fails, (should say always fails). Is it me or the XP? Without security, I
>> > have to lock my XP in a floor safe! A socially ridiculous position! My
>> > friends' think I'm a kook or a spy! Help please!
>> > --
>> > oralcumfix
>>
>>
>>

oralcumfix
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Thanks for you help. You really know what your doing. I will use the link you
gave me and dig in. My computer works fine without using the safe mode, but
that's not the point. I was virgin newbie when I purchased it. Now I'm not
going to stop until Dell gives me an answer, since there must be one! I'm
going to use Lockergnome forums, and find out what is involved with "flashing
the bios". If you do read this thread, and have any more suggestions, I'll
keep it active!
--
oralcumfix


"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> A clean install of a relatively new Dell should not be having trouble with password assignment. My suggestion is to go to the dell
> newsgroups, and ask for one of their online staff to advise you about BIOS or other downloads they make available.
>
> Dell - Support diags - go to - :
> http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/type.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400&category=13&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=3841&devlib=13
>
>
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> ..
> "oralcumfix" <oralcumfix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C0CEEEB9-D965-49DB-B9E7-548A863E55EC@microsoft.com...
> > OK, I have a Dell Dimension 2400, 1 year old, running winXP-home, purchased
> > direct from Dell. Can you tell me how to update bios, should I google it, or
> > call Dell?
> > That's for your help.:)
> > --
> > oralcumfix
> >
> >
> > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
> >
> >> You probably need a better version of your BIOS
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Mark L. Ferguson
> >> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> >> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> >> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> >> ..
> >> "oralcumfix" <oralcumfix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B659F016-F291-42FB-A350-27A419AC46FD@microsoft.com...
> >> > Every time, on a new clean install with WinXP-home, even before adding s.p.2,
> >> > before adding any apps or going online (in a 'virgin'!!) system, I can NEVER
> >> > get past the first click on creating a password for the administrator! Never
> >> > fails, (should say always fails). Is it me or the XP? Without security, I
> >> > have to lock my XP in a floor safe! A socially ridiculous position! My
> >> > friends' think I'm a kook or a spy! Help please!
> >> > --
> >> > oralcumfix
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

oralcumfix
07-10-2005, 01:24 AM
I tried flashing the bios. as per instructions from Dell and Newsgroup. This,
however, did absolutely NO GOOD! The problem remains the same: Enter safe
mode, administrator, user accts, create password, then the first click
produces a stop error i.e. the computer locks, freezes, enters that
unrecoverable void--where the only way out is to shut off power the hard way
(turning off the power). Anyone else have some ideas?
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oralcumfix


"oralcumfix" wrote:

> Thanks for you help. You really know what your doing. I will use the link you
> gave me and dig in. My computer works fine without using the safe mode, but
> that's not the point. I was virgin newbie when I purchased it. Now I'm not
> going to stop until Dell gives me an answer, since there must be one! I'm
> going to use Lockergnome forums, and find out what is involved with "flashing
> the bios". If you do read this thread, and have any more suggestions, I'll
> keep it active!
> --
> oralcumfix
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
> > A clean install of a relatively new Dell should not be having trouble with password assignment. My suggestion is to go to the dell
> > newsgroups, and ask for one of their online staff to advise you about BIOS or other downloads they make available.
> >
> > Dell - Support diags - go to - :
> > http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/type.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400&category=13&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=3841&devlib=13
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Mark L. Ferguson
> > FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> > http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> > marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> > ..
> > "oralcumfix" <oralcumfix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C0CEEEB9-D965-49DB-B9E7-548A863E55EC@microsoft.com...
> > > OK, I have a Dell Dimension 2400, 1 year old, running winXP-home, purchased
> > > direct from Dell. Can you tell me how to update bios, should I google it, or
> > > call Dell?
> > > That's for your help.:)
> > > --
> > > oralcumfix
> > >
> > >
> > > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
> > >
> > >> You probably need a better version of your BIOS
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >>
> > >> Mark L. Ferguson
> > >> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> > >> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> > >> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> > >> ..
> > >> "oralcumfix" <oralcumfix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B659F016-F291-42FB-A350-27A419AC46FD@microsoft.com...
> > >> > Every time, on a new clean install with WinXP-home, even before adding s.p.2,
> > >> > before adding any apps or going online (in a 'virgin'!!) system, I can NEVER
> > >> > get past the first click on creating a password for the administrator! Never
> > >> > fails, (should say always fails). Is it me or the XP? Without security, I
> > >> > have to lock my XP in a floor safe! A socially ridiculous position! My
> > >> > friends' think I'm a kook or a spy! Help please!
> > >> > --
> > >> > oralcumfix
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >


Safe mode, administrator, user accts, create password, then FREEZE