On Sunday 26 June 2005 16:55, Danny Browne wrote:
> Trying to recover my windows bootloader by booting with my XP cd in
> recovery mode, but it keeps asking me for my administrator password and
> when i give it is rejected??
>> The ADMINISTRATOR account you would see when you boot up in safe mode has
> no password, the password for my own account which has administrator
> privelages is the one i am giving, but it is not being accepted.
>Have you tried giving a blank password?
> I screwed up cause without even thinking about it i formatted my redhat
> partition in windows and now i can't boot to XP cause the grub lader is
> still there!!!!!
Well an alternative approach would be to use any grub boot media (i.e. a grub
boot floppy or cd) and then to use grubs command line to enter:
The above is if your windows partition is the first partition (the ,0) on the
first drive (hd0).
Once you have booted your normal windows you can restore the bootloader from
Shameless plug for my favourite cd ... Kanotix uses grub for booting and has
an extra menu with some preset options for doing things like this (so it's
easy to get the syntax right even if your partition numbers still might need
working out). I also has the tool chntpw which can be used to set user
passwords (though I've never used it and also I've never read anything saying
if it works or not for windows versions other than nt/2000 though I guess it
Hope I did,
> Danny Browne
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