MS is giving me the run around about the problem
This is a neat looking site
so I'll toss this one out.
MS article Q316417 at http://support.microsoft.com/default...EN-US;Q316417&
describes the present problem and the errors in the setuperr.log
BUT, I cannot get around the administrator password in the Recovery Console to fix the problem. I have tried all that I normally use, I do not remember the password.
a XP boot disk does nothing but get it back to setup/reboot/setup/reboot loop.
Win95 boot disk does get to DOS but can't access the boot.ini. I can't get to the boot.ini file due to permission problems.
Downloaded the WinXP_EN_PRO_BF.EXE file to create boot floppies. That stopped at the second diskette with the error "ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded error code is 7".
Piggybacked the HD to another XP box and removed the SAM file. This was a attempt to reset the SAM file to no password. That didn't work. Still can't get past the admin password in the Recovery Console.
I'm at the point now to piggy back the HD to another box, save the files I need and format the damn thing. MS says run a virus checker,
which I have already done.
But, it would be neat to find a way around the present problem.