locked down XP professional

  nickf 13:13 PM 21 Oct 12
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Hi , I have loaded Xp pro onto an ATM ( cash machine ) , PC only has an external USB CD/DVD rom . I am trying to load A CD to put customers graphics on , but even with USB CD drive as first boot device in BIOS , will not start the CD . Can you help ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:15 PM 21 Oct 12

but even with USB CD drive as first boot device in BIOS , will not start the CD .

This will only work if the CD is bootable.

I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to do? do you wish to run the CD drive in XP?

  nickf 17:04 PM 21 Oct 12

Yes CD should be bootable , but XP is locked down , so can't access it

  WhiteTruckMan 17:26 PM 21 Oct 12

Copy the stuff onto a flash drive and try booting from that?

WTM

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:14 PM 21 Oct 12

you mean you do not have admin access?

  woodchip 20:07 PM 21 Oct 12

I have loaded Xp pro onto an ATM ( cash machine )

And Why would you want to do that?

  nickf 01:25 AM 22 Oct 12

Yes , no access . And loaded it , because that is the S/w it uses !

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:59 PM 22 Oct 12

Still not sure what you mean by "no access"

Reset password for Windows XP by hitting f8 at bootup, select safe mode, at logon, go to the admin account, hit enter, and the password is now reset.

or Just press and hold "Ctrl" and "Alt" and press "Delete" twice while the Welcome Screen is displayed.

Type in "Administrator" as the username, and leave the password field blank

or Windows2k/XP Try this:

1- boot to the windows xp/2000 CD ,

2- press enter to start setup ,

3- press F8 for the license agreement ,

4- when you get the option to repair the current installation press R to do so ,

5- let it run through and for windows XP wait until it reboots and is installing, devices then

press shift F10 to open a command prompt. For windows 2000 wait until it is registering

components then press shift F10 to open a command prompt. ,

6- In windows XP either type in "nusrmgr.cpl" w/o quotation marks at the command prompt and press enter. For windows 2000 type in "control.exe" w/o quotation marks and press enter. This should open up the user accounts applet in XP and the regular control panel in 2000. ,

7- select the users and change or remove their passwords accordingly, apply settings and close the control panel windows and command prompt windows so that just setup is running again. ,

8- let the inplace upgrade finish.

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