Vista startup repair user & password

  ttimmy58 13:25 PM 07 Mar 13

BSOD loop. When I run startup repair I get to a screen that says user and I click on it and then a screen pops up asking for a username and password. I have tried every password and username I have ever used and none work. How can I get around this to run startup repair?

  difarn 17:10 PM 07 Mar 13

How are you getting to start up repair?

This article gives you two options

Boot from the vista installation disk

or, if there is a pre-installed recovery option, press F8 while your PC is booting. - is this what you have already tried?

  ttimmy58 19:15 PM 07 Mar 13

Yes, I believe both ways it asks me for that username and password.

  ttimmy58 23:46 PM 07 Mar 13

I gave up and reinstalled Vista but now I need a sm bus controller driver. Anyone have any idea where I can find the right one? Dell Inspiron 519.


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