Vista startup repair user & password

  ttimmy58 07 Mar 13
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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 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 07 Mar 13

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

  ttimmy58 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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