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Vista startup repair user & password


ttimmy58

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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?

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difarn

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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?

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ttimmy58

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

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ttimmy58

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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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