I ran the CD all the way through then took it out and rebooted and I click on my name and then I get this message. The local policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively. My laptop is and HP so I don't know if that means anything. Now what?
This is actually not a password issue. The fact that you are getting the message means you are using the correct password or there isn't a password.
I do have a fix for this but it requires that you have a full version of XP on CD. It can't be a recovery disk from the PC company, it has to be a full version Windows XP disk.
Do you have one, or can you get a hold of one?
I have the Operating System Cd for Microsoft Windows XP it isnt a recovery disk, would that be it? Curious what would make my computer do this all of a sudden when it never asked for a password before?
I'm not sure what causes it, but it almost always is an HP/Compaq laptop. The only other brand I've heard of was a Dell laptop but only a couple of times. If it was some kind of virus or something, you would think it could happen on any PC and not just the ones I mentioned. Very strange.
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