Have you tried booting the problem disk off the Windows CD and repairing the
installation? Then boot in safe mode and try to open
> Dear XP Cracks,
> I have a problem with not being able to enter a password (I do remember it).
> When I upgraded the PC with a new harddisc, the shop people copied the
> content of the previous boot disc onto the new disc. I subesequently
> formatted the new disc and re-installed only the software still needed,
> thinking that I could always recover the (-password protected) data under "My
> Documents" at my former boot disc.
> As it turned out, that is not possible. When I chose the respective former
> boot drive, "Documents & Settings" etc. to get to my documents, it refuses to
> give me access and does not give the possibility to enter a password either.
> I have tried to make the former boot disc the current boot disc to remove
> the password und and unprotect all folders, but I can no longer boot from
> that disc.
> I will be greatful for any tips that lead me to recovering my data.
> thanks, cheers