I was trying to help a friend of mine over the phone. He has a system consisting of ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, AMD Athlon XP 2500+, Radeon 9500 Pro, WD 80GB, and WinXP. He started the computer this morning and has no icons or start button. If he starts in safe mode everything is fine. He tried to do a system restore but it says that he can't turn on system restore in safe mode. We also tried a WinXP repair from the CD but it asks for password but there is not one and it won't let him continue. Any ideas? Thanks.
If you are talking about Recovery Console when it asks for a password, I know about that. The people I talk to believe it is a glitch.
Open registry by going into safe mode. Then Start, Run, and type in without "" "regedit". Then you want to go to HKEY_Local_Machine. Then Software, Microsoft, Windows NT, Setup, Recovery Console. In there you will find a entry called Security Level. Double click on it and change the value to 1. Close and do the Recovery Console again. This time it will not ask for any administator password.