Interesting problem handed to me by one of th eother techs here today. He had set a home machine running XP Pro to allow th euse to logon without seeing thelogon screen. When he tried it, the logon was not accapted. He brough the machine here to the shop, and I've been putzing around with it eversince.
The password was blank, according the the user, according to the tech. A quick check shoewed this was allowable in a stand alone install. Message comes back with a bad logon, username/password. Thought we would use a cracker on it to see if there actually was a password. Ooops, the Linux does not load. OK, maybe bad disk, burned a new one, same deal.
Another option on this particular CD is to run memtest. Chose the option and ran memtest--DOS loaded fine, memory tested fine.
Tried to load the Linux again, hangs on loading. Test CD in another machine, works fine. Tried on the broken machine, still will not load. Try another program, another flavor of Linux, another type of cracker--Linux loads at thsipoint but hangs beyond that.
The machine is a Dell Demension 8300, P-4, 3.2 GHz, 512 MB ram, and is, naturally, out of warranty. Does anyone have an idea of what may be the problem here?