Admin Password in Win XP Repair...

  • The^Watcher
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i using win XP pro... but sometime there is problem with "c:\Windows\system32\config\system", the system says i need to repair my WinXP, the problem is each time i try to repair it using the same CD that i install my OS, it need a admin password... for ur infomation, i didn't put any admin password in how do i settle this matter?

what does it mean...
do it refer to my RAM?
  • LAbrego
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Post 3+ Months Ago

From Microsoft:
In your case you have indicated that you get the stop error "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL".

This indicates that you are using a driver that is incompatible with Windows XP.

Most likely as you suggest this is for your BT ADSL modem.

First contact the manufacturer for Windows XP digitally signed drivers for this device and check all other as follows:-

This step-by-step article describes how you can use the Windows XP Signature
Verification tool (Sigverif.exe) to find unsigned drivers and verify device
drivers in Windows XP. This information can be helpful for troubleshooting
system instability, error messages, boot problems, and so on.

Verify Unsigned Device Drivers

1. Click Start, click Run, type "sigverif" (without the quotation marks), and
then click OK.

2. Click Advanced.

3. Click Look for other files that are not digitally signed.

4. In the Look in this folder box, type "x:\Windows\system32\drivers" (without
the quotation marks), where x is the letter of the drive where Windows XP is

5. On the Logging tab, make sure the Save the file signature verification
results to a log file check box is selected, and then click OK.

6. Click Start.

NOTE: The log file is named Sigverif.txt, and it is saved in the Windows
folder. Third-party drivers that are unsigned are displayed as "Not signed."
Use the drivers in this list as your troubleshooting starting point.

Disable Unsigned Device Drivers

A common problem is power management features, and Microsoft requires power
management support to certify drivers. Many third-party unsigned drivers lack
this support, resulting in power management problems (such as problems going
into or coming out of hibernation and standby).

After you find unsigned drivers, you can disable them by using any of the
following methods:

- Disable the device in Device Manager (you may have to click Show hidden
devices on the View menu, and then disable the device under the Non-Plug and
Play Drivers branch).

- Uninstall the software that installed the third-party driver by using the
Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

- Rename the driver in the Winnt\System32\Drivers folder.


If you have multiple unsigned drivers, disable them one at a time. If disabling a
driver resolves the problem, contact the manufacturer of the third-party system
driver for a updated version that is designed to run with Windows XP.

Hopefully this will be of help.

Also check this site, there is a huge thread discussing the topic:

Hope this can help you.

//regarding your admin password, have you tried leaving it blank ;)
  • The^Watcher
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Post 3+ Months Ago

so this "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" nothing to do with my RAM's isn't?
so how do i indicate that the RAMs that i add is not compitable with the other RAM which is already attach in my PC?

so how do i identify which driver that cause this "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL", because i didn't really remember which driver that i been using... can i check it from device manager??
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Post 3+ Months Ago

you can look up errors that have happened in the Event Viewer. you can get more info about the error if you have its ID number at a site like one of these

You can test the RAM to see if it is bad with a program like this, but it takes a long time.

If you are wondering if your RAM is compatible, go to the makers website and look for a compatability chart, or google it.

Im new at this helping other people thing, so i could be way off. Hope it helps though

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