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So I have a XP SP2 set up that needs a little more than a little tweak.  So I thought I would use the XP Repair Console.  Never have before.  So followings instructions I rebooted to the XP CD and come to find the CD sez I need to enter the password.  Well I don't have a password.  I'm a regular one man band.  Nobody in my home wants to use my PC.  Work area is too messy to suit them.  I know there is an optional password deal in the BIOS so I never entered one there either.  So I don't have a password and how to I find one to use to get into the Repair Console ?
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Have you tried just pressing enter?
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What cwstad2 said; if you don't use a password to log into Windows, in Recovery Console when it asks for password leave it blank and press enter.

Why do you need to use the Recovery Console? Just to try it?
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AS I said and described just a little tweak.  What it boils down to is my version of Internet Explorer doesn't work.  As soon as I open it, IE immediately  pops a message that sez something to the effect that IE will have to close now due to a "problem" and wants to know if I would like to send the error message to Microsoft.  I about 50/50 on that crap.  Seems pointless.  Bottom line if I can get IE to work I'd be happy.  Although when pressing "Start" I get a "Turn the Computer off" button and above that is a button that says "Log Off Phil Belden"  Of course Phil Belden is my name.  Never seen XP with that button configuration.
Just pressing "Enter" or any other key does not work.  Once I press 1 for the disc I want to use system goes into DOS with an optional choice of DOS commands..
you may have type in an administrator password at some point. you can try and reset the admin password. use this util to reset

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
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NO Screencap.  I have a little screen cap from several years ago but it doesn't want to work today.
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nobus:  I tried scannnow-scf  Not sure that it worked.  My IE is version 6.  Luckily one start attempt was slow and I got a visual on the version.

I tried to upgrade to version 8 but it didn't work.  There some thing that said was perhaps malware, or "other infection".  

So I did a virus scan with updated AVG Free Anti-Virus.  System was clean.
Now just completed a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan. System was clean

Next I'll try a upgrade to IE 7  Seem to have one in my download folder.
Upgrade to IE 7 Worked so next I did an
Upgrade to IE 8 and it worked too.  whoopee.

So now I just have to continue the upgrades to IE 8.  I'm about 10 or 15 upgrades to XP behind.  So I'll work on those too
It appears the problem appears to be solved.  You people gave me a lot of options.
tx for the feedback