I have a laptop that i royally screwed up. It is the laptop that i lie in bed at night with and post idiotic posts on BF. So i must get it fixed! Well it is actually my wife's laptop from work. It is sort of an extra computer and nobody at MIS knows that she has it. So she really doesn't want to go to MIS and have them tell her......"hey you don't need that, we are going to take it back." So IOW, we can't really consult MIS to get it resolved. (they won't think that she requires 2 computers)
Here is the problem. The computer (Windows 2000 Pro) required me to hit ctrl-alt-delete to log on. That would bring up user jane.doe and a blank password box. I simply clicked ok and 2000 started up. I got tired of that ctrl-alt-delete thing and had a bright idea to just delete the user jane.doe. So next time i fire up the puter, i have to ctrl-alt-delete and then when i click ok on jane.doe, it tells me that the username or password is wrong. Presumeably this is because i was an idiot and deleted that account.
So now what can i do? I don't have Windows 2000 or the system restore Cd's or whatever you want to call them. I don't know the admin password and can't get it because calling MIS to get it will likely mean forfeiting the laptop. The only thing i can think of is installing 98 which i do have. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.