Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
I have no idea why it would ask for p/w just by tapping the F8 key. I've never heard of that.. Maybe someone else has a theory. We've seen just about everything here.
Well no one else does either. I have never used a P/w on any version of Windows, likewise there is no BIOS p/w on my machine. The message asking for the mysterious word was definitely coming from the OS.
Again I was tapping F-8 WHILE windows had already started to boot up. In other words I was starting to see the Win 7 logo on the screen whilst I was doing it. I know that's too late to be hitting that key, but the dual boot makes 7 start up so fast it was all I could try.
Even the Linux p/w finder showed NO PASSWORD in place. Btw the program I was using to find the missing word is called "NT Offline Password Changer" it came up with nothing but my user name and no other words were found.
Still a mystery to everyone including me. In any event it's fine now and I guess we'll chalk it up to Sod's Law!
Thanks for replying!