config/system problem solved but now asking for a password
I had the same problem with a corrupt or missing system.ini file this morning. I fixed it by loading windows in another drive partition and then copying the system files across to C. The problem is that the new installation wanted to log me in as Administrator and demanded a password. It was a new installation and had not asked me for a password (or a user name, that I can remember). Anyway, nothing works to get past this (I tried entering a blank password, a random password and then a couple of comments about the Bill Gates's mother - it returned something about an account restriction; then I tried entering different user names, including guest and user. It thought about these for a while then refused access). I was able to boot with the Windows disk a couple of times and go into the repair function, using the original (C drive) Windows, but when I tried to boot from C: I got a pop-up window saying something about lsass and an error while attempting to change the password. Clicking OK simply rebooted. Now I can't even use the Repair function, because whichever installation of Windows I try to log into, it asks for this mysterious Administrator password.
What do I do?