I am trying to use the recovery console facility with my original XP CD and it is asking me for an administrator password.
I didn't use one with the original set-up, can anybody tell me if there is a standard password that is used or alternatively another way round rebooting windows after having lost the 'system32\drivers\nvata.sys' file.
Ive tried that but it still takes me back to asking for a system administrator password
Any other ideas as I have a lot of stuff in My documents folder that i cant afford to lose if I re-install.
That's a system file. You're going the long and most dangerous route.
From the start button select run. Type in just as you see it here. sfc /scannow
Yes the space is in there for a reason. But if you leave it out it doesn't work. Put your xp cd in the drive and when it opens click exit. Next click ok on the command window and go have lunch.