I have an IBM Thinkpad Laptop (T22) that was giving to me, because my friend no longer uses it - he forgot the password. In order to recover the password I used Offline NT password recovery (tried OPHCRACK it did not work), which does not recover the password but allows you to replace it. Having completed all the needed step, when I tried to reboot the computer it just booted to the Windows XP logo and the scroll bar below just lock up. The only way I can access the system is in Safe Mode. I'm not sure what is causing the problem - I have tried to reboot to the "Last Known Good Configuration" and it will not boot in Normal mode.
Can anyone help me with this problem?