* i tried to do this but when i hit F8 and select Safe mode with command prompt it does not give me a chance to enter anything in*
A reset disk is required AFAIK which means that you should
made a USB reset password, first time.
Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Then enter the following:
net user root /ADD
Then neter the following:
net localgroup administrators root /ADD
Then finally, enter the following:
net localgroup users root /DELETE
The reason we are deleting the root from
localgroup Users, is because the new account
would be in both the Administrator group and
the (restricted) Users group.
It will look like this in group details:
That's it, now you have a new Administrator called "root".