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A Question About Passwords

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#1 tomkae


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Posted 21 October 2007 - 09:02 PM

Recently, while attempting to boot into XP Home SP2, I received a message..." C:\windows\system32\config\system is missing or corrupt".

I'd made an install cd from system files so I thought I'd try it.

Ran Setup and selected "r";
told it which system I wanted to repair and it asked for a password;
entered it (Admin. password) and it said "wrong password". I also tried just hitting Enter.

Fortunately, I had my registry backed up and fixed it that way

The original install, was from a Mfg. Restore disk using Norton Ghost . If there's someone else's password entered, how can I find/change it?

Thanks to anyone that can help.

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#2 ThorXP


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Posted 21 October 2007 - 10:14 PM

The key word here is PASSWORD. Since there is no way to verify the ownership of the computer any work on trying to get the password or getting around it would be not in the best interest of this site. I would suggest contacting the manufacturer of the computer and maybe they could help you.

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