Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Wrong Password

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 JXBlack


  • Members
  • 114 posts
  • Local time:09:54 PM

Posted 25 December 2007 - 06:46 AM

I am having constant crashes and I thought I would try to repair my XP Installation. I put the Xp Disc in and booted from my DVD drive. It asked me for my Admin password and when I filled it in .....it said was wrong. I use this password everyday when I open my machince and I know its not wrong.
Is their anything I can do?


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 jhsmurray


  • Members
  • 383 posts
  • Location:6,378 km above the Earth's core
  • Local time:09:54 AM

Posted 25 December 2007 - 07:51 AM

Do you normally login as Administrator, or is your account an account with admin rights?
Based on what I've read, you need to input the password for the account named Administrator.
The default is blank unless you have changed it.

If you can still login at all with an account that is in the admin group, you can change the password for the Administrator account and then try the disk again.

Acer Aspire 5732z
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon, 2200 MHz
Display: Mobile Intel GMA 4500M

#3 garmanma


    Computer Masochist

  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:09:54 AM

Posted 25 December 2007 - 09:41 AM

What happens if you leave the password blank and hit Enter?
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#4 DaChew


    Visiting Alien

  • Members
  • 10,317 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:millenium falcon and rockytop
  • Local time:09:54 AM

Posted 25 December 2007 - 10:17 AM

If you booted to the XP cd and started a repair from it, why would it ask you for a password? In safe mode a hidden Admin
logon becomes available. Sometimes malware can logon to that account, set it's own password and lock you out.

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.



  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • Local time:08:54 AM

Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:22 PM

maybe.... you aren't using Admin account ...what is the name of your account???
did you install windows by yourself, or someone did this on behalf of you ????
and I wonder what are you trying to do with repairing, if you have many crashes???
anyway, you can reset your Admin user password, if you want ... let me know

Edited by SUPERIOR, 26 December 2007 - 05:49 AM.

#6 Eyesee


    Bleepin Teck Shop

  • BC Advisor
  • 3,545 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In the middle of Kansas
  • Local time:08:54 AM

Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:35 PM

Maybe you tried the recovery console & it asked for a password there?
That one is typically blank
In the beginning there was the command line.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users