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#1 JXBlack

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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?

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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.

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 09:41 AM

What happens if you leave the password blank and hit Enter?
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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.
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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.


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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.




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