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Reformatting issues


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#1 Genki

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:16 PM

So, this is the deal my computer got a virus...blah blah blah I went to go reformat my computer. Now when I did all the installation and everything It comes up with an admin password that I simply do not know because I did not even set an administrative password. Also, when I try to put in any password I get this message saying: "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. Please try again or consult your system administrator.

So, what I would like to know is how do I know what the password for the administrator is if I haven't even set a password for it yet? and should I just go out and buy a new Windows XP home edition disk?

If you didn't catch already what operating system I am trying to use it's: Windows xp home edition

Edited by Genki, 16 February 2009 - 02:17 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:40 PM

It is against forum rules to help bypass security measures

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.


That said, you do not log into Windows to reformat. You enter the BIOS and set the CD/DVD player as the first boot device. Exit the BIOS and boot from the CD

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