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XP recovery console without password


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#1 BarryO

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:38 AM

Simply , I don't have the admin password for this laptop to use the recovery console. Is there a way round this?

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:46 AM

At what point are you being asked for the admin password.
If you're in the Recovery console, you normally just need to press Enter.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:08 AM

Thanks. It's the first time I've used the recovery console but it's after it asks which Windows installation would you like to log onto . I selected C:windows & am asked to type Administrator password .

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:12 AM

This is the procedure I follow.

"As you progress to the Recovery Console you may be asked which partition you would like to boot into.
Type the number associated with the partition containing your NTFS partition (usually 1 or 2) and then press enter to continue.
You may be asked for your administrator password. If you have one, type it in and press enter.
If you do not have a password to boot your computer into Windows, simply press enter."


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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:32 AM

That's what I've done .I press enter & it asks again for Admin password .
What I'm trying to do is get to the $NtUninstall folder to remove a problematic hotfix . It's a very recent MS update .




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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:37 AM

It's always worked for me, you may have to keep pressing Enter, until it moves along.

If you know the KB number of the Hotfix, can you not remove it through Add/Remove.
Click on Show Updates at the top to get the list.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:54 AM

I take it this is not your own laptop? In that case ask the owner. There is no legal way around this.

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#8 BarryO

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:33 AM

The owner says there's no password .

I found this through Google http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...bc-e292b69f2fd1

It is the exact problem I have but without Admin password which owner says it doesn't have I'm stuck.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:53 AM

Hello BarryO,

When you install Windows XP, it creates an Administrator (user name is Administrator) account and uses a password. After installation it creates another account which people use normally. The Recovery Console is asking you password for the Administrator account and not any other account.

You can try booting in safe mode. Keep pressing F8 and choose Safe Mode from list. See if you can uninstall that hotfix. Also try Safe Mode command prompt.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:00 AM

Thanks again but as in the link whatever I try , safe mode , last known good good config. it just returns to the BSOD .
I've tried using 'administrator' when it asks for password , no luck

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:03 AM

What BSOD...are you referring to?

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:03 AM

A BSOD after this update usually means the computer is infected with a rootkit.

A workaround in this case is to create a bootable CD and use it to copy a legit file to replace the infected file.

If you need help with that, let me know and I'll provide you with more detailed instructions.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:14 AM

OK. The laptop is infected with Internet Security 2010 . My intention was to remove this but I noticed there were 11 MS updates offered so I downloaded them .So now I'm stuck with needing to remove the update before I can even get at the virus . Nightmare .
Don't know how to create a bootable CD elise so would be glad of your help.

Hamluis :PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Technical Information:

STOP: 0x00000050 (0x80097004, 0x00000001, 0x80515103, 0x00000000).

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:25 AM

Hello,

Since IS2010 can leave behind a few nasty surprises, lets try to get rid of it all. I am moving this topic to a more appropriate forum.


OK this file is big Print these instruction out so that you know what you are doing

Two programs to download

First

ISOBurner this will allow you to burn OTLPE ISO to a cd and make it bootable. Just install the program, from there on in it is fairly automatic. Instructions

Second
  • Download OTLPE.iso and burn to a CD using ISO Burner. NOTE: This file is 292Mb in size so it may take some time to download.
  • When downloaded double click and this will then open ISOBurner to burn the file to CD
  • Reboot your system using the boot CD you just created.

    Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
  • Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.
  • Double-click on the OTLPE icon.
  • When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select Yes
  • When asked "Do you wish to load remote user profile(s) for scanning", select Yes
  • Ensure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OK
  • OTL should now start. Change the following settings
    • Change Drivers to Use Safelist
  • Press Run Scan to start the scan.
  • When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\OTL.txt
  • Copy this file to your USB drive if you do not have internet connection on this system
  • Please post the contents of the OTL.txt file in your reply.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 09:28 AM

Thanks , have done all that & have the OTL.txt file but have tried posting it only to be told it's too long . It is massive




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