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#1 sherrilynn01

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:21 AM

Hi, my daughter recently inherited a desktop that works perfectly fine. The only issue is that the administrator account is password protected. I have tried every answer I can think of but nothing is working. Is there a way around this? I am willing to reformat the comp but I can't gain access to do that either. Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated. Thak you.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:29 AM

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=lost+admin+password+xp&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3MOZA_en-GBUS386US388&ie=UTF-8

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:18 AM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Since the system is inherited I would reformat & reload it.
THat way you are ensured a pristine copy of Windows that is virus/malware free.
You never know what the person before did with it.

If you boot to an original XP cd you should be able to delete & recreate the partition then format the drive.
If you provide the make/model of the system we can link you to the drivers you will need.
Be sure you have the drivers available before proceeding if you decide to go that route.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:01 AM

<<...my daughter recently inherited a desktop that works perfectly fine>>

I guess I have to wonder how you know that it works fine...if you cannot boot into Windows.

I suspect that the suggestion by Eyesee would be the best solution...format/install or restore-to-factory defaults, if OEM system.

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