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#1 EMuller

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:14 PM

Okay, so my dad brought home an old leftover computer from his work. It used to be active but now nobody knows who used it, so I got it. The problem is that no one knows the admin name or password, guest is not available, the bios is in a weird language, the option to change language is removed, a back-up software is available if you press enter when booting, however, cannot factory reset because.cmd file not found. Baisically, how can I fix this? Log on would be nice since factory reset is easier if logged on. All I want is to reset it and then use it but I don't have any axess to it.... Thanks for answeres in advice.

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:42 PM

You want to enable the Administrator account offline. See this link. This all depends on if you can boot a CD. Don't reset any passwords. It safest to enable the account.

 

Edit: I forgot. This is XP. If you enter safe mode you should see the administrator account.


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 June 2014 - 06:50 PM.


#3 EMuller

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:27 AM

You want to enable the Administrator account offline. See this link. This all depends on if you can boot a CD. Don't reset any passwords. It safest to enable the account.
 
Edit: I forgot. This is XP. If you enter safe mode you should see the administrator account.


I did enter safe mode but nope, nothing.
Well, link worked perfectly, thanks A lot!




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