Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Forgot administrator password :/


  • Please log in to reply

#1
olymoore

olymoore

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
Hi all, I am trying to repair my xp installation with the repair tools on the xp disk but when i get to when i choose what installation to repair it asks for a password. I dont know what the password is and i havent changed it so is the same pass on each disk if it hasn't been changed e.g. password or 1234? If not is there anyway to find it out taking into consideration that i cant get on to xp thats why i am trying to repair it. Thanks in advance. Oly

Edited by olymoore, 16 September 2006 - 11:45 AM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
pip22

pip22

    Trusted Tech

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,663 posts
XP will always ask for the admin password if a password for it was not set. If you were the one who installed Windows and you definitely did not give the admin account a password at that time or since, just leave the password field blank and press ENTER or whatever to proceed -- it should let you in.

If it insists on having a password entered, then it's possible that someone else set a password for it at some time -- maybe someone other than yourself installed Windows on your PC, or they've used your PC and set a password for the admin account without telling you?

Edited by pip22, 16 September 2006 - 12:47 PM.

  • 0

#3
olymoore

olymoore

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts

XP will always ask for the admin password if a password for it was not set. If you were the one who installed Windows and you definitely did not give the admin account a password at that time or since, just leave the password field blank and press ENTER or whatever to proceed -- it should let you in.

If it insists on having a password entered, then it's possible that someone else set a password for it at some time -- maybe someone other than yourself installed Windows on your PC, or they've used your PC and set a password for the admin account without telling you?


Thanks pip22, I bought it off a friend but he says he didn't remember whether he set a password or not. So i will try what you suggested and get back to you.
  • 0

#4
fleamailman

fleamailman

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,383 posts
I think you already know but if the password on administrator has not been set by you then normally it is username: administrator and just leave the password slot blanc(don't type anything) press enter.
  • 0

#5
olymoore

olymoore

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
It all worked fine thanks alot for your help guys :whistling:
  • 0

#6
butch.p102

butch.p102

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
i forgot my admin password. wont let me download or change settings. keeps tellinh me i need admin permission. my cpu wont let me go to safemode with F8. what can i do
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP