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hey wonder if anyone can help me please.
its been a while since i tried, but i did try to do a xp repair i think a year or so ago, and im sure i ran into problems because of my admin password.
what im thinking is when i bought the comp it was from a small computer shop, and i think they set an admin [password, so if any thing went wrong i would have to take it back to them so they could fix it, for a fee of course.
the problem is i bought thic comp about 3 years ago, and since then the shop has closed, and ive no idea where they are.
so my question is can i retrieve my admin password so that i can repair xp?
thanks for any help
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Sorry, but without truly knowing whether you own the computer in question, it is against GTG's TOS to help anyone with password problems. I hope you understand the dilemma this would put GTG in when providing methods on how to retrieve or get around password problems.

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hi thanks for replying, and i undersand your situation. is there anyway that i can prove to you that its my comp?
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The only suggestion I can make is to search for a similar problem with solutions.

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When you say you were trying to repair, were you using recovery console and it asked for the Administrator password?
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hi wannabe, it was a long time ago, but im sure it wasnt the recovery console, it was xp repair i was trying to do
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thanks ron for your reply, ill have a look round , see if i can find the answer.
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Wannabe is Admin now, so if he chooses to help you through this, it's his decision. I got called on trying to help the last time.

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ron the last thing i want to do is get anyone in trouble, so i do understand your concerns.
its my comp, and i own a legit copy of windows xp, but at the end of the day, i can see that people would abuse your trust.
my comps never worked properly for a year or so now, but ive got by , i should save all my important stuff to discs, and format the drive, but its just getting round to it, you kinda get lazy, and just soldier on.
thanks again for your replys
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I asked about Recovery Console because:

1) It gives the option to Repair your computer by pressing R

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2) It asks for the Administrator password in order to start the repair.

I thought a little clarification was in order. Leaving the Admin password blank and pressing Enter in Recovery Console will usually allow you to continue.

We still won't help with breeching the security on a machine, but in fairness, we also cannot assume that every password topic is a request for an illegal operation.
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hi , again im sure it wasnt recovery console, im sure i went through xp repair, and that was when it asked for the admin password. you have to reralise this was a while back, but im sure it was xp repair, because ive read not to go the recovery console way. also i have tried leaving the password blank, which didnt work.
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