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windows xp repair installation admin password?


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electronixplus

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I am trying to repair windows on my laptop
It is asking for admin password?? How do I find it, or how to I bypass this?

Thanks. Help is appreciated.
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Mark D

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Howszit?

Most times, just pressing the enter key will let you through, (meaning that there is no password). If you press enter and it displays a C:\Windows prompt, it has let you through. If it sez, password incorrect, then the installer of your system did enter a password! There are recovery routines that you can use as well as just continuing on the Install Windows path, (which will search for previous Windows installations and allow you to repair it without any Admin passwords)! You will need your XP product key, (which should be on the bottom of your system). Here is a more detailed write up on the repair process, (which is pinned on top of this forum).

How to repair Windows XP

Hope this helps...

Edited by Mark D, 21 April 2009 - 10:57 AM.

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By default there is no administrator password. You should be able to click enter to continue. If there is a password then GTG cannot assist you in doing what you asked :

Pursuant to the Terms of use guidlines as followed:
"Due to the nature of online help we are not able to verify ownership, and will not be able to help bypass or recover any Windows user passwords, cd keys, license codes, serial numbers, etc."


BIOS or Operating System's passwords are there for the purpose related to Security and Privacy to protect the legitimate owner of a machine. While there are many locations on the Internet that might help you learn about managing passwords for a machine's BIOS or Operating System, we at G2G do not assist in bypassing past a machine's Security and Privacy safeguards.

If you don't know the Administrator password, and don't have a password reset disk, then you will not be able to log on to Windows XP, and will need to reinstall the operating system and recreate any user accounts.

Edited by rshaffer61, 21 April 2009 - 11:00 AM.

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electronixplus

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Thanks for the help.
Re: If you press enter and it displays a C:\Windows prompt, it has let you through.

So, when I enter through, I get C:Windows prompt
but then it goes nowhere,
am I supposed to enter something else??
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http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
Follow that link to find out how to repair XP.

Or you could click on "Repair Common Windows Problems" in my sig and follow the steps there.
What is your problem? By knowing your issue I will figure out if you even need a repair. If you do, then I will tell you which one you should do.
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Thanks, I figured it out. I was not doing it correctly.

I ran the repair and pc is working great now.

I wanted to repair because I kept having issues with programs closing, pc running very slow, etc.

PC is running great now.

Thanks.
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You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help.
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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Good Job! :)

If you have any more problems come to G2G for help.
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