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Windows xp home edition re-install repair

Used my Windows xP home edition to fix my brothers computer. Now a screen comes up asking for the administrators Password. Used all the ones my brother gave me but not one worked is there any way around this problem.
Ps his dvd and cd do not work either.

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Buy a cd drive and reformat the computer completely and that will for sure get rid of the password protection. If you want to save all the information on the computer, then you will also need to buy a new hard drive and take out your old one.

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