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I ran the recovery CDs/Administrators password

After running the recovery CDs and restarting my desktop computer it is asking for an Administrators ID and Password.  The one I had on it before will not work and now I am stuck on this screen and cannot get past it.  Any ideas what I can do?  Tried calling Gateway Tech Support but I have to pay to talk to them because my warranty is over. (Pay to talk?  Who do they think they are?)  Computer runs Windows XP.

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  • jeremy09 Dec 29, 2008

    I meant to mention this on my original post but forgot...this same thing happened when it came straight out of the box after getting it home from the store...had to call support but forgot what they told me to do...if I can fix this without creating or downloading anything it would be great.  Since I restored it to factory settings, would there be any passwords to recover?

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Go to http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm to download UBCD4Win. UBCD4Win will allow you to creat a bootable disc with your Windows disc that will have the Windows environment and tools to recover passwords among other things. Read the instructions carefully.

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    Edward Morgan Dec 29, 2008

    No, you shouldn't need one.

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or if you are running XP If you set your machine back to eMachines factory settings, it might help you for a short while but if you don't have effective virus protection your problems will return in short order.

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You should get rid of this virus with an effective virus remover.

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Your best protection in general is a complete internet security suite such as Bitdefender or Norton internet security 2009.

More information here http://www.ask-the-computer-doc.com/comp...

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Source(s):
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Greetings,


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