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Emachine Forgot the password to get into XP. I used maxblast4 to clean the hd. Could not get the restore cds to work. Formatted hd, loaded another xp software. What I want to do is get the pc so it will take the restore cds that came with the machine and make it look like emachines aoftware

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Thers a very handy program that goes on cd and you boot your computer with this cd its called hirens boot cd 9 is the latest.

once u have booted  from cd u can use some software (Active Password Changer) that is designed for use with the windows registry, 
u can access the reg from a backdoor and manualy change the pasword.
follow the directions on cd and u will sail through, Il give u a link to  hirens

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