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Trying to repair windows xp from disc. wants admin password, i've tried every password i have ever used, apparently except for the one that it must be. Is there a way to find it? reset it? pass over it? windows xp when booting up. . . messages etc are as follows windows can't start because file missing or corrupt : windowssystem32configsystem to start from disc press any key set up is inspecting. . . for windows xp recovery press r to repair which installation? 1 enter administrator password - - - and thats where i get stuck

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Hello,

If you have never used a password, just hit the enter key. If you get an error, someone has placed a password in your BIOS without your knowlege. With the system not booting, you may need to take the CMOS battery out of the motherboard for about 5 min, place it back on the board and restart your process. This should delete any and all passwords in your BIOS setting. Let us know if you run into further problems.

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Try just hitting enter. If there is no repair admin password then it should carry on past that section by just hitting enter. I had the same issue when I first started working with xp. One day i just hit enter and bam it went.

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Try "admin" without the quotes as the password

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My dell xp wont reset


Forgot your Windows XP password? Don't worry about that. I have troubled the same thing before. I searched from internet and solved the problem. Now i want to share with you and hope it will really help.

Solution 1: If you have owned another available admin password, it can work. Just log on your PC->Click "Start"button->Control Panel->Add or remove user account->Select the account you want to reset->Change or Remove the password. Then the password will be reset.

Solution 2: You can use one of the password recovery software tool to reset the forgotten password. Here, i would like to introduce you one of them, which i have applied. It is really a good hand. That is Windows Password Reset . The process is following.
Step 1: Download the Windows Password Reset Deluxe from http://www.windowspasswordreset.net and burn a erasable CD
Step 2: Boot the CD into the ISO image which is provided by Windows Password Reset Deluxe
Step 3:BIOS settings
Step 4:Recover the Windows XP admin password.
It is an easy-to-use way to reset windows password.

You can have a try.

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