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It malfunctioned. When I put the rescue disk in it asks me for the admin password. I dont know it as the system was installed on purchase. Is there some way I can find the password?

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The admin password was installed when xp was first installed , there is no real way find out what it is without getting into xp , so the easiest solution is too reinstall xp from a genuine xp disk , not a copy as it will not be reconized , follow it through and write down your passwords you are asked for

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