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Admin Password Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by roy66, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. roy66

    roy66 Thread Starter

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    I am running XP Home.

    Recently in an attempt to overcome a serious malfunction I opted to do a "repair"of XP.

    To carry out this function I was required to submit an Administartor Password...this is a personal home computer and I don't have any Admin Passwords.

    As I was unable to provide a password I could not execute the "repair"program.

    Fortunately for me I did eventually overcome the problem I had but this raises a serious question re this Admin Password problem.

    Has anyone had a similar problem or knows the ANSWER to it.

    Is this Just a shortcoming foul up without a solution??????

    I believe it is possible to get a Password reset program..but if there is no password then what is there to reset???

    roy66
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    The default password in Windows XP home is blank, (no password, just hit enter)
    Catches many out, as they have never set a password yet are asked for one when attempting a repair.
     
  3. roy66

    roy66 Thread Starter

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    Thanks kiwiguy...I tried that but it wouldn't let me through.

    Incorrect password, 3 strikes your out it says return to base.

    HOWEVER......it could just be that in my attempts when I did just hit enter it was after I had tried some other passwords so it became part of the 3 strikes your out....nnnaaahhhh that couldn't be right "cause if I just hit ENTER whether strike 1;2 or 3 it shoulda let me in.

    whadaya say.

    roy66
    ps
    Maybe I'll just set it up for a mock repair and see if what you say checks out......it oughta eh!
     
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  5. kvijayk

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    Does anyone know how to disable the Login screen while booting the machine in XP. I couldn't find it in XP I used it in Win 2000.
    I mean the system should just start without even asking for userId and pwd.
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I use X-Setup to set the options, but I believe TweakUI for XP also will do it.
     
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