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Administrator password for Windows XP

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I decided to reinstall the Windows XP on my computer by using the
Repair Option. After typing "R" as required I am requested to input an
administrator password. The problem is that no administrator user or
password has ever been created and intalled in my computer.

I am using Windows XP Professional OEM version, SP2, dot net one,
security updates, Java.

After shutdown and restarting from Windows CD the screen present the
options to reinstall Windows or repair. I typed "R" for the repair
option, then a request for administrator password appear. If any
combination of characters including "adminstrator", "owner", etc the
message stating that it is an invalid password appears. After 3 tries
the computer reboot and restart from Windows CD and it is back to
square one.

If I leave the password blank and just hit the "ENTER" key the system
exit to MS DOS Command Prompt, C:\WINDOWS >.

No administrator type of user or password was ever installed on this
computer. I have only created user names for the various users of this
computer, for example, "wife", "child", "John", etc. There is no
password. Just type in the user name, leave the password field blank,
hit the "Enter" key and the computer will start.

Can anyone tell what to type in when Windows installation request for a
adminstrator password. How can I look for an administrator password
when none have created.

I never have any problems installing programs.

Dec 31 '05 #1
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On 2005-12-31, Simple Java Drinker <bi****************@gmail.com> wrote:
I decided to reinstall the Windows XP on my computer by using the
Repair Option. After typing "R" as required I am requested to input an
administrator password. The problem is that no administrator user or
password has ever been created and intalled in my computer.

then you don't need one.
If I leave the password blank and just hit the "ENTER" key the system
exit to MS DOS Command Prompt, C:\WINDOWS >.


that's not an MS-DOS prompt. that's repair mode.

Bye.
Jasen
Jan 1 '06 #2

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Jasen Betts <ja***@free.net.nospam.nz> wrote:
On 2005-12-31, Simple Java Drinker <bi****************@gmail.com> wrote:
I decided to reinstall the Windows XP on my computer by using the
Repair Option. After typing "R" as required I am requested to input an
administrator password. The problem is that no administrator user or
password has ever been created and intalled in my computer.


then you don't need one.
If I leave the password blank and just hit the "ENTER" key the system
exit to MS DOS Command Prompt, C:\WINDOWS >.


that's not an MS-DOS prompt. that's repair mode.

I'd suggest skipping past the command mode repair. When XP asks if you
want to repair or do a new install, tell it you want to do a new install.
It will again ask if you want to repair. This time say yes.

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Ed Jay (remove M to respond by email)
Jan 1 '06 #3

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