forgotten administrator psswd

  martjc 22:07 06 Mar 2005

Position: XP refuses to boot. tried to repair, but told that whole system will be overwritten and all data lost. At some point in procedure am asked for administrator password. Didn't set one when installed. How do I proceed?


  Gongoozler 22:10 06 Mar 2005

if you haven't set an administrator password, then you should only need to press the Enter (Return) key.

  VoG II 22:11 06 Mar 2005

If you did not set a password press the Enter key.

Or click here

  martjc 22:30 06 Mar 2005

Tried just pressing return. No joy. System will go no further. Cannot get into safe mode. If I pick that option from boot menu it just sits there laughing!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:40 06 Mar 2005

Any messages about why not booting?

Ntldr missing?

  VoG II 22:48 06 Mar 2005

Last Known Good Configuration?

Or Safe Mode with Command Prompt and type in


and press Enter.

  martjc 23:57 06 Mar 2005

...but will try MS stuff at your link. Very tired now. Will continue tomorrow. Thanks to all for your help.

  THE TERMINATOR 00:32 07 Mar 2005

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