password puzzle

  karmgord 20:06 30 May 2009
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when i try to run the recovery console,it won't accept the password,yet i'm the adminstrator and the password works fine for normal logon to windows(XP PRO).
any ideas?

  lotvic 00:23 31 May 2009

It's not that password.

Usually there isn't one set so leave it blank

  lotvic 00:30 31 May 2009

May I ask why you need to run the recovery console?
Most things can be done by pressing F8 during bootup for a list of options.
Have you tried safe mode, or last known good?

What problem are you having?

  karmgord 20:23 31 May 2009

no probs just wanted to use chkdsk

  tullie 20:42 31 May 2009

Just run it from the run command in the start menu

  karmgord 19:49 06 Aug 2009

tried leaving blank no good
then tried "ADMIN" no good
then "admin"
my administrator password all no good.

  Technotiger 20:27 06 Aug 2009

If it aint broke, don't fix it!!

  Technotiger 20:29 06 Aug 2009

Or - right-click on the drive, then Properties, then choose Tools tab and click on Check now ...

  karmgord 20:54 06 Aug 2009

I can access chkdsk but should i in future get a problem i won't be able to use the recovery console until i can supply it with the password its asking for,how can i find out the password it needs?

  Eric10 21:02 06 Aug 2009

During the installation of XP Pro you reach a screen where you are invited to enter a password for the administrator. If the password hasn't been left blank then it was set by the person or company who installed XP Pro on the PC. You will need to contact them and ask for it.

  Technotiger 22:09 06 Aug 2009

You could try SIW and look under Secrets, just a chance ... click here

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