Restore install for XP asks for a password!!

  emark 07:54 26 Aug 2005

I need to restore Windows XP so boot from OEM cd.
Restore options - 1.C:\Windows.
Type 1 then return and then asked for administrator password.
This is my home pc and when I installed windows originally did not set up any administrator passwords. Is there a default??

  johnnyrocker 07:56 26 Aug 2005

i believe i have read somewhere here that if you do it in safe mode it apparently will not ask for password?
hope this helps.


  emark 08:16 26 Aug 2005

Thanks - remind me, what how launch safe mode!

  PC Bilbo 08:21 26 Aug 2005

Can you boot into Windows?

If so, and you have backed up any important data, try reinstalling windows over the top of existing XP.
Don't boot from CD but run it from Windows.

  lotvic 22:01 26 Aug 2005

tap F8 for safe mode

before you do that I suggest you use the search feature on the left side of this page and read up on other threads for: safe mode

  VoG II 22:03 26 Aug 2005

Just press Enter key.

  lotvic 22:28 26 Aug 2005

""Just press Enter key.""

Is that for the default administrator password?

Do you just press 'Enter' when it asks for password? (as there isn't a password)

  Fateful Shadow 22:31 26 Aug 2005

I remember I did something like this. I pressed enter, just like VoG™ said and it seemed to work fine :)

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