windows xp administrator password

  [DELETED] 19:51 19 Oct 2003

I have just had to re install windows xp on my pc and do not know my admin password. I do not have a password reset disk. Is there a way to get around this problem ? I cannot phone my computer provider as they have gone bankrupt and the windows was already installed on the system.

  powerless 19:58 19 Oct 2003

Just press enter as there maybe no password.

  [DELETED] 20:40 19 Oct 2003

I've tried this already

  [DELETED] 21:19 19 Oct 2003

Have you ever set a password? Have you tried leaving the box blank and clicking OK?

  powerless 21:29 19 Oct 2003


  [DELETED] 21:34 19 Oct 2003

Please delete my second sentence.

  powerless 21:38 19 Oct 2003

I'll leave my new found powers for more needing matters ;-)

Was this is a repair installation?

I think you may need to do a reformat and reinstall.

  [DELETED] 21:52 19 Oct 2003

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Best to post a response to the thread so all can see what's happening.

Do you have a full Windows XP CD?

  [DELETED] 11:39 20 Oct 2003

Does this mean I lose evrything that was on the harddrisk if I reformat.

  [DELETED] 11:45 20 Oct 2003

Yes, everything. You will need to start again with a clean install of your O/S [Operating system]. j.

  [DELETED] 12:50 20 Oct 2003

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