Admin password/Formating

By falloutboy2006 ·
I was trying to re-format my sisters computer for her and i boot up using the windows xp cd and i hit R and get to the admin password prompt dialog. This is where i run in to trouble. She has no idea what it is. I've gone in to windows and changed every password to a simple easy one, even the adminstrator account in windows, i deleted her user account so i'm left with guest and admin. Yet i get back to this and am stuck. I've tried about every "default" password i could think of, even a blank password, yet none seem to work. Any ideas? if anyone has any ideas about how to get around and just skip this to go straight to reformating that would help to.

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You can always wipe the HDD with a wiping utility like

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Admin password/Formating

Boot & Nuke this writes zero's to every sector so that everything on the HDD is destroyed.

After wiping the HDD you can install the OS again without being prompted for Passwords that reside on the HDD though there may be something in BIOS that is causing the problem.

Anyway Boot & Nuke is available here


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by nimd4 In reply to You can always wipe the H ...

You wanted to zero a drive, instead of just not entering the recovery console from the boot cd.. lol guys xD

ps. It's been like a year now, hopefully you've managed (by now :)).

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