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Administrator Password at boot up

By jimboguthery ·
I have a compaq laptop. Had to reformat harddrive. Installed xp pro completely. When laptop starts for first time it immediately asks for administrator password. I believe it is in the bios and it is somehow protected to where I can not locate it in the bios. Is there a way to remove or correct this issue. I would like to be able to use the laptop again.

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is this right?

by DownRightTired In reply to Format and ownership

So then what your saying is that since getting the laptop youve re-formatted the hard drive, installed your copy of XP and you dont have the password for the admin account?
IF this is right,I dont understand how the admin account has a paswword not set by you. BUT the only way I know of to correct this would be through some form of live cd. I have one that will let you reset windows passwords but cant remember the name of it. Its in my car, ill post it at lunch. You could try searching for 'live windows repair cd' or 'bootable windows repair cd' you might find a free one.

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ERD Disk Commander

by DownRightTired In reply to is this right?

is the utility I was thinking of. Its not free though.... havnt come across a similar free util.

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You

by Jacky Howe In reply to ERD Disk Commander

cant get it anymore it is no longer supported. M$ have taken over and they are only supporting current contracts that will be phased out. I havent tried it yet but here is a link to a 30 day trial.
Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

http://tinyurl.com/2bn5vk

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UGH

by DownRightTired In reply to You

i saw something mentioned that windows had bought winternals. SUCKS! fortunately i still have my copy! if you can SOMEHOW find a copy on the internet its definitely worth getting.

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administrator password forget

by selvaganapathy_1979 In reply to Administrator Password at ...

have a compaq laptop. Had to reformat harddrive. Installed xp pro completely. When laptop starts for first time it immediately asks for administrator password. I believe it is in the bios and it is somehow protected to where I can not locate it in the bios. Is there a way to remove or correct this issue. I would like to be able to use the laptop again.

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