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Old 02-23-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Windows XP Recovery Console... password?

My hd crashed a couple weeks ago, not allowing me to start up windows, and my disc drive was out. The WINDOWS/SETUP was missing or something like that. So just now did I have the chance to hook up another disc drive to it. I'm going into the regular Windows XP Setup, then into Recovery Console. It asks me what installation, and lists "1: C:\WINDOWS". Thats the only installation detected, so I push 1. ]

My problem is this: it prompts me: "TYPE THE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD". I never set an administrator password I believe. Pushing enter just exits the recovery console. I tried typing administrator and windows, but to no success.

Does anyone know what to do in this situation?

I would have just reformatted my hard drive, but there is some stuff on there that I will not be able to get again and I would rather have.

Thanks.
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Leave it blank and press enter
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:41 PM   #3
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Leave it blank and press enter
yes, IIRC, Raffaz gave me the same advice a few days/a week ago and it worked...
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