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Recovery Console in WinXP-PRO

by Bulletrushout / September 15, 2007 11:55 AM PDT

Folks, i am trying to recovery from the blue screen of death for my friends. I am going the route of using XP-PRO cd. I got to the recovery console section where it ask for Administrator password, Here i am stuck.I am stuck because my young friend bought this computer two years ago and the only password he knows is the one that lets him into the computer. Now i have tried that password and and the computer does not recognise that as a admin password. SO WHAT DO I DO NOW?????
This the only info i can get since i cannot get pass the blue screen:WIN XP-Home Edition, Dell Dimension 2400,

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by Darton Fury / September 15, 2007 4:36 PM PDT

typing Administrator for user name and leaving the password blank. If he is the second owner of the computer and the Admin account has been assigned a password by the previous owner, you will be denied.

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