Windows XP system restore no administrator password
im trying to perform a system restore or re installation with XP home edition when i put it in the second screeen asks to boot from cd so i go through that blue screen were it loads the disk then i get the option of continue repair or exit i press repair
and it goes to a black screen and asks what to repair i type 1 for C drive then it asks for administrator password and i dont know where we would get it or if we have on and when i type something it says invalid command type HELP for list of commands does
anyone know what is the correct command or where to get administrator password from.
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First, it does not sound like a clean install - it sounds like booting into the XP Recovery Console.
If you are using a genuine bootable XP installation CD or a bootable XP Recovery Console CD you made (no XP media required), it will ask you to choose an installation and then for the Administrator password. (You can also configure XP not to require an Administrator
password for the XP Recovery Console).
The default password for the Windows XP Administrator account is no password (blank), so after selecting your installation (usually installation 1), then you would just press the Enter key if you are prompted for a password.
If things are working as designed, you would end up at this prompt:
The Recovery Console allows basic file commands like: copy, rename, replace, delete, cd, chkdsk, fixboot, fixmbr, etc.
For a list of Recovery Console commands, enter help at the prompt or read about the XP Recovery Console here: