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Old 08-30-2004, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I have 2 admins setup on Windows XP Pro, and I just tried to do the Recovery Console because of some troubles, and it asked me for the admin password, and I tried both but they didn't work, and then did it a 2nd time to make sure I wasn't typing anything wrong, but it still gave me "invalid password", so whats going on here?
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Old 08-30-2004, 11:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Who installed the OS for you?
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Old 08-30-2004, 11:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Me. I have 2 accounts, both admin.
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What was the the admin password you gave during setup, thats the one that is needed. By the way what OS?
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If you read my post it says Windows XP Pro. BTW, when I first installed XP, I didn't setup a password.
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Then your password should be blank.
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Tried that, doesn't work.
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Boot up in safe mode go to admin account control panel & reet password.
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I cant get into safe mode, thats why I need to use the Recovery Console. I cant get into Windows at all. Before you ask, I'm on Knoppix.
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What are the error messages you are getting maybe we can get around recovery console. The best action of course is to blow the OS away and start new.
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