Need to reload XP, I think.



Jack
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
My grandson loaded XP on his laptop and can't remember the admin password he
chose, even using his hint. Now he wants to load other software but needs the
admin password. I tried to re-install XP from his system disks but I need to
be in the admin to do this. I guess I need to wipe the C: drive first since
he dosen't have anything software on it that he needs to keep. What do you
suggest? FDISK?

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Hi Jack,

> My grandson loaded XP on his laptop and can't remember the admin password
> he chose, even using his hint. Now he wants to load other software but
> needs the admin password. I tried to re-install XP from his system disks
> but I need to be in the admin to do this. I guess I need to wipe the C:
> drive first since he dosen't have anything software on it that he needs to
> keep. What do you suggest? FDISK?

Try this:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=reset+nt+password&btnG=Google+Search

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

Jack
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi Jack,
>
> > My grandson loaded XP on his laptop and can't remember the admin password
> > he chose, even using his hint. Now he wants to load other software but
> > needs the admin password. I tried to re-install XP from his system disks
> > but I need to be in the admin to do this. I guess I need to wipe the C:
> > drive first since he dosen't have anything software on it that he needs to
> > keep. What do you suggest? FDISK?
>
> Try this:
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=reset+nt+password&btnG=Google+Search
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
Rick,
Your Google search gives me the Google page. What should I do them?
Thanks,
Jack

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Hi Jack,

The point was that there are many admin password hacks available, just
search on it. I cannot recommend a specific one. Have your grandson create a
password reset disk next time to guard against this problem.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Jack" <Jack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi Jack,
>>
>> > My grandson loaded XP on his laptop and can't remember the admin
>> > password
>> > he chose, even using his hint. Now he wants to load other software but
>> > needs the admin password. I tried to re-install XP from his system
>> > disks
>> > but I need to be in the admin to do this. I guess I need to wipe the C:
>> > drive first since he dosen't have anything software on it that he needs
>> > to
>> > keep. What do you suggest? FDISK?
>>
>> Try this:
>> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=reset+nt+password&btnG=Google+Search
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
> Rick,
> Your Google search gives me the Google page. What should I do them?
> Thanks,
> Jack


Need to reload XP, I think.