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Posted on 2004-03-21
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forgot my administrator password and my installer CD isn't working. Is there a way of resetting without purchasing another CD?
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The store you bought your PowerBook from ought to help. And Apple should stand behind defective media on the installer CD. Finally, you could use a friend's operating system install CD to get the password reset.

You need to boot from the installer CD to reset the password. When you are booting, hold the C key down until you see that it is booting from the CD. You should eventually get to a screen that offers you a choice of resetting the password
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DarylHope,
From the grade given and speed with which you closed the question, I'm not sure if your problem actually got solved.

You are a relatively new member of Experts-Exchange and may not be aware that it's not a question and answer type of site, but rather one involving collaboration. People participate from around the world, so don't be shy about leaving your questions open for a day or so to gather input from other places. Also, if a solution isn't working for you, post a comment back to clarify matters.

When I posted my comment, you may have felt that the suggestions were things you had already tried. If so, there is no obligation to accept my comment as an answer--merely post a comment that you had previously tried each of the suggestions.

If in fact you really did solve your problem using one of my suggestions, that's wonderful! If not, then post a comment and I'll reopen your question for further input by other experts.
Brad
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