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Windows XP Home Edition - Recovery Console Mode - Administrator Password



I am trying to repair Windows XP Home Edition through Recovery Console Mode.

It is expecting Administrator Password, How should i get this ?
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johnb6767Commented:
Did you try hitting enter?
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johnb6767Commented:
Reminder.....

Its the local Administrator account, not a member of the Administrator's group.

If you wanna get rid of the password prompt you can as well....

In the registry....

Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole"

Set the SecurityLevel dword value to 1

Honestly, there are so many methods to get into a system and access the drive, I personally dont see a need for the prompt.....
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johnb6767Commented:
How to edit the registry offline using BartPE boot CD ?
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htm

Just follow the directions in the article, about loading the SOFTWARE hive, and navigate to the key ABOVE (not in the article) and see if you can fix the reg key that way....

Or simply slave this drive into another workstation instead of using BartPE........
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chokkaStudentAuthor Commented:

I am little confused .. on the above comments ..!

Actually, i am trying to restart the computer through recovery mode.

Computer is not booting up in normal mode ..! It means, i cant install any softwares ..!

I am starting the computer through CD and on the option for repairing .. it is expecting me to provide Administrator Password ..!

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kamalp123Commented:
Hi,

you need to download BartPE boot CD image using another computer and burn it to a CD.
now boot from BartPE CD and there you will find registry editor tool and you can change the above registry setting.

-Kamal
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chokkaStudentAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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johnb6767Commented:
Thanks kamal, should have been more clear.....
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