XP administrator password

Computor from "The PC Company". Does anyone know if they had a default password . Otherwise I cant use my computor anymore. Its a long story... ... .

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 6:37 pm

Going to need more of the story to fix the problem.

geek_switched_on, Feb 28, 6:40 pm

If anything their default would be blank/no password.

geek_dunedin_ree, Feb 28, 6:41 pm

Computor desktop was frozen. Could not open control panel. Used system mechanics software and removed the most recent registry dated feb 2010 and installed the most recent one. Computor not working after that. Found my reinstalation disk for home edition. But could not find my key. Found a key on net. Completed installation. 2 Xp versions now. Cant get past the first screen which asks for a password. Now in adminisreator also asks for password. There.

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 6:46 pm

Take it back to the PC company and pay someone to fix it, because if you do any more to it you'll root it even more than it already is.

geek_dunedin_ree, Feb 28, 6:54 pm

can you get to safe mode.

geek_switched_on, Feb 28, 6:56 pm

pC Company went bust ages ago.

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 6:56 pm

OK, then a reputable local PC repairer.

geek_dunedin_ree, Feb 28, 6:57 pm

i don't know about the rest of them but i'm bored out of my skull and could do with a laugh, please, continue.

geek_0800xford, Feb 28, 6:58 pm

yes safe mode gets you to administrator which needs a password

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 6:58 pm

Dun. mightv have to but other options first.

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 7:01 pm

do you promise it's not stolen? cross your heart?
any one of us could have told you by now

geek_0800xford, Feb 28, 7:04 pm

Its mine. Bought from previous owner . Ex farmers with 5 year extended waranty now well expired. About 7 yrs old. Not worth stealing.

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 7:10 pm

Come on Todd. I would appreciate an answer. I suspect that It will mean wiping all mydocuments though.

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 7:21 pm

you'd be wrong, fortunately.

geek_0800xford, Feb 28, 7:21 pm

Please, please, please oh great 0800Oxford.
I had a great friend who said mess with it as much as you like to learn. you can do no damage. Unfortunately he move tomelbourne. I could email him.

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 7:29 pm

a simple google search for a password cracker will sort you out.

Had to deal with this with a mates computer. His kids password protected their computer and then forgot the password.

Download "cracker software" onto a CD
Autoboot CD from your CMOS
follow instructions to change the password

geek_hapukanz, Feb 28, 7:33 pm

Thanks hapukanz. Will try that now. Will post results when completed.

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 7:37 pm

i blame my damn scruples

geek_0800xford, Feb 28, 7:39 pm

you can get cream for those Oxford

geek_hapukanz, Feb 28, 7:40 pm

i need to get down first

geek_0800xford, Feb 28, 7:56 pm

from your tree? ?

geek_hapukanz, Feb 28, 8:04 pm

It has the words "PC Company" on it, that makes it imune to being stolen :)

geek_malachiman, Feb 28, 8:09 pm

can't be worse then acer, can it?

geek_0800xford, Feb 28, 8:15 pm

what about the sinclair Spectrum? ?

geek_hapukanz, Feb 28, 8:16 pm

or the Commodore PET

geek_hapukanz, Feb 28, 8:17 pm

Are you sure it actually needs a password? ie, you've tried just hitting enter?

geek_bidda2, Feb 28, 8:29 pm

Oooooo is the door unlocked approach, how sensible

geek_hapukanz, Feb 28, 8:30 pm


geek_0800xford, Feb 28, 8:31 pm

Hi again. I presume I download to a desktop, unzip to a cd. In Cmos all you can do is set boot from a Cd . So start up computor from that CD or wait for password prompt and then plug in CD?

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 8:40 pm

If they are the company I am thinking of they had a habit of hot gluing their components in.

geek_question_chick_, Feb 28, 8:42 pm

explains why i haven't worked on one: they get thrown out! XD

geek_0800xford, Feb 28, 8:50 pm

Well that way you end up with no annoying user servicable parts, and RAM will stay seated forever if you glue the bugger in.

geek_dunedin_ree, Feb 28, 8:52 pm

Thanks hapukanz. Not sucessfully downloaded cracker yet. Give up for the day. Cheers.

geek_radar51, Feb 28, 9:00 pm

When you boot from the CD you usually boot up in DOS mode. This allows you to "tweak" the windows password without having to run windows. so YES boot from the CD. I hope your DOS command line skills are dusted off SNIGGER

geek_hapukanz, Feb 28, 9:06 pm

Download Hirens Boot CD,

Use the Password Changer Tools on that, Change the Administrator pass,

Boot into safemode, login to "Administrator" and edit your normal account

geek_baker-assoc, Feb 28, 10:12 pm

Try Admin or ABRACADABRA. Also the universal password is ummah

geek_deodar, Feb 28, 10:56 pm

rofl... ... . .

geek_drcspy, Feb 28, 10:59 pm

you did a poor job of the install and didn't read what you were clicking into ... ... . .

geek_drcspy, Feb 28, 11:03 pm

the admin password is usually blank

geek_drcspy, Mar 1, 2:50 am

Below are some of the normal admin passwords:

pccompany? ? ?

Hope this helps

geek_ricko10, Mar 1, 7:53 am

Hi hapukanz. Do you have a specific program to recommend. I was unsucessful with your idea. Also Hirens Boot CD, theres lots of programs listed but none found for passwords . Cheers.

geek_radar51, Mar 1, 8:46 pm

Download Limewire if you dont already have it, and use it to search for XP password cracker. There are heaps.

geek_-ecycle-, Mar 1, 9:02 pm

Google is your friend too Radar, As if it needs any more

geek_deodar, Mar 1, 9:22 pm

Holy shit, what a comedy of errors: I like it.

geek_deodar, Mar 1, 9:25 pm

thanx ecycle.

geek_radar51, Mar 1, 9:37 pm

Are you serious? Limewire? Search for password cracker? On limewire?
you will need more that that if you do so. sheesh

Hirens bootcd would be your best bet.

geek_thunderstorm, Mar 1, 10:06 pm

SO ... is anyone willing and able to give a simple link to an EASY (no strings and uncomplicated) download website for Hirens bootcd? With detailed step-by-step instructions in plain English?

AND (just as valuable) can you give instructions in plain, easy to follow English on how to use this program(s) - not everyone using this MB is as experienced as some of the experts on here.

If you don't feel competent to answer this, please feel free to point people to a website that CAN help ...

Thanks for all your help, guys ... ( and guyesses)

geek_brucerae, Mar 1, 10:34 pm

HBCD download http://www.hirensbootcd.net/

geek_thunderstorm, Mar 1, 10:49 pm

Thanks Thunderstorm :-)I KNEW there was intelligent life out there ... I appreciate your help. But I'd still like detailed info about what to do next, step-by-step ... is it in that link somewhere?

geek_brucerae, Mar 1, 11:23 pm