Administrator Logon Issue


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Guest

After upgrading to XP Pro (had Win 2000 Server) I am prompted for an
Administrator password. None has ever been set, not has this been on a
domain, however, when I enter a blank password, I get an error message
stating the domain can't be reached or is invalid. I can't get passed the
logon window. Is there a way I can change the domain to Workstation using
the Recovery Console? I have checked the setupact.log for a random
administrator password, but did not find anything. When I did the upgrade, I
did a full reformat of the drive. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in
Advance
 
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GreenieLeBrun

Frank said:
After upgrading to XP Pro (had Win 2000 Server) I am prompted for an
Administrator password. None has ever been set, not has this been on a
domain, however, when I enter a blank password, I get an error message
stating the domain can't be reached or is invalid. I can't get passed the
logon window. Is there a way I can change the domain to Workstation using
the Recovery Console? I have checked the setupact.log for a random
administrator password, but did not find anything. When I did the upgrade, I
did a full reformat of the drive. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in
Advance

Go to http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ and download the boot
disk, this will enable you to reset any system password on an NT class
operating system.
 
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GreenieLeBrun

Frank said:
After upgrading to XP Pro (had Win 2000 Server) I am prompted for an
Administrator password. None has ever been set, not has this been on a
domain, however, when I enter a blank password, I get an error message
stating the domain can't be reached or is invalid. I can't get passed the
logon window. Is there a way I can change the domain to Workstation using
the Recovery Console? I have checked the setupact.log for a random
administrator password, but did not find anything. When I did the upgrade, I
did a full reformat of the drive. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in
Advance

If reseting the password with the utility I mentioned in my other post
does not do what you want then try a repair install. When you install
XP Pro it makes you set an Administrator password and asks if you want
to be a member of a domain or workgroup.

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 
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Guest

I downloaded the password reset program (cd06213.iso) but was unable to
execute it from re-boot. (System will re-boot from a CD). So I performed a
"Repair" as suggested. I was never prompted for a domain or an
administrators password. When completed, the system booted up to the same
point, asking for the password, then stated the domain was invalid or
unavailable.

How can I execute the .iso script?
 

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