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How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
starting.

Followed all the instructions that relate to this article but when I get to
point 4* my system administartor password does not work nor can I press enter
and try to proceed.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.


To complete part one, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP startup
disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the
CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery
Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the
installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the
administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

****Password will not be accepted.*****

5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines,
pressing ENTER after you type each line:

Many thanks

Chris
 
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TaurArian [MS-MVP]

scroll down to: Recovery Console Password
http://www.theeldergeek.com/recovery_console.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308402
'The Password Is Not Valid' Error Message Appears When You Log On to
Recovery Console in Windows XP
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| How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
| starting.
|
| Followed all the instructions that relate to this article but when I get
to
| point 4* my system administartor password does not work nor can I press
enter
| and try to proceed.
|
| Your help will be greatly appreciated.
|
|
| To complete part one, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP startup
| disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the
| CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
| Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from
the
| CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
| 2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the
Recovery
| Console.
| 3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the
| installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
| 4. When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the
| administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
|
| ****Password will not be accepted.*****
|
| 5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines,
| pressing ENTER after you type each line:
|
| Many thanks
|
| Chris
 

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