Recovery Console Password

  glen2409 21:33 22 Sep 06


I am going to help a friend with his pc that has a misconfigured boot file.

i am going to try to repair this using the recovery console. I have a feeling he won't know his admin password.

Does anyone know how I will be able to use the recovery console without the password?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:38 22 Sep 06

Admin password. Do not have one.
start > control panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Security Options - scroll down to Recovery Console > Allow automatic administrative logon - set it to Enabled

  glen2409 21:39 22 Sep 06

Thanks for the reply but his pc won't boot in the first place, hence the recovery.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:39 22 Sep 06

Sorry misread.

Doubt if password is set, just press enter when asked for password.

  glen2409 21:41 22 Sep 06


Thanks for the reply.

He seems to think he did set one

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:11 22 Sep 06
  glen2409 22:19 22 Sep 06

Thanks for that, will try it. looks a bit complicated though

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