XP Pro password

  sneakerman 20:53 08 Jul 05

I have just installed XP Pro on a friends PC and on the first boot, it came up with a username of Administrator and was looking for a password, any ideas how to get around this or what is causing it?


  Joe R 20:55 08 Jul 05


normally just pressing the enter button, should bypass it, unless, you set a password during installation.

  sneakerman 21:00 08 Jul 05

That's what is confusing me, I didn't set a password and it won;t let me past by pressing enter or anything else I can think of!

  Eric10 21:03 08 Jul 05

Was this a clean installation or did you install over the top of something else? I've never heard of this with a clean installation.

  VoG II 21:03 08 Jul 05
  lotvic 21:10 08 Jul 05

have a look at this post click here

Try click here ""Use the built-in Administrator account. For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears."" (type in 'Administrator' as the password)
Or this: click here

  sneakerman 00:07 09 Jul 05

None of this is working.

I formatted the c: drive, installed XP Pro onto c: and I get to a password prompt with the username set to Administrator.

Pressing CTL ALT DEL doesn't do anything.


  lotvic 01:36 09 Jul 05

Have you tried in Safe Mode?

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