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Admin password when booting to recovery console.

Q: Admin password when booting to recovery console.

I _need_ to format my WinXP machine, so I boot from the XP CD, and go to the recovery console-- but it asks for an administrator password. I'm the admin my on XP install, but I never set a password for anything, at all.

How can I reset it? Get around it? Anything?

A: Admin password when booting to recovery console.

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I did a clean install of XP pro and am the sole user with a user account password. Upon installing the recovery console it asks me for the administrator's password. When I enter my user account password it, it says it is the wrong password. I'm I to assume that the password that I'm entering on boot up is not the same as the 'administrator password for the recovery console? What am I doing wrong? How do I put a administrator password in so I can get into the recovery console?? Any help is appreciated. Please reply to:
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A:XP's recovery console admin password help

it is not the same
even if u are the only user and u have admin rights, there is still an ccount called 'administrator' and this is hidden unless u restart into safe mode or manually type in user: 'administrator'
the password is therefore different then your username password (unless during the setup u entered the same password as u did for your username)

if u didnt put any 'administrator' password, try just pressing 'enter' when asked in recovery console but remember dont put your username there but 'administrator' in the 'user' field
 

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When trying to boot into safe mode, the machine stops while trying to load agp440.sys

I want to disable the loading of this file in the recovery console, following these instructions:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324764

Now I am asked for an administrator password. As far as I know, there is no admin password on this machine, but just hitting ENTER does not do the trick.

How do I bypass the password?

A:Login Recovery console without Admin password

Check your PM.

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hi, i am the only user on my Laptop (administrator) i have run Recovery console, when it says 'type the administrator password' i type in the password i use every day. it says 'The password is not valid'?

does anyone know why this is?

ps. i have no system password (before windows login screen)
 

A:Recovery Console Admin Password 'Not Valid'?

Have you tried hitting enter without using a password ?
 

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I recently ran a System Repair on my XP Console and it booted up to an lsass.exe error sO i went straight to the Reocvery Console;. but now it asks for an Adminstrator Password, which i never set. I can't get into regedit and i've tried all the obvious passwords. Any help? I had this situation earlier but when the lsass.exe error popped up, I could hit F10 for cmd to start regedit during the system repair. Now it freezes on a black screen at high res beFORE the system repair blue screen.
 

A:Windows Recovery Console Admin Password?

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I was trying to get into the recovery console on the XP install CD and it asked me for the admin password. I don't recall setting a password while installing XP but if I did I know for certain what I used. But that one does not work.

I then booted normally and made sure that my administrator logon password was the same as the one I would have used while installing XP.

Then I tried again to get into the recovery console and again it does not recognize my password.

Is there a default password for XP home that is used if one does not set a password?

A:[SOLVED] admin password for recovery console

if you never did set up an administrative password, then just press enter. If that does not work, then unfortunately according to the rules we cannot help you bypass a password since it would seem there was one installed at one time.

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So I boot up Windows (XP Pro SP2) and after the loading screen, I get a black screen. I've googled the problem and can't find a way to fix it without using the recovery console. The problem is, as far as I remember, my Admin password is blank. However, when I press enter at the prompt without typing anything, it says I have the wrong password, so it's probably something else that I don't remember.

What I need is either another way to fix the black screen without recovery console, or a way to find or change the admin password.

I have a separate hard drive I can use as an alternate Windows install, so I can get into the HD of my original install, but can't access the original Windows.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Blank screen on boot, or recovery console without Admin password

Sorry but TSF rules will not let us help bypass security measures of any kind.

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Help!  I have a vintage IBM R51 laptop running XPSP3.  Yesterday I updated Mozilla Firefox to the latest version and things went to hell.  The update took a couple of hours, which was my first sign thing were going sideways. Normal boot process takes forever, with continuous disk accesses.  I can barely get the systme manager window open.I can safe boot, but cannot run AVG to see if there is a virus.  AVG reports an error and closes.  This is the paid for AVG, not the free version. If I try to start the XP Recovery Console, it asks if I want to start Windows on drve C:, but then prompts for an Administrator password.I NEVER set up an administrator password. I am not even sure this problem is a virus, but I am sure I need help (PLEASE!) I was able to run FRST (from BartPE) and here are the results: Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 30-06-2013 03Ran by SYSTEM on 30-06-2013 18:54:31Running from D:\BleepingComuterMicrosoft Windows XP (X86) OS Language:Internet Explorer Version 8Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> FRST is updated to run from normal or Safe mode to produce a full FRST.txt log and Addition.txt log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPEnh] %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe [1323008 2008-07-04] (Synaptics, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,Bluetoo... Read more

A:excessive disk accesses, now recovery console wants admin password

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For some reason my wireless internet connection deleted itself :s So i decided to do a system restore back to a previous point. This was successful and the wireless connection was setup again. However the same problem occured. when i attempted to do another system restore, the computer failed to boot. It turns on ok, but with a black screen showing a msg which says "initiating" some process, (sorry i forgot, ill post what it keeps saying when i get back home to the broken pc. )

The real problem i have now is when i went to my boot options, to do somthing like a reinstall, it asked for my admin password. This is normally no problem, but for some reason its not accepting my password, saying its invalid! I'm not sure if some virus has somehow changed my Admin password, because i am positive i am typing in the correct password!

I am locked out of my pc, unable to do any reinstall or anything Is there anyway i can restore my pc without losing the data? Even if i end up having to take it to some kind of pc repair shop, that would be preferable as there are some invaluable photos, documents etc. However i am a bit reluctant to give it over to someone else to repair it as the pc also some of my bank account details on there.

Is there any solution? Thanks in advance

A:Computer wont start up, Cant use recovery console or reinstall because it asks for Admin password

Hi booworthy,

It's an interesting problem, so getting the full error message would be helpful.

Zllio

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Hi all. Sorry if this q has been asked many times before, but I don't know what my admin pwd is when the Recovery Console is activated via the XP CD-ROM. I've tried the admin pwd for my main XP account, leaving it blank, 'adminadmin' as someone suggested. Nothing works.

Can anyone suggest a way to get past of this please? My PC is toasted at the mo, and I need to get some music written fast!!!

Thanks to any suggestions I receive.
 

A:Recovery Console/Admin pwd.

What ever your password was when you first installed the OS, is the password it is looking for.

Perhaps, it might be easier if you just explained the problem and we may be able to provide you a simpler solution !!!
 

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I have finally gotten into the recovery console! Yay. Now I'm stuck. It's asking for my admin password. I did not set an admin password. I am like 90% sure of it. I tried pressing enter as to leave it blank. Didn't work. So I tried the few passwords that it could have been (I use similar passwords so I can keep track) and they won't work either. Is there anyway to bypass this? I am trying to fix a hal.dll error
 

A:Recovery Console cannot get past Admin Pass

please read the rules.

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
 

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I am trying to put XP onto a computer, however, the hardware doesn't recognize the hard drives that I try to use. However, if I hot swap the ide cable and boot using the XP cd, then it recognizes the hard drives. So I got through the first part of the installation, however when XP restarts to finish the installation, it can't boot from the hard drives. My thought was, can I boot XP through the Recovery Console if I have a hard drive with XP already installed, or use Recovery Console to finish the installation of XP onto a hard drive? I am not familiar enough with Recover Console to do much. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

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I am trying to use bootcfg to add my old HD with win2kpro on it to the boot menu. The old HD is installed and I have the recovery console installed. All I need to do is run the commands in recovery console. ...right?

BUT...

When I go into recovery console for the HD with XP home on it, it asks me to log in as the administrator and asks for a password. What appears to be going on here is, the company that I bought the computer from has installed XP with them as the administrator and set up another account for me as a user. So really I'm locked out of part of my own computer.... which really burns me up.

does this sound correct... or am I all wrong. I'm probably going to call the computer store and ask if they have the password in a file with my name.

Oh and does that sound like what I want to do to set up a dual boot?

A:XP home recovery console /multi boot /admin account

I just sifted through a bunch of help files and found out that the password for recovery console needs to be changed in the %systemroot%/system32 directory using the command prompt.

Can anyone provide more insight into this?

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I'm having trouble booting my XP system in Recovery Console mode: When booting in Recovery Console mode, system stops with message: can't load keyboard layout file KBDUS.DLL. Can't continue and only option is to reset system. I've seen reference on Microsoft site to this; but in regard to upgrading system. The solution they post is to give full "Full Control permission on the root of the volume on which the $Win_nt$.~bt". I don't have a $Win_nt$.~bt folder. I've made sure that system drive and windows folder have full permissions for system and administrators. I only have one user account and it's w/ admin previlages. The KBDUS.DLL file is resident on my system.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Problem booting in Recovery Console

What I would recommend is doing a search for "KBDUS.DLL" to see if it is on your computer. If it is, it will be located in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.

If it is not there, you can download this FTP file. Cut and paste it to the system32 directory and maybe your problem will be resolved.

P.S. (If you download a FTP file and you have the means, I would recommend scanning it for viruses first before opening it)
 

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I'm helping a friend who has a unmountable boot volume error on a computer runnning Home edition XP. Based upon other posts on this problem, I need to get into recovery console to correct damaged files. Because my friend cannot find her XP cd, I'm having to get into recovery console through the use of creating Windows XP setup boot diskettes which I found the steps of how to do that on other posts on this website. I see where there are downloads from Microsoft to create these diskettes for the different versions of XP. For the Home edition, there are download versions for the original release, SP1, and SP2. I take it that one would need the download that corresponds to the version of Home edition running on the computer. I cannot get into safe mode to determine what version of Home edition is on this computer. My friend does not know. Is there a way to determine the version or does that matter?

Thank you.
 

A:Booting into recovery console - Windows XP

If your just running the recovery console and running commands from there, it shouldnt matter what version it is. If your doing a repair install then it would.
 

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For a few weeks now, my computer has been giving me trouble -- it restarts often, without warning, and about 2/3 of the time it restarts and looks like safe mode, with the lowest graphic settings possible. When it is "working", it will sometimes randomly crash applications, and frequently shuts Windows Media Player or won't play any sound at all. Using the computer's system recovery did not fix anything. I ordered recovery discs from HP, and used them, but during the recovery, several 'extraction error' messages popped up about various files, and while the recovery went through and let me use the machine, it didn't fix any of the problems.

As of last night, the computer will no longer load, giving me the message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM". I've looked around and it seems this could be fixed by loading the Recovery Console, but this is where I've run into another problem: I don't have a full XP install disc, just the recovery disc, and when I load that, it only gives me the option to perform the system recovery. No command prompts, no recovery console.

I tried a system recovery, but it gave me 11 extraction problems in the process, including telling me it couldn't open WINDOWS\system32\config\system, among others.

From everything I've read, this problem either stems from the fact that a) there is a major virus of some sort on there, b) there is a memory problem, o... Read more

A:Problems booting / Access Recovery Console

Quote:





Originally Posted by tedweiland


I tried a system recovery, but it gave me 11 extraction problems in the process, including telling me it couldn't open WINDOWS\system32\config\system, among others.




This would lead me to believe that this is a hardware problem. Possibly memory.

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Alright this is an interesting problem that I just can't figure out anymore and can't seem to

find the answer by searching for it either. Recently my computer experienced a power surge

and is no longer able to get past the windows loading screen. I have pulled things out thinking

it was a piece of hardware and tried recovery console too. The PC won't boot in safe mode, it

hangs on the drivers line before restarting and freezing or a black screen and freezing. Last

known good configuration doesn't work. When I tried recovery console I got as far as hitting

"R" and then the computer freezes on examining the drive. I'm completely out of ideas and

need some help.
 

A:Windows XP not booting Recovery console freezes

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Simply , I don't have the admin password for this laptop to use the recovery console. Is there a way round this?

A:XP recovery console without password

At what point are you being asked for the admin password.If you're in the Recovery console, you normally just need to press Enter.

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Hi there,
I am trying to fix my mother's computer as the computer displays THIS when I boot:
Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
I have tried using the microsoft windows help recovering the systems from the recovery console (link How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting) and got to step three but when i tried to do copy c:\windows\tmp\system c:\windows\system32\config\system it tells me that the file could not be copied, and then from then on, i cannot even access the md tmp anymore, it keeps telling me that access is denied. I am at my wit's end here, considering that I have gotten so close to the end of the process only to have it blow up on me like that, even more difficult to fix than the previous problem. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks!

A:RECOVERY CONSOLE ASKING FOR PASSWORD WHEN NONE IS SET!!!

Did you heed the warning about an OEM installation. The only way MSs fix works is with a full purchased installation on XP. If you didn't pay attention to this and it's OEM, then you can't reenter the recovery console and a reformat and clean installation will have to be done unless someone knows a way around this.

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My hd crashed a couple weeks ago, not allowing me to start up windows, and my disc drive was out. The WINDOWS/SETUP was missing or something like that. So just now did I have the chance to hook up another disc drive to it. I'm going into the regular Windows XP Setup, then into Recovery Console. It asks me what installation, and lists "1: C:\WINDOWS". Thats the only installation detected, so I push 1. ]

My problem is this: it prompts me: "TYPE THE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD". I never set an administrator password I believe. Pushing enter just exits the recovery console. I tried typing administrator and windows, but to no success.

Does anyone know what to do in this situation?

I would have just reformatted my hard drive, but there is some stuff on there that I will not be able to get again and I would rather have.

Thanks.

A:Recovery Console... Password???

I would just do a general repair on your Windows installation. You would go about this with your installation disk as if you were going to install (or reinstall) Windows. When setup sees that you have an exisiting Windows installation, it will give you the option of repairing it. Choose that, and it will repair without reformatting and losing your data. Be careful though, do not delete the existing Windows or the partition. If you are doing this and have any doubts, ask before proceeding.

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I am trying to access the recovery console using my original Xp discs on a Sony Vaio laptop VGN-FS875. It will not allow me to bypass the password request, and my administrator password for windows does not work. I have read in various places that Sony may have set the password at the factory, and I tried some suggestions like "sysrep" & "password" to no avail. The machine will not boot up at all. I can access the BIOS, and the security tab shows that there is no PW set. Any suggestions?

A:Recovery Console Password

If there isn't a password applied, then you should be able to access it my hitting Enter.

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Recently I restarted my computer and when Windows tried to load eventually a blank screen appeared and then it rebooted on its own. Now, after booting, it gives me options whether to go in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Normal Windows, etc. I have tried all of them but before they finish loading the computer reboots. So I put in my Setup CD and went into the Recovery Console and it prompted me for my Administrative Password. I do not recall ever setting an Administrative Password so I just hit ENTER and it said the password is not valid. What should I do?
 

A:Administrative Password In Recovery Console

Someone somewhere at some time has set a password.
It's obviously not Nothing or it would have let you in.
Who was the person who did the most recent install, not re-install, of XP?
Has a mate done it?
To me if XP had been installed by the manufacturers they would have left it blank.
Options:
1: You could slave into another pc and get your files back hopefully.
2: Format and start over.
 

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I have the BSOD with stop 0x0000007E (0xC00001D, 0x80537008, 0xBA4CF3B8, 0xBA4CFOB4). Trying to repair after reading forum on problem but the recovery console will not accept my password. Unit is a Dell Vostro 1510. My daughters computer so I do not know what started the problem.

A:Recovery Console will not accept my password

Is the Recovery Console installed on the system?At what point...are you prompted for a password?You might read the following: How to use CHKDSK in the XP Recovery Console - http://pirules3.14.googlepages.com/recovery_console_chkdsk Generally speaking...there is no entry required on the password line, just hit Enter to move to the next line.And...why would you expect your daughter's system...to accept your password?Louis

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XP Pro SP3.I have Recovery Console installed as a boot option and have a bootable RC CD.I am perplexed by folks that try to use RC and seem to get stuck being asked to enter an Administrator password.I put an Administrator password on my system and a password on my regular account and know I need to enter them to get logged in on a regular boot. It all works as expected. I also have my regular account to log in automatically but know my password is still there.When I boot RC using any method. either the XP installation CD, the installed RC or my bootable RC CD, I never get asked for an Administrator password. I never have gotten asked, and I have booted RC a lot.Some people seem to get asked and not know what to do, so of course the advice is just press Enter. Sometimes they say they don't know what the Administrator PW is, but I have never even been prompted.Why do some folks apparently get asked for an Administrator PW in RC and I cannot make my system ask me for an Administrator password in RC even if I try?I want to get asked for a PW in RC just for the experience of seeing it.What am I missing?

A:XP Recovery Console Administrator Password

xp home always asks for the administrator password and it is blank if it is a default install. But pro ask the installer to create a password at install. Some oem's bypass this "feature".

I suspect some malware or malware repair damages whatever decides the admin password is needed because I always find the systems that won't accept the known password or asks for one where it should not exist, have trojans and droppers on them.

The above logic is not conclusive though since damn near every computer I get to work on has some malware on it.
Maybe someone can give a definite answer.

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I am removing Linux on 2nd drive
Need to use FixMBR
When entering password for login in XP recovery console, I get kicked out
I cannot remember what I set up 2 years ago
I have the login for my profile which has full administrative access
Is there a workaround to change the password on the actual administrator profile from with my profile?

Help & thanks
 

A:Xp recovery console password issue

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I am working on a laptop where the registrive hive is corrupt and I am not able to use the Recovery Console because the Administrator password is not authenticating (SAM is obviously corrupt). I also have been unable to mount the hda1 volume in KNOPIX in read-write mode because the volume will not re-mount after an attempt to change read-write status in an attempt to use this method to copy the latest registry hive files over to the windows/system32/config folder to recover from a corrupt registry hive.

If I could use the Recover Console in Windows XP/Pro then I could take care of fixing the corrupt registry hive but without a valid SAM I don't know how to be able to use the Recovery Console.

Is ther any work-around for this type of problem?

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Hi Everyone,

I have a desktop computer with XP Home Edition as the O.S.

My problems started when my USB ports appeared to stop working. (One is broken, whilst the other would no longer recognise anything being plugged in). After some googling I was advised to go into Control Panel and 'Disable' and then 'Re-enable' the USB Ports. The disabling of one of these options stopped my keyboard and mouse from working. I turned the computer off but was not able to log back in without the use of my keyboard/mouse. I was not able to gain access to 'System Restore' in Safe Mode for the same reason.

Since then I have been using my partners computer to google help.

I can't recall the next step that I took (it may have been using 'Last Known Good Configuration') but I then started receiving messages such as 'missing or corrupt hal.dll file. The advice I followed was to use the Recovery Console with my XP Home Edition CD (2002 with Service Pack 2 included). Originally I was able to log in to Recovery Console by simply pressing 'Enter', however for some reason I can no longer log in. (This was after being given advice on how to restore to a different point in Recovery Console).

What seems strange to me is that the D: Drive is the only available option to repair in Recovery Console. I was actually under the impression that all of my operating programs were run from the C: Drive? I am a part time musician and so I only stored my A... Read more

A:Invalid boot.ini file booting from C:. Also issues logging into Recovery Console

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I need to get into the recovery console on a PC at work running Windows XP, using the XP boot disks. But I get to the point where it asks for the administrator password and am stuck! I've tried just pressing "enter" because there is no administrator password set up (I asked the person who set it up), and that doesn't work.

What happened was I screwed up when I was editing the registry to fix the UserInit registry value because of spyware (wsaupdater.exe). Anyhow, I typed the "%" character where the "\" character should have been. And from searching different help forums I have found the solution to fix this but cannot get into the recovery console because it keeps giving me an "invalid password" message.

I REALLY NEED TO FIX THIS FAST! As I said it's a computer I use at work, and others also use it too. SO, PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!
 

A:Recovery Console INVALID Administrator Password

Anyone, Help?!! I Was Hoping Someone Would Answer......
 

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Hi, my mother has a 3 year old XP Professional computer that she's having some serious issues with. It's a Gateway that came with XP Pro installed. After a recent Windows update (set to automatically download), I restarted after being prompted to, and haven't been able to start Windows since. I get the following error message: Windows could not start because the following file is missingor corrupt:<Windows root>/system32/hal.dll.Please re-install a copy of the above file.(note: there is a split-second mention of the BOOT.INI file just before the previous message is displayed. It's not on the screen long enough for me to read it all though)Now, I spent a lot of time searching the Internet for this error and I found many indications that this is likely tied to IE8, and that uninstalling IE8 might help for the time being. Every discussion I've found, however, recommends using the Recovery Console tool to fix the current hal.dll problem, so that I can log in and fix the larger issue. I'm unable to access the Recovery Console, though, because I can't get passed the Administrator Password prompt. I've been using a Dell XP disc, since she can't find her Gateway disc. I'm still able to boot from the CD and get to the Recovery Console option. I've tried the two administrator passwords used on the computer (one for myself and another for my mother's account) and I've also simply hit Enter without entering anything, but nothing w... Read more

A:Missing HAL.DLL & Recovery Console password problem

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htmScroll down to Hal.dll Is Missing comments by Alex Nichol.Another approach: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrorm...ssinghaldll.htmMicrosoft guidance: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477Louis

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Is there anyway to bypass the administrator password in the Recovery Console?

I Have a PC which installed Service Pack 3 recently and is now continuously rebooting...

Here's how it all started:

At first, I logged on as an admin to go to the microsoft wbesite and download Genuine Windows Advantage Tool, then download Windows Service Pack 3. No problems there. Then, my colleague logged off and logged on to her account to do her work.

After some time, I went back to check on the installation progress of the Service Pack 3, I logged off my colleague's account, and logged on back to admin. As soon as I hit enter after keying in the password, the comp suddenly rebooted.

Now the first message I see is the light blue screen which says: Windows did not shut down properly, disk check will perform in 10, 9, 8 ...
I cancelled that disk check by pressing the spacebar. And then still in the same screen, a line came out which read: Setup not complete/was interrupted, resetting configurations.......

After that was done, The black screen with the windows logo in the middle appeared and it started loading normally, then the pc rebooted.

The light blue screen appears for a brief time with the message: AUTOCHK not found - skipping autocheck. Then there is a flash of Blue Screen Of Death before rebooting.

Since then that always happens when I start up the PC: light blue screen, black screen with windows logo, AUTOCHK not found, BSOD, reboot.


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A:Bypassing administrator password in the Recovery Console?

Bump.

Weird, I got an email which said someone replied but there isn't any...

"CTSNKY has just replied to a topic you have subscribed to entitled - Bypassing administrator password in the Recovery Console? - in the Windows XP Support forum of Tech Support Forum."

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I need to get into the recovery console on a PC at work running Windows XP, using the XP boot disks. But I get to the point where it asks for the administrator password and am stuck! I've tried just pressing "enter" because there is no administrator password set up (I asked the person who set it up), and that doesn't work.

What happened was I screwed up when I was editing the registry to fix the UserInit registry value because of spyware (wsaupdater.exe). Anyhow, I typed the "%" character where the "\" character should have been. And from searching different help forums I have found the solution to fix this but cannot get into the recovery console because it keeps giving me an "invalid password" message.

I REALLY NEED TO FIX THIS FAST! As I said it's a computer I use at work, and others also use it too. SO, PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!
 

A:Recovery Console INVALID Administrator Password

Anyone, Help?!! I Was Hoping Someone Would Answer......
 

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Hello all,

I own a Compaq Pressario Laptop, which recently crashed, and will not start windows XP. The error message reads that HAL.DLL is missing.
I read a few things about this problem and followed the steps to enter the Recovery Console. I am unable to view the Recovery Console though as i am asked to enter the Administrator Password. I have tried everythign that i can think off (blank, Admin, Compaq etc) but nothing works. I have also tried to setup the BIOS administrator password but (as i found out latter) these two are not related (and it didnt work anyways).

I contacted HP and the only advice they gave me is to format the hard drive and re-install XP. I would like to try to recover data from my hard drive though!! (and yes, i know that i should have a back up ).

I noticed also that microsoft offers a solution for this problem: they suggest to download in 6 floppy discs some start up information that would apparently correct the password issue. I did not try this yet, but i am just trying to figure out if someone had this problem before and if its possible to correct without formating the drive.

Also, there are some parallel installs that i could make that would correct the problem. Can anyone advise on the easyest and most efficient of those?

And a final question (i hope i dont have to go there): can i remove the hard drive, and connect to a different PC in order to recover information? (warranty expired anyways).

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A:Windows XP (missing HAL.DLL) Recovery Console Andimistrator Password.

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Had to run repair recovery console for xp sp3 in which it asked for administrator password. This was not the password to log into windows. This password request came up just after boot form cd. Now I can't even get to windows so I can put in user name and password. How do I clear any Administrator password or by pass it. I get error message after windows xp screen with bass.exe in top left and it says something about seeing this screen verifies that the correct password format is not correct. Any Ideas? Never seen this before.

A:Administrator Password error on recovery console of windows xp

If you did not set a password then you should be able to get in by just pressing enter. This password is typically set during installation of Windows.

Unfortunately, forum rules prohibit us from telling you how to clear or bypass the administrator password.


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hi. my computer has giving me a msg indicating a corrupted hive. i need to get into the recovery console from my xp disk and i forgot the admin password. is there a way that i can override this???
 

A:Need 2 login 2 Recovery Console, but 4got administrator password. How 2 override this

You could check out this link http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Be sure to read the FAQ.
 

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Hello to all.
I was working with the Recovery Console and got the part where it ask for a password. The
problem is I don't have a password. I have no record of ever making a password for this
computer. It is Windows xp Professional with Service Pack 3 from Gateway. I read that if you don't have a password you can type "blank" or" leave blank "and press enter. I don't know which. I can't get that to work. Maybe I am doing something wrong.
I am at at a loss as to what to do. It has a" Intel Pentium 4, 3200 MHz
Processor, 200MH external bus" Is there any work around to getting around the password.
If anyone has any suggestions or references to offer . I would so much appreciate your
help.

best wishes to all
 

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I have XP Pro with all updates lately it has problems starting and often it has the Title bar at the bottom blacked out so I have to try to start by pressing reset but it's still a problem.

Tried;

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(2) Have tried booting from Windows XP Pro CD - Press any key > F2 > Windows Set-up > Loads files > Start Windows.

(3) Repair Windows > Press R > Tries to Log-on and asks for Admin Password.

I don't recall ever using/designating an Admin Password...Is it likely to be a generic Password?? - I've tried 'Admin' and a couple of other Passwords that I regularly use but NO-GO.

So now I'm here asking...Begging if you like for some help:-(

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

A:Win XP pro recovery admin password??

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Hi folks,

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A:lost admin password recovery

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i have a friend using win2000 pro who can't access the default admin account, and there are no other admin accounts on the comp.
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"Did you keep your root partition/drive as a FAT32/16 area? If you did the solution is easy. Get any Windows9x boot disk and boot up to it, then CD to X:\WINNT\system32\config and delete SAM (no extension), SAM.SAV, and SAM.LOG. The SAM without an extension is actually an exe file. Those three files control the usernames and passwords. Delete them, reboot, and there will be NO admin password to worry about. Recreate users as before and this time keep the admin password"
 

A:default admin password recovery

Try just pressing Enter when prompted for the password. If no password has been set you will (or should) be set to go.
 

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I got a new computer and made an admin account and a standard one.
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Thank you

A:Admin Password reset/recovery

Sorry but the Terms of Service at BC do not allow discussion of such topics.

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Hello All, I would like to know how can i remove my BIOS Administrator password, as far as i know i have never saved a password for BIOS ADMIN, but whenever i try to go to bios admin it asks for password that i do not know now. I need to make some changes, so how do i access bios setup now. when i enter 3 wrong passwords, it gives error system disabled and a number written below 66276313(somthing like that) Can anyone please guide me? have tried ho bios flash as well. Thanks in advance experts. Regards,Yousaf











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A:BIOS Admin password recovery.

Hi Try : 79640917

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I am trying to do a windows xp repair installation and it is asking for an administrator password. The person who owns the computer and who set it up said she never had a password.

Is there a way around this?

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She has not backed up her data so I don't want to risk losing it. Suggestions?

A tech replaced her motherboard recently, she was able to use it for a few days before it started powering down again. Dell sent a replacement fan and I replaced it. She had been getting the NTLDR message before bringing the machine to me, so it's not something I caused. It also isn't likely the other repair tech didn't connect something because it worked for her for a few days after he was in there. (It's a laptop so I'm not eager to rip it apart if I don't have to).

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A:XP Recovery Admin Password Help Needed

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Thanks a bunch!

A:Recovery Consul..asks for Admin Password but never had one

Hello,

After pressing <ENTER> you should get to the C:\ (type command here)

What command are you trying to run? What problems are you having?

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Hello, I am running WinXP(SP2)
I have accidentally locked my admind password using "net user" commands in command prompt. problem is I'm not sure what i changed it to.

I only have Guest Priveleges on my PC.
I deleted my other admin account, so my only admin account is locked.

I read somewhere about burning a boot disk (to reset the admin account password), but I'm looking for a different alternative. Does anyone got any help?

That might be my only option, but I hope not.
 

A:Admin Account Locked\Password Recovery

Welcome to TSG....
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
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Hi i need a help to recover my password for admin account could you please help me

A:I forgot my admin password for system recovery

Hi, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Please, read this topic to find the answer of your question >> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/I-forgot-my-password-can-HP-help...

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A:hp 2000 notebook admin or power on password recovery

@Zane1? Enter    73731331 Regards, DP-K

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my halt code is 92524127.  i was wondering if anyone could help with this 











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A:hp 2000 notebook admin or power on password recovery

@dparks06? Enter   23482109

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It seems to me that XP's recovery console is somewhat better than the one that comes with Vista or 7, unless someone can point me in the right direction for finding further documentation on this topic.

The main difference is the lack of ability to tinker with services (LISTSVC / ENABLE / DISABLE commands). A missed opportunity is the lack of registry tweaking, considering that REGEDIT can be run, but I think it only allows you to look at the registry for the recovery console rather than the main Windows installation, which doesn't help much (though I haven't tried to import/mount the registry file from the main Windows installation).

Thoughts/suggestions?

A:XP recovery console versus Vista/7's recovery console

You can create a Window PE (Pre-installation Enviroment) disk which is a cut down version of Windows with a command line interface so that you can tinker with the OS.

See for info: New Features of Windows PE 3.0 - Windows 7 Tutorial

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Hello,

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Hello;
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Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?

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Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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Hi
I need to either change a guest log in (kid's access) to
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for the Admin profile. Thanks for your help.
I tried this already: Run: cmd net user guest *
I tried to rest the guest password this way but
it didn't work - I'm thinking it is because I am not
logged on as admin in the first place. What do I do now?
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A:change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

you cant change an admins pw from a guest account....at all

only way to change the admin pw is to boot to safe mode and enter the sys admin account or use a hacking program iso which you can find easily but use at your own risk....

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Hello weeplelations! I'm having trouble using the SMS 2003 Admin console with Vista. The Admin console works perfectly for about a day or two. After that, when I click on 'Collections', nothing appears. I need to use Vista because we are going to be deploying and supporting it this summer, but if I can't see the computers in Collections to connect to them, I'll have to go back to XP. Any patches or fixes out there? Is it something that needs to be done on the server side? Ayudenme por favor!
 

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I've been wondering about something but can't find info on it online. I'm hoping somebody here can help me out.

I think a green https equals admin status for the person who is able to see it, in which case it is only visible for them. Does anyone know where I can read more on this?

To be more specific:
* This is in all browsers but Chrome.
* I mean the letters "https" itself; not the being green of the whole url when the site has an EV cert.
* It probably has to be someone who has admin rights of the whole site and/or is sys admin, for them to be able to see this; a person who has a blog on Wordpress eg would not see it as they are not admin of Wordpress itself.

Thanks in advance!

A:Green https for admin console? (NOT in Chrome)

Usually the green "https" just means that the SSL cert is valid.

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Have a generic desktop loaded with XP Pro that won't boot properly.

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Any suggestions on how to proceed...?

TIA
 

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A:Enter admin password or power on password blue screen

Hi, Enter  39089298 Regards, DP-K

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Right before this problem happened, I had suddenly experienced a weird screen glitch and knew to restart my computer. Now, it asks for a BIOS admin or power on password which I did not set. What the heck is going on, and what could I do to fix this??  --WHAT-I-HAVE-TRIED--I have tried "12345"I have tried a blank fieldI have tried "biosPower"-------------------------- --COMPUTER-INFO--Product: HP Stream Notebook 11 (no touchscreen)Product version: 8.1 (x64 architecture)---------------------- If I need to put any more info, just ask.











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A:BIOS "Admin Password or Power On Password" needed for startu...

@GlitchMasta47? At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a halt code - enter this on the site below. https://bios-pw.org/ Regards, DP-K

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How remove password BIOS(Admin password & canfigure setup),
 

A:Admin password & canfigure setup password in BIOS remouver

Turn off computer. Find the battery on the motherboard. Take it out for a couple minutes. Put it back in and restart computer. This should reset cmos and solve your problem.
 

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Hello,

I bought a laptop about a year ago. Shortly after buying it, we lost the password before making a backup disk. I couldn't change the password, we run Windows 7, without the old password. Luckily, or so we think, we have one of those laptops that has a fingerprint scanner so I have been able to log on using my fingerprint as a password. However, I can't believe that I am locked out of changing the passwords on this computer.

I have learned my lesson! Always back it up first! But for now, I need some help. I am also a little worried that I may have been hacked into. A friend said that if your password all of a sudden doesn't work, that is a sign of a hacker. That is what it felt like happened to me. I swear I thought I had the password right, then all of a sudden it stops working.

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A:Lost password w/ no backup. How can I reset the admin password?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable then reset your password

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Enter the computer's serial number in the following link to generate a key.http://bios-pw.org/P.S. Dosnt work in all cases.

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When I turn on my computer it asks for the administrator password or power on password. I forgot it and entered something 3 times and got a system disabled message with code 843448331











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A:Dont remember admin password or power on password. When i tr...

Hi, Enter   31022215 Regards, DP-K

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Hi, I work at a pawn shop, and we have a problem we have never encountered before.  This laptop, which is cleared and is now for sale in the shop, now asks for an administrator password or power on password.  It did not do this when it was brought in, nor when it was pulled from the back.  We were going to power it on for a customer, and it just started asking us for this password. I have seen in another post that you enter through it 3 times to get a code, so here is the code:61987774 Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks











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A:Remove Admin Password/ Power On Password on Boot Up

Please try this Password = 74685370 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,KNRKAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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A:admin. password or power on password code 57844054

@teddyb74 Enter  48722090 Regards, DP-K

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Call me a dunce....but I have a problem. I locked myself out of my administrator account and I can't go into safe mode because I also forgot my BIOS password. I really don't want to have to open up my computer and remove the BIOS, is there any other solutions that don't involve turning off my computer?

Im running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3

A:Forgot Admin Password, as well as BIOS boot up password

Hi and welcome to TSF

I am sorry but forum rules prohibits us from helping with forgotten passwords.

A link to our rules can be found at the top of every page.

This post is closed.

BG

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This is first time I experienced my lap top asking for Administrative Password or Power On Passwor, but I have neither of them. I tried some passwords and they didn't work, and I search on line for this issue and someone was saying to try 66665891 but it did no work eiher. After trying a few and it gave this error of system disabled withthe code 53578094. I turned the laptop off a few times and tried again but the system disabled code is the same as 53578094. Would you please direct me how to get this around so I can have the laptop on? Thanks and appreciate your help.

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@Hphasit? Enter    42450010 Regards, DP-K

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Hi, I tried getting into RC and when admin password popped up I tried hitting enter but it didn't take. I tried taking a guess on what it might be that didn't take either, how do i get around this please? I appreciate any help.

thanks
 

A:Recovery console on XP

Log on with another account that has admin rights and change the adminstrator's password
 

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Hi there,
I need to get into the recovery console on a XP pro computer.
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all i have is a xp home edition cd.
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Aussieboy

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That recovery console should work just fine.

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A:recovery console

There is an alternative which you can use in lieu of the MS XP CD. See details provided by AustrAlien at ARCDC Disk Creation - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic421198.html/page__p__2424943#entry2424943 .

It might be more beneficial if you tried to explain just what problems you have and why you think that the RC will enable you to overcome such.

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I have to ask a dumb question, I will put my pride aside so I can get this fixed.
I have used winxp cd and booted into Recovery Console. I have tried fixmbr and nothing happens that I can see. Just comes back to the C:\WINDOWS> prompt. I am expecting some crunching of hd or spinning of CD. Have gone into help and it states that "fixmbr (device name)" is needed or if left blank then the boot device is used. What and where do I find the device name? Am I doing something else wrong?
I have done a chkdsk on hd and every thing comes up rosy. I have determined via forums that my mbr is corrupt and want to fix it.
 

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XP system was infected by SWP2009. Somehow that caused the system to be unable to boot from HD - Got blue screenn saying "Windows found a problem Bla Bla Bla"

So I made a Bootable CD (Vista Recovery ISO) and after a little work and help from COMBOFix, removed the Malware. All apps and services seem to be there and working. But It still won't boot from HD.

If I set the BIOS to boot from CD first and Start Windows Normally, It boots from CD fine.

If I set the BIOS to boot from CD first and try Safe Mode, it looks to HD and fails (Blue Screen)

If I set the BIOS to boot from CD first and try "Recovery Console", it looks to HD and fails (Blue Screen again).

I tried stuff like ChkDsk - No help.

Help and suggestions appreciated.

Tom
 

A:Can't Get to recovery Console

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When I turn on my PC I get an error 'Missing Operating System', I've had this error before and I've tried the "fdisk /mbr" trick already but I remember the recovery console worked to rebuild the MBR. The problem is I don't have an XP cd anymore. Is there some way I can boot into the recovery console from a CD, I do not have a floppy drive. I hate when my laptop stops working, especially when theres schoolwork I need on it.

Thanks for helping
Tom
 

A:Recovery Console?

sorry man, you are up the creek without a paddle. You either need the recovery disks, (wich on a laptop, means you had to create them yourself), or the original setup disks.
either way, you are in for a complete re-install
 

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I want to know how to use the recovery console... Say i want to replace or fix the windows files, how would i do that?

My computer is not broken,yet... but it has been breaking a lot. The other day i got a message saying that the /windows/system32/config/system file was corrupt and to go to the recovery console to fix it... but how would i fix it from there?
 

A:How do i use the recovery console?

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Hi all,

I need a recovery console for HP Pavilion 540n and the HP site/store no longer carries them. Is there any chance any one has a copy that I can have a copy of?

Thanks,

Gardencraft

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haha best bet is probably ebay

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a thank you in advance for anyone offering their advice.
Im missing oleaut32.dll , i have the cd and just need help with extracting it in the recovery console.. help!

A:recovery console help

Hello arrrnold

Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. (You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.)

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered (Press R to start the Recovery Console), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually 1).

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type

expand d:\i386\oleaut32.dl_ c:\windows\system32
(where d: is the drive of your CD-ROM)

ENTER

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I'm a 55 year old computer idiot. I've never used the recovery console. Dell is no help I have a hardware warranty but they won't cover software and want me to pay 135 bucks to tell me how to get into it.
I can get to it from the disk but it asks for my admin password i've never set one so I can't get in. I've done some reading and I believe I can handle things when I get in there but I just can't.
The computer won't boot and tells me I need to run CHKDSK /f. I use a Dell 410 and Window XPS.
I'd dearly love to get things operational again. Thanks Alot

A:Recovery Console

Normally, there is no password for RC access...just hit Enter at that line and you should advance.

The command that you want to run is chkdsk /r, which includes the chkdsk /f command functions and is more complete.

Louis

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Got an error message saying that I have a missing file and to run recovery console with the XP cd in the cd rom to fix the problem. Can anyone tell me how to run recovery console?
 

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1: C:\WINDOWS

Which Windows installation would you like to log onto?

I can type in one space and I'm assuming its the one choice I have, 1. So i type 1 and nothing happens, ENTER cancels the installation. Help please.
 

A:XP Recovery Console Help

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I have a Dell System that got unplugged while it was open and at the desktop. The operating system is Windows XP Professional. When I plugged the power cord back in and tried to reboot I get an error message: WINDOWS ROOT>\SYSTEM32\NOTSKRNL.EXE IS CORRUPT OR MISSING. I was researching on answers.microsoft.com and one blog said I can create a bootable XP Console CD when no XP media is available by following the directions in this link: http:www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic 276537.thml. Thats how I found this web site and registered tonight, but so far have not found the directions to do so. If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.

A:XP Recovery Console CD

Please try the following ... On a working computer, create a bootable XP Recovery Console CD.Please download ARCDC from Artellos.com.Double-click ARCDC.exeFollow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick the appropriate selection, for example: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
( Replace "Windows Professional SP2 & SP3" with the OS required. <<< IMPORTANT)You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft: Please accept.You will see a few DOS screens flash by: This is normal.Next you will be able to choose to add extra files: Select the Default Files.The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC.Burn the .ISO image file to a CD, to make a bootable CD.

(The ISO file is located on your Desktop.) On the ailing computer, run chkdsk /r from the XP Recovery Console to repair the file system.Insert the newly created XP Recovery Console CD in the computer's optical disk drive tray.Start or re-start the computer so that it boots from the CD. You may be prompted to "Press any key". (If the system does not appear to be booting from the CD, you may need to enter the BIOS Setup Menu and change the boot order, so that the CD-ROM/optical disk drive is set to boot before the hard disk drive.)When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R key on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.The Recovery Console will ask which Windows installation you would like to log on to.
If you have multiple Windows installations,... Read more

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Have original reinstallation cd for microsoft xp home edition (by dell) but following bp directions (D:\i386\WINNT32.EXE/cmdcoms) I get message saying windows cannot find

any advice appreciated neil

A:recovery console

Whst SP you have on your system and what version of the CD you use....

See this will help or not

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=898594

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I had a really bad bunch of malware. Combofix seemed to clear it all out but damaged the os. Hard to get rid of trojans so I probably should reformat the disk.

I did an OS reinstall because that seemed to be the only option. Then it wouldnit boot to Windows. So I ran an XP repair. After a few non-starts it made it to windows. I got the CD going with uninstall and reboot. But now I have no keyboard in windows although it did start working in DOS

I have been trying to use the recovery console as that seems to be the right way to reformat. I can go to F12, choose recovery console, then I get a page which says:

1:C:\WINDOWS
Which windows installation would you like to log onto?

I tried typing 1, recovery console, format and a bunch of other stuff but it rejects it all as an not allowed command.

A:using recovery console

Download [email protected] Kill Disk bootable .ISO image. Extract the file. Burn the .ISO image file to CD with an .ISO burning software such as the one provided within the .zip file. Boot from the CD/DVD and wipe the hard drive on the machine in question.Try reinstalling Windows afterward.Inside the .zip file you should see this:

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I have Windows XP Media Center Edition pre installed in my pc with no cd. I need to use Recovery Console. Can I use my old Windows XP cd to do this?

A:Recovery Console

During Startup, do you get an option to select the Recovery Console from the startup options menu?

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Is 'recovery console' really necessary if all I need is log file? (will manually fix whats needed)
thanks.

A:is 'recovery console' necessary

What are we talking about? Your question is completely out of context and impossible to understand or answer.

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do you know if/how you can undo the "fixboot" command in the winXP recovery console?

**Use this command to write the new Windows boot sector code on the system partition. In the command syntax, drive name is the drive letter where the boot sector will be written. This command fixes damage in the Windows boot sector. This command overrides the default of writing to the system boot partition. FIXBOOT is supported only on x86-based computers. **
well it fixed it alright. now the drive says it has no data what so ever on the drive.
 

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Hello guys My computer kept restarting. I've downloaded the ARCDC from Artellos disk (Windows Professional SP2 & SP3). Now I've put it in the computer but I don't really know what to do now.I'm at the Windows XP Professional Setup blue screen with the options:To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER.To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery console, press R.To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.When I press ENTER, it tells me:Setup cannot find the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA).Setup cannot continue. To quit, press F3.When I press R, I don't know what to type in the recovery console. When I chkdsk, it tells mec0000139 {Entry Point not found}The procedure entry point NtSerializeBoot could not be located in the dynamic link library ntdll.dll.Please help guide me through this. Thanks in advanced.

A:Need help with Recovery Console

ARCDC ( Automatic Recovery CD Creator) http://artellos.com/arcdc-pageIf you look, the website provides instructions for running ARCDC: >>Please download ARCDC from Artellos.com: http://artellos.com/arcdc-page Double click ARCDC.exeFollow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick (for example): Windows Professional SP2 & SP3You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.You will see a few DOS screens flash by, this is normalNext you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default FilesThe last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCCYour ISO is located on your Desktop.Download and install ImgBurn for best creation of the ISO .Note: You need to burn the ISO to a CD, which is not the same as just writing/copying it to a CD. Please use the BurnCDCC program as instructed above.Then, you need to do the following:Step 1. Insert the created CD into the CD-ROM drive, and restart the computer.Step 2. If the computer does not boot from the CD, you need to change its boot order in the BIOS.Step 3. Restart your PCStep 4. Watch the computer carefully, as it boots fast, and you need to find out which key takes you to Setup. - Normally, it is F2 or Del, but on some computers it may be a different one. Step 5. Once in the computer's BIOS, go to the tab where you can set the boot order. Step 6. If the CD-drive is not at the top of the boot order, move it to the top of the list. Step 7. Once the CD-drive is at the top of the b... Read more

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