Recovery console asks for a password - there never was one

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I am trying to repair a Win XP home c drive. When I get to the recovery
console it asks for a password. I never used a password - I never do.

Is there a default password? I already tried "administrator"

Thanks.
 

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"Bill L" wrote:

> I am trying to repair a Win XP home c drive. When I get to the recovery
> console it asks for a password. I never used a password - I never do.
>
> Is there a default password? I already tried "administrator"
>
> Thanks.

Do not use the "repair option"
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Password bypass

From "http://www.theeldergeek.com"
Recovery Console Password-
On many XP installations you can't start the Recovery Console because it
won't recognize your password. This registry edit causes the Recovery Console
not to ask for a password. This works for both XP Home and XP Professional.
Start | Run | Regedit
Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole
Set the DWORD SecurityLevel value to 1
Exit Registry and Reboot
 
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Try blank, ie nothing.

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"Bill L" <Bill L@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:20789755-4EC4-4934-AAD0-A23A5CEBF922@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to repair a Win XP home c drive. When I get to the recovery
> console it asks for a password. I never used a password - I never do.
>
> Is there a default password? I already tried "administrator"
>
> Thanks.
 

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