Re: Administrator password
- From: "Jaime" <jaimelobo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 08:41:16 -0500
If you do a reinstall using the XP disc, it will ask for a new password at setup, so you will, effectively, reset the password. However, that will also create a new installation of Windows, so you will have to reinstall all software/patches/updates/etc.
You will also have a new profile with an empty "My Documents" folder, so yes, anything stored there will be gone. If you want to do a reinstall of Windows, you need to make sure you have backed up any files and user data first.
However, why not try S.Sengupta's suggestion first?
Orlando (Goofy says "Hey"), Florida
"sarge" <sarge@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:59FB4ED4-1214-4F4B-A390-3AD564BC403B@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
If I just reload my xp system disk will it allow me to reset or change my.
password?If so will it impact my email account in any way.like lose my
address book or saved items?The only reason I need to restore my password is
to get read of the error message(avsmcpa.dll)I've been having a print problem
and so far after several emails to HP they haven't been able to help and I
thought maybe this error may have something to do with it,when I print it
prints text as if it's encrypted but prints pictures ok,maybe it's not
related but I figured it was worth a try.I don't really want to buy a program
that I will only use once.What do you think?Thank you for your response.
> I have had the same admin password since I bought this computer but > can't
> find it or remember it,I need to change a file name(avsmcpa.dll to
> avsmcpa.old)so it doesn't pop up everytime I go into control panel but > when I
> go into safe mode to do this it ask me for an admin password,how do I
> retrieve my password or reset or create a new one?When I try different
> password I thought it might be a window pops up saying did you forget > your
> password but offers no info on what to do about it if you have.Can > anyone
> help me out????????????Thank you
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