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  1. Put\015\012 your bootable XP CD into the drive and start your PC. (Make sure that you\015\012 have selected ‘CD’ as your first boot device)
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  3. After\015\012 booting up, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your\015\012 system and loading files.
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  5. Press\015\012 ENTER to Setup Windows when you get to the Welcome to Setup screen.
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  7. After\015\012 accepting the license agreement, the Setup window will give you the option\015\012 to do a Repair.
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  9. Use UP\015\012 and DOWN arrows to select your XP installation and press “R” to continue\015\012 with Repair.
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  11. Once\015\012 this is done, you will have the option to reboot. Reboot the PC now.
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  13. During\015\012 the reboot, DO NOT press any key to boot from the CD again. Setup will automatically\015\012 resume and you will notice Installing Windows highlighted.
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  15. Look\015\012 at the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing\015\012 Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. You should now get a command\015\012 console.
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  17. At the\015\012 prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter.
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  19. Now pick\015\012 the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you\015\012 prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password,\015\012 you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on\015\012 without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the\015\012 windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (Ensure you have\015\012 your Product key handy).
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  21. Once\015\012 the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or\015\012 without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be\015\012 asked for a password).
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This is often the case when it was somebody else who installed the Operating System in your PC. Normally, you, as the owner/main user, were likewise given a Username/Account with administrator privileges. Should this be not the case, then your options are:
1. consult with your dealer or whoever installed the OS and get the password. You may need to prove ownership of the PC;
2. do a clean fresh re-install of the OS using the recovery CDs that came with the PC when it was new or even an OEM and use the CD key printed in the Microsoft sticker at the side or rear of your PC;
3. it is possible to remove the admin password assuming you can boot from the CD. Being a gray area, you again need to provide proof of ownership before further information maybe provided.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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