Forgot Administrator Password! Help

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Jim Schindler, Mar 28, 2018.

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    Jim Schindler

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    We have just resurrected a desktop Dell. Have misplaced/forgotten Administrator password. "Hint" is there but has not helped. Is there a way to recover access to Administrator Status? The two user accounts work just fine. This is a personal home computer. Thanks in advance.
     
    Jim Schindler, Mar 28, 2018
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    pull the cmos battery for five minutes, and/or there is a jumper pin somewhere on your board, pull that for five minutes, you would have to look at the specs on your pc to find out where it is located
     
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    OK, I'll crack the case...I'm looking for a motherboard schematic and/or a photo...thanks!
     
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    let me know the results, please
     
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    may also have to reset the BIOS settings/time upon restart
     
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