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Posted By : Chris of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 16, 2004

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i have a seconhand spare computer

recently while the system was booting up the screen went black and i was informed that i was missing a 432 nls file

i was instructed to use my disks and the original cd for xp pro

i then did as the instructions said but when i pressed the (r) button for repair

i was asked for an administrator password

my problem is i dont have one.

how do i get to fixing this file without it. this is a good computer with a new hard drive

please help me!!!!!!!!

This question was answered on December 16, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


this is going to be simple, but not easy You need to take the hard drive out of the computer with the black screen issue Once this is done, you now need to connect it as a the secondary hard drive (slave) within your newer computer When this is complete, plug your comptuer back in and boot up as usual Boot up being completed, right click START, click EXPLORE You'll now see that a new drive letter has been added The new letter is your second hard drive In your C: Dive, you need to right click and copy your user folder which is under 'Documents and Settings' If your name is 'John Doe' when you log on then you would right click and copy that folder Now, you expand your new drive letter, then expand Documents and Settings Look for the 'Administrator' folder and delete it After this you want to right click on 'Documents and Settings and paste the folder that you copied Cfter this is completed, right click and rename that folder to "Administrator" Doing this you now know the password to the 'Administrator' on the second hard drive so when you reinstall it back into the other computer and it asks you for the password you're all set.


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Posted by Chris of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 16, 2004

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