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munichtexan 08-27-2010 04:54 PM

Dual Boot system Suse 10.3 and Windows Vista - Windows password problem
 
Hello all,
Is there a way to pull up my windows password file while on my suse 10.3 operating system so that I can reset it? I am not able to log on to my windows partition. Either I misspelled the password when entering it or it has become corrupted.

thorkelljarl 08-27-2010 05:49 PM

live-cd...

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...tem-rescue-cd/

munichtexan 08-27-2010 11:53 PM

Thanks, this got me into the right area, but "bash" does not recognize the chntpw command. Any suggestions?

thorkelljarl 08-29-2010 02:26 PM

Are you using SystemRescueCD...

chntpw is not in fact a command, it is a program with commands. Can you invoke it with the "-h" option to see that it is there and working?

http://pwet.fr/man/linux/administration_systeme/chntpw

You will not see anything happen if you are not in the correct directory. The file address given in the screen shot as an example may not be correct. I saw it elsewhere as
Code:

cd /mnt/disk/Windows/System32/config
You might google or use a live-cd to find and check on what the file name is in your Windows. All the variants I have seen end with"/system32/config" or "/System32/config".

linux_hy 08-30-2010 09:39 AM

you could boot from win pe with usb or livecd


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