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Old 08-27-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
munichtexan
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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.
 
Old 08-27-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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live-cd...

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...tem-rescue-cd/
 
Old 08-27-2010, 11:53 PM   #3
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Thanks, this got me into the right area, but "bash" does not recognize the chntpw command. Any suggestions?
 
Old 08-29-2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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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
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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".

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 08-29-2010 at 02:52 PM.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 09:39 AM   #5
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you could boot from win pe with usb or livecd
 
  


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