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Old 09-11-2005, 12:09 AM   #1
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Question How do you use Knoppix to recover Win2000 passwords


I have Knoppix 3.7 and need to know how to recover/reset my admin password. I'm dual booted with Win98 so my file system is Fat32. I'm really not sure what my kid did to lock the computer but none of my passwords are working. Thanks for any help you can give.
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Old 09-11-2005, 12:28 AM   #2
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I don't know, but maybe one of these links might help:

http://is-it-true.org/nt/atips/atips262.shtml
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...r_password.htm
 
Old 09-11-2005, 03:24 AM   #3
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I suggest use winUBCD http://www.ubcd4win.com/

or KnoppixSTD http://www.knoppix-std.org/

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Old 09-11-2005, 01:40 PM   #4
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Hmm... a newcomer who's first post asks about circumventing Windows passwords. Oh, well! I'll assume that this is legit

Check out the LinuxAnswers section of LQ. There's an article called Resetting Lost Windows NT Passwords with KNOPPIX Linux.

Good Luck!
 
Old 09-11-2005, 02:02 PM   #5
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I know it may seem like a strange 1st question but I'm desperate. I'm taking online classes and need info off my desktop. I have some linux knowledge but not enough to figure this one out on my own. Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-11-2005, 02:54 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by jnc01
I know it may seem like a strange 1st question but I'm desperate.
Oh, I was just teasing

Hope everything works out!
 
Old 09-11-2005, 04:28 PM   #7
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Thanks Alex for the link. If I am running Fat 32 do you have any idea what the changes would be if I don't need to use captive-ntfs?
 
Old 09-11-2005, 04:31 PM   #8
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The artical state: If you have a FAT or FAT32 Windows partition, this is easy.
But it doesn't say more than that it just goes into how to use captive-ntfs
 
Old 09-11-2005, 11:09 PM   #9
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Originally posted by jnc01
If I am running Fat 32 do you have any idea what the changes would be if I don't need to use captive-ntfs?
I've never had to do it myself, but I guessing that all you would have to change is the mounting step from:
Code:
sudo mount t captive-ntfs o uid=Knoppix,gid=Knoppix /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
To:
Code:
sudo mount t vfat o uid=Knoppix,gid=Knoppix /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
 
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I don't know how to tell you this, but if you are using an OS with Fat32, you do not need to use Knoppix or anything else to recover a password. Fat or Fat32 has no security features. If you get a password prompt, you can simply click cancel and enter the OS.
 
Old 04-22-2007, 07:32 AM   #11
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You can also delete all the .pwd files to reset the administrator's password.
 
  


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