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Old 06-02-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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WinNT pwd recovery tool ???

I'm using windows and i'm proud of it well, i dont like it but i do not have an linux book right now so i do not want to ... maybe later.

so i got a linux boot disk with the special recovery tool (you know what i'm talking from?) it works, i can boot my machine with it, but then the program asks me, where my winNT is installed, and i got 2 partitions to choose, the one which i'm booting from normaly is marked with an * then the machine asks me which partition he shoud use and i do absolutely not know what i have to type. he wants to mount something, but how can i say him what he has to mount? i do not have any plan with linux... maybe you have!

i want to load some kind of /dev/hda1 but how do i say that to him?

thanks guys, i hate windows, but linux... hmm, mabe later
Old 06-02-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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Well, when you are ready to try linux, come on back and we will be happy to help you out. As far as helping you crack a password, maybe you should re-read the rules you said you would abide by when you signed up here.
Old 06-03-2004, 07:03 AM   #3
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I think you choose the partition where your sam file is located. This is got to be the default WINNT folder

Old 06-03-2004, 01:04 PM   #4
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well, i know that, but what should i type? i do not understand the basics of linux so...
well, i dont think that typing winnt should be enough
Old 06-04-2004, 10:06 PM   #5
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How can we advise you without knowing what the heck you're using?

Hint: A reference to the specific utility you're using would help a bit

Old 06-10-2004, 05:08 PM   #6
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Do you have access to the admin account on the machine? If so, you can use the user manager to reset passwords.

If you don't have access to an administrator account on the machine, you can always try using ntpasswd, which is Linux based, by the way.
Old 06-13-2004, 11:21 AM   #7
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You could also donwload the knoppix-std cd (, theres a copy of chntpwd on there, for changing nt passwords. Beyond that, google is your best friend (not LQ).


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