|Subject:||Re: can't log on - forgot password oops|
|Date:||Mon, 20 Aug 2007 15:35:44 -0400|
On 8/19/07, NoOp <glgxg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 08/19/2007 01:13 PM, Jimmy Wu wrote:
I think I figured out what was wrong:
I was using a Ubuntu Live CD - working fine (but then again, laptop is relatively new). I would cd to the Windows system32/config dir, and do `chntpw -u 'Jimmy Wu' SAM`, type * to blank, and it would seem to work normally, but doing a chntpw -l right afterwards showed no change in the password (ie still not blank).
Then I remembered from my experience working with an NTFS HD on my home Ubuntu machine, that I had to install ntfs-3g or something like that before Ubuntu could write to NTFS (otherwise, it's read-only, I guess). So I installed that, along with ntfs-config, told it to enable write access to the XP hard-drive, and tried chntpw again, and this time it worked.
Thanks for the really detailed instructions, though unfortunately I didn't check my mail until after I had done the above.
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