Re: Tried NB on CRT - Will try other fixes ASAP

From: Michel Merlin (
Date: 02/12/03

From: "Michel Merlin" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 13:59:35 +0100

Sorry I didn't see your message when posting mine.

     a new SAM should be created...

Yes one was created, but I think that it was created (as
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SAM) by copying the
C:\WINDOWS\REPAIR\SAM file, and that this last one
already had my PWD disabled...

Or (and thanks to you to mention this, that I forgot to think
of), may be it would have worked if I had thought to try with
"User name" = "Administrator" (in facts I just tried with my
previous User name, that I reported above as "Ali Baba").

For the boot software, I had already burned the CD, but not
tried to use it yet, when I thought of using my backup.

Thanks anyway,

Paris, Wed 12 Feb 2003 13:59:35 +0100

----- Parent Message -----
From: "x y, mvp" <>
Message: news:#6QFU$d0CHA.2372@TK2MSFTNGP09
Sent: Tue 11 Feb 2003 10:08:33 -0500
Subject: Re: Tried NB on CRT - Will try other fixes ASAP

After renaming the SAM, a new SAM should be created with [I
believe] the account "Administrator" with no password. I
assume you've already tried logging in as Administrator, and
that didn't work? Also, is there any chance you can confirm
that the SAM file was re-created?

You could also try either copying the SAM files from another
computer running the same version of Windows [probably not
recommended, but it could work]. Better yet, there is free
software that should let you reset the password within the SAM,
but this requires you to be able to boot to a boot floppy or a
boot CD. Software available here:

----- Parent Message -----
"Michel Merlin" <> wrote in message

I forgot to mention: