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Windows 7: Lost password on user account. (ophcrack/TRK)

05 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Lost password on user account. (ophcrack/TRK)

Hello guys!
So, I decided to create a thread here in case any of you know what to do.
I've checked several internet pages, but my problem seems to persist.

I just got my desktop Windows 7 Home Premium back after a year from where it was stored, but I have forgotten my password completely.

I have tried several options of password retrieval/removal:
- Ophcrack (CD/DVD)
- TRK (Trinity Rescue Kit) (CD/DVD)

Ophcrack had an issue with not being able to find the tables, displaying the message "no drivers found", no matter what I try to click on that might help me in my case.

TRK also encounters a problem, where it says:
"Trying to find TRK on your 0 CD-drive(s)
TRK not found on CD, Checking harddisks & USB sticks (sleep 5 secs let them settle in)
SCSI: 0:0:0: CDROM TSSTCORP CDDVD SH-S202J SB02 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 SR 0:0:0:
Attached SCSI generic Sg0 type 5 cat:/etc/trkhd: No such file or directory
Seems we didn't find anything yet. Trying CD-drives once more. Try to find TRK on your 1 cd-drive(s)
Seems we didn't find the TRK medium
Manually enter the device on which TRK can be found (e.g. 'sda1'):


If I enter sda1, it just tells me that something is wrong/could not load/no such file in directory.

Any idea on what to do instead/do to fix it? I want to try to avoid having to reinstall my whole computer, and I appreciate to have the answer as easy as possible, because I'm not that much of a computer-person.

x Kidd


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05 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello and welcome to the forums Kidd!

Follow this tutorial to reset your Windows 7 account password:-

Password Reset

Hope that helps!
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05 Jul 2012   #3

 

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26 Aug 2013   #4

windows 8
 
 

I ran into the same issue...now a year later anyhow, when it says to manually enter the device enter: 'sdb1' instead of 'sda1'
just FYI
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30 Oct 2013   #5

win 7
 
 

Thanks for advice I just fallowed your advice. THANK THANKS
I ran into the same issue...now a year later anyhow, when it says to manually enter the device enter: 'sdb1' instead of 'sda1'
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