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    I trying to use Austrumi nt_pass to reset my user password and unlock my account on a laptop with winnt 4.0. I don’t have sysadmin privilages.

    At step 1, when it attempts to mount the NTFS partition, i get the following error:

    Mounting on /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2
    NTFS volume version 1.2.
    NTFS-fs error (device hda2): ntfs_check_logfile(): the two restart pages in $LogFile do not match.
    NTFS-fs error (device hda2): load_system_files(): failed to load $LogFile. Mounting read-only. Mount in Windows.
    Filesystem is: NTFS

    If I continue on with default prompts, it appears to allow me to reset the failed count, unset/disable and lockout, and reset password. However, I get the following output when I quit:

    Writing sam
    cpnt: /disk/WINNT/system32/config/sam: Read-only file system
    NOTE: A disk fixup will now be done.. it may take some time
    Mounting volume… OK
    Processing of $MFT and $MFTMirr completed successfully.
    NTFS volume version is 1.2
    Setting required flags on partition… OK
    Going to empty the journal ($LogFile)… OK
    NTFS partition /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 was processed successfully
    NOTE: Windows will run a diskcheck (chkdsk) on next boot.
    NOTE: this is to ensure disk integrity after the changes

    ****** EDIT COMPLETE *****

    Although it appears to have worked, it did not. Nothing was changed. I still can’t access the user account. If I run nt_pass again, it show the same account settings as before.

    Any suggestions?


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