SP2, Forgotten password wizard fails

Posted: 10-13-2004, 12:11 AM
Am trying to create a password recovery disk on a USB flash drive.
(my notebook does not have a floppy).
The wizard properly detects the flash drive and starts working,
but fails when progress bar reaches 5% or sometimes 10%.
The error message is just "failed" - not anything informative.

What gives?? Is this a known bug... er... feature of SP2?

The flash is 32 MB, empty (all files deleted).
Machine is not in domain; XP Pro updated to SP2 from slipstreamed SP1.
I'm doing this from local administrator account.

Thanks,
-- Pavel

SP2, Forgotten password wizard fails


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Michael Solomon \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: SP2, Forgotten password wizard fails
Posted: 10-13-2004, 12:28 AM
Were you able to do this in SP1? As far as I know, currently, a password
reset disk requires a floppy drive. Even if you could create it on your
flash drive, I don't think it could be seen at the Welcome screen.

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"Pavel A." <pavel_a@geeklife.com> wrote in message
news:011BE16D-4DFC-4248-9004-2615FA39B55D@microsoft.com...
> Am trying to create a password recovery disk on a USB flash drive.
> (my notebook does not have a floppy).
> The wizard properly detects the flash drive and starts working,
> but fails when progress bar reaches 5% or sometimes 10%.
> The error message is just "failed" - not anything informative.
>
> What gives?? Is this a known bug... er... feature of SP2?
>
> The flash is 32 MB, empty (all files deleted).
> Machine is not in domain; XP Pro updated to SP2 from slipstreamed SP1.
> I'm doing this from local administrator account.
>
> Thanks,
> -- Pavel
>

Pavel A.
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Re: SP2, Forgotten password wizard fails
Posted: 10-13-2004, 12:43 AM
Michael,
I haven't tried this on SP1. When the flash is not plugged in, the wizard
refuses to run at all, saying "No removable disks detected".
When flash inserted, the wizard finds it automatically.
So I guess it should work with flash drive...
Thanks,
--PA

"Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> Were you able to do this in SP1? As far as I know, currently, a password
> reset disk requires a floppy drive. Even if you could create it on your
> flash drive, I don't think it could be seen at the Welcome screen.
>
> --
> Michael Solomon MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>
> "Pavel A." <pavel_a@geeklife.com> wrote in message
> news:011BE16D-4DFC-4248-9004-2615FA39B55D@microsoft.com...
> > Am trying to create a password recovery disk on a USB flash drive.
> > (my notebook does not have a floppy).
> > The wizard properly detects the flash drive and starts working,
> > but fails when progress bar reaches 5% or sometimes 10%.
> > The error message is just "failed" - not anything informative.
> >
> > What gives?? Is this a known bug... er... feature of SP2?
> >
> > The flash is 32 MB, empty (all files deleted).
> > Machine is not in domain; XP Pro updated to SP2 from slipstreamed SP1.
> > I'm doing this from local administrator account.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -- Pavel
> >
>
>
>
CS
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Re: SP2, Forgotten password wizard fails
Posted: 10-13-2004, 01:21 AM
On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 17:11:06 -0700, "Pavel A." <pavel_a@geeklife.com>
wrote:
>Am trying to create a password recovery disk on a USB flash drive.
>(my notebook does not have a floppy).
>The wizard properly detects the flash drive and starts working,
>but fails when progress bar reaches 5% or sometimes 10%.
>The error message is just "failed" - not anything informative.
>
>What gives?? Is this a known bug... er... feature of SP2?
>
>The flash is 32 MB, empty (all files deleted).
>Machine is not in domain; XP Pro updated to SP2 from slipstreamed SP1.
>I'm doing this from local administrator account.
>
>Thanks,
>-- Pavel
You can't use a flash drive. Since you don't have a floppy drive you
can instead create the password recovery disk (floppy) on another
computer. Then use your burning software to copy the floppy image to
a bootable CD. Set your notebook to boot from CD first and it'll work
the same way. You can create a bootable CD with the floppy image by
using either EasyCD or Nero.
Pavel A.
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Re: SP2, Forgotten password wizard fails
Posted: 10-13-2004, 09:24 PM
"CS" wrote:
> You can't use a flash drive. Since you don't have a floppy drive you
> can instead create the password recovery disk (floppy) on another
> computer.
Sorry I don't quite get it... How you create the password recovery disk on one
machine and use it on another? Isn't the disk bound to the specific account?
The machine is not in domain, so accounts are different even if the user
name is the same.
> Then use your burning software to copy the floppy image to
> a bootable CD. Set your notebook to boot from CD first and it'll work
> the same way. You can create a bootable CD with the floppy image by
> using either EasyCD or Nero.
>
Andre Da Costa
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Re: SP2, Forgotten password wizard fails
Posted: 10-13-2004, 10:02 PM
See link:
http://www.lostpassword.com/windows-xp-2000-nt.htm

Andre
"Pavel A." <pavel_a@geeklife.com> wrote in message
news:264C41BB-72D2-45DC-A123-D083AD89D73C@microsoft.com...
> "CS" wrote:
>> You can't use a flash drive. Since you don't have a floppy drive you
>> can instead create the password recovery disk (floppy) on another
>> computer.
>
> Sorry I don't quite get it... How you create the password recovery disk on
> one
> machine and use it on another? Isn't the disk bound to the specific
> account?
> The machine is not in domain, so accounts are different even if the user
> name is the same.
>
>> Then use your burning software to copy the floppy image to
>> a bootable CD. Set your notebook to boot from CD first and it'll work
>> the same way. You can create a bootable CD with the floppy image by
>> using either EasyCD or Nero.
>>

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
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Re: SP2, Forgotten password wizard fails
Posted: 10-13-2004, 10:17 PM
Pavel A. wrote:
> "CS" wrote:
>
>>You can't use a flash drive. Since you don't have a floppy drive you
>>can instead create the password recovery disk (floppy) on another
>>computer.
>
>
> Sorry I don't quite get it... How you create the password recovery disk on one
> machine and use it on another? Isn't the disk bound to the specific account?
> The machine is not in domain, so accounts are different even if the user
> name is the same.
Hi

Not a password recovery disk, but a password reset disk:

http://securityadmin.info/noframes/faqget.asp#password

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...r_password.htm


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