Accidentally Deleted SAM File When Resetting A lost Password

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  1. kmecpp

    kmecpp New Member

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    When resetting a lost password i accidentally deleted the SAM file on my computer. Whenever i try to start my computer it is about to load the user login screen before the entire computer reboots and says there's a software or hardware issue(The one that appears if power was disrupted when windows was starting). Can anyone help with this??? I don't have a windows installation disk so i can't use the repair my computer option. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    How do you accidentally delete the SAM file???

    Can you boot it using some kind of bootdisk and look in the "System32\config\RegBack" folder to see if there's a copy of the SAM file there?
     
  3. kmecpp

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    A million thanks to you!!! it worked! :D
     

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