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  1. Noah Duley

    Noah Duley New Member

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    Sorry, I said MBR instead of bootloader. I realize I made an error
     
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    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    It doesn't matter. Why are you trying to replace the bootloader on your C drive? The point of running something like Rufus is that it creates the bootloader FOR you and burns the ISO to the USB drive. Thats the whole point of the utility - to create bootable USB media from a ISO file. Anything else is going to be a total nightmare and I really think if you are having this many problems that you should go to the link I just sent you. It will create a bootable USB installation of Windows 7 for you -- from MICROSOFT. So, at the very least, you can reinstall and get admin permissions back.
     
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    If you download the USB file for yourself you would see that it isn't an iso file. And if you do download it please read the read me file
     
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    Wow! My apologies. You are correct. Perhaps I was thinking of something else. It has been awhile since I have even had to use this utility.

    That being said I am assuming you downloaded http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/usb140201.zip

    Here is what you should do as the README file instructs

    Code:
    ***************************************************************************
    *                                                                         *
    *         Windows Change Password / Registry Editor / Boot CD             *
    *                                                                         *
    *  (c) 1998-2014 Petter Nordahl-Hagen. Distributed under GNU GPL v2       *
    *                                                                         *
    * DISCLAIMER: THIS SOFTWARE COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTIES!          *
    *             THE AUTHOR CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE       *
    *             CAUSED BY THE (MIS)USE OF THIS SOFTWARE                     *
    *                                                                         *
    * More info at: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/                       *
    * Email       : pnh@pogostick.net                                         *
    ***************************************************************************
    
    Just boot this CD and follow instructions.
    Usually, just pressing return/enter should work, except some
    drivers may have to be loaded manually with the 'm' menu option after boot.
    
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    The password reset and registry edit has now been tested with the following:
    
    NT 3.51, NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server,
    Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Server 2012
    
    As far as I know, it will work with all Service Packs (SP) and
    all editions (Professional, Server, Home etc)
    Also, 64 bit windows versions shold be OK.
    
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    To make a bootable USB drive / key:
    
    1. Copy all files from this CD onto the USB drive.
       It cannot be in a subdirectory on the drive.
       You do not need delete files already on the drive.
    2. Install the bootloader
       On the USB drive, there should now be a file "syslinux.exe".
       Start a command line window (cmd.exe) with "run as administrator"
       From the command line, run the command like this:
    
    
        j:\syslinux.exe -ma j:
    
    replace j with some other letter if your USB drive is on another
    drive letter than j:
    On some drives, you may have to omit the -ma option if you
    get an error.
    If it says nothing, it probably did install the bootloader.
    
    Please note that you may have to adjust settings in your computers BIOS
    setup to boot from USB.
    Also, some BIOS (often older machines) simply won't boot from USB anyway.
    Unfortunately, there are extremely many different versions of BIOS,
    and a lot of them are rather buggy when it comes to booting off different
    media, so I am unable to help you.
    
    So instead of doing this on C: what is the name of your USB disk drive? Make sure all of the files are copied to that drive.

    For example, if your USB drive is Z: extract all of the zip file contents to Z:\

    Search/Run:

    cmd.exe
    Z:
    z:\syslinux.exe -ma z:

    Whereas Z is the actual USB drive. Do not attempt to do this on your C drive.

    Here is the catch... you may need to run Command Console with elevated privileges, whereas... if you don't have administrator privileges... you may indeed be stuck once again.
     
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    is there any other way we can communicate other than this website?
     
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    Not yet :) Sorry
     
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    OK, it may take me a couple minuets to do what you said. Windows is updating
     
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