Windows7 Password Reset (Location of Registry/SAM?)

So it seems like windows 7 corrupted the password I set for the admin account because it did not work. Probably because I set the password then set it up to do automatic login using the 'control userpasswords2' command. So now i am using a vista password cracker but it can't seem to find the registry? It states it is in winnt/system32/config but when i type that in, it does not find it. is the registrysam file in a different location? If so can someone please list it here? Thanks so much in advance...

Windows 7 64 bit (should be the same for 32 bit)

Admin rights required


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Are you using OPHCrack?
Works for me (Or well, worked. Back on 6801. Give it a try, use the Vista one)

OPHcrack doesn't work for me as well

It displays:

Tables found:

No partition containing hashes found !!

So I don't see how to reset admin password ??? any other way ?

Thanks a lot. It works perfectly !


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You're welcome Pierre - glad it worked for you.

Windows\System32\config worked for me. Note it is case sensitive

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