--- On Tue, 7/29/08, TNWestTex <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: TNWestTex <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: OT: What is fusebulk filesystem? ntpass fails to reset windows password
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 10:54 AM
> Antonio Olivares wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > A Lenovo Laptop running Windows Vista locked out
> the teacher who was
> > issued the computer at school. The teacher forgot
> the password. I have
> > successfully used the SystemRescue
> CD http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
> > with the utitlity ntpass many times. This time, it
> failed. I also tried
> > the cd from
> http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ which is the
> > The laptop locked the teacher out and he could not
> login. I told them it
> > was a snap and boy was I wrong. The cd locates the
> users and apparently
> > all looks good and when we reboot we try with a blank
> password and we
> > cannot log on. Trying other livecd's also gets
> us nowhere. There
> > apparently is some garbage on the
> C:Windowssystemsystem32 directory
> > that prevents the ntpasswd from doing its job. When
> viewing the
> > filesystem which should be NTFS, the programs
> accessing the drive report
> > that the fs is fusebulk. I have not heard about
> fusebulk filesystem.
> > There has to be some sort of encryption on the drive
> to prevent the
> > password blank from working.
> > Does anyone have any other tools that can reset the
> password in such a
> > case?
> > Is the only solution to reformat and reinstall?
> NTFS from VISTA has changes that have not been caught up to
> by the non M$
> utilities. The school doesn't have a system
> administrator that has the
> master password?
Thank you for your concerns and also to another user that explained the fuse filesystem.
The computer has been reformatted and the software reinstalled. It somehow is protected* (when you try to blank or change the password, it locks you out), this is the kind of sh*t that we do not like. But we popped in a restore cd that came with the laptop and started it from scratch. If we mess around with any livecd with password changer/reseters, the computer will not boot even with the correct password that was issued. This is weird and is the second computer of many that I was not able to blank the password so as to gain back control.
Also happened in another case a Dell machine running XP and the teacher let a student use the computer to do a research paper, the student changed the password and locked everyone out of it. I tried to use the SystemRescueCD, trinity Rescue CD, and I could not finish the job. Several modules could not be loaded and the machine would return a kernel panic. Another friend of mine had a Windows LiveCD built with BartPE and he got in and changed the password back
This allowed the teacher to get back the control of the computer.
Thank you all for your help!
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