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  1. Is there anything out there that can watch my c:\ and tell me every single file a given installer writes to the filesystem? Thanks!
  2. An old HDD began failing, I has Win7 on it and Linux on it. It uses grub to select which OS to boot into. I added a new HDD to the system, booted into Linux (live CD), made a duplicate partition setup on the new drive (win7 and linux). I then mounted the win partition and used rsync to copy old --> new. I did the same for linux. Finally, I reinstalled grub to the boot sector of the new hdd and removed the old drive. Reboot. Grub comes up and I can boot into Linux. I cannot boot into Windows. It gives me some error message about a hardware change. Is there a recovery procedure?
  3. Yeah, NTFS is notorious for fragmentation. Try mydefrag (google it) which should help.
  4. Thanks for the replies, all. I ended-up doing a clean installation and the problem was magically cured. I dunno what caused it and am hoping I don't see it again.
  5. Why not use ophcrack to decode the password. That way you can check to see if it's the husband's name, etc.
  6. Yeah indexing is off... I found through googling that autoplay is a cause of this and I switching it off had no effect either... reinstall?
  7. I just did a clean install of XP and have noticed that the hdd light on the case is flashing every 1-2 seconds. I ran filemon, but the flashing does not correspond to the data getting logged. The light flashes while filemon doesn't report any activity at all. This is driving me crazy. Can anyone suggest another program I can use to monitor which applications are accessing the disc to troubleshoot this? Link to a youtube video of the case/hdd light next to the monitor running filemon. You can see the light blinking without data getting logged. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYbRfrDN1ME
  8. I'd like to use nlite to add the 59 updates that windows update just downloaded so that in the future, I don't have to download them again (long time on my slow connection). Are these files cached anywhere on my hdd so that I can copy them to a folder and include via nlite? I did find a dir that has the right number of folders in it, but I dunno about the file format, it's as if the updates have been unpacked. C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download Any thoughts?
  9. ...bad boot sector? I can boot just fine, no errors, just no keyboard/mouse when windows loads. I don't think it's related to the BS.
  10. I booted into XP today and neither my mouse nor my keyboard respond! I'm just stuck on the welcome screen. I googled this and found many threads about it - none of which have been resolved without doing a total reinstall. The keyboard works just fine in dos mode (booting to c:\ which is fat32) and it works in the BIOS. Both the keyboard and mouse are USB, but I removed them and tried a PS/2 keyboard and mouse. Again, neither of them work, just stuck again at the welcome screen. Booting into safe mode doesn't help; no keyboard or mouse there too except running in 640x480 I would like to avoid a complete reinstall. Advice is appreciated!
  11. Cool. I just wanted to add a few cases where sshd can help. Maybe someone will find this thread and get some info out of it. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion of copssh
  12. Cool, thanks for the link. Three things you can't do w/ remote desktop are: 1) use it as an ssh/tunnel for high security connections to that box (ssh -L 8080/localhost/80 <-- this forwards port 80 on the server to port 8080 on the client all encrypted so long as the ssh/putty window is active) 2) use it as a primitive socks4 proxy (ssh -D 5000 user@host <-- this opens up port 5000 on the client as a SOCKS4 proxy) 3) use it as an sftp server
  13. I'll have a look... what ARE you using if not that?
  14. I'd like to locate an update-to-date guide detailing the steps needed to run an sshd server on XP. I found several (linked below) but I can't get it working to save my life. Is anyone doing it? Thanks. Links: http://www.chinese-watercolor.com/LRP/prin...ygwin-sshd.html http://lifehacker.com/205090/geek-to-live-...home-ssh-server http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~kscully/CygwinSSHD_W2K3.html
  15. I too find your request highly suspicious... Ophcrack is an opensource solution to the $$$ Winternals ERD Commander. If you are in a legitimate need to recover a password from your own system, that's one thing, but if you're planning to hack someone's admin password, think twice about this behavior as it can get you into trouble!

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