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Everything posted by graysky

  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!
  16. Does anyone know what font is being used to display this"Internet explorer cannot display the webpage" IE7 message ?
  17. Dunno how to accomplish what you're asking specifically, but you can make an identical copy of your boot partition using gparted (good it). Once you have your XP partition setup to your liking, simply copy/paste it to the end of your hdd (or to another hdd). If you XP partition ever gets roached, you can easily copy/paste the backup over the roached install.
  18. If I connected to my XP Pro box via RDP (Remote Desktoping) my start menu looks a little different and is missing the 'stand by' option. When connected remotely, I have a 'windows security' option where the normal shutdown/restart/suspend/hibernate button should be located. If I click it, the taskmanger opens. From there I can go to its 'shutdown' menu, but both 'hibernate' and 'stand by' are greyed-out. How can I restore the 'suspend' option?
  19. ...no one uses sshd under Windows?
  20. I used smartmontools to determine that I have a bad sector(s) on my e:\ partition in my 640 GB hdd. I ran the XP diskchecker (right-click drive partition>properties>tools>error-checking) and ran the 'scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors' option. After 90 min or so, it finished with a pretty non-descript box that more or less said the process was finished. Is there a log file I can look at to see just how many bad sectors it locked out and which files were affected? Thanks!
  21. It's been a year since I posted this and I have since solved the problem but I wanted to post the following in case someone else runs in to this. I did this before using gparted to move some partitions around (gparted is like partition magic except it is totally free). To keep WIndows happy if you need to move it's partition delete the following key BEFORE you attempt to do so: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
  22. I'd like to run an ssh server on my XP box to accomplish two major goals: 1) Provide a way for me to use ssh encryption to tunnel my remote connections securely 2) Provide access to my box such that I can run programs on it (launched through the ssh session) and have those programs interact with the desktop of the logged-in user on the machine running the ssh server. In other words, I'm ssh'ed into the box and I see a 'C:\>' C-prompt. I should be able to navigate to a directory, run a program, and have it run on the host PC's desktop as if the user launched that program. 3) Is easy to configure and not a UNIX port that takes 2 hours of editing text files to get to run I found freeSSHd which does all me to tunnel connections via ssh, but thus far, I can't figure out how to get programs to run when launched remotely AND interact with the desktop. See this post for specifics on this particular problem with freeSSHd. Anyway, if anyone reading this has any suggestions for me, I'm all ears
  23. I'm using freeSSHd on my XP box to allow for secure connections to my commandline. If I connect to my XP machine via freeSSHd from my laptop using putty, and run an executable from that putty window on the laptop, I do not see the program interacting with the desktop of the XP machine at all, but if I look in the taskmanager on the XP machine, the program is running. How can I run a program launched through a freeSSHd session and have it interact with the desktop of the freeSSHd server? Example: I want to start firefox on the PC running freeSSHd. 1) I connect to my freeSSHd server as the same user who is logged into the desktop on that machine 2) I enter the directory in the file system of the executable I want to run via the 'cd \path\to\firefox' command. 3) I run the program by typing it's name as I would if I were physically logged into the box at the commandline. 4) The program does run if I look in the taskmanager of the freeSSHd server PC, but the program does NOT interact with the desktop. The desired effect is to have it show up on the desktop as if I double-clicked a shortcut for that software on the local machine. Can someone else give this a try? Just try to run anything that has a graphical front end, like winzip or firefox, etc. If you can start the application through your freeSSHd session AND have it open on your freeSSHd machine's desktop, please let me know what settings you have enabled on your freeSSHd server

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