if u still wanna keep trying...how bout getting the SAM from the backup directory
I think this was what sinetific was telling u...anyway
When you use the NT Repair Utility (rdisk) with the /s argument to backup the important information regarding the system configuration to a floppy disk, then a compressed copy of the SAM data file will be created in the %systemroot%\repair directory under the filename: SAM._
you need to expand it before you can use it. expand the compressed back copy of the SAM using the following command:
C:\>expand sam._ sam
If you use the latest version of L0phtCrack, you need not go through the process of expanding the compressed backup copy of the SAM, as there is a built in option, which automatically does it for you.
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