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    support

    Hello,

    I had follow this manual, I get stuck at step 3.  My OS is Windows_2008_Enterprise_Edition_R2_CH_x64.

    Is there anything wrong.

    [root@recovery mnt]# kpartx -a -pX1 /dev/sdb1

    failed to stat() /dev/sdb1

    Andy

     

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    James Withall

    Hi Andy,

     

    Can you do a fdisk -l whilst in recovery mode, perhaps the disk has picked up a different device to /dev/sdb1 which was used in the example?

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    Exabytes Technical Support

    As https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2237084-utilman-exe-lost-password-recovery-method-no-longer-works , if there's Windows Defender , on After step 5 , you may need to rename

    \mnt\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender

    \mnt\Program Files\Windows Defender

    \mnt\Program Files (x86)\Windows Defender

     

    to something like

     

    \mnt\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender_

    \mnt\Program Files\Windows Defender_

    \mnt\Program Files (x86)\Windows Defender_

     

    This stops Windows Defender from stopping/blocking cmd.exe to be brought up on Step 8 .

    After password reset  or adding admin user via cmd , may boot in again in recovery mode to rename back the Windows Defender folders as above .

     

    Rgds ,

    Teh (Exabytes)

     

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