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    Angry Got BT3 downloaded but it cannot find C drive

    After about 5 attempts I finally got a good download of the ISO file with the proper checksum. Not sure why that happened but...
    Burned ISO image.

    Ran shell prompt and could not get to Windows (Windows XP) subdirectory.
    Typed in cd windows/ and it could not find the directory.
    I then clicked on a few things and found there was no C drive listed. My D partition was there though.

    I was following the rules (for kicks and possible future use to change a Vista PW if lost-but was running this on XP)
    Only error on boot I could actually see was a keyboard error but keyboard works fine.

    Was trying to follow these commands:
    cd /mnt (change directory to mounted drives)
    ls (get the list of mounted drives)
    cd sda1 (sda1 is the main hard drive)
    ** cd Windows/ (change to the windows directory)---DID NOT FIND C WIndows.
    cd System32/ (change to the system directory)
    mv Utilman.exe Utilman.old (backup original file)
    cp cmd.exe Utilman.exe (copy cmd.exe as utilman.exe




    Thanks for any help
    Newbie-Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcumming View Post
    After about 5 attempts I finally got a good download of the ISO file with the proper checksum. Not sure why that happened but...
    Burned ISO image.

    Ran shell prompt and could not get to Windows (Windows XP) subdirectory.
    Typed in cd windows/ and it could not find the directory.
    I then clicked on a few things and found there was no C drive listed. My D partition was there though.

    I was following the rules (for kicks and possible future use to change a Vista PW if lost-but was running this on XP)
    Only error on boot I could actually see was a keyboard error but keyboard works fine.

    Was trying to follow these commands:
    cd /mnt (change directory to mounted drives)
    ls (get the list of mounted drives)
    cd sda1 (sda1 is the main hard drive)
    ** cd Windows/ (change to the windows directory)---DID NOT FIND C WIndows.
    cd System32/ (change to the system directory)
    mv Utilman.exe Utilman.old (backup original file)
    cp cmd.exe Utilman.exe (copy cmd.exe as utilman.exe




    Thanks for any help
    Newbie-Peter
    I could not figure out the commands you are using.things you need to do is use this command.
    goto backtrack menu->system->system information>storage devices.
    there you will get all the partitions and avaliable hard-disks.the one which is marked by red rectangle are mounted one and those not you can mount them by right clicking and mount device(ntfs-3g,vfat)if its not working you need to do following

    mkdir /mnt/hda1 (assuming hda1 is your windows partition)
    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1

    if stills its not working problem surely with unclean shutdown.

    then in that case forcely mount the Filesystem using
    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 -o force (assuming hda1 is your windows partition)

    that is all you need to do.

    bt~#mount
    (will show mounted filesystem)
    if you are not able to see your winblows partition there may be reasonsthat is either winblows did not shutdown properly so BT3 has not mounted the unclean partition,.use this command to mount windows partition.

    mkdir /mnt/(windows partition

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    Wow thats a lot to do. Running Windows XP and I was following commands that are on another site. I cannot post site here until I have made 15 posts they say. It was what i posted above. I will try what you suggested, I guess for some reason it automatically mounted the D: drive partition. I only have Windows on this machine.

    Thanks
    Peter

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