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    Default Chntpw isn't working.

    Hey.

    When i start the chntpw tool from the menu i get a message in terminal with all the info about the tool, but if i type "chntpw -whatever" it gives me the message:
    The program 'chntpw' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    apt-get install chntpw
    bash: chntpw: command not found
    Then i try to do "apt-get install chntpw" and it says:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    chntpw is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    And of course it still doesn't work as it didn't install anything.

    I tried running "apt-get update" and then installing again but with the same result.

    Help much appreciated (:

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    Default Re: Chntpw isn't working.

    Code:
    root@evilbox:/pentest/passwords/chntpw# ./chntpw
    chntpw version 0.99.6 100627 (vacation), (c) Petter N Hagen
    chntpw: change password of a user in a NT/2k/XP/2k3/Vista/Win7 SAM file,
    or invoke registry editor. Should handle both 32 and 64 bit windows
    chntpw [OPTIONS] <samfile> [systemfile] [securityfile] [otherreghive] [...]
     -h          This message
     -u <user>   Username to change, Administrator is default
     -l          list all users in SAM file
     -i          Interactive. List users (as -l) then ask for username to change
     -e          Registry editor. Now with full write support!
     -d          Enter buffer debugger instead (hex editor),
     -t          Trace. Show hexdump of structs/segments. (deprecated debug function)
     -v          Be a little more verbose (for debuging)
     -L          Write names of changed files to /tmp/changed
     -N          No allocation mode. Only (old style) same length overwrites possible
    See readme file on how to get to the registry files, and what they are.
    Source/binary freely distributable under GPL v2 license. See README for details.
    NOTE: This program is somewhat hackish! You are on your own!
    root@evilbox:/pentest/passwords/chntpw#
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