Altruist

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  1. In response to the many OH NOES! moments I've seen on varying forums, I'm posting this for the informative purposes of the masses. Be good. But if you're a regular here, you probably already know about these. If it's a Windows password, Find OPHCrack on Sourceforge and burn a copy of the LiveCD. http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/ You can also use the Offline NT Registry Editor. (NOT IF YOU USE Encrypted File System! YOU NEED TO RECOVER THE OLD PASSWORD! USE OPHCRACK.) http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html If it's a BIOS password, try to determine what BIOS you're using, and then try a backdoor password. I refer you here: http://www.pwcrack.com/bios.shtml If no go, pop the hood and move the CMOS jumper into the reset position, restart, change the BIOS password, (write said password down), save settings, turn off PC, put the jumper back in place and reboot. This is for informational purposes intended for GOOD - and for lazy techs who don't want to have to call the customers to ask for the password and get chewed out for it. Mostly for the techs. =D
  2. Is this a SysPrepped image, and can you re-SysPrep it after fixing the Activation?
  3. Is this what you're looking for? http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/aa905070.aspx
  4. Patched UXTheme on Server 2003. Because it's fun.
  5. Well, this is what I've found so far, courtesy of IDA PRO. Now, the question is, what do we do with it? I don't know how to reconcile the "-21" to the functions inside. Yes, I'm a noob at this. Anybody on MSFN know? These look interesting: CSendTo::_CreateShortcutToPath(ushort const *,ushort const *) DesktopShortcut_CreateInstance(x,x,x) It's informative to note that also in the desktop.ini file we have: Mail Recipient.MAPIMail=@sendmail.dll,-4 That means that we have a possible point of reference if we can find a MAPI function 17 spots away from a Desktop Shortcut function. Sendmail.txt
  6. And this is why I don't use Norton. =P No, seriously. Have any of y'all had any luck with it? It seems like it's gone to pot, sitting on its laurels, expecting money for the sake of being Norton. For whatever reason, most folks I know with Norton still get BAD virus infections. But I'd rather not start a debate on the subject. I'm just saying "This has been my (late and recent) experience." (I've got to clean up a mess for a friend on Friday.)
  7. On a whim, I checked the hidden desktop.ini. [LocalizedFileNames] Mail Recipient.MAPIMail=@sendmail.dll,-4 Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink=@sendmail.dll,-21 Compressed (zipped) Folder.ZFSendToTarget=@zipfldr.dll,-10148 Now, that's interesting. I'll post more when I know more.
  8. @TheFlash428: Props for the link, yo. *Bookmarks.* @joe43wv: Well, between these two posts you've got more than enough troubleshooting info to keep you busy. Remember, check that cable first.
  9. I've a few ideas, and they're all kind of out there. (Kids, don't stay up late poking through your computer.) Before you do anything, check the ethernet cord. It may look good, and it may be fooling you. Try it with a different machine. If it's good, by all means, continue. First, then dead simple one which you might have already tried. 1. Open Control Panel -> Network Connections, right-click on the Local Area Connection, and hit properties. 2. This connection uses the following options: ........a. Client for Microsoft Networks ........b. File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks ........c. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) If anything's missing, hit the install button, and pick through them until you find the one you need. Reboot if necessary. Second: Services. Windows+R (Run)->services.msc I don't recall which services you need aside from DHCP client, but this page will help: http://www.overclock.net/windows/73234-twe...rvices-msc.html Third: TCP/IP device I won't go into why I know of this little bastard's existence. I'm trying to repress the memories. Windows+R (Run)->devmgmt.msc View->Show Hidden Devices Expand Non-Plug and Play Drivers Right click TCP/IP Protocol Driver Make sure it's enabled, then go into properties. Under the driver tab, make sure it's started with Startup Type: System
  10. Hah! That's pretty clever! I just do the task manager and kill the explorer.exe process. I used that one all the time when I was on my shell-swapping binge. Oh, BBLean, I never should have left you!
  11. Naw, it's CAB-based (and it's driving me crazy). MSI methods don't apply, but thanks for posting. I was worried I wasn't important enough to warrant a reply.
  12. Hi, MSFN. I'm trying to install the High-performance Embedded Workshop V.4.04.01 (2000/XP compatible) on my 2003 Workstation and I'm being told my 2003 isn't adequate. Bull. So, to get past these perceived inadequacies, I need help faking out the Installer. I've already unpacked using UniExtract (wonderful program), and I have the "Disk1" folder right in front of me. I'm not an InstallShield guru by any means, so I need your help yanking out the OS check. Any help is greatly appreciated. EDIT1: No, compatibility mode on the extracted installer ain't working. I checked. EDIT2: I've extracted the CABs that came with it. It might be easier to manually install. Where would I look for Windows Registry keys?
  13. I thought I was pretty awesome when I ResHack'ed logonUI.exe a few years back and found a (psuedo) web page. Startup screens, desktop.ini, shells, I'd seen most of them. Ran Blackbox for years. Coming here, I realize that I'm less unique than originally thought, but then, that's all right. You guys are just like me. This is where I belong.
  14. I'm confused. There are two icons I know of and you're referencing both of them. Which one did you need? Icon A. You looked here, right? HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\DefaultIcon The non-techie method is Right Click Desktop ->Properties ->Desktop ->Customize Desktop -> (Select My Documents), Change Icon Icon B. If you're meaning the icon when browsing through the C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\ folder, then your best bet is to create a temp folder, customize that one to the right icon then edit the desktop.ini file (You can't see me! I'm invisible!) and migrate over the lines [.ShellClassInfo] IconFile="YourIconFileOrLibrary" IconIndex=YourIconIndex (Usually 0 if a single Icon file) Hope this is what you're looking for.