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I have a problem with a Gateway Computer running XP home edition. During the Logon process it goes to desktop for a second and then logs off. I tried blanking ...
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    Unhappy Can Knoppix Help witn XP Again


    I have a problem with a Gateway Computer running XP home edition. During the Logon process it goes to desktop for a second and then logs off. I tried blanking out the passwords with different downloads and advice from oter forums but it didn't fix the problem. Then I remembered how you guy helped before with a blue screen problem and saved my butt and all my hair being pulled out so I decided to tempt fate one more time. I have been told that an entry in my registry needs to be changed but I can't logon so I can't get to the registry to make the change. I have tried using the recovery console but the change suggested wont fix the problem.
    My question: Can knoppix help me to get into the registry and make the changes that are supposed to get me to be able to log into windows XP ?

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    I suggest you look into BartPE. Is it linux? No. Will it work? Yes.

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    I looked in to Bart PE but I cant get it to load on the machine taht i need it to work on. I downloaded the program to another machine and tried to burn it to a cd. WHen I did this it wouldnt run on the machine that i am having the problem with so I came here ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racdaddy View Post
    Can knoppix help me to get into the registry and make the changes that are supposed to get me to be able to log into windows XP ?
    Hmmm, Welcome to the Linux forums.
    Linux is not only an operating system, it's a philosophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliov View Post
    Hmmm, Welcome to the Linux forums.
    Thanks so much for the welcome and the advice. Having said that, can you give me anything that will help me?

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    Mount Windows Partitions using ntfs-3g system.
    Execute this
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    su
    mkdir /media/win_c
    mount -t ntfs-3g  /dev/hda1 /media/win_c -o defaults,umask=0
    Open Konqueror and navigate to /media/win_c folder.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    You can't get into the registy using Knoppix or any other Linux to my knowledge. BartPE is what you are looking for. Maybe you can boot up with Konppix and download/burn BartPE that way.

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    Thanks, I am working on the BartPE solution now with another PC Hopefully I can figure it out. Thanks again,. I'll keep you posted

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    take a look at these Livecd's

    Hiren's Boot cd

    Ultimatebootcd

    These two cd's have Registry editing tools and loads of other Rescue tools
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