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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Looking at the Windows registry entries

There are several reasons we would like to view registry entries using BackTrack. There are times when there will be issues with the Windows registry that will cause Windows not to start, or you may have a virus that has written itself to the registry. Whatever maybe your reason, BackTrack has a great source of tools to view the registry entries. In this recipe, we will use BackTrack to view the Windows registry with chntpw.

Getting ready

The following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • A Windows machine to which we have physical access
  • BackTrack 5 running on either a USB key or CD/DVD

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of looking at the Windows registry from an open terminal window:

  1. Check for the hard drive ...

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