Win2K Server error : Directory Services could not start

Posted on 2005-04-13
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a Win2K Server running on SCSI. I couldn't login to network as it pops out a window "Directory Services could not start because of the following error : There is not enough space on the disk. Error status: 0xc00007f Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detailed information"
But the problem is I don't have the password for Directory Services Restore mode and neither do I have the local administrator password. So there is no way for me to login to clear the harddisk. Use safe mode also couldn't access as getting "Unable to log you on because the netlogon service is not running on this machine."
I tried using some password hacker tool but couldn't detect the partition that Windows installed in (probably due to SCSI). Is there other way to go around this? Appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
Question by:limky
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    There is a way using NT Offline Registry Editor to reset the Administrator password.

    Read this article and download the tool: -
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    Bootable CD Image: -

    Bootable Floppy: -


    Which disk contains your Windows system?

    . Step ONE: Select disk where the Windows installation is
    Disk /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 2147 MB, 2147483648 bytes
    NT partitions found:
     1 :   /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1    2043MB  Boot

    Please select partition by number or
    a = show all partitions, d = automatically load new disk drivers
    m = manually load new disk drivers
    l = relist NTFS/FAT partitions, q = quit
    Select: [1]

        * For most machines only one disk and parition is listed, if so, just go with selection 1 (default)
        * Otherwise select partition
        * If no disks or not all disks are shown, you may need to load disk drivers, for SCSI-controllers (or some IDE-raid controllers). Select d to go to the driver select menu for auto-probe (based what's found on the PCI bus)
        * If auto-probe won't work, you may have to load something manually, select m to do that (like the old system)

    Try auto-probe (d) first, only do this if you have to manually try to load some or all drivers.

    Select: [1] m
    ==== DISK DRIVER / SCSI DRIVER select ====
    You may now insert or swap to the SCSI-drivers floppy
    Press enter when done:
    Found 1 floppy drives
    Found only one floppy, using it..
    Selected floppy #0
    Mounting it..
    Floppy selection done..
    SCSI-drivers found on floppy:

    1 BusLogic.o.gz
    2 aic7xxx.o.gz
    3 sym53c8xx.o.gz
    [ ... ]

    SCSI driver selection:
      a - autoprobe for the driver (try all)
      s - swap driver floppy
      q - do not load more drivers
      or enter the number of the desired driver

    SCSI driver select: [q]

        * Select a for auto-probe, it will try to load all drivers, and stop when one loads properly. Some drivers may need more driver modules, so you may have to redo the auto-probe several times.
        * Or if you know what you want, just enter it's number or name.

    SCSI driver select: [q] a
    [ BusLogic.o.gz ]
    Using /tmp/scsi/BusLogic.o
    PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:10.0

    [.... lots of driver / card info ...]

    scsi0: *** BusLogic BT-958 Initialized Successfully ***
    scsi0 : BusLogic BT-958
      Vendor: FooInc   Model: MegaDiskFoo  Rev: 1.0
      Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02

    [ ... ]

    Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
    SCSI device sda: 8388608 512-byte hdwr sectors (4295 MB)
    Partition check:
     /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
    Driver BusLogic.o.gz loaded and initialized.

        * You may then quit the selection with q or try for more drivers.
        * When you quit, you will get back to the disk select (see above) and hopefully see more disks.

    ***End Quote***

    Ref: -

    Let me know.

    Thanks, SP
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