I have a client that has a Dell desktop with a Vista COA on the box. It blue screens after a few seconds of "starting windows". The error is 7B.
It boots and runs fine with Puppy Linux and we can browse the hard drive. WE have run various hardware tests and everything passes. We have booted with boot log enabled, but we can't seem to find that file. It should be in windows folder? or the root? The file would be nbtboot.txt, correct?
Regardless, we got the files off the machine but the client wants the stored passwords. Normally we would use SIW for that. But that is when it is booted into that OS and the related registry.
We have tried repair installs. During that, it finds the OS but calls it windows 7. Repairs don't change the situation.
Would anyone know how to read the stored passwords from the registry on an install that you can't boot? That is all we need at this point.
And would anyone know where to look in a non-bootable machine to see what OS is installed? Vista or 7? Home Or Pro? 32bit or 64 bit?