In How-To-Geek article, Change Your Forgotten Windows Password with the Linux System Rescue CD, there's a Note that says : «that if you are using standard Windows encryption for your files, resetting the password will permanently disable access to those files. In that case you should crack the password, which is something we’ll cover in an upcoming article. »
My question: are they referring to personal files that I've encrypted myself, or the system files in general or both ? By the way, I did try Ophcrack live cd but it would'nt boot up...maybe because my O/S has crashed , but is still accessible with the Linux cd above and my bootable recovery console cd...which refuses me access because of the password issue.