Hashcat pid/outfiles error
#1
Hi,

I'm using hashcat-4.0.1 in windows10.


i'm trying to brute force attack wpa2, but i always get same error :


Code:
hashcat-4.0.1>hashcat64.exe -a 3 -w 3 -m 2500 crack.hccapx ?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d
hashcat (v4.0.1) starting...

hashcat-4.0.1/hashcat.pid: No such file or directory

hashcat-4.0.1/hashcat.outfiles: No such file or directory

Started: Thu Feb 08 10:55:29 2018
Stopped: Thu Feb 08 10:55:29 2018

I also tried  :
  1. hashcat64.exe -m 2500 -w 3 crack.hccapx rockyou.txt
  2. hashcat64.exe -a 3 -w 3 -m 2500 crack.hccapx  -1 abcdefg123456789 ?1?1?1?1?1?1?1?1?1
  3. Running a file "\hashcat-4.0.1\example0.cmd" 
  4. Using older version of hashcat 
  5. Starting cmd as administrator
  6. Giving hashcat administrator privileges
  7. Installing nvidia latest drivers (390.77)
Everything i try , outputs the same error :

Code:
hashcat (v4.0.1) starting...

hashcat-4.0.1/hashcat.pid: No such file or directory

hashcat-4.0.1/hashcat.outfiles: No such file or directory

Started: Thu Feb 08 10:55:29 2018
Stopped: Thu Feb 08 10:55:29 2018


My Computer Details: 
windows 10 64bit
GPU : GTX 1060
CPU : i5-3470
RAM : 8G 


Thank you for your reply!
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#2
Please retry with hashcat v4.1.0 beta from here: https://hashcat.net/beta/
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#3
(02-08-2018, 03:04 PM)atom Wrote: Please retry with hashcat v4.1.0 beta from here: https://hashcat.net/beta/


Hi, 

thank you for your reply. Hashcat still outputs the same error : 

Code:
hashcat-4.1.0>hashcat64.exe -a 3 -w 3 -m 2500 crack.hccapx ?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d
hashcat (v4.1.0) starting...

./hashcat.pid: No such file or directory

./hashcat.outfiles: No such file or directory

Started: Thu Feb 08 14:10:45 2018
Stopped: Thu Feb 08 14:10:45 2018

I also tried (same error)  :
  1. Running a file "\hashcat-4.1.0\example0.cmd" 
  2. hashcat64.exe -m 2500 -w 3 crack.hccapx rockyou.txt

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#4
Just a silly question, but did you use an admin account to create the hashcat-4.0.1 folder but then you are running hashcat64.exe with a non admin account? Maybe the problem is that there are no write permissions in the folder.
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#5
(02-08-2018, 04:22 PM)DanielG Wrote: Just a silly question, but did you use an admin account to create the hashcat-4.0.1 folder but then you are running hashcat64.exe with a non admin account? Maybe the problem is that there are no write permissions in the folder.


hi,

DanielG thank you for your answer. Your suggestion worked!
Windows 10 has removed my permissions in hashcat-4.1.0 folder and made it read-only folder. 
It was a simple fix : (I just go to the folder Properties/Security tap and give myself "full control" and "modify" permission).
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