re-activate old SID

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by KMSCRATTCH, May 4, 2010.



    After a crash of win xp pro I did a repair install now I can't access
    any files or
    programs and all icons have been changed to windows generic.There are
    four SID's in the registry including my old SID where everything worked.
    How can I re-activate my old SID?
    KMSCRATTCH, May 4, 2010
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  2. That's not your problem. ;-)
    Shenan Stanley, May 5, 2010
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    Dan Guest

    LOL, sorry I know that is being mean but I can't resist.
    Dan, May 5, 2010


    Ok I Read It,didn't Help Much.i'm A Newbe And This Is Way Over M
    Head,if That's Not The Problem What Is? I Need Info. On This Computer S
    That I Can Get My Job Back
    KMSCRATTCH, May 5, 2010

    MEB Guest

    Okay, YOU still haven't provided much information for anyone to
    properly apprize you of what to do for your particular issue. What
    Service Pack level; what ...

    No error was posted [or the causal issues] - the WHY; no information of
    HOW you attempted the repair install, i.e, did you follow ANY help
    *anywhere* or was this just "done" without referencing anything; was
    this done from a manufacturer's "recovery/repair" [though if it has the
    old SID it was apparently via XP]; how and what you may have already
    tried to recover these files; IOW nothing which would allow a proper

    It COULD be [and/or can also entail]:
    1. you failed to follow the MS articles that apply;
    2. you failed to backup the data, like Documents and Settings;
    3. an ownership issue;
    4. EFS;
    5. you failed to re-update the system;
    6. you had crimeware/malware issues;
    20. all of the above and more.
    The point is that you need to help us help you by providing more

    Here's the only other thing you have posted so far:
    WE know you "repair installed" XP Pro, which means you would have
    issues had you not followed the proper procedures and applied what is
    necessary BEFORE and AFTER a repair install, which is heavily documented
    on Microsoft, manufacturer's sites, and the Internet. That's ALL the
    group presently knows, because that's all you've provided other than
    there is an old SID.

    The Microsoft policy concerning disk duplication of Windows XP installations

    Not necessarily for you, but for others:
    An interesting review of what SID means and does [or doesn't] do
    Mark Russinovich's technical blog
    The Machine SID Duplication Myth

    I'll ask one thing and you need to include the response with the
    information you intend to/need to supply; do you or the company have a
    backup image or images [or other style of backup] of this problem computer?

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    MEB, May 6, 2010
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