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Windows 7: NewSID.exe HELP!!!!!!!!!

06 Mar 2009   #1

Vista Home Premium
NewSID.exe HELP!!!!!!!!!

I ran NewSID.exe and then I couldn't find my administrator profile.

I tried everything that I Could find, including doing the elevated prompt, net user administrator command, and I get the System error 5 occured message as two other posters had mentioned.

I don't know what else to do. when I type in Net user, it shows 3 user names, admin, guest and my old profile.

what can I do to fix this problem?

please help!

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06 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

What do you mean you cannot find your user profile?
You cannot login to it? Wrong password?
Or you just don't see it anywhere?

Try again opening an elevated command prompt and type :

net user your_old_profile_name 1234

this will give your old account the password 1234
then type:

net user your_old_profile_name /active:yes

This will enable your old profile in case it's been disabled.
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06 Mar 2009   #3

Vista Home Premium

when I start my computer, the log on page doesn't even come on, it logs into Guest automatically, no prompting for password. when I try to log off, or switch user, there is only one profile, Guest and nothing else.

I have the UAC turned off before my computer went weird. But I Am still prevented from making any changes to the computer, not even installing ActiveX in IE.

I scoured the web trying to find a solution but so far no luck. I tried entering commands in the Elevated prompt (including the two suggestions you wrote and the way to activate the secret admin account, all I get is System Error 5 occurred. Access Denied.

I know this has to do with the fact that I ran NewSID.exe. I found one guy who posted exactly the same problem online but he's got no solution so far yet either.
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06 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

Tried logging on in safe mode? Perhaps the administrator account might be active you can add new users or make changes.

Logging on with guest account you won't have access to anything serious, normally.

Alternatively, boot from your Win 7 DVD and perform a system restore.
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06 Mar 2009   #5

Vista Home Premium


I tried booting in safe mode and my previous account was demoted to regular account with no admin privs.
I also do not have any system boot disc..... I guess I am just gonna have to bring it in...
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06 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

Don't bring it in yet!!!

I got a better solution for you.

1. Start your computer and press F8 to get the safe mode menus
2. Select "safe mode with command prompt"
3. When windows starts, a command prompt will open. Its fully administrative.
4. Type: lusrmgr.msc and press enter. It should open the local users and groups window, where you can add users, change passwords, activate and deactivate accounts.Add a new user as administrator and restart to logon with that user. You will have full privileges to do anything after that.

Note: if lusrmgr.msc doesn't work for you, you can create new users in safe mode command prompt using the net user command instead:

net user nickweboffer /add /active:yes
net localgroup administrators /add nickweboffer
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06 Mar 2009   #7

Vista Home Premium

but both methods failed.
I am unable to log in to safe mode, it tells me unable to reach Sens Service.

however, I did select Directory Service Restore after pressing F8, which brought me into Safe MOde, so it appeared on screen anyhow. (that's how I got into Safe mode in previous attempts)

The OS I have isn't 7, but Vista Home Premium which doesn't have the lusrngr.msc option. while trying to add account under elevated prompt, I got the Sytem 5 error message once again. I am baffled. The info I found so far all tells me that I should be able to make changes under elevated C prompt but I couldn't do anything. I could see all 3 profiles using net user command but jusnt' couldn't make changes to any of them.

I bought this computer less than a month ago, so haven't accumulated that many files on it but I do need one important file for monday so I would like to avoid bringing it in as much as I can, however, it doens't seem there is any workaround to it.....

I am really at my wits end now.
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06 Mar 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi Nick,

You should be able to copy that file off somewhere else, using a bootable app.

You can even copy it to a cd if necessary.

If that file is really all you need, then reinstall Vista.

Not sure what kind of bootable media you have.

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07 Mar 2009   #9


Hi nick, for future Vista issues, please post over at our sister site: - Vista Forums

and maybe keep away from certain apps that require you to change your SID. They aren't worth it
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07 Mar 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Update - nickweboffer copied off the file he needs with the bootable Paragon rescue cd.

He is now reinstalling (restoring) using the F10 key.
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