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Restore User Account after using recovery console?


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#1 teratosis

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 12:31 AM

Hi there, I had a problem booting up my system. I used recovery console... fixmbr, fixboot. That worked. however, when i booted it up it booted a new user account. My orignal accounts are still in the documents and settings folder. My question is how to I bring my old user account back to the active user account? Like I said the old account is still in the doc/settings folder, all files intact, I dont need to do any restoration of files. just want that account back up front as main account.
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:18 AM

Neither fixmbr nor fixboot...modify user accounts/profiles.

Your problem/situation...does not derive from either tool.

What caused you to resort to those RC commands? I suspect that may lead us to the real problem.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:29 AM

Yes I know, but the system is back up and running now. Just want to bring my old user account back up as main.
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:56 PM

I followed the rest of the guide I used before(which before i did not because i was aggro haha), and this COMPLETELY restored my user account and ALL my settings and drivers were restored.

This basically tells you how using recovery console to add back your previous system restore dates(that is if they were created or never deleted). After you do the last step when you boot up it should be back to normal. whew!!!!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

The original errors I received caused me to run this guide, however it did not fix my problem.

This was the original error. Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE

The previous guide addresses that. But I had to use FIXMBR and FIXBOOT to get my system back running. I used the second half of that guide that explains how to add the system restore dates back to the System Volume Information folder. The rest is in that guide.

Thanks for the reply.

A mod can put [SOLVED] on this, I don't see how too.

Edited by teratosis, 01 April 2011 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for posting your self-resolution...happy computing :).

Louis




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