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Fixing registry after system recovery


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ok, press start, then run, then type "cmd" into the box that comes up (without the quotes) and press enter, then type "net user" (again no quotes) and press enter. post what comes up
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Here's what I got:

Administrator
HelpAssistant
SUPPORT_fddfa904
ASPNET
Owner
Guest
SUPPORT_388945a0

Edited by MaxMurder, 27 October 2009 - 07:35 AM.

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good so owner does still exist

follow These instructions to log on to the administrator account and try to reassign the permissions like you did before, and change the owner to...owner
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My XP is set to 'Owner' account when I log in (which is the computer administrator). When I hit the 'Switch User' button after 'Log Off', only 'Owner' comes up (in Normal Mode)
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Did you follow the monkey's instructions?
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Yes, I followed the instructions. When I try to log on on the 'Log on to Windows' screen, where it asks for the User Name and Password, I type in Administrator and leave the password blank, as I don't believe I set one up. After I hit OK, I get a prompt saying something about permissions won't allow this, or something. As far as I can tell on my machine, I can only log on as Administrator in Safe Mode.

In Safe Mode, when I try to take ownership, say of my Windows folder, I go to the folder, right click, hit Properties>Security tab and I get this list:
Group or User Names:
Administrators(HPSTUDIO\Administrators)
Creator Owner
Owner(HPSTUDIO\Owner)
System
Users(HPSTUDIO\Users)

Under Advanced, under the Owner tab I have:
Current owner of this item:
Administrators(HPSTUDIO\Administrators)

Change owner to:

Administrator(HPSTUDIO\Administrator)
Administrators(HPSTUDIO\Administrators)

(Owner is not an option in this space)

Edited by MaxMurder, 27 October 2009 - 09:57 PM.

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I don't know if this has anything to do with anything...but when I did a recovery and was setting it up, it asks for a computer name. Since I didn't remember what I called it the first time (if anything), I called it HPSTUDIO. If this is contradictory to what I originally called my machine, could this possibly be causing this??
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do start, run, CMD then press enter, then type "Net LocalGroup Administrators" (no quotes) and press enter and report back what comes up
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Alias name Administrators
Comment Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to computer

Members
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator
Owner

The command completed successfully
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Under Advanced, under the Owner tab I have:
Current owner of this item:
Administrators(HPSTUDIO\Administrators)


Members
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator
Owner

looks like you should have permissions to those folders as it is....your user is in the administrators group...and the administrators group has permissions
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You can run start>run>enter "Regedit"
It is easy to repair your registry.
Also you can google some tools to fix it.
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Registry fix it tools are not miracle tools and most often create more problems then they fix.
Here at GTG we do not recommend the use of any registry cleaning or fix it tools.
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looks like you should have permissions to those folders as it is....your user is in the administrators group...and the administrators group has permissions


Yeah, I am able to download new programs and all that, it's just the old ones (mostly programs I added) don't open.

You don't think renaming the computer during recovery had anything to do with it?

Edited by MaxMurder, 28 October 2009 - 06:01 PM.

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You can run start>run>enter "Regedit"
It is easy to repair your registry.
Also you can google some tools to fix it.

That is the most dangerous and vague information I have come across in a long time.
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You don't think renaming the computer during recovery had anything to do with it?

probably not.....that doesn't really have much to do with the local file system

i'm sure you've said this but what exactly are the errors you're getting and what programs aren't running?
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