yikes. i'd do the following in your situation:
- add a new drive (or partition at least) and install xp or vista on it
- boot the newly installed OS
- change the SID to the SID you were switching AWAY FROM the first time when
the power failed
- change the SID to the SID you were switching TO when the power failed
- buy a UPS <G>
that should work fine if the change was interrupted during the filesystem
changes. if it stopped during the registry changes,... well i might have to
think on that a bit more when i'm not hungover.
the basic idea is to change the SID to each of the bogus SIDs in turn, to
finally get them all to match in preparation for the final SID change.
tmike at tmike your dot pants com
(to email, remove your pants)
> I'm using Vista Home Premium x64 (Not sure if that makes a difference) and
> the last -xxxx is -1000
> Can you tell me a better way of doing an S-ID change? I've been trying to
> use a program called 'newsid', but it keeps giving me an error and saying to
> use system restore. Well I can't because that gives me an error too =pp
> The power went out during an S-ID change, so it stripped me of every single
> permission and locked my original documents folder so I can't access ANYTHING.
> NONE of the special ownership tricks work.
> I'm trying to do everything before putting this HD in another computer and
> taking ownership THAT way (usually works).
> "tmike" wrote:
> > to make NTFS permissions easier to manage, I synchronize SIDs between systems
> > on my primary multiboot system (one machine, one SID regardless of what
> > software is running on it); i also synchronize one specific user SID (i'm not
> > a different person just because i reboot my machine).
> > SO...could someone save me an hour or two with my first Vista install and
> > apprise me of the user SID (the last segment) that Vista assigns to the first
> > user created? i'm hoping that it is either -0003 or -0004 so i don't have to
> > reassign user IDs on the other boots
> > danke
> > --
> > tmike
> > tmike at tmike your dot pants com
> > (to email, remove your pants)