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hi all,

i ve changed my computer s SID number by using a program and now when i try to start my pc i can t see the user account coming up before welcome screen so i can t not start my computer how can i solve this problem, i use XP and my desktop doesn t have cd or dvd rom, and i dont want to lose my data, please help me

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Re: changed sid number


- What is a SID number? Some suggestions in"sid+number"
- What program did you use? Where did that come from?
- Why did you want to change it?
- On my XP system I never can see the user accounts coming up BEFORE the welcome screen. They appear ON the welcome screen.
- It's better not to tell what happens NOT, but what DOES happen.
- If the PC doesn't have a CD-drive, how was Windows XP installed?
- Do you have a Windows XP CD or a System Recovery CD. Or any other way to reinstall the OS if necessary?

The (rather) sure way to not lose your data: get the hard disk out and store it on a safe place. Then find out how you can install Windows XP on a NEW hard disk.
But there are other ways if you have access to another PC to connect that hard disk to and copy all your data off to the hard disk of that PC or burn it to CD or DVD if that PC has a burner.



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changed sid number

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ok i ll explain your questions firstly i wanted to install a cracked version of a software and so i changed the sid using a software called NewSID and xp was installed on this pc because i ve got it temporarily from the school for which my father works as my own pc was broken, as my department is computering i fixed this pc somehow as it was a mass, i put all the parts together but didn t get its cd rom, as this was that school s pc , xp was already installed, and yes as you say user accounts used to come up with the welcome screen but i see that blue welcome screen but not the user accounts i just see a statement saying "choose your user account" but there s no user accounts seen on this screen and i also see shut down but nothing else? what should i do now? I have an external hard disk can i use the xp installation files on that to repair my pc from usb?

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Sorry, not much help.

In reply to: changed sid number

We don't encourage the installation of cracked software. And even if your problem isn't caused by that, it's related to your wish to install it. And, of course, changing a Windows installation on a machine you may use temporarily, isn't exactly recommended practice either.

If you can't solve your problem after booting in Safe Mode, it's back to the school and let them fix it.


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In reply to: Sorry, not much help.

thanks a lot but my hard disk can not help me about this?

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