Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
1) I cannot change the security settings under "file properties", because
all the LOCAL user accounts and user groups are missing from the list,
and VALID user names are not recognized when I type them in manually.
2) When I select and right-click on a file or a folder on an NTFS drive...
Right-click --> properties ---> security ----> ADD ---> Advanced ----> Find Now...
The list contains ONLY "built-in" security principles !!!!
NO local groups
NO local users, not even the Administrator.
If I restrict the object types to exclude the "built-in" stuff,
I get an "unspecified" ERROR.
It seems that the SAM is partially corrupt, yet I can logon to Windows,
no problem, my user name displays correctly on my start menu, and
I can even access all my groups and user accounts from the "computer management" applets.
I can also access and manipulate all user accounts from within the user manager (through the control panel), and create new accounts, but
I just cannot see any of them from the ADD button in the security
settings, and Windows refuses to recognize them as valid. The same problem occurs from within the group manager's ADD button:
START --> ADMIN TOOLS --> COMPUTER MANAGEMENT -->
COMPUTER MANAGEMENT (LOCAL) --> Local Users and Groups -->
Groups ---> Administrators --> double-click....
The window shows the complete list of current member accounts,
but when I click:
ADD ---> advanced ----> Find Now
it does not find any of the existing local users, except the built-in principles.
If I try to enter a valid (and working) user name manually, windows refuses to accept it (ie cannot find it) even though the name is already on the list in the parent window.
Help. This is maddening !!!
I seems that the SAM and the user profiles are good enough to logon,
but too corrupt (or disconnected) to add the users or groups to file
permission lists. Also, this computer can no longer be accessed from
the local network, because the remote logon is denied, but local logon is just fine.
Re-installing windows is not an option.
Check the ownership and try copy the ownership rights....
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
You have to backup all SYSTEM files and reinstall the OS. That's the ultimate solution to your problem.
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For Windows XP Professional Edition, disable Simple file sharing:
Click Start, and then click My Computer. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab. In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box. Click OK. Then, follow these steps:
For Windows XP Home Edition, you need to start Windows in Safe Mode in order to see the Security tab. Remaining steps are the same.
Once you add Administrators group and give them Full Control for the folder, theMake this Folder Private option is automatically disabled. Level 1 permissions are no longer in action.
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