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User profile service failed to log on: SID key missing number string?!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Heidipiedy, Nov 28, 2013.

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  1. Heidipiedy

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    So my laptop is a good few years old, has a few issues but generally it still runs ok for what I need. However today, after logging off fine last night I am getting the error 'user profile service service failed to log on'. I'm usually quite happy to have a tinker about with stuff if I have instructions. So I found out about logging into safe mode and ResEdit and looking for the SID key but mine is missing the long string of digits I'm guessing this is not normal, is there a way to fix this and get back in again?I have tried system restore but I only have yesterday evening and that fails.


    I apologise for shortness of message I'm on my new iPad and I'm not really use to it, much prefer my laptop ATM!


    Thanks in advance
     
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    Thanks I was actually looking at that page, I just wasn't sure it was going to work as the numbers were missing. Creating a new account will that create a new SID and then the old one is irrelevant? I'll give it a go tomorrow after work cheers
     
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