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13-06-2010, 03:10 AM
hey guys i having the same problem wit h4rsheys...
i installed newsid.exe and then realized it was a big mistake..
and my win7 completely crashes now and i hav no idea what to do to fix it..
i hav tried all the available solution posted but none of it helped..
what shud i do? my data are precious to me too so if i muz do a clean reinstall pls tell me how to backup my data so i wont hav problems to access it later..

Please help and thanks in advance. T_T

Original thread and history of what was tried (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?p=892827)

13-06-2010, 08:19 AM
copy off your data to another hard drive partition or an external hard drive
reinstall Windows
reinstall your apps
copy your data back on
don't run newsid.exe on Windows 7 ever again

13-06-2010, 02:04 PM
Follow the advice given by nmercer-- newsid.exe doesn't work with W7.

13-06-2010, 02:05 PM
To get your data off that drive if you cant start windows either use a Linux (http://www.ubuntu.com/) live cd, Ubcd4win (http://www.ubcd4win.com/) or similar or take that drive out of the case and fit it as a slave drive to another machine or in an external enclosure (http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=ENCDAT0350), and copy the files off; then do as post#2 (after you put the HDD back in :cool:).

13-06-2010, 06:33 PM
Ok. Im going to reinstall my windows 7. I heard after reinstalling there is a window.old folder which is where all the previous Local Disk(C) data located.
And how do I merge it with new windows 7 installation. Any idea?
(I already backup all my windows data to another partition just in case it got lost during reinstallation.) :)