So I was poking around the local security policy and it looks like I fobar'd a setting. Now when I go to logon I get "the local security policy of this system does not permit you to logon interactively." That goes for any of the accounts even in safe mode.
So question is how do I best go about fixing this? Is there a way I can either reset or apply a security template without loging in?
Before I did what I did, I did create a restore point but I cant get into windows to use it and my install does not have a recovery console.
Any help would appreciated.
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Oh dear - you probably won't want to go tinkering in there again. Use your (or a borrowed) XP CD to get to the first Repair option and when you finally reach a Command Prompt, change the directory from whatever it shows to the folder which holds the Registry files. To do that, type the following, including any spaces:-
assuming C:\ is your systemroot drive. Hit Enter and scroll through the list to the file named SAM. How many do you see and is one recently dated and called SAM.BAK or SAM.OLD? If you have one that's a day or so old, type:-
ren sam sam2
hit Enter then:-
ren sam.old sam
or rename sam.bak if applicable, and then hit Enter. restart and see if that helped. Please post back if it didn't.
I think it would be a brave move but given that he alternative is to reinstall, it may be worth a shot. Use MiniXP to get all your personal files out first though - if the revised system flies at all, existing Profiles and User Accounts won't be visible and flies may be hard to find.