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Corrupted Admin Account - need to reinstall
Just not my month here with WHS 2011. I had a power fluctuation / brownout this morning. Even though I use a UPS the batter was dead.Test your UPS batteries. Anyway, PC giving me "INVALID CHECKSUM" so I left it unplugged, did CMOS CLEAR and removed battery for about 30 minutes.
PC booted, all data intact, everything happy - except I found I can read files only - no mods, moves, deletes, or copy into. All the basics are checked including profiles, users ... there is this 'unknown user" listed on the sharing folder that I cannot delete. Trying to add the user that is MISSING under "user profiles" results in an "invalid character" message. Clearly, there is a corrupt account.
I've spent about 1.5 hours trying various recommendations and at this point I have to say "UNCLE" I'm going to reinstall WHS2011. There's only 2 small pieces of software on the server, anyway, AnyDVD HD & Drivepool.
If I reinstall the system, I understand Drivepool will find everything. I'm a little concerned about my computer backups though. Will they remain?