SharePoint Website with 404 error

This short article shows you the possible way to recover the corrupted SharePoint Website.

For some password or other reasons you get the 404 error for your SharePoint Website.


There are 2 possible way to recover without completely doing the reinstallation as I know.

1. Use the SharePoint Central Administration to delete the old application and create a new application (the website).


If you hit error when using the SharePoint Central Administration then proceed to the second way.

2. Use the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard to remove the SharePoint existing Farm and create a new one.


I have 2 SharePoint VM one works using the first method but another one I have the use the second method. All these are because of the silly Windows Server password policy.


About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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