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Q: Solved: User account problem


I've been trying to delete the account that my version of vista was originally set up with, i have already made another admin account, so i tried to delete the original account by going through the normal method of deleting the account, it worked, but only to a certain extent, i cant log onto the account anymore, but all of the files remain under the users folder. Oh, and yes i did click to delete all of the files. I was just wondering, would it be ok to delete it directly from the users folder, or would it be best to leave it alone?

Thanks in advance.

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A: Solved: User account problem

I personally think the best option would be to take over the administrative account, I.E rename it and delete the others, seems like less work.

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Good evening from Graz,

i have quite a strange problem on my personal pc since the last few days. I cannot login to my useraccount(which has a transparent picture at the logon screen since a few days).
I have just one workarround: if i login with my adminaccount and logoff, the userpicture of my privateaccount appears again and the login is possible.

What could this problem be related to?

Nico Müller

A:Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.

Thanks anyway,

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I am having the exact same issues as MJDeViant!
I attached the screen shot of the odd shutdown box.
(sorry I didn't understand the whole url of image thing so I did it as an attachment.)

A:[SOLVED] XP User Account Problem

Here is a further explaination of my log on problem.

My initial startup screen looks good, the XP Pro with blue scrolling bar at the bottom and windows logo.

then comes the new part,
(I don't remember when this happened, but it was a while ago. I didn't think it was fixable so I didn't try until now that I've discovered there are people out there like you guys who are willing to help!)
a please wait box pops up with following message "xp professional windows is starting up"

then another new part
a new box then pops up saying
"log onto windows"
"user name"

I can log on using the appropriate info, but I would prefer it to go to the log on screen where it shows the user accounts and their pics and I get to choose which one I want to use.

sorry about the long post!!!!!

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I have windows pro 64bit installed. My user account is Called "Administrator"

First off. This is strange because when I first made the account the system said I couldn't use that name because it was in use already. So I made an account called "Admin".

Now I didn't notice anything untill I tried to make a new account. The administrator account disappeared. It's still there but not accessible as an account.

Is there a way to make the administrator account usable again?

Now, i just did a system restore and im back to administrator account, but, if I make a new account the administrator account disappears again.

Is there a way to stop this happening?



A:[SOLVED] User Account Problem

If you are confident in using the registry editor you could try this. Go to Run under the start menu and type regedit then follow the instructions below. Editing the registry is something that should be done with caution!

1. Launch Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList in the Registry Editor.
3. Double-click the Administrator key in the right pane.
4. If the Administrator key doesn’t exist, right-click on the above tree in the pane, choose New, DWORD Value, name it Administrator and press .
5. Type 1 in the “Value data” box, and press .

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I just bought a new Asus laptop with windows 8.1(64bit) pre installed. All went find setting windows but I got a problem with the users account.

During the setup windows created an administration account using my MS account (my email as the name and my password) and this account was setup as Administrator. I’m the only one using the laptop.

Another account was also setup with my name but it was not for Administrator and I could not change it to be the administrator

What I want to do is just have one administrator account with my name and delete all other accounts. How can I do that?

A:Solved: User Account Problem

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My operating system is Windows XP, Home Edition. My problem is as follows: My daughter's user account is password protected and for some reason won't recognize the correct password. I have attempted, under her account and under the administrative account, to change the password and also delete it, but the attempted changes are ineffective. I tried making the changes under safe mode, but her account, for some reason, doesn't even appear when I go to User Accounts via the control panel. I considered just transferring her music and photos and setting up a new account. But, her photos are privacy protected so the account won't let me do that.

A:Solved: User account password problem

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Ok so my mom wants a user account. So i go to create one. (I'm a computer admin and the only account on the computer) When i created it i noticed that it wouldnt let me make her account limited. (the bullet for the limited account was faded or un-clickable) so i could only make her an admin account. I made her account, loged off and when i looked at the screen it only showed her newly created account but not mine. What should i do? I went on her account and did system restore and i got my account back but hers was gone.

A:[SOLVED] Creating a user account problem

hi TheMasta,

the only thing i can think of trying is goto safe mode and from the administrator try set an account from their.

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OS : XP Pro SP2 with April updates
Software : Microsoft Office Professional 2003 with all updates

I created a new user on this machine. All programs seem to be working as expected with the new user account, except Microsoft Office.

When I try to open any of the MSO programs (Word, Excel, Outlook... ) a message box opens reading "Preparing to install..." After about 30 secs the error message as per the attached screenshot appears.

One would assume that the installer is looking for the original CD. However, there are 2 problems with this assumption - firstly there is no drive on this computer designated as U: and secondly the CD light does not come on so it is not attempting to access the CD drive.

There is an Administrator account and another user account on this machine. Both of these can access MS Office without any problems so it is setup for all users.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.



A:Solved: Problem with MS Office and New User Account

The "solution" to this problem is quite annoyingly simple

For anyone else who may experience this issue do the following: -

1. Login as the Administrator
2. Change the New User account from Limited to Administrator
3. Logout and Login as the New User
4. Run any of the MS Office apps e.g. Word
5. When the error message now appears it will give you the option to change the drive letter
6. Change the drive letter to the letter of the CD drive
7. Insert the MS Office CD
8. The installer will now run
9. Logout and Login as the Administrator
10. Change the New User account back to Limited
11. Logout and Login as the New User
12. MS Office should now work as normal.

What an absolute pain in the......

It is not the fact that you have to do this that is a pain, but rather that the error message is so unhelpful. If the message said "You do not have enough priveledges to complete this operation, please login as an Administrator.... " Then we would know what to do and not waste precious hours.....


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I have Windows Vista running at home and I have set up user accounts for my children; however, the web-site on which they last visited is not closed, so if I log on behind them I am still able to hear any audio from that site. I am also unable to log on to their account due to the time restriction placed. The only way that I have been able to close their session is to completely log off the system and log back on. Is there any way to have their session (web-site) closed when their time frame runs out.

A:Solved: Multiple User Account Problem

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I am logged in as admin. I go to create another account, and wish to select "limited", and it is present, but not a choice. We I mouse over it, it does not allow me to select it. What is the problem here.

A:[SOLVED] create user account with limited access problem

HI -

Could I get a screen grab of what it looks like before and after you're hovering over the choice, please.

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

A:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.


A:Solved: Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

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My mom is running xp.
She had 2 accounts, one called administrator, the other called guest.

I created a new account for myself to day, made it an admin account and now the one she was using, called administrator will not let us access it. All of her files and stuff are in that account.

When we start up the computer, it only shows mine and the guest account.
HELP please!
How can I re-access it? VERY VERY important I be able to recover this for her.
Thanks for your help!

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My grandmother was recently hacked and she changed all her passwords herself (yay!). However she did not write down her new local user account password for her laptop.

I tried downloading OPHCrack, I burned it as an ISO file and put it on a DVD-R(only thing I had on hand) and i changed the boot order on her BIOS menu to had the DVD drive as the first priority. It does not run....I hear the disk drive moving, or spinning but the program does not run. Are there any other options or do I have to do a complete system restore to bypass this? Also if that is what I have to do how do I do that without being in her control panel?

A:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff PC has a problem, the scenarios:

Specs: (Alias Names)
-Company Name: Contoso
-Staff PC under Domain Alpha
-PC Name: Contoso1-PC
-Local Users are: administrators and john
-User profiles:
> operations (contoso domain)
> john (local)
> administrator (local)
-MS Outlook connected to [email protected]

1. remove/uninstall chat messengers, blocked linkedin,facebook,twitter,youtube
2. change User Account Type (Local Staff John Doe) from User to Guest
3. I change the type from User Accounts > Properties > Group Membership > Others > Guest
4. shutdown the system


1. turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username
2. provides the username, Contoso1-PC\john
3. staff login to his local account using his password


1. staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone
2. IT check the Users folder there are particular folders:
3. john and john.contoso1-pc
4. both folders empty
5. outlook not connected
6. account is totally FRESh
7. IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha, not working the usual password, webmail.contoso.com/owa
8. after an hour, the usual password works
9. IT tried to connect MS outlook 2003 using [email protected] not working saying "outlook.pst is not offline file"

1. files are gone
2. Totally FRESh account

I don't know what happen, guys please help, the FIles are gone.

Hoping your best solution.


A:Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted

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A:1 account, 2 user names, but only 1 user = Big Registry Problem

What is exactly the meaning of this topic? Is it a queestion or a discussion?

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Am having a problem in safe mode and in normal bootup that when i login to danny account i get blue screen of death, but on my account its ok and starts up ok.

Have tried to stop everything in my account in msconfig and then login to danny but does not work.

Any idea?

Thank you

A:Solved: Blue screen one user user account

Sounds like its corrupted
try this from safe mode tap F8 a few times

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall


A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie

A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account

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I have a Vista 32 system that has some corruption. Several things like the NET v2.0 framework do not work correctly and it does not do a Windows update without an error. Basically, I know some corruption must exist in the registry.

I have a new drive that I restored a backup from way back when the system was working OK. Naturally there are programs and files that need to be updated. I will have to reinstall the programs that did not exist on the old backup, but I was hoping I could restore my user account profile "in bulk" without just moving individual files. Is there anything wrong with deleting the whole content of the restored user account profile and replacing it with my present profile?

A:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.


You can also, just back up your files etc and then restore them to the new account.

You have to be careful with anything that you do, to be sure that the corruption is not transferred.

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Is there a fix for Unlocking AD User Account in Windows7 so I do not I have to use WindowsXP AD to unlock the User Account?  Is there a fix and/or update for fixing this problem?
Your help will ge greatly appreciated.

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My folders and files in C:/users/myname/ can be viewed and accessed from the Guest user account. How do I stop this?

A:Files in my user account can be accessed from guest user account in VISTA

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how can it be?

a standar user turns the pc on, goes to her account and turns the general volume down and then turns the pc off

i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too


A:1 user account urns down the volume and my user account gets affected

That is how Windows seems to work. I have three users on my system, and if I adjust the volume with one, the other two are affected. I did find this: How do I keep individual user volume settings on my computer?

Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.

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I have a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to Standard user level. However, before I change the account level, I will make another user account with administrator user level.

Is there a way to have the new user account have the same settings as the initial user account when it is Simimade, such as copying, etc? I am not looking forward to manually making all of the sames changes/settings that I have made in the initial bootup user account, to the new user account with administrator privileges.

I would very much appreciate any suggestions regarding the above. Thanks Sam

A:Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Hello Scams,

About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.

Hope this helps some,

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We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.

The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).

File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).

Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?


A:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.

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I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?

In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.



A:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet

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Ok I have a computer with XP home on it and only one user account which happens to not be an administrator account. My sister gave me the computer to fix she complained that she couldnt do anything which required administrative rights to do. The problem is there's only one account on the comp which is a limited user. I don't see an option anywhere to make a new username. Is there any way to make a new name with administrative rights? Thanks in advance!

A:User Account Problem in XP

XP has a default built in Administrator Account if you log on in safemode.

This link might help


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I'm running XP Home and I have 4 users.All users are administrator accounts.3 of them are fine but on the other account I cant even change my background wallpaper.most programs work but some refuse to.what could cause this.

A:user account problem

Looks like a corrupt profile.

Login under a different Admin account, move any personal files for that profile into a folder on the C Drive, then delete the profile and have the user log back in.

If that doesn't work, try removing the user and then re-creating a new login!

Good luck!

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Hello, I just got done removing tons of spyware with OldTimer. I have a problem with my User Account in the control panel section.
When I click on "User Accounts" it goes to a blank screen with a warning prompt that says: Automation server can't create object. Next I click OK, the User Account Page is blank. Thier are forward and backward arrows on top along with the "home Page Button" next to the arrows, but everything below is blank.
OK when I click on any arrow buttons I get anouther warning prompt that says:

'g_Navigator' is null or not an object --It says everything I have typed thier. I click ok and still the page below the "forward & backward arrows" and "homepage button" is blank. This has been going on for awhile now. I have to add someone to the "Users Account" but I can't.

Also when I go to "MSCONFIG" thier isn't a "BOOT.INI" section thier. I like using that "boot.ini" section to boot in safe mode, it is alot easier. My "boot.ini" file is in
C:/windows/pss/boot.ini.backup. Instead of saying boot.ini it says boot.ini.backup. I fixed this problem before but I forget how to do it now.

Thank Alot for your time,

A:User Account Problem in Win. XP

when you get alot of spyware, and then remove it....alot of your xp system files will be corrupt.......alot of incompatibilities, lost files, errors.

I reccomend just a clean reformat if you want to fix it all.

do a search for boot.ini and download the original file and place it there.

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I only have one user account (admin) on my computer.  I have guest account enabled for rare other users at my home. I got infected with zero access and have since eradicated it.  My only problem I seem to have left is when I try to load QuickBooks the app hangs .  Spent 4 hours on phone and remote assistance with two levels of tec support from quickbooks, tried everything. still no functioning program.  All other apps seem to work properly. at least all the ones I have tried.  I happened to go to my guest account and was able to load the app, restore my company backup, and all seems to function properly.  I can't understand why this is.  The only clue I can find is error reporting QB has an error message.
Log Name:      Application
Source:        QuickBooks
Date:          11/30/2013 1:11:28 AM
Event ID:      4
Task Category: Error
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Darin-PC
An unexpected error has occured in "QuickBooks":
Returning NULL QBWinInstance Handle
Why will this program work in guest account but not in my account.  The company files are stored in public documents..
Any ideas?????????????
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A:problem with user account ???????

You did uninstall the application...then reinstall it, correct?

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I'm experiencing a couple issues in XP Media Center that I believe are related and somehow connected to Windows user accounts.

I had one main user account set up for years, password protected, and at times I had a guest/limited account for my kids. More recently I changed the password on my account. I now have one more recently installed application (I don't think it matters too much but fwiw it's Ring Central Call Controller I use for my work), that will not launch unless I right-click and select open as... and have the drop down box on administrator and enter my password. The curious thing is that it doesn't accept my new password, only my old password. And I am the main user on this computer and have full admin rights so I don't get why I am having to start an app this way anyways- my other apps seem to be fine. If I just double click on the RCCC app exe to try to launch it normally I get no error message or nothing, just nothing happens...failure to launch.

Now the other problem that I think is related to this all, is that when (and only when) I have had this Call Controller app open, even if I exit it before shutting down windows, I invariably get popups when I shut down windows. First an end program task mgr box pops up for explorer.exe process and then after that an end program box pops up for power meter (which is strange as my PC is a desktop not a notebook). and these end task boxes will not automatically shut down those processes if I let their progress meter... Read more

A:XP User Account Problem?

Reset your Ring Central password to coincide with your XP one.
Frequently Asked Questions | RingCentral Office | RingCentral Mobile
It's under Setting up your phone system.

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Hi there,

I am hoping someone here can help.

I have a desktop running windows 7 and I have set up 3 user accounts - mine the main one as administrator, my son & guest.

When I try to launch the main one, I get the cmd box up and cannot exit it - when I put in the command exit it just goes to a black screen and stays there.

Yet I can go on as a guest and all seems to work fine, but obviuosly I need to access my user account because its got all sorts of stuff on there I cannot access as a guest.

By the way up until a few days ago my main user account worked just fine - I have also tried a system restore but that has not made any difference

Can anyone offer any help please?

A:User account problem with cmd box

Are you able to login to the administrator under safemode ???

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Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3

When I try to sign in on my usual account it loads a temp account instead. This started when one day I went to sign in and I got a message saying it could not connect to the domain server (All my accounts are local and not on a remote server) and is signing me into a temp account. Now every time I sign into that account it just goes to the temporary account and doesn't even display a message saying so. All other accounts seem to work just fine. I went to go do a system restore and for some reason it was turned off and none of my restore points showed up. I know for a fact it was on before because I had used it recently before.

On startup I get several system errors:


The adfs service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.


The Adobe Active File Monitor V6 service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.


The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

At the time the issue started my pc was part of a domain, I switched it to a workgroup (all the other pc's connected to the router are set to a workgroup) to see if it would fix the problem but it had no effect. When I tried putting it back to the domain it said the domain could no be found so I lef... Read more

A:User Account Problem

I know I am not much help here.......

adfs service failed - Maybe related to HP printer

Adobe Active File Monitor V6 - appears to related Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElements

On the system restore being off - possible malware problem.

Sorry I can't be of more help.


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All of a sudden my user account,"Owner", is asking for a password. I don't remember ever having assigned a password there. Also, when I try to log in under "Owner" I get a message " The User Profile service failed to the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded" I don't recall ever having established a profile for this account. I am able to log into another account but I have no data there. All my data is in the user account "Owner". I don't want to establish any more accounts because my data is all in the "Owner" account. I am able to use the internet under the other account but all my Favorites are under the "owner" account. Any ideas?


A:user account problem

By the way, I am using Windows7.


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I've just bought a new computer and it was set up to have 2 users, Mike and Dad. We didn't need the 'dad' account so I deleted it. However, if I go to C:/Documents and Settings you still find 'Mike', 'Dad' and 'all users'. If you try and delete 'dad' it doesn't let you, and if you try and change the name it won't let you either. Is there anyway of getting rid of this user? Under 'User Acounts' in control panel 'Mike' is the only user...

Can anyone help?

A:User Account problem?

Is dad an administrator account ?If so try logging in as administrator in safe mode and delete the account there.

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Okay, there are two things going on here. First off, I never used to have to click an icon at the welc9ome screen or anything, and now I do. I read how to fix that but now when it skips the welcome/icon screen it goes to some generic administrator account, not the one I made. Secondly, when shutting down the graphics are different. It's no longer the 3 icons for shutdown, restart, and whatever, it's an old school looking window with a drop down menu. I'm pretty sure installing Cinema 4d also installed the asp.net thingy, which started making trouble with the log-on, but I'm just confused and can't figure out how to fix it. I just want to turn my computer on, it automatically start-up windows under my user account and be done with it. And the shutdown thing is just stupid, I have no idea why it changed from the simple 3 icons to the older looking drop down menu. User Accounts say my created account is an administrator, but I don't see the other administrator so I can delete it or something. I'm pretty sure I just need my one created account to exist by itself so it picks mine. Just an annoying problem. Any ideas/solutions?

A:XP User Account Problem

Hello MJDeViant,

First of all, could you please tell us if this issue is with your Windows? XP installation or your Windows? Vista? installation.

Once we have this information, we will be in a better position to advise you.

Kind Regards,

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I have logged on as an administrator and installed a third party software for my windows XP,I was able to access that software and work in it as an administrator,but any other users in the same XP computer is not able to see that program,as an administrator i am able to access that software through the system tray too,but the users cannot access it,Could any one help me out to resolve this issue

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I currently cannot move or rename folders on any drive and my desktop icons Auto Arrange every reboot, even though Auto arrange is not ticked.
I think the problem started with my user account. I got the message " user profile did not load correctly". When I examined my "Users" folder I noticed that the "Default and All Users" folders that had always been there had vanished leaving only the "Mike" administrator profile that would not load and a new folder called "Public".
Using regedit, I went HKEYLOCALMACHINE/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWSNT/currentversion/ProfileList/ and altered the State and RefCount values back to 0.
My original user account loaded next boot but thereafter failed to load on following boots as the registry values revert.
I have tried all standard fixes...ScanDisk, ASC System File Checker, Full virus scan with Kaspersky, even windows defender and Malicious Software Tool.
Somewhere in there my "Mike" admin user account now loads but all my files and folders became read only by default and cannot be unticked, which is probably why I cannot move or rename any folder be it on my boot drive, backup drive or even the plug-in drive. I can copy folders between drives.

I tried creating new user accounts but they hung and never got to the desktop at startup. The full priviledge adminstrator created in CMD prompt would not load" and the "user profile did not load correctly" appeared again.
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A:User Account problem...I think???

In System ; Event 7024
In Application: Event 4112, 4185, 4163

So its some thing to do with the MST transaction Manager????
But how do i Fix it?

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I was finally able to complete Win7 64bit Home Premium installed to Acer laptop. Took so many trial and errors to complete. But now since I was able to install windows 7. I didn't get create new user account and windows had restarted without me noticing it.
- And now when I start windows normally, I get only User/Password box, since I don't know what account it has, I can't log in.
- Started windows in Safe Mode, windows logged to Administrator account, but I don't seem to able to do any changes since it gives me error/wrong account/user logged in... And I was thinking to try this "Getting Started" thing at start menu, but Instead that I got BSOD to the face.
- Now after BSOD I started windows normally. I have "Administrator" and "Other User" accounts in welcome screen. I tried to use Administrator account but got "Your account has been disabled."

What should I do, to get it fixed?

A:problem with no user account

Hello Aw,

You might see if this may be able to help with the "Other user" issue.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User

If needed, you could enable the built-in "Administrator" account at boot.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE

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Hi!I'm new to the forums,and I see that this is the only place where I can find help.I've recently began to encounter rather nasty problems on my laptop,which is really important to me cause I'm a college student,and a lot of my homework is done on the laptop.

The thing is that my user account created some kind of a mess.
I only made one account on xp,for me and I decided to make a password for it also.After the xp loading message I would receive the message that the system could not sign me in and that I need to write the password (roughly translated because the system is in croatian).It was ok,i just wrote the password and got in.

Anyway,after some time,the system asked me for the password again,but this time this message appeared briefly and disappeared suddenly,leaving me with the screen that only said Windows is starting,and it seems like at this point it crashes.I tried to fix the problem and accidentally deleted this account,but before that i created another account without the password.Now I'm working on this new account.However,the problem of the message appearing briefly and then disappearing,still remains,even though I deleted my old account.Sometimes it crashes,sometimes it loads and I can work normally ( like this one,the system didn't crash,I was lucky enough).
What should I do about this problem?I'm a student,and it really is important for the sake of my school performance to solve this problem.

Any suggestions?


A:User account problem


Right click My Computer, Properties, Hardware, Device Manager. Locate
the entries for your hard disks and double click each entry. On the
Policies tab, uncheck Enable write caching.

You will see a performance decrease because of this, but if the
corrupt registry/user profiles problems cease, then you'll be certain
of the cause.

Logon to another account with admin privilege and run System Restore.
Choose the most recent restore point and SR should restore the user


Boot into safe mode and log in as Administrator. Copy ntuser.dat from
%windir%\repair to "Documents and Settings\[your user id]". Now do a
system restore to a point in time prior to when the corruption message
began to appear.


Relocate NTUserdat

NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList and find the profile you want to change

then change ProfileImagePath to the ntuser.dat folder that you want to
You must manually copy or move the ntuser.dat file there.

Corrupt Hive

How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry

Recovery Console Fix for XP SP1 (Line 58)

Hope this helps.

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Hello all! I have a bad situation on my PC that I should have fixed but here I am. Last year my XP home was basically crashed (wouldn't boot up, just kept restarting). A friend of mine had an authorized version of XP pro that could be installed which I did. I was able to get to all of my old files on the "home" version and all was fine. I should have retrieved everything and wipped the system.

Here's the problem now. My wifes user account (I have three accounts at log on screen) took some sort of a hit. When she logs her settings are all different and her documents are gone (in desktop and my docs folder). When I log into my account, I can see her original folder as well as one that has a dot followed by some numbers. It seems her account split off into a modified account. I was able to get some of the documents retireved, but some things like Quicken data appears to be gone. If she was hacked....they have our balances but nothing else really as account numbers are not stored in Quicken.

Is there a way to restore her log in so that her original user account appears? At the log in screen it looks the same, but when you click to log in, it takes her to this other account.


Just thought to add this item...before this happened, we were quickly apporaching a full hard drive (145 GB capacity). I just hadn't had time to transfer stuff to our external hard drive. Maybe this problem led to the other? I've got about 12 GB free now....there was less than 1%... Read more

A:User Account Problem

OK...to make it worse....this morning when I loged on I received a message that Norton staopped its scan becaus ethere was not enough memory. I had just moved 12 GB to an external drive. Now it says I once again only have 1 GB remaining on th ehard drive! Somebodies loading stuff on to my PC.....or it's being used as a host?

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I recently purchases a new laptop for a end-user. Under user accounts I see the users log in listed twice once to the domain and once to the local computer. When I log in as this user I can't get to the internet work network or log off and everything hangs. When I log in as myself or administrator I can do all of the above with no problems.

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I recently purchased a Dell Vostro 220s with Windows 7 Pro installed. I migrated all my settings and data from my existing PC running XP Pro via my LAN. Whilst doing this I was instructed to set up an additional Administrator account which I named 'Administrator1' - it wouldn't allow 'Administrator' which I have now found out is because there is a 'hidden' account with that name.

When I tried to install Quickbooks I entered the activation key having logged in via my own account (set up as an Administrator) but received an error. This problem was solved by logging in using the Administrator1 account and then no problem occured. I have now discovered that MobileMe will not synchronise using my user account but does using Admin1. In addition Acrobat crashes on opening via my user account but not using Admin1.

It would appear that there is some fault with my user account but I don't know where to start. Are there settings which I can alter to correct the fault? Alternatively can I migrate my own data etc onto the Admin1 account and then just use that? Should I copy all my data, delete my own account and then set up a new account?

Many thanks in anticipation.


A:Problem with User Account

Hello JasonL, welcome to Seven Forums!

First off I would not use ant acct with Admin in the name at all, too many possible conflicts.

To get aquainted, have a look at the tutorial at the link below and the "related tutorials" listed at the end of the tutorial.


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My laptop is Dell Inspiron 14R and use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. I was trying to download itunes but it showed failure and did not respond. Then, I used task manager to close the window. Then, I restart the computer. Now, I see many of my desktop icons missing and also my documents missing. However, those documents are availble in a folder called Uses\Dell folder in C drive. Apart from these problems, the fonts of the internet explorer has changed and its like using a new computer where I have to install programs again. Please help.

A:User account problem

Were you able to completely download and install itunes?

try performing a system restore to reset it first

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When we logon to our company's User account on our Windows XP computer, it gives me an error stating that it is unable to locate certain files, it is logging me on as a Guest, gives me about a 20 second countdown, and it says any settings or changes will not be saved. This occurred after the boss's son screwed around in the computer and hid some files and deleted or moved other files in an attempt to cover his tracks. How can I recover/help my computer "find" my saved User profile again?

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For the past month, I've had a lot of problems with my computer. It started when my PC wouldn't boot. I tried making a boot disc but that didn't work so I reformatted. I then reinstalled Vista Home Premium but I started getting some problems. I couldn't install the Vista Service Packs. My PC would often freeze when trying to install updates, playing games, or on the internet. So I got a copy of Windows XP and tried installing that, but the option was grayed out when I inserted the disc. So I reformatted again and installed XP. However with XP, I could not get an internet connection, so I reinstalled Vista. Things improved a bit; I was still getting problems when playing games and on the internet, but updates worked.

So a few days ago I was on FireFox but it froze. I tried using Ctrl + Alt + Delete, but that didn't work. After a few minutes it was still frozen so I had to reboot. When the computer was back on, instead of loading Windows, there was a black screen with an error message and I think it was doing a system restore. When I logged in, I got a message saying:

Your user profile was not loaded correctly!
You have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to the profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your Administrator.

So I lost access to everything in my documents, music, videos, pictures, internet bookmarks, game saves etc... I tried rebooting but it was still in the temporary profile. I downlo... Read more

A:User Account problem

hi you could try starting in safemode and running system restore to a point before your issue occured,try F8 on boot and choose safemode

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