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User Accounts and Other Files Won't Open

Q: User Accounts and Other Files Won't Open

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6109 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, -1265 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 938406 MB, Free - 886307 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, EG43M
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I tried to open a picture just to view it. The system asked what file do I want to open this file with. I opened a new user account, and it couldn't complete. Again it asked what file do I want to open this file with. This has been happening for a few days now. This computer has been working fine, since I bought it on October 22, 2009. Have I lost a library or dll? Does anybody have an idea what may be causing this situation?

Thank you for all and any answers,


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Preferred Solution: User Accounts and Other Files Won't Open

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I previously had several user "limited" accounts in XP home I created as administrator, but after I installed XP Pro I cannot create user accounts. This is the message I get when trying to open a new account I have created.

""Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.""

I have no network to connect to. This is a stand alone laptop. Does any one have any suggestions?



A:Cannot open new user accounts in XP

Information on this available here http://www.techtutorials.com/tutorials/xp/managing_users.shtml

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Hi All!I am trying to add another profile to my computer. However, when I go to Control Panel > User Accounts, nothing happens. I also tried in Safe Mode under Administrator > Control Panel > User Accounts and Pipes (the profile everyone in my house can access) > Control Panel > User Accounts. In all instances, I see the hourglass icon appear for about a second, and then nothing happens or appears after.I also tried Run > control userpasswords2 both in and out of safe mode under both profiles. The reason I want to add another profile is because my computer became infected with Sysinternals, and I just removed the files via these instructions (http://www.411-spyware.com/remove-sysinternals-antivirus#deletefiles). I was able to remove all registry keys and Sysinternal Files, but I wanted to create a new profile and delete Pipes because earlier this month AV Security Suite got me too. I do have Spyware and Malwarebyte, but only the free versions and for some reason neither were able to remove Sysinternals or AV. I'm just wondering if perhaps I still have some spyware that is affecting my user accounts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!- PiperEDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6109 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, -1265 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 938406 MB, Free - 886307 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, EG43M
iAntivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

My computer suddenly tells me it can't open my pictures on one of my user accounts by asking what file do I want to use to open it or to go online to search for an opening file. I tried to start a new user account, and I'm told I need to tell what file I want to use to complete and open this account. Does anyone out there have any ideas what may be causing this problem? I'll appreciate any and all answers.

Thank you,


A:Can't Open Pictures and New User Accounts


First and foremost:

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

In the System Manufacturer Block, enter:
Manufacturer and Model and
ADD the word laptop, desktop, netbook or tablet.
For example:
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

You will find that in Speccy, you can select info from the display
using your mouse/touchpad and then paste that info into your specs.

SIW is a marvelous program, but the free version does not offer
this capability.

Such problems don't 'just happen'. Do want to tell us what you did to precipitate the problem?


Now only if you are using one of those super-duper speed up your computer wonder programs, then you, without any work on your part, have System Restore points.

this will show you how to view your restore points. Choose one that corresponds to a time before the problem appeared.

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Im using Winsows XP Home edition.
I need to change my password for my account, but user accounts will not open.
When I click the icon in control panel, nothing happens, so i cant change my password!

Plz help

A:User accounts wont open.

Hello |_| and welcome to Tech Support Forums...........

Have you tried logging on as Administrator?

Also have a look here..............;)

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Okay, a second machine that I'm working on... When trying to access User Accounts in Control Panel, I can't get in and get the message "Windows cannot open User Accounts control panel." I can access everything else there—System, Display, etc., just not User Accounts. Anyone have a clue to this one? Thanks!
RTG (need a smiley for "freezing"...brrrr!!! It's cold here!)

A:Windows cannot open User Accounts

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The first symptom of my problem was having a very slow download speed compared to the normal..It reduced to 1.1-2.8 kB/s.

Second was that I can't open the user accounts in the Control Panel..

I have run full scans using Avast and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware which led to nothing. Here is a HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:04:54 AM, on 7/18/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\lwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
D:\Program Files\USB Disk Security\USBGuard.exe
C:\Program Files\Vista Drive Icon\DrvIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Documents and Settings\tim\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Inter... Read more

A:Slow internet. User accounts won't open

Hello and welcome to TSF.

If you still require assistance, please follow the instructions in our sticky topic New Instructions - Read This Before Posting for Malware Removal Help and post the requested logs in your next reply.

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I know I have done something wrong by pretending I know what I am doing! I have now created a monster on my Vista that will not allow us to log on to new user accounts. We keep getting the error message: "The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded". What I do know is that I caused this by deleting previous users manually (shame on me!) but I do need to know how to remedy this situation. I have checked out "other fix it " sites with no success. I have gone to "regedit" and tired to find SID number ending in .bak but there were none. tried using "hidden administrator in safe mode to no avail....PLEASE HELP ME!

A:Cannot create & open new user accounts on Vista

Have you tried to do a system restore to a place before you manually deleted the user account? I would try that.


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I've seen Similar Problems in other closed threads. I think what makes this issue unique is:
When open the control panel and click on the user accounts Icon it dose nothing just as if i never ran a command.

I've tried from safe mode and from (my computer, {right click} manage, Computer Management) no icon for user accounts found.

I had a few problems with spyware last month but thought I had it handled! I'm using Avast anti-virus, Windows Defender, Spyware Terminator, System Mechanic, and RegCure.

I'm not sure what to look for in Regedit so I can remove the stop that must have been placed by somethink or someone. If some one already has a thread about this my apologies. Any help is immensely appreciated.

Ive included my HiJackThis.text.
Logfile of Trend Micro
HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 08:27:07, on
Platform: Windows XP SP3
(WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows
e... Read more

A:Can't Open User Accounts In XP Control Panel

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On my daughter's laptop we have Norton Anti-Virus. She only goes to a few sites- she doesn't click on ads, and knows not to download anything without my permission. After Windows updated she began having issues. She can't click to open Network Sharing Center, HomeGroup, or User Accounts. At first I thought she had blocked herself from admin tasks, so we found online the way to open a new admin account, but that doesn't help. She frequently gets a ::{26EE)668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\9\ message

She also can't open Device Manager. When she tries she gets this message: MMC cannot open file C:\Windows\System32\devmgmt.msc because file does not exist, is not an MMC console, was created by a later version of MMC, or I don't have sufficient access rights.

So I have three guess: corrupt file, virus, or we just accidently somehow locked ourselves out of Windows tasks- is there any hope of fixing this ourselves or do I need to take it in? Oh- we can't do system restore because there were no restore points made before this happened, and she can't get onto the internet because ATT changed my security connections and she needs to log into network to enter new security key. AND we can only get SafeMode to open by doing msconfig in the run box- not by pressing F8 on startup....

Thanks in advance for anyone who has any insight

A:Can't open user accounts, device manager and other areas...

Why all the headache and the runaround? Did all of this just recently start? about not being about to go into safe mode with f8? There are boot cd's available if you know what you're doing. They have free apps on them for virus scans and drive repair and etc... I would try a reputable download location and make an emergency boot cd first. Do a boot scan see if that helps. Of course you'll have to use a public computer or a friends computer to get the software. If not, you can right click on your network icon in your system tray and get to your network properties to change your security key. Try browsing to your windows system 32 folder and right clicking on the file and running as administrator. It's just a thought. Not much of one, but thought I'd throw it out there. Best of luck.

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Hello. My problem concerns my inability to play certain .wmv and .avi files on a new user account that I just recently created.

Anyway, I'm running on Windows Vista Home Edition, and I use a few programs to make simple screen recordings, such as Camtasia Studio 5 and Fraps. When I get done making these recordings, I would typically edit them in Camtasia Studio 5 and save them to the public user folder on my computer. Originally, I had no problem playing back these files, but the other day I decided to make another user account and delete the old one.

This new user account has all of the same privelages as the old account, and it can play back all the files I had saved and moved from the previous accounts user folders, but, for some reason, I can't play back the files I made in Camtasia Studio 5 that I saved in the public folder.

There are other files I saved in the public folder as well that I saved with either Windows Movie Maker or VirtualDub, but they play just fine. For some reason, only the files made with Camtasia Studio 5 seem to be affected.

Also, I tried logging in to the full Administrator account, and when I did I found that I could now play the files that my other account could not.

I pretty much have no clue as to how to fix this. I just want to be able to playback the files I made without having to log into the main administrator account each and every time. I tried changing ownership of the folder and files to the new account, but that didn... Read more

A:Can't play certain files in other user accounts.

Update: Now that I'm at my regular computer, I can list the messages that each application is giving me when I try to run the files in question.

Windows Media Player: Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

I try to run it in Quicktime, and I get this: Error -36: an I/O error occurred (file.avi)

If I run it in RealPlayer, I get this message: General Error has occured; General access denied error.

Finally, if I try to open it with the Camtasia player, this happens: Unable to open [file name and path] (8004406f) A disk error occurred while opening the file.

As I said before, this only happens in the new account while the primary administrator account has no problems with the files at all. If I need to give any additional information, I'd be happy to do so.

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Okay lets see if I can explain this good enough.

I lost a folder full of files and cannot find them anywhere on the computer.

I decided that I wanted the folder of files on a different user account so I created a new user account (B) we'll call my main user account A.

I was logged into user A and through mycomputer-cdrive-users I dumped all the files onto the desktop of user B.

User B was already logged into so I switched users and all my files were there. I worked on them for about an hour or so and saved all my changes.

When I logged off User B the computer said something like User Account did not Shut down correctly (or something similar).

Next time I logged into User Account B nothing was there. Just a blank desktop and it went through the whole entire start up process when you create a new account.

I tried a system restore, but that did not work. It did not restore all my files. Whats weird is that I had sent a few files that I no longer needed to the trash while logged into User B (new account). Even though everything had been deleted off of the desktop the files I put in the recycling bin were still there.

I need to try and recover those files. Anyone have any advice?

A:I lost files between user accounts. Any help?

Hi Derpeder, Welcome to bleepingcomputer. Try this Recuvahttp://filehippo.com/download_recuva/Doscat

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Recentlly I had to wipe my computer. Before doing so I backed up "Program Files", "Program Files (x86)" and "Users" (as well as other files but this is what relates) Upon restore of my computer I merged Users back into C:\Users and both Program File folders into C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86).

I restarted the computer stupidly thinking my user accounts with all of thier pictures and such as well as all of my programs would show up. They did not. The user accounts are just sitting in my Users folder and do not show up on the Login Screen. As for the Program files, when I search for them they show up because of course they are there but "they arnt" If I use the Start Menu and go to All Programs none of them show up and the run commands to start some of them are not showing up either.

Please help!

A:User Accounts and Program Files Issue

Hi Jyoerger, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can't transfer installed software and programs simply by copying the Program Files folders. Sorry. You need to reinstall every program again after reinstalling Windows.

Same with user accounts. You need to recreate every user account. There is a method to transfer user account as they are using a program called Windows Easy Transfer (WET). Using WET, you simply tell it on old computer / old installation which user accounts and files to backup, and then again using WET you transfer them to new computer / new installation.

In your case you have really messed up your new installation. The best thing for you to do now is to wipe PC again, to install Windows 7 again from scratch. Then you need to reinstall all your programs, recreate all user accounts and finally copy user files and folders from your backup to new user accounts. Because you already reinstalled, you can no longer use WET to transfer user accounts.


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Hello, and thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me with my problem here...
For whatever reason, I've had multiple accounts set up on my laptop in the past, all of which are no longer in use--the only active user account at this time is the administrator account. However, I can still see the files and such from previously set up user accounts. I'm trying to clean up space on my hard drive, so I really want to get rid of some bigger files that are under these nonexistent user accounts. The trouble is that whenever I try to access certain folders, such as the "My Documents" folder under said accounts, I get the "Access is Denied" message. How can I get around this so that I can access these files?

A:Deleting Files in Past User Accounts?

Easy...How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 After you have the files you want, you can go to User Accounts in Control Panel and delete the profiles.LouisEasy...How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 After you have the files you want, you can go to User Accounts in Control Panel and delete the profiles.Louis

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I am the sole user of a Windows 7 Home Premium PC and have an Administrators User Account, which is password protected as a security measure just in case of theft.

I note that when the PC boots up nobody will be able to do much without knowing my password. This means that should I have a problem that means my PC is taken away to be fixed I would have to give my password AND therefore access to all my files to the technician.

Is it possible to set up another User Account, which would allow a technician to work on my PC, yet not give them access to my User Files?

If so please could somebody tell me how to do it?

A:User Accounts, passwords and security of personal files

The only option I can imagine is to use some form of encryption on the files that you don't want the technician to read.

Presumably, if your computer needs repair, the technician will need full administrator access almost by definition. So what you're asking is a contradiction in terms. A bit like if you went to the doctor's, but refused to undress. Just my take.

But let's wait for other opinions on this.

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I?m a new user of Windows 7, just turned it on for the first time a few days ago, but I?m pretty familiar with the setup since I?ve used Vista for over a year now. This Windows 7 machine that I just turned on a few days ago is a new work machine for another employee here at my place of work. I?ve gone ahead and already added it to our domain, and I?ve signed onto it using multiple user accounts that were created in our Active Directory. My question is, how can I go about deleting those Domain User Accounts, Profiles, and Files off of this Windows 7 computer? I?ve already made the mistake of deleting the user folder in the C:\Users folder, just to find out that if I deleted a user and tried to sign back on as that user (thinking it would create a new profile folder in C:\Users), it created a temporary profile.

In the past when using XP all I would normally have to do is delete the user profile folder in C:\Documents and Settings and I was able to sign back in as that user and have a new profile created.

I hope this makes sense!


A:Deleting Domain User Accounts, Profiles, and Files

Come on, there has to be an answer to this, or does it simply not make sense!?!

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I know this might sound dumb to the more experienced. But I did a system recovery instead of restore. I'm using Windows XP. So far I've searched online to try to solve the problem, and then I came across this site and joined. I followed the directions I came across from googling, of left clicking the start button and right clicking on explore all users. At this point I can see the other account that I want to get files from. I can click on the user and get all the files and open them like I normally would. Basically I run two accounts on the computer. Mine is the main and all the files are in place the only thing I had to mess with was all the user settings to get the main account back to the way it was. I tried going into the user accounts and setting up an additional account. When I type in the name that I used for it in the past for the second account it brought up the same icon that used to be attached to it before doing the recovery. So it is recognizing part of it. I would like to know how to get the files and settings under a user account like they were. So when I start the computer and I'm at the welcome screen I can click on the user and go about things. Also when I'm using my account I can't see the other accounts files. All I see is my files and shared files. I hope I have made sense.

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I have home pc running on xp and I have encountered a problem where 2 out of the 3 user accounts on the pc have (what looks like) reseted themselves. The account picture is still the same in the main login at startup but everything else has changed. In the C:/Documents and settings/>>user name's<<Documents folder there is just 3 empty folders of "My Pictures" "My Music" and "My Videos" like on a new account so all of the files have been deleted. The desktop background is a default picture and all the settings are back to default. Whats wierd about this is the other account has not changed at all. All the documents are still there and all the settings are the same. All the the accounts are Administrator accounts. I tried system restore but no luck.

Also earlier in the day i had been setting up a home network and had shared the printer, External hard drive, and the pc's c: drive with my laptop via my router. I changed sharing settings on the 3 users documents so i could access them but i have no idea if this had anything to do woth the accounts problem.

Please help me out here my Dad has lost alot of important files and we would at least like to know why this has happened and if theres any way of reversing it that would be great!

A:Solved: User accounts reset? Files deleted!

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I'm a Windows XP Home Edition user, and I'm not sure if this is a potential problem, but I just hate unwanted things on my comp.

Sometime last year I deleted two user accounts from my system, but kept some of the files (which may have gotten deleted because I didn't have a use for them anymore). My comp got infected with some spyware this morning and I have managed to get it off thanks to this forum. Following on of the tutorials, it suggested also running Panda's Active Scan to make sure I didn't have anymore infected or unwated malicious files on the computer - so I did this. I kept a copy of the Activescan log when it was completed, and had a look at it. I noticed that the two user accounts I deleted some while back, had cookies... for example -

"C:\Documents and Settings\Kelly\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\ry8ql9ch.slt\cookies.txt[.mediaplex.com/]"

The name "Kelly" was one of the user accounts I deleted. The Activescan is also listing a few more of these and labeling them as Spyware:Cookie/Mediaplex (or whatever).

I just want to know if there is a way to get rid of these "cookies" that aren't supposed to there since they got "deleted"...


A:Deleting Unwanted User Accounts & Files/cookies

Welcome to BC! Go to: Start > My Computer > C: > Documents and SettingsWhat folders do you see there with user names on them? Are these some of the old user names? I suppose you could always delete these unused folders if wanted, at least 'delete' them to the recycle bin.

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I have been having a problem accessing my Program Files folder for about 6 months. We HAD 5 user accounts, and only 1 of the 5 user accounts, all of which were administrators, could access Program Files. After about 6 months of the program files problem, all the usernames except the 1 that could access Program Files, disappeared suddenly. We still have access to the folders through C:\Documents and Settings, but we can't log on to the user accounts and we can't see them on the windows startup screen.

The computer is completely clean of malware, for proof you may follow this link:



A:Missing user accounts+Program Files Access Denied

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Question 1:
We've just purchased a new monitor for out PC with a better resolution than our previous one. Basically, my dad wants to have his user account set at 1280x768, whereas I want to use the best resolution of the monitor which is 1440x900.

On the previous monitor, I seemed to be able to make it so that different user accounts could have their own resolutions. However, when I've tried changing the resolution in my dad's account, when I go back to my account, it is set as my dad's resolution. If I change it back to mine, then my dad's account changes to mine too.

Is there a way I can make it so that each account can have their own resolution set?
Question 2:

My brother has installed a file manager for his mobile phone and it's put a folder on the desktop which I cannot seem to remove. I right click it but there is no delete option for it. Even when I open it, I can't find any options to remove it either. Does any one have any idea as to how I might be able to remove this folder from my desktop? It's appeared on all user accounts. If I can just remove it from everyone's apart from my brother's then I'll be happy.

Thanks for all the help in advance, everyone.

A:Solved: 2 Questions: Changing Resolution for user accounts... and removing desktop files...

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This is a very annoying problem that has always appeared a while after a fresh install of XP, this time however I wanted to avoid having to entirely refresh the operating system so I am hoping for a better solution.

Problem: The user accounts screen is completely blank inside, no icons to click, nothing. I can still go to the user accounts administration area to change passwords if necessary but I cant change the pictures for users on the login screens there and in general its irksome to have that part of the computer be just missing. The same goes for the search files and folders screen: the little dog is down at the bottom left, but the text above him is completely missing.

OS, win XP pro.


A:Windows XP pro shows blank user accounts and search files/folders screens

This is a particular problem with a DLL file. This DLL file has to re-registered in the Registry. That means we would have to re-run the file or re-execute the file so that Registry understands this file to be created as new. So the method is click on Start -> Run and then type "regsvr32 jscript.dll", without the quotations.

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Hiii everybody,
this is my first ever post in my first forum . That's a disclaimer to ask you guys to forgive me for having very little gray matter :-( .
I have Windows XP HOME SP2 on Intel Celeron 667 MHz and 192MB RAM. I know it doesn't sound like much so I'm always trying to read forums and tweak my settings. But this time, it ended up worse.
I used a program called autoruns.exe to adjust my startup programs so it'll start faster. I'm not sure what I turned off but now
1. It takes longer to start up,
2. I don't see any accounts (not even admin) in Control Panel - User accounts
3. I can access a directory and open files but I can't cut or copy and paste them into another folder.
4. In services.msc, most of the programs under Local with automatic setting don't start and cannot be started. I can't even see the programs under extended.
5. I have a home network but I can't access any of my other computers.
those are a few of laundry list of challenges with my computer (with me ?)
I'm even ready to format and reinstall XP but I need to copy some files before I do that.
I'm sorry for this long post but can you guys help me?

A:Can't cut(copy) & paste, all accounts missing in Control Panel-User accounts ...

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I'm having a bit of a problem. As far as I know, my comouter is completely free of viruses and spyware. For about a month and half now, I've been receiving the error message "Windows cannot open user accounts control panel" every time I double-click on User Accounts in Control Panel. I've been to many sites and I'm still stumped. I think the problem lies in the file nusmrgr.cpl being damaged or defective. If anybody can't offer me some advice or point me in the direction of a download or a recommended piece of software, I would really appreciate it.


My computer is (obviously) Windows XP and I've already tried System Restore and Roxio GoBack.

I need help!!!!

A:"Windows cannot open user accounts control panel"

HI..and welcome...
Run a online Virus scan just to be sure...http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
If you haven't got already Spybot..A-Aware..links below..
Check fpr up-dates..scan remove what they find..
Run a HJT log...www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTsetup.exe
Close all windows let it scan>save to notepad>edit>select all>edit.copy>paste on your thread..

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I'm surprised that nobody else has this problem, but I've searched and can't find an answer...apologies if I've not looked hard enough but I decided to post a question because this is 'urgent' to me.

I had 2 children's accounts in Win 8, and had local Parental Controls. Upgraded OS to Win 10, and now I can't manage Parental Controls in Win 10 locally, so I 'think' I need to set up 'online Profiles' for them.

However, all their game progress, profile settings, etc are on their local profiles - how can I get all this data to be on their online Profiles? I didn't want to copy and paste folders (such as AppData) without knowing that this was a 'safe' way to do this.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.


A:How to copy user accounts in Win8 to online accounts in Win10

Hello Andy,

Have a look at the following tutorial which shows how to change a local account to an online one.

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

Hope this helps

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I was recently looking on techguy for a similar resolution to the below question in the forum.


I do not have problems using the CC Cleaner in my account (admin) but when I run the cleaner it does not clean Chrome. See, my girl use chrome for her internet browser on her user account and I use Firefox in my admin user account.

IN fact i have this problem in a lot with programs like Tversity, CCleaner and AVG.

Do I have install the program on every User account (hence taking up room on my PC because I am installing the same program twice)?

And when I use virus programs do they sift for infections through all the users etc?

Thanks kindly.


A:User Accounts in Vista - Operating programs in both accounts

hello w3b3d1g1

try this (in your account) start > all programs > any program you want to share > right click on that program.> choose share.. maybe what your looking for.

hope this helps.

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Whenever I click on "Add or remove user accounts" in Control Panel, a blank Windows Explorer window pops up and then disappears about 2-3 seconds later. And then nothing else happens.

Just yesterday, my computer would not load my profile settings for my main account. I tried to fix that problem by copying that account's files into another account and deleting the faulty one. Now this new issue has occurred. Is there any way to figure out what's wrong and fix it?

Running Vista Business 32bit.

A:Can't open "add or remove user accounts"

Are you trying from an administrators account?
User Account - Delete
See if it can be done in safe mode

If none of the above work, try an SFC command to repair any corruption. Run 3 times if errors are found
System Files - SFC Command

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I have been chasing up an answer to this problem for a couple of weeks now and have found a number of people with same symptoms but no answer which works.

When I go to the User Accouns page the dialog box for the "Choose the Account you would like to change" is blank.

I am an administrator and there are 2 accounts on my notebook - windows 7 professional.

I can view the accounts through the run command, but would like to know why the dialog is empty and what the fix is for this.

I have done a scan for errors - none found.

Done a complete reinstall - Accounts still not visible.

Looking on a variety of forums, this appears to have been happening to XP and Vista prior to Windows 7.

However none of the fixes for XP or Vista work (Some don't even apply).

Does anyone have a solution for this bug?


A:User Accounts / Manage Accounts Blank

Microsoft has an article on this issue, please read this and try the solutions if you haven't already. Oh yeah, welcome to SevenForums.

Granted... It's for XP but I can't seem to find the Win7 version.

Several dialog boxes are blank

EDIT: Here's a fix for the "Windows Features" blank dialog. I figure it might tell you what your problem is as well.

Link to tutorial:
Link to program:

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Hi all

I can't find any mention of my problem on this or any other forum. Or at least I don't think I can... Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Here is my set-up:
Linksys DSL modem, connected to an Apple Airport Extreme wireless router. The modem is configured to be the DHCP server, the Airport is set to bridge mode. I have a new Compaq Presario desktop running Vista Home Basic with a Belkin wireless-G USB dongle. All of this discussion is about wireless, btw - I don't have a long enough CAT-5 cable to connect the Airport and PC.

I have 5 users set up on the PC - 1 true, unlocked administrator account and 4 standard users. When I boot up and connect as any of the 4 standard users they automatically detect and connect to the Airport, and receive IP addresses.

But when I change user to be the administrator the connection drops after a few seconds. The Airport network is visible to Vista, because it is in the list of available networks. But if I try to connect to it it fails, and the Vista diagnostic tool tells me it has been unable to connect 'for unknown reason'. One of the standard users used to have admin rights, and that account had exactly the same problem. If I log in from a boot-up as the administrator I also cannot connect to the network.

If the administrator account has been used and logged out the other users cannot connect to the Airport. I have to re-boot before they can connect again.

I also have a MacBook and a Nokia N95, bo... Read more

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This picture shows how my name has been changed in User Accounts and in regedit, as displayed by running winver, but yet all my files are still found at C:\Users\Owner.
When I go to C:\Users, the Owner folder is locked and cannot be renamed even though my account type is administrator, as seen here.
How do I really change the name from Owner to a name of my choosing?

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I had to format hdd and install new Win7 os, so i copy old files, Documents folder, to other hdd and when i installed new win7 i just copy old documents back but on other partition.
1HDD - C:\win7
and now when i try to open any file , jpg, doc, txt, pdf..... it wants from me :

right click on file, Properties, Security, Continue and change Current owner: Unable to display current owner to New user name and check box under, replace owner on subcontainers and objects. after i can open image or text but its work only for one file per action. I have about 60gb of data, can i remove owner from all at once ?

and when i 2x click on any via or admin to make them owner and close it, after i have this

so need to remove old user and add one. only after i can open jpg

A:Cant open files from old win7 user.

The old files have the owner set to the old user which has a different ID than your new user account (In the future you can avoid this if possible by transferring the old user account to the new machine. This can be done for the same machine between an update too).

But for now, follow this tutorial to make a "Take Ownership" context menu that you can use to quickly re-take ownership of those file from your old account. This should work for entire directories I believe (Though been a while since I used it)

Take Ownership Shortcut

Oh I should say "be careful" you do NOT want to use this on your windows folder or the entire C drive. Use it /only/ on your own files on other disks or that you have moved to your new users folder

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Hi all,

Hoping someone might be able to help. Recently, a few strange things have happened with the PC, which first started when I found I couldn't use the Backup & Recovery software in Windows 7. Whenever I clicked on one of the buttons with a shield, nothing would happen at all. I've looked around and just can't find the solution to this. However, today when trying to fix this, I've come across a new user account in the permissions section. The name is jvactaett - I certainly haven't made this! Does anyone have any ideas how this account has got there, and how I can remove it? It doesn't show in user accounts through Control Panel.

I've put a screenshot as well. To get there, I right clicked a hard drive and went to properties, Security, Add, advanced and then clicked Find Now.

I don't know if the two things above are linked or not...

A:Unknown user showing in user accounts - possibly compromised?

A further observation is that when I do sfc /scannow through cmd, it stops at 59%. Same problem as this post, but didn't follow all the things that were replied as I didn't know if they were relevant to me...

Windows Firewall Service unable to activate, SFC scan unable to work

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Or tell me how to automatic logon hiden user ?2, when user ?1 logon in normal mode.

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I am using Vista Home Premium 32-bit and I am having problem logging in using my user account. An error flagged "The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User Account/Profile cannot be loaded."

The Event Viewer window has these details:

Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.

1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-2363711691-2099609217-1737805787-1001_Classes:
Process 944 (\Device\HarddiskVolume1\Windows\System32\svchost.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-2363711691-2099609217-1737805787-1001_CLASSES

I was able to logged in through Safe Mode but still an error flagged in status bar that the profile was not properly loaded.

Although I was able to copy all data from that user account to a new account, can I still troubleshoot the problem and be able to log in using the old user account? I have all my shortcuts and archives there and "every customized thing".

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:User Registry Leaks - Problem on User Accounts

Hi aice and welcome to Vista Forums

Have you checked the information in the following Tutorial?

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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I am a lab technician for Microsoft classes at a community college. One of our students somehow messed up his hard drive. The computer is running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit. The system has two administrator accounts and one standard user account. I am still able to logon with those accounts and there are SID keys for each of these users in the registry.

Now when we create a new user, the account is created without any problems. The user shows up on the logon page and after running the net user command, it shows up there as well. When I try to logon with the new user, I get a message: The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

None of the new user accounts show up in the registry. The other anomaly that I see is that the Default User folder is missing in each of the Users subdirectory for the three accounts where I have no problems.

I have read the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 947215 and none of the methods apply to my problem. I also checked Local Group Policies and the Do not logon users with temporary profiles setting is not configured. I would appreciate any thoughts that anyone has this problem.

A:User accounts created but not able to logon - No user profile

Pixel, welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried a system restore yet? select a point before the problem began: System Restore
Try a repair install: Repair Install
Important! Read the warning box in the tutorials just in case they effect the user or your class
Credits: Both tutorials created by Brink

Let me know which of these tutorials you are able to do, and if they correct the problem.

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I have a Windows XP user who can open PDF files on our secondary file server (e.g. \\serverB\shares\marketing\file.pdf) but not from the main server (\\serverA\shares\marketing\file.pdf). Same with copying PDF files. He can
copy them to his desktop. from server B but not from server A. Server A is the one assigned to him because server B is being pre-seeded for DFS and is in a different office anyway.

The problem is only with PDF files. He can open and copy any other files. And it's only on his Windows XP machine. His Windows 7 machine works just fine (he can copy and open PDF files from server A).

The two servers (Windows 2016) are set up identically as far as NTFS permissions. The only difference is that server A is set up in DFS while server B is being pre-seeded before being added to DFS.

DFS namespace type is: domain (Windows Server 2008 mode).

The XP machine had no problem under server A when the DFS namespace type was Server 2000 mode, but I'm not sure that would cause the problem.

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The other day I went to delete one of my user accounts and found a password protected user by the name of Machine ASP....'s which did not show up when log ging in, only in user accounts. I deleted it as there was no way of accessing the account to see what was in it but was wondering if anyone might know how it could have got there. I have norton internet security, norton antivirus and sygate pro firewall. No one else has had access to the computer either(at least not from my home). Any help appreciated.

A:Unknown user Machine ASP...in user accounts

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Hello,I got some tips a couple of months ago on tweaking your pc. I did alot of tweaks and guess what? Silly me I didnt back up the REGISTRY!!!!! I also installed Windows Transformation Pack 6. This is what happens when I try to go to Control Panel> User Accounts, and try to click the 3 tabs under "Learn About" . automation server cant create object Now these tabs have crosses next to them So I must of disabled a service or something? I can create accounts. but I gotta log out, and log in other one. I cant quickly switch over while having 2 or 3 accounts logged in at the same time. When I try to switch users, it doesn't do it. Please help!Thanks.

A:User Accounts & Fast User Switching

I believe that if the Terminal Service isn't started then fast user switching isn't available.To start the Terminal Service, go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools and click on Services. Right click on Terminal Service and select Properties. Make sure the startup type is set to Automatic.Also, see this Microsoft article on fast user switiching.

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!

A:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Hello all -- I was reading an article about managing passwords in XP and followed its' instructions.
I went to Start/Run and entered "control userpasswords" at that time the 3 accounts that I have put
on the computer showed, along with another that I did not knowingly authourize or even know about.
The suspicious account is a limited account -- password protected and has the title "ASP.NET Machine A..."
(thats exactly what it says). asp.net seems to be a microsoft sponsored site -- I guess.
My concern is that I have recently had and removed spyware from this pc and I did not knowingly authorize this account nor have I heard of ASP.NET prior to this. I really want to delete this account but I am more courious as to how it got there. I am your everyday home pc user with limited knowledge of much more that the color of my computer. Please advise. Thank you.
Oh yeah -- the ASP account only shows when I go to the start/run and access user accounts that way -- to access user accounts through control panel does not show the asp.net account.
thank you

A:Unknown User In My "user Accounts"

ASP.net is put there by Microsoft when you installed the .NET thru Windows Update. Not to worry.

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Hello,my apologies if this was already discussed but I searched the forum and couldn't find anything.

As the title states,on my laptop, vista erased files in my user profile while the 2 other user profiles (my gf's and the guest profiles) were basically left untouched.
I use an HP dv6500 series with Vista Ultimate, 2gb ram,160gb hd and 2.0 ghz if that helps.

For starters, let me tell you what happened.As of late I have been using the Power saver option( so that the screen brightness is dulled so that I can use it in the dark when everyone's asleep) as well as the High performance option when my gf uses it (shes addicted to the sims3 and has pulled me in too ). Normally I have it on the HP recommended option.

A few nights ago I was using my laptop and instead of shutting down I hibernated as I usually do because my gf is usually still logged in. The next morning my gf started up the laptop, and the password screen for my profile came up and she switched users and logged into hers. Then later she hibernated as well, and we left to run some errands with a friend.

When we got back my friend wanted to use the laptop to play online chess(yahoo games to be exact) so I just put in my password to log into my profile so he could play without any issues if he needed to (since my profile is the administrator he wouldnt need me to put in passwords if he had to download or upgrade any software). When I came to check up on him I saw that my wallpaper, the folders on the desktop as we... Read more

A:Vista erased admin user files, other user files left relatively untouched, Help!!!!!!

I don't know what, how, when or why, what I do know is while your still able you need to make another admin account.
that way (not if ) but when it happens again, it may be worse & you won't be able to do anything without admin privileges...

good luck

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I'm getting this error message.
I did a google search and found this: You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon
But did not help me. I also did a search here and found a few topics with this error message though they didn't solve my problem either, because mine problem seems to be different.

I can login to existing accounts. But I can't login to new ones.
So when I go to the registry editor there's no folder for the new accounts. They just don't exist at all. Only the existing ones.
I create a new user account at the Users menu in Control panel and they show up at login screen. When I click them, it starts the waiting icon saying "Logging in" then after a few seconds, this error message pops up. I can click OK and then it says "logging off" and goes back to the login screen.
I do have access to an administrator account and a standard account, I can log in to both

I don't have any system restore points before this started happening. i'm using ESET Smart Security as my antivirus but I don't think it's causing the problem, I uninstalled it and it didn't work then either so I reinstalled it back.
Please help me what could be wrong?

A:Can't create new user accounts "The user profile service failed..."

Can you yell us when the problem started and were you on the system when it is doing this if so what were you doing when it started.

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I have a user listed in C:\Documents and Settings that is not listed in "user accounts".

If if simply delete it then it comes back later.

The only thing in it is a thunderbird profile which I don't believe is active anymore.

Any help would be appreciated.



A:Delete user that's in docs and settings but not in "user accounts".

Does the User Profile show up in System Properties?

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ok i enabled administrator account i followed the prompt on how to disable it by going to start and typing in i think regetit or something like that lol.... but anyway i set the value to 1 and it got rid of my administrator account but it has taken my picture and user account and password from my other account i continuelly have to type it in can anyone help? did i hit a wrong number or what?

A:user accounts


The correct way to enable the hidden Adminsitrator is to open an elevated Command Prompt to run net user administrator /active:yes or :no to disable it. I do not suggest you run under hidden Administrator.

You can make changes to the picture or password in your current User account in the Control Panel>User Accounts.

Let us know if there are any other issues, and never edit your Registry without first setting a Restore point as this is otherwise a Windows 7 suicide attempt.

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When I boot up my Wife's computer (or when she boots it up, whatever the case may be) it asks to choose a profile even though there is only one profile.

Is there any way to reset this to how it was originally so that it bipasses the "login screen" and automatically boots up?


A:User Accounts in XP Pro.

go to the start menu > run > type control userpasswords2 and uncheck the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" then click ok

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Hi. I'm new to Win 7 and am having some difficulty adjusting from XP. I'm the only user and don't need it password protected. I'm finding I'm saving some files under my username and some under "public." This is driving me nuts and I'd like only one place for everything. Right now my music is in username and doesn't appear in the public listing. My pictures and my documents appear in both.

Also, on my laptop when I go to start/computer/ (or start/username) under favorites it shows desktop. On my desktop computer it doesn't show "desktop". I wonder why. I like saving certain things to desktop and then sorting them as needed. Is there a way to create a default for this?


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