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Solved: Blue screen one user user account

Question: Solved: Blue screen one user user account

Hey,

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

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Answer: 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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hello.. i have to user accounts mine and my wifes... when i log into mine it crashes and goes to a blue screen but doesnt do it on her account... i have attached 1 of the 4 minidump files on my computer....please help... thanks

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP. This weekend Avast warned me I had trojans so it wanted to run boot scan. I let it run and it said it found a few things which I told it to delete. After that my computer would boot up to user accounts and then when I put in my password it would say loading personal setting and then go to blue screen. I went into safe mode and ran spybot, adware, deleted cookies, temp files and ran anti-malware scan, disk check, defrag, disk cleanup. Still no luck. I have attached the logs below. I hope they are correct. I really need help. This is my work computer and I do the books for my company and can't do anything until this is fixed. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:30:24 AM, on 1/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jen' Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.live.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=15772&l=dis
R0 - HKLM\Software\Micro... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen after login to user account

Just hoping someone might have an idea about my problem before I just wipe out windows and reload. Thanks!
 

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Running XP Home SP3

Each time I use Control Panel > User Accounts > Change an Account > Delete the Account a Blue Screen appears and I have to restart.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:User account deletion causes Blue Screen

Have you tried using the DOS prompt?
to add a user:
net user /add
to remove a user:
net user /remove

May need to try an do a repair install on the OS if there is something corrupt in the system files causing this issue. Sucks because you'll have to reapply any updates, but it may resolve the issue.

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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]

Thursday:
IT
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

Friday

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

Saturday

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"

PROBLEM:
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.

THanks.
 

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

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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?

greetings
Nico Müller
 

Answer: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,
Nico
 

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I have just purchased a Dell Dimension 9200 and did the easytransfer of settings and files from my old computer a Packard Bell (operating system Windows XP). Now I am using Windows Vista. I am now encountering a flashing screen where the screen keeps flashing showing the screen in what I call ' a photo negative' format and then back to normal. It takes about a second per flash and is very irritating. It doesn't cause any other problems - just annoying and uncomfortable on the eye. You can still proceed normally.

At first I thought it was corrupted Internet Explorer settings as it seemed to only happen in Internet but also happens in other applications but not so often? I reset the settings which made no difference. I contacted Dell Support who advised me to download the latest video card drivers (I use NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS) which made no difference.
However I have since noticed my son and daughter's user accounts have no such problems despite being on the same computer and using the same monitor.

Could it be that I am using the administrator user account while they are standard? Why would that affect the flashing - any ideas please? I could be barking up the wrong tree and it is something completely different - not to do with Vista?
I have a video clip showing how it looks but cannot attach it here as it is 1MB and .wmv format which don't seem to be supported here.

Any help will be very much appreciated.
Thanks
Carlyfear
 

Answer:Solved: Screen flashing only on my user account but not on others

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For some reason, a new thing has just started on its own. When my computer goes to screensaver mode, I can't just move the mouse a little to get back to where I was. I'm taken to the user account screen and have to log in each time.

That's not what I want. I'm the only user and don't need or want to log in every five minutes.

How do I stop this? Turn it off?

I have XP sp2.
 

Answer:Solved: How to turn off User Account Screen?

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I have two user accounts on my Win7 Pro PC - Staff and Administrator. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Does pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Del] make it show up?

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When my sister-in-law logs onto her account at bootup she gets a blank screen as if her account is gone. She has administrative privileges. Her husband and her son's account seem to be fine and they both have adminastrative privileges.

I had her try sys. restore with no luck and I had her go into last known good configuration with no luck. I also had her go to user accounts to see if all three names were there and they were...also had her navigate to C:\ drive...Documents and settings and all three names were there also and when she double clicked her file folder evreything was still there.

One more piece of important information is that when she double clicks on C:\ drive it says ' These Files Are Hidden '. I already had her go to tools-folder options-view to tick off the proper boxes to show all hidden files and folders. And when she goes to the top to the box that indicates how you want to VIEW i.e. thumbnails, tiles, icons, list, details she can't get the box to open...only when she holds the cursor over the box it says views but it won't open.

I don't know what to try next or now! I appreciate any and all help you might give me. This just happened this morning...everything was okay yesterday.
 

Answer:Solved: When Logging Onto My User Account I get Blank Screen

right click on the "C" drive in my computer click properties and check through the security settings

make sure this is done in admin mode. so you have full control of the pc.
if no icon showing for admin CTRL+ALT+DEL (twice) should bring it up to view.so you can click it.
 

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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

thx

Answer: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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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

thx

Answer: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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Everytime i start my computer, its does not go right into windows, but to the user log-in screen (only got 1 account). Anyone know how to make it directly go in to windows?

Answer:[SOLVED] Making WinXP Go directly into windows instead of The User Account screen

Quote:





Originally Posted by 123456789


Everytime i start my computer, its does not go right into windows, but to the user log-in screen (only got 1 account). Anyone know how to make it directly go in to windows?




i believe it is under services, not sure exactly tho.

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I have Windows XP and use three user names - one for me and one each for my two daughters. Just recently, when opening one of my daughters user accounts, if I right click on the desktop to open the choice of options, the desktop freezes and I have to close the computer. I do not have the problem with either of the other two user accounts.
Can anybody suggest a remedy for this issue?
Thank you for your help.
Martyn
 

Answer:Solved: User Account - right mouse click freezes desktop screen

Her user profile may have become corrupted. To fix the problem delete her profile and Windows XP will automatically recreate it.

1. Open System in Control Panel.

2. On the Advanced tab, under User Profiles, click Settings.

3. Under Profiles stored on this computer, click the user profile you want to delete, and then click Delete.
 

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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
 

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

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

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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.
Thanks,
Fred

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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?

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

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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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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

Answer: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,
Shawn

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Hi,

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?

Thanks
Padmaja

Answer: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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hi

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

why???????????????????

Answer: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 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.

Thanks!

-Nick

Answer: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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I had installed expression web 4 into windows 10 and for some reason it created a user account, now my Run command defaults to this user account. I wanted to remove it but it doesn't show under user accounts. How do I fix this?

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I need to add another standard user. I have one admin account and one standard user.

After adding the second standard account name and password on Control Panel
I get the confirmation that the new user can now sign in.

However,I get this famous message that the profile service cannot open.

I looked into C:users and find
Default.migrated
Default
Public
Administrator
First standard user

But not the newly created user account. Nor can I find it in the Registry ProfileService.

Why does Window lye to me saying the new user account is available but it did not create it?

Answer:Added user account Windows does not create user profile

Did you sign out of your account and then try to sign in to the new one?
The new user folder won't be created until you sign in and set up the account.

User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

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I noticed an annoying problem when deleting a user account from your PC.

Basically Windows Store app got into a pickle on my main user account. I fixed it with a restore point. But it wasn't working on my wife and son's user accounts. As they barely use them and have little to lose I decided to delete their accounts and then re-create them. The intention being to see if Windows Store worked correctly after doing so (It did!!!).

I deleted the accounts, restarted machine for clean slate and set them up again. All good but something that I noticed and really annoyed me was when I went into network I could see the WMP sharing media projecting my wife's name twice and the same for my son. Looks a bit rubbish. I went on my TV into media sharing and could see the duplicate WMP clients listed on here. So as a test I deleted my son's account again and re-created and sure enough now three WMP shares from his name.

So I looked under C:\users and can see (using my son as an example) three folders ... son's name, son's name-pc name, son's name.000-pc name. So this is why I see the duplications because good old Windows 10 doesn't fully delete the user from C:\users. I tried deleting those old folders but got met with either 'in use' or 'denied - you need admin access'. Of course my account is an administrator so that doesn't compute!!!! I tried taking ownership of those folders and got met with all kinds of resistance but I deleted enough of them to stop the duplicate WMP shares. Basi... Read more

Answer:Deleting a user account leaves traces of that user behind in C:\users

Having the same issue here. A user account started misbehaving so I used Settings>Accounts to remove it. But the user *folder* is still in c:\users and won't let me delete - even though I have administrator rights. How can you delete these folders?

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On my portable I have a local acct (administrator) and a MS acct (not administrator) users. I am the only user of this computer, a personal computer.

I use the local acct 98% of the time. Is there a method to have the 2 accts synced(mirrored) so that MS acct has everything excactly the same as on the local acct?

I suppose really that I should just merge the two accts to one MS acct as an adminstrator account (remove the local acct but need to retain the setup that is on the local acct) but have no idea how to do that.

Answer:Local Acct user and MS account user - sync them or merge them

If the local account is the one where you have most of your personal data, this is how I would do it:

Sign in to your Microsoft account
Copy all documents, pictures and other personal data from Microsoft account's user folders to corresponding folders in user Public (contents of MS account Documents folder to Public Documents folder and so on)Sign out from Microsoft account
Notice that above steps are only required if Microsoft account user folders contain data you want to keep. If its user folders are empty or do not contain anything worth saving, you can skip the above steps. Continue from below.

Sign in to the local account
Delete the Microsoft account (Option One in this tutorial)Switch your local account to a Microsoft account (tutorial)Copy the data backed up from old Microsoft account to Public folders to new Microsoft account in corresponding folders

That's it. Using the Public folders as temporary storage you will have none whatsoever file owner / permission issues later on.

Kari

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Is a standard user account really necessary for tight security for the home user or will a well secured administrator account be sufficient?

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I noticed an annoying problem when deleting a user account from your PC.

Basically Windows Store app got into a pickle on my main user account. I fixed it with a restore point. But it wasn't working on my wife and son's user accounts. As they barely use them and have little to lose I decided to delete their accounts and then re-create them. The intention being to see if Windows Store worked correctly after doing so (It did!!!).

I deleted the accounts, restarted machine for clean slate and set them up again. All good but something that I noticed and really annoyed me was when I went into network I could see the WMP sharing media projecting my wife's name twice and the same for my son. Looks a bit rubbish. I went on my TV into media sharing and could see the duplicate WMP clients listed on here. So as a test I deleted my son's account again and re-created and sure enough now three WMP shares from his name.

So I looked under C:\users and can see (using my son as an example) three folders ... son's name, son's name-pc name, son's name.000-pc name. So this is why I see the duplications because good old Windows 10 doesn't fully delete the user from C:\users. I tried deleting those old folders but got met with either 'in use' or 'denied - you need admin access'. Of course my account is an administrator so that doesn't compute!!!! I tried taking ownership of those folders and got met with all kinds of resistance but I deleted enough of them to stop the duplicate WMP shares. Basi... Read more

Answer:Deleting a user account leaves traces of that user behind in C:\users

Having the same issue here. A user account started misbehaving so I used Settings>Accounts to remove it. But the user *folder* is still in c:\users and won't let me delete - even though I have administrator rights. How can you delete these folders?

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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?

Answer: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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Is a standard user account really necessary for tight security for the home user or will a well secured administrator account be sufficient?

Answer:Is a standard user account necessary for tight security and home user?

Best practice is to use a standard-level user account for your every-day work, and only the admin-level account for making system changes.

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I work for a construction company where we use SharePoint 2010 as the basis for our document management.  We give named user accounts to subcontractors, owner reps, etc.  What we want to do is create a subsite to house documents for bidders.  We want to create 1 generic username in active directory for these users but have some way to track each specific person each time they visit the site.  Is there some way to achieve this?  Maybe a form that requires users to sign in with their name and company name and date every time they visit the site? Does anyone have any ideas?

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dont know user account control password AND no administrator user so i cant download/install anything, cant update, and i cant change any settings someone please help PLUS i just got this computer iv read some other entrys where people had the same problem as me they said to do a system reboot in safemode but i dont know how. can someone help me? thank you

Answer:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.

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I recently was trying to rid my computer of malware,only to find nothing.Im not sure what was wrong with it.Maybe something screwed up in the registry.
All is well now,or At least I thought so.

When I start up my computer,My wife's account pic is not there.
I recently ran Dial a Fix to correct registry errors,that were preventing me from Re-installing Service pack 3 for windows xp.

The account is still active,just no log in on welcome screen.

Any help\advice would be great!
thanks

Answer:user account,not on welcome screen,but account is still acknowledged by computer

Maybe create a new account andi f it works, delete the old one. Here's a list of Microsoft articles concerning user accountshttp://www.theeldergeek.com/kbi_user_accounts.htmRecovering a damaged user profile:http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-...11-5035219.html

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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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.

Thanks
 

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

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CANT FIND THE DEL BUTTON,,, 
 
NOT RIGHT PLACE FOR MY WRIGTING,,,:-)

Answer: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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hi people,

what i want to accomplish is to set an user account type automatically after creating one. as you may know, when you create an user account the system ask you what account type to apply for that new user. the default choice are: Administrator and Limited. i want to create an account that is not too limited but neighter with same privilege as an administrator. i went to the Local Users and Groups at the Microsoft Management Console (now on MMC) and assigned a different Group to each users i desired. task accomplished. but...

the problem is that i don't know how many user the computer will have. the owner of the computer are primitive human that don't know how to configure the system. i neighter want any of them to have administrative right because they have internet access and they still on the experiment process. meaning that they're propense to click 'YES' to any message even if those are viruses (most of them don't read english). the solution i thought was to assign only one user the administrative right so they can install and uninstall software and perform other administrative task as creating more user accounts. there is anyway that after creating an user account the system automatically assign the user a specific Groups? for example the built-in object Power User. or among the choice on user account tool add an new item or modify the existing items. or if there is anyway to modify the privilege and right for an built-in object... Read more

Answer:user account type and group or user privilege

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I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?

Answer:Deleted user account but cannot delete all user files

To be honest I believe the old Admin should of removed everything
Right back to factory settings

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Hello,
Cousin has an old Toshiba he bought pre loaded with W7 Home Premium. He was running it as he got it and I had him add a standard user account for general use and a quasi-administator account for working. He has been running that way for a while. Today I needed him to look in the C:\ Users account and it shows the quasi-Administrator, his standard user and a Administrator.
Is it hard to get rid of the Administrator account, that isn't showing up in User's Accounts from the control panel.
Thanks for any help!
Glenn

Answer:No Administrator shown in User Account, but shows in C:\User ?

Hello Glenn,

The "C:\Users\Administrator" user profile folder is for the built-in elevated "Administrator" account. It's only created the first time that the built-in Administrator account has been enabled and logged in to.

When the built-in "Administrator" account is disabled, it will no longer be displayed in "User Accounts" (Control Panel) or the log on screen. However, it's user profile folder will still be there since it contains that account's personal settings and such.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Is this what you are referring to?

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Win 10 Pro 1607, single user desktop PC. Yesterday, I changed the password on my Windows account. After that, when I booted, Windows prompted me for a password. The thing is, though, that it showed two accounts, let's call them Sam and Sam Jones. Sam Jones is the Administrator account and the one I was using and shows in User Accounts; Sam is an extra one I created awhile back to troubleshoot some operating problems. I would like to delete the Sam account, but I can't find it anywhere except on the startup screen and under netplwiz (and that takes a little trickery). It doesn't show under User Accounts or after switching users or logging off. For the moment, I've bypassed the password login on both. My question is, how do I find and get rid of the Sam account? Thanks,

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Win 10 Pro 1607, single user desktop PC. Yesterday, I changed the password on my Windows account. After that, when I booted, Windows prompted me for a password. The thing is, though, that it showed two accounts, let's call them Sam and Sam Jones. Sam Jones is the Administrator account and the one I was using and shows in User Accounts; Sam is an extra one I created awhile back to troubleshoot some operating problems. I would like to delete the Sam account, but I can't find it anywhere except on the startup screen and under netplwiz (and that takes a little trickery). It doesn't show under User Accounts or after switching users or logging off. For the moment, I've bypassed the password login on both. My question is, how do I find and get rid of the Sam account? Thanks,

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First, please excuse my posting and running away (have to go after this, but will be back tomorrow).
I'm the sole user so far of my Vista SP2 system, and am creating a 2nd (non-admin) user account (1st time I've done it).
No problem, except that it has the default Vista settings, and looks like a lot of work to get to my taste (which the 2nd user shares). (I'd forgotten how many things I'd changed originally!). I haven't started the settings yet, as I'm hoping there's a short cut.
I have some instructions for using the settings one's made in a non-admin user account as a template for further accounts. But is it possible to just duplicate the settings of my own account, rather than doing them all over again?

Answer:Duplicate settings of 1st Vista user into a 2nd user account?

What sort of settings are you referring to? Desktop icons? Screensaver? etc.

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Hi. I'm fixing up a computer for someone and I'm considering locking down permissions for non-admin users a little more than just setting the account type to standard.
 
*quick back story*
 
This computer is locked down because the employees forgot the password to the single account.  I break in via iso and then BitTorrent boots up and starts SEEDING illegal music files.  I know the owner of the company very well and I know he doesn't condone the use of his computer and bandwidth for pirating and seeding music.  There's loads of other junk on the computer that in no way benefits the company (assisted living housing).  So I clean it up with Revo, CCleaner, Malwarebytes, etc.  Then I made a new standard user account and an administrator account.  I plan to give the admin password to the owner, and the standard password to the employees + owner.  
 
My friend suggested that I somehow lock down the account beyond just setting the permissions to standard.  Do you guys have any recommendations for programs to do this?  Do you think that just standard permissions will be enough?  Thanks.
 
edit:
 
fyi the employees use it to view MS Office documents and web browsing.  Other than that I don't believe their work involves the use of other programs.

Answer:How should I lock down a user account for employees? Beyond 'standard user'

Hello, You didn't mention the OS. You can set up a Software Restriction Policy but it is only available with Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise and XP pro.
 
http://www.mechbgon.com/srp/
 
With Windows Home you can use Parental Controls to allow only certain programs.

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I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?

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Help! After a reboot that didn?t work correctly and having to boot in safe mood then regular boot up my desktop, Files and programs available are all not the same.
It looks like I am a different user even though my user account name has not changed.
My Documents is not showing my true documents. I cannot see MS Office Excel, Word, etc? I can see MS Outlook 2013 but it?s asking me to setup when I already did previously.
I can navigate to c:\users\userId and find all my true documents (My Document).

What can be done? Anything?

Answer:User Account now not pointing to correct user folder

Hello David mate first try these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 and then do a ckdsk Disk Check

then work through the other stuff

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According to the windows.microsoft.com website "Your user account prevents anyone who is using a standard account on your computer from seeing your files." My wife and I share our computer: I have an administrator account and she has a standard user account. Yet when she is logged in she can access my documents and read them via File Explorer, though she cannot delete them. This seems to contradict what Microsoft say or am I missing something? Grateful for any advice.

Since writing the above I have found that the same situation exists on the other computer that we share, but in this case she is able to delete the documents as well.

Sorry, everyone, I think I've solved this. I must have set particular sharing permissions and forgotten I'd done so.

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Hi guys.

Windows 8 screwed up my old user account so I had to transfer to a new one. Unfortunately that new one was named after my email address for some reason as I logged on as a microsoft account rather than a local one. Hence in my computer its called users/email_000

This is very annoying.

I've read tutorials on this from other versions of windows ie. here : User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums

However it doesn't work for Windows 8. When I try one of the earliest steps (renaming the user folder itself) I cant do it as its 'open in another program' even though that User is not logged on.

Any workarounds? Ive created another admin local user, to no avail.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:CHANGING User Account Folder names as well as User Name

Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have two admin accounts on my Windows 8 computer, I want to transfer everything from one of the admin accounts, to the other so I can make it my primary account.

Is there anyone who can suggest the best way to do this?

Thanks.

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How do your restore account user settings? I can not change the "picture!"

Answer:Restore User Account choices, user picture

Are you using the administrator account?1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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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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When I try to log onto my user account I click on it and the computer shuts down, no error message. I can log into the administrator account, it's protected by a password. I have nortons and malwarebytes and have run them both with no malware detected. I also tried system restore but all of my restore points are gone. So, what next? Thanks

Answer:I click on user account and it (user account) shuts down

Have you tried creating a new user account?

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I installed Windows 10 on my hp laptop and now I only show a picture of a window on left side and in bottom left is the shutdown circle. No user accounts came back at all or anything else on screen. All I can do is shut down or restart or put to sleep. Pleas if anyone can help me with this.

Answer:Why don't I have a user account or anything on my screen?

You should contact Microsoft support; they'll talk you through a re-install. The link below is for the UK support helpdesk. Support - Windows Help

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I have been using Windows 8 for about a month. I've installed a start menu, gotten rid of the icons I don't want on the metro screen and set it up to skip the metro screen. (actually not for a continuous month. I installed it, used for a week or 2, then got rid of it and reinstalled Windows 7. Yesterday I reinstalled 8)So far it's not much different from Windows 7 with one exception: the user account screen. When I boot up the laptop it automatically goes to the last account that was used.In order to get to a different account desktop I have to go to mine and switch user or log off.For me this is no big deal. However, when the 5 year old is spending the weekend with Nana this song and dance to get to her desktop is a pain. She has all of 3 icons on her desktop which she uses to play games at Disney Jr., Sprout and Nick Jr.I've done a lot of research and everything I've found says there is no way to have the user account welcome screen with all the accounts on it when the system is booted up.Has anyone found a way around this? If not I can show her how to get to her desktop from mine. She's smart cookie and it won't take her long to catch on. Or I could log on to her desktop before she arrives so it will go straight to hers when she turns on the laptop.

Answer:User Account Screen

I'm a single user so I log in automatically but I believe you can click on the left arrow button at the top left corner of your account picture to see all users.

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TSF Gurus I have a question,
On the Welcome screen where the user accounts are displayed I am recently noticing that it is displaying how many "uread emails" I have in my Hotmail account. How does one go about disabling this function? Any help would be appreciated.

Tayrsdad

Answer:User Account Welcome Screen

Hi,

Download this program and install it. Then open it. On the left pane, click the '+' next to logon. Then click Unread Mail.

Uncheck the very top checkbox and click apply.

That should do the trick.

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this must've happened after an update, but now when i turn on my PC, i need to click on my user name to continue to load windows

i'm trying to find the fast login/welcome screen section to turn this off so windows loads without any input from me


cheers

Answer:User Account log in screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bjproc


this must've happened after an update, but now when i turn on my PC, i need to click on my user name to continue to load windows

i'm trying to find the fast login/welcome screen section to turn this off so windows loads without any input from me


cheers


I m also a victim. For the first time I opt for startup repair, and it worked. After a few days, again the user icon is there in logon screen, and now startup repair didnt fix that. Now I tried system restore, and voila (till now, I dont know the permanent solution, but I am trying to find it out.)

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Hi there,

In Win-7, as an admin-user, it was easy to change the picture from another user. In Win-8 I'm only able to find where I can change my own picture. Can't I set it anymore for other users?

Cheers.

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During setup you are asked for your name, etc and this becomes your account name and the name of your user folder, e.g. Joe Bloggs & C:\Users\Joe BloggsHowever, ~I didn;t notice a typo and I went into control panel to rename my account and folder.I changed my account nem ok, but my user folder still has the typo.I tried logging int as local administrator to rename it, but it still doesn't work. also tried safe mode.I'm using a HP laptop with Vista Home Premium 32 bit.Does anyone have any idea how to change this without having to back everything up in the user folder and copy it into a new account, etc.... I can't keep logging in as "Loe Bliggs", it's distracting! :-)(note: the names have been changed to protect the identity of the thick idiot, namely me!)

Answer:Renaming user account and user folder

I found an answer here:click herebut I would cut and paste your data into the new folder you createmfirst, then go to regedit as instructed.

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For some reason my User account (the only one, this is a notebook) has ONE program that suddenly will not run correctly (AE in CS5) after working with no problems since it was installed.. This isn't an isolated case, there are many references to it on the web but no real solution..

I created a new user account just to test, and the program runs fine.. In fact, I'm pretty impressed at how fast everything is in the test account. I didn't realise how slow my account had become (only in relation to how fast the test account is)..

Should I migrate all my user documents/settings/etc to the new test account and delete my old account? Is there an easy migration path?

Or is it time to just re-format and re-install everything?

Answer:Corrupt User account: migrate to new user?

You can copy your old profile to the new profile. But sometimes this will migrate the problems you were facing in the old profile to the new clean profile.

I suggest instead of using the window's profile copy function, it is better to create a new user, start using it and slowly let the profile get settings, by setting up one application after another.

If your new user is crisp and the system is working quickly, there is no need to reinstall.

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How do I map existing User Folders to a newly created User Account?

I had existing User Folders on drive D. I added a new drive C and installed the OS on C but changed default location of User Folders to D. Now my existing User Folders are in the Users folder on D but there is no User Account associated with them. If I create a user account with the same name will it map to the existing folder within Users?

I did a test of this. I created a folder called Test within Users then created a User account called Test and logged in. It created another folder within Users called Test.Computername.

Answer:How do I map existing User Folders to new User Account?

Check this post.

Kari

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I had only Microsoft Administrative Account. Had deleted Local Account for some reason some time back. Instead of creating Local Administrative Account I edited my Microsoft Administrative Account. So I went back into command run, netplswiz and edited user name, password. Now there is no user in User Accounts. I am afraid to touch anything now.

Where do I go from here?

I want a Local Standard Account, as well as a Microsoft Admin Account.

PLEASE HELP ME!
Thanks in advance...

Answer:How do I get user name back for Win 10? User Account empty

You should be able to go to settings, accounts, family and other users, and add a new user account there.

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When I inherited the computer that I now use most often, the former owner of course had a user account.

I've since created a couple of other user accounts.

So now, in order to reclaim over 6GB on disk, I want to delete pretty much all the user data associated with the original user account, before deleting the account itself.

But looking into Documents in that user account, there's tons of folders with names like TurboCad and scandsk - that is to say, folders that seem to be named after applications or have names that sound like Windows services.

But these folders are in Documents, not ProgramData.

So is it safe to blow this data away or not?
 

Answer:Deleting A User Account's User Data

When you delete a user account it asks you whether you want the user files deleted too, so no need to delete manually first. However if the user was storing documents, pics etc in folders which are not within his personal profile, you will have to find those and delete them yourself. The full set of folders that make up a user profile are those displayed when you click on a user name in Explorer or Start.

In this case it is likely that the folders in Documents were to store output from or notes about a program. Open the TurboCAD folder and you will probably see files with .TCW filename extension, those are drawings produced with TurboCAD.
 

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My goal is to set up permissions on a user account profile to be readable by another user. I'm setting up such scheme for an automated backup purpose.

So, say I have two standard user accounts -- User A that is a general user of the system, whose data will be backed up:


And BackupUser that will be doing the backing up:

I want to set up permissions on the User A's profile folder C:\Users\User A to be readable by BackupUser.

So I start a cmd as administrator and run the following icacls command:
icacls "C:\Users\User A" /t /c /l /q /grant DESKTOP-69AQNQQ\BackupUser:(RX)
But it fails with errors of access denied to some folders.

OK. So I downloaded PSEXEC and first run my cmd as SYSTEM hoping to prevent access denied errors:
PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD
and then run the same command from it. But it still gives me the same errors:

So as a result when I try to copy the C:\Users\User A folder from a process running under BackupUser user account it fails with, you guessed it, "access denied" error.

So what am I doing wrong here?

PS. I'm doing these tests on Windows 10 Pro.

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How come the UAC is set to the lowest setting for the admin, but for a standard user it is still set as default (requiring admin password)?

Answer:User Account Control for standard user.

Built in admin bypasses UAC, hence the setting. Any other users (even users created as admin) get UAC prompts.

This is one of the many reasons security best practices dictate creating a second admin account and disabling the built in one.

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Hi, I've been trying to delete a limited user account with my admistrator account but nothing ever happens, I have to close a hanging prog (mshta.exe)

I've read on various googled forums where most reponses say 'you probably have a virus' or 'you probably have spyware' but both AVG and S&D both come up clean.

For some extra info, I tried booting into safe mode and using the 'big' administrator account there, and oddly, the user didn't appear on the login screen nor was it listed in the users control panel applet. I went back to the normal boot up thinking, oh well, maybe the restart just went and deleted it anyway, but there it was, I could still log onto the pc with it, but still couldn't delete it using the control panel.

What could be going wrong here, bearing in mind, 100% of the solutions I have managed to find so far re. virus/spyware don't apply?

Answer:Deleting a user account/missing user

Just as a follow up so google has some more stuff it can find, I found out about the run-> control userpasswords2 and deleted it from there, problem solved (except that it didn't keep the files on my desktop)

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My goal is to set up permissions on a user account profile to be readable by another user. I'm setting up such scheme for an automated backup purpose.

So, say I have two standard user accounts -- User A that is a general user of the system, whose data will be backed up:


And BackupUser that will be doing the backing up:

I want to set up permissions on the User A's profile folder C:\Users\User A to be readable by BackupUser.

So I start a cmd as administrator and run the following icacls command:
icacls "C:\Users\User A" /t /c /l /q /grant DESKTOP-69AQNQQ\BackupUser:(RX)
But it fails with errors of access denied to some folders.

OK. So I downloaded PSEXEC and first run my cmd as SYSTEM hoping to prevent access denied errors:
PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD
and then run the same command from it. But it still gives me the same errors:

So as a result when I try to copy the C:\Users\User A folder from a process running under BackupUser user account it fails with, you guessed it, "access denied" error.

So what am I doing wrong here?

PS. I'm doing these tests on Windows 10 Pro.

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As the title implies, how can i hide user account on log-on screen and use Ctrl+Alt+Del key to unhide the hidden user account like on Windows XP..

My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks!

Answer:How can i hide user account on Log-on screen

Hello Jan,

As far as I know, the only way to hide a user account on the log on screen without disabling it, would be to set Windows to require you to enter both the user name and password at log on like below instead.

Log On with User Name and Password




Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,

I have a very weird situation going on on my login screen: basically, the username appears twice and, if I click on the second 'username', I get a different login screen but it logs into the same account anyway?
I have taken a couple of screenshots, as they better describe my issue.

Can anyone shed some light here?

Thank you very much!

Regards,
-R

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Hi Brink, BFK and other user profile guru types....

I recently spilt coffee on my keyboard and as it was working after the initial drain, I went and left it attached and the PC powered up. Since then thy keyboard went haywire and has been replaced.

Now my user profile has disapeared from the welcome screen.

The data folder is still there and the entry in "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Profile list" is still there but with the "Central Profile" key.

I created a new user account with the same name and pointed it's registry entry "ProfileImagePath" to that of the old account, which works in safe mode but when trying to boot in normal mode it says logging on for a second then switches straight to logging off!

Also I took a screenshot from the control panel:

The account unknown is obviously the profile i'm trying to restore and the "Ryan" is the profile I've created to try and do this with.

Looking for guidance here as there is an encrypted folder (just one) under my original profile which I dont really want to loose. Any Ideas how to get this account unknown back in action (i'm afraid I dont know how it was caused as I spilt the coffee and left my machine unattended to break itself).

The only other thing I changed was enabling a welcome screen screen saver....

Answer:User account gone from wlcome screen

Hi Ryan ! Have you tried the SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker ?

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i used windows xp to create two user accounts, in addition to the administrator account, but whenever i start my computer , at the log on screen, i'm only seeing the administrator account. What could be the problem why i'm not seeing the next two user accounts at the log on screen

Answer:missing user account at the log on screen

how did you create the accounts?

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Hi there,

On the user account screen where it asks for my password to log onto my laptop the following message appears -

The User profile Service service failed the logon
User profile cannot be loaded

I have no idea what to do, it has never happened before in the three and half years I have had the laptop and there is no help in the manuals. Any ideas or help would be much appreciated

Thanks
 

Answer:Unable to log on the user account screen

It sounds like a profile may be corrupted.

You should run a disk check firt of all. That can be done from a command prompt on your booted DVD or from Safe Mode.

If that does not help, try logging in as administrator (Ctrl+Alt+Del twice on the logon screen, then enter "Administrator" and the admin password).
 

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In W7 (as in others) you can have different User accounts, BUT, is it possible to have a different Screen resolution for each account, so that when one changes from User to User the Resolution changes with it? If so, how?
TIA.

Answer:User Account and Screen Resolution

Sorry you cannot
Per the first page of the tutorial
Screen Resolution - Display Settings

Warning
Windows 7 does not allow for each user to have their own screen resolution. Changing the screen resolution in one user account will change it for all user accounts on the computer.
Make sure the Color Depth (Colors) is set to True Color (32 bit) to help have the best picture.

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I've just opted to create a second account (local) on my Windows 8.1 laptop. After proceeding through the wonderful coloured screens I am greeted with a black screen and moveable cursor. I can pull up task manager but I am not able to start explorer. No excessive activity seems to be present (and therefore I'm assuming it's not simply stuck in a loop). This persists across logins and restarts. My first user account on this machine still functions as expected. This also persists following deleting the new account and creating a new one in its place.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi.

Tried to turn my xp sp3 desktop pc on but can't get past the logon screen. I can move the curser but it wont click on any user name or "turn off computer". The curser stays hand shape no matter where it is on the screen. To add to my woes when I try to start in safe mode (f11 not f8?) I get "enter password"! I have never set a password up and have used safe mode without problems before on this pc. Now i'm stuck. any ideas?

Thanks.

Tony.

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I've created a new account on my windows XP and when i did this i lost my other account. i know that its there cos when i tried to create that account again, it said that the account already exists. However i cannot see my account on the welcome screen and its not in the control panel. How can i retrieve my old account?
 

Answer:User account not visible in welcome screen

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Hi,
Sorry if this has been answered before, but I can only find non-working solutions for a similar problem after a Win10 install, which is not my situation.

So, I have Win10 installed for 2 months, upgrading from Win7, no issues. Last week all of a sudden (I suspect update, however could not find signs of a computer restart) my main (Admin) profile turns up a black screen. App announcements show, opening a new process shows, but basically all my navigational aids are gone.

Starting up Explorer.exe tells me it cannot be started and halts the computer untill I close the process again.

Since I have been using this account for over 8 years, copying or moving stuff to a newly created account (which works perfectly fine, btw) is not the road I want to take. Hope anyone can help me.

Thx in advance.

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Only my admin account works. All other user accounts come up with a blank screen. I can open task manager and it says the user is connected, but the screen is blank. What do I do now? I don't want to run all accounts as admin. They were working last week before I downloaded an update to AIM.

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Hi,
Sorry if this has been answered before, but I can only find non-working solutions for a similar problem after a Win10 install, which is not my situation.

So, I have Win10 installed for 2 months, upgrading from Win7, no issues. Last week all of a sudden (I suspect update, however could not find signs of a computer restart) my main (Admin) profile turns up a black screen. App announcements show, opening a new process shows, but basically all my navigational aids are gone.

Starting up Explorer.exe tells me it cannot be started and halts the computer untill I close the process again.

Since I have been using this account for over 8 years, copying or moving stuff to a newly created account (which works perfectly fine, btw) is not the road I want to take. Hope anyone can help me.

Thx in advance.

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Hello all, naturally I've got a bit of a problem which I hope someone may be able to advise me on.

I have a Toshiba Laptop and am running Windows Vista. On turning on the laptop everything runs fine, I put my password in into Windows but immediately on the desktop loading up the screen goes white and for some strange reason my webcam turns on, still no picture but I know it's on as the light at the top comes on. On pressing Ctrl, Alt, Delete the windows screen comes back on but when I try and select Task Manager I get nothing but whiteness again. I tried starting in safe mode and the same thing happens. I've also tried to do a system restore from about a month previous and this did not work.

The strange thing is that I have a secondary account (not the administrator one unfortunately) on the machine which works fine, on starting up and logging in my desktop appears as normal, no whiteness whatsoever

Any ideas on how I can solve this??? I really don't want to delete the user account if I can help it? Does it cause additional problems that the admin user account is the ones that's buggered?

Thanks in advance,
Matt
 

Answer:White Screen - User Account

Hello and welcome to TSG.
Try "Last known good configuration" by pressing F8 before windows boot-up.
 

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Background:
I have an issue with UAC, since recently installing Vista on a fresh HDD. Whenever the User Account Control screen pops up when im installing something or otherwise (its seems to pop up way too often) the screen is messed up.
I am using vista ultimate 32. Its not feeling very ultimate right now.

Symptoms:
The UAC screen, which should normally be dimmed black/transparent, has become fuzzy and like a bad jumble of grey white and black on half of the screen, (which seems to vary from top to bottom on different instances). The yellow pop up image is fine, but the background dimming image is always messed up. My Video cards check out fine and have updated drivers.

Questions:
Is there a way to fix this without yet another fresh install of the OS?
Would a registry cleaning program fix this?
Should I just turn UAC off?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80sWifG40B0

Thanks in advance
Speedyquad

Answer:HELP - User Account Fuzzy screen popup

A query broken down by background/symptoms/questions always brings a little tear to my eye.

Yes, there's always a way to fix everything without reinstalling, except sometimes it's not as fast. It's hard to tell what's faster in your case until the root cause is understood.

When the background goes grey and you see the UAC prompt, what's actually happened is that a screenshot was taken of your current desktop, converted to B&W, and then presented as a simple bitmap background on the secure user logon desktop. In other words, you were briefly switched back to the logon desktop for security reasons - it prevents screen scrapers and similar utilities from messing with the UAC prompt and pressing buttons you may not want pressed.

Although I've never seen that symptom myself, what's actually happening to you is that the desktop screenshot is being corrupted somehow.

Have you installed desktop "extender/enhancer" software?

Does the same thing happen when you boot to safe mode?

Can you post a camera photo of what this corruption looks like, just out of curiosity?

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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when trying to swap from one user account to another screen goes blank, only way I have found to solve problem so far is to turn desktop pc on/off, surely something is wrong?

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The other day, a freind of mine was on my computer checking his email, but he didnt check them all, so whenever I log on or off the login screen says I have 13 unread messages (on his hotmail account)
How can I get rid of that message? He likely wont be on this computer again, so I dont want that message staying there forever.

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

Download TweakUi from microsoft, there is a option to diasble this

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp

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I power up and the log in screen shows, "Change user Name", under that the User Name box and Password box. Then shows the name I have my laptop, "DANNYLAP". Under this is How to log in using a different account... (not sure if my wording is correct. If you click on it I get information on changing if just the user and same domain or how to if a different domain. Ok, the problem is I've tried both and nothing. Example: DANNTLAP\[email protected] then pass my password and hit ENTER and nothing happens other then the cursor jumping back to user name box. I do notice one I keyed in the "@" sign my Computer name goes away and I start seeing letter by letter that I'm keying in, the @live.com only replaces where DANNYLAP was.

When I try the other way of just keying in DANNTYAB and my password, hit enter cursor jumps back up to User box and nothing happens.

What I did prior to all of this was trying to follow instructions on how to get rid of the malware or virus that my browser ended up with opening new tabs and going to other web sites other then what I keyed in. There were 5 recommendations to do which did find several bad guys, quarantined and deleted them. After 1 I was to reboot and it seemed just what was expected until now I can't get past the sign in screen. When it first booted up my user name showed like normal, the little keypad showed like normal but after keying in my 4 number code I got nothing. I even changed to keying in m... Read more

Answer:Can't get past Change User Account Screen

Hi and welcome to Tenforums.

So you've been through some virus/malware cleaning and your laptop is not running properly now? Is there a web thread with everything you've done to the machine that we can look at? If so, please post the link.

In the meantime, see if you can enable the HIdden Administrator Account using Option #4 in this tutorial:
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Then, create a new user account, give it admin rights, and see if you can get in there. If so, you may want to copy all your data over to that new user account and delete the old one, which appears to be corrupted.

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Hi 7forum!

This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.

What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.

To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.

Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

Answer:One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right now

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I have two user accounts on my PC - Staff and Administrator. I loaded Win7 a few days ago and created the Staff account. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC has Win7 Pro x86 and is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While logged in to your Administrator account, see if you may be able to enable the Staff account using one of the other options in the tutorial below.

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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Hi Everyone!

I noticed that I have an additional account shown at my login screen. It's not a user account I created, and it doesn't show up under Control Panel>User Accounts. The only thing that shows up in the User Accounts page is my user account (shown as admin), and a guest account (shown as off).

I'm wondering if I should be worried about this second user account shown at the login screen, or if there was a way to remove/hide this 2nd user account from showing up at the login screen? I'm not sure how it came/shown up in the first place. I'm hoping someone can explain this issue to me and/or help! Thanks!

Answer:2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?

Your forum system specs indicate that you use Avast for your antivirus app. However, did you ever use ESET? If so, then please see this post. If not, then use Windows (file) Explorer to see is there is a user folder (C;\Users\username) for this additional account. If there is a user profile folder for this additional account, then the date on that folder and its sub-folders might give you a clue about how long the user account has been active.

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My wife's account is no longer on the startup screen of my computer. I have delted her account & reset it multiple times and deleted from the registry as well. Every time it does not come back BUT when I add it back in as a user it says she can sign it but again, its not on the startup screen. When I reset her account the registry does not have her account back in either.

I have tried both family user & other user but never shows up on the startup screen
????????

Answer:User account lost from startup screen

Check out the following solution, that applies to Windows 8, but might work on Windows 10.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/other-...laying-windows

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Hi, when I turn on my computer, or bring it back from sleep mode, there are two of the same account. Basically it shows the user boxes with the same name twice, (both with the same password, picture, etc.) It's not really a problem, just kind of annoying to me for some reason. Is there any way to fix this?

Answer:Windows 7 log-in screen shows two of the same user account?

Hello Arm4L1t3

Go to Control Panel\System and Security\System\advanced system settings. Under user profile settings how many profiles are there excluding the default one.
Also check C:\Users. How many are listed there.

Danny

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

OldGuy said:

I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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taken out of Sleep mode and my Win7 Pro Welcome Screen has No User Account Showing and nothing else to click on either. i could force the pc to shut down and restart it, which would no doubt fix this "glitch", but this is my biz computer and i have many dozens of client files open and some may not be fully saved. so doing a force restart would cost me a couple hours of work.

this is on a Fujitsu Tablet PC, but that should have no bearing. it is a convertible with touch screen (slate mode) and keyboard...no optical drive.

any ideas??


thanx!! :cool
 

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