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XP Pro admin user accounts gone missing - Help

Question: XP Pro admin user accounts gone missing - Help

I had one administator account & I guest account.Now, having created a second admin account both my user logins for admin have disapeared & I'm only left with a limited guest account!How can I find or use my admin logins ?

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Answer: XP Pro admin user accounts gone missing - Help

You may be able to boot into safe mode and log in to the administrator account from there. It does not normally need a password. Safe mode can usually be activated by pressing F8 repeatedly during boot up at the black screen.

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

Answer:No Admin Access /Cannot change existing user accounts to admin account

Hi
Sorry for your trouble First and EZ thing to do is system restore
or look here http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-10&faq=27

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6917-account-type-change-windows-10-a.html
Choose option 3 or 4


http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rename...ccount-windows

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-ma...in-windows-10/

http://www.chntpw.com/change-standar...or-in-windows/

Good Luck

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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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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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?
 

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

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Hello all,
I am using windows 8 pro OS. I have only one local account on my machine. My account is already in Administrator groups. I have checked that.
My problem is that I am not able to create/change any user account from control panel. After traversing to
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts
There are all the different links named as below:
Change your account name
Change your account type
Manage other account etc..

However when I click on any of these links, nothing happens at all !!!
What could be the possible reason of this? Window is updated, I am able to do other stuff that only admin can do for example: installing/uninstalling software, running system tools etc. Moreover I am able to make changes to user accounts from Computer Management.
I look forward for your reply.
Regards,
P

SOLUTION: credit goes to medab1
Hello all, after being suggested by medab1 I finally switched to Microsoft account from local account and now everything is working!
I again switched back to local account and tested everything is still working yet!!!(Please note that I installed a fresh copy of windows8 again and then created a microsoft account and created a local account then switched to local account. You may NOT need to reinstall it!)
Well I think this must be reported to microsoft guys but before that try to test this on your machine.
Procedure to get this problem's situation is as below:
First make a fresh install of windows 8 any edition.
When setup complete there... Read more

Answer:Can't create user accounts despite being admin!

Have you tried "Add a user" in Settings ?

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If i add anti malware programs to my Admin account do i also need to do the same to my user accounts

Thanks

Answer:Question about Admin/user accounts

Hello Herb,

No. When you install an AV program, it's for the whole PC. Usually only administrators will be able to adjust the AV program's settings though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have an old laptop which I want to pass to my brother. I have deleted all the programs I installed and the other user account, but as administrator Windows won't allow me to delete myself. Is there a way around this?Thanks, people.

Answer:Deleting user accounts, in particular ADMIN

You can't delete all the accounts. If you did there would be no-one who could use the system.If you want to clean it up totally, reformat and re-install Windows.

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A friend gave me an old computer running Win XP Pro, The computer has both a Admin and Guest account setup on it. I have the admin password but right now if I sign in with the Admin account it will not allow me to install any software? I would like to deleted both accounts thus not requiring a login or password can I just go to the Control Panel / User Accounts and remove both and this will solve my issue or do I need to do anything else.
 

Answer:Remove Admin, User Accounts

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Hi,

I added a user to my XP Pro and then switched admin privileges. That didn't work out as well as I expected, as when logged in my original account, my files were "read only". I switched the admin privileges back, but two problems persist: 1. my files are still "read only" even when logged in as admin, and 2. I am unable to delete the new user account ("permission denied").

Thanks very much for helping me.

~Dan

Answer:trouble with admin and user accounts

Hi .Just how did you go about switching admin privileges?FWIW: IMO, the read-only attribute really doesn't mean anything. If you check, you will find that any files on a CD/DVD are "read-only" and that makes sense, since the content of a CD/DVD cannot be modified while on the disk. But these files, when copied to a hard drive, may still reflect a "read-only" attribute...but they are indeed capable of being modified.Scroll down to Read-Only at http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/fatAttributes-c.htmlIf you are referring to folders/files that fall into the Docs & Settings category...that may be a different issue, one which simply requires your taking ownership of the files/folders in question.How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 Louis

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Do the security programs updated and maintained separately? For instance, if I update, run, or use immunize feature in Spybot S &D in the admin. account, does that extend to the regular accounts as well? What about the opposite?If I use admin privileges in a user account to do the same, does that extend to other accounts as well or is it contained withing that account?

Answer:Just a question about security in user/admin accounts

Unless otherwise specified when installed (some programs), It will update for all users

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I have an XP Tablet machine. When I login as a user (power user), everything works fine, but when I login as an ADMIN, I can't click on anything. What do I need to do?
 

Answer:user accounts work, Admin accouts don't.

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I would like to set up a Windows 2000 machine with both an administrator and a limited user account, with different passwords for each. Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:setting up admin and limited user accounts

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Hi all,

I'm not really sure when this problem started, but as the admin account and only real user (I set up another account to test my problems) on my HP Laptop, I cannot access the user accounts on my computer. I've tried to access them multiple ways, including through the control panel and directly through the start menu, but when I try to click on anything having to do with the user accounts on my pc, nothing happens. So I am unable to change my password, change my picture, or add or remove other accounts. It's almost like I'm not an administrator. However, according to multiple places on my computer, my account is still an administrator. Also, some programs do not launch unless I chose to launch them as an admin by right clicking, is that normal?

So to summarize my situation, I don't think my admin account is giving me proper access to my computer, limiting the things I can do.

Does anyone have an idea of what has happened or how I can fix it?

Thanks,

- Sean

Answer:Unable to access user accounts as admin

Try this:

Open an Elevated Command Prompt
Enable the hidden Administrator account: Enter net user administrator /active:yes

Reboot and got to safe mode (press F8 during boot).
Login as Administrator (no password).

Open Control Panel, User Accounts.
Check you account and make sure it's still setup correctly.

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I have a Dell XPS M1330 running Vista Home Premium.

There are currently 2 user accounts on it. I have not turned on the Administrator Account. I would like to make one of the these 2 accounts a FULL administrator. Can I do that? And how?

Ruth

Answer:Multiple User accounts, make one admin

Hello Ruth, and welcome to Vista Forums.

While it is not the same as the built-in Administrator account, you can elevate the default administrator account's privilege level.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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okay. freshly into win7 now, having obtained a new hdd for my comp. I have been running as the admin of my computer since accounts became an unavoidable thing. barring the occasional frustration-induced blunder I tend to stay Properly Paranoid in my habits to make sure I have no problems...

but win7 doesn't think that I could ever be intelligent enough to have full rights on any account other than the built-in admin account, which of course I'd want to avoid using outside emergencies that render other accounts damaged somehow.

so I'm looking to find out how to make another user account with FULL admin rights. not just the "constantly have to get permission" stuff that a standard*snort* admin account has, full rights that don't involve constantly having to "run as administrator"

yes yes I've heard people trying to get me more paranoid so that I'd endure the added hassles, all it does is make me more irate with the situation. so if noone's willing to provide me with instruction on this, it's probably best for the thread to be left to fall off the board.

Answer:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator - 
click - Create Account. 

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Windows XP SP3 IE7 Version 7.0.5730.13

Updated Adobe Flash and Java (24) and now .png files do not display (red x in a box) in user accounts. Everything is OK in the Admin account. I suppose it is a setting somewhere but I can't find it.

Can you help me please.
 

Answer:png files only display in Admin account and not in User accounts

Where are you trying to view the PNG file, in a browser? in Windows explorer?
 

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RUNS ON WINDOWS XP. So i had an admin account called X and a guest account called Y for my younger brother. So yesterday he asked me to change his account to 1 with admin rights as he could not download his games. So i went in cntrl panel and changed it to administrative rights but at the same time, my account X disappeared along with my stuff and games and his sole account Y remained there with his stuff. So how can i restore it back before changing the rights and how can i change his account to administrator without losing my stuff? Please help quickly as i do my school work on that pc. Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to restore user accounts and give admin rights?

Look in C: drive under "Documents and settings" There will be a folder called All Users, folder username X and folder username Y
To access the files in the folders you must be the appropriate username..
If those folders are not there then you have deleted them - unlikely as it is a 3 step process and can only be done by an administrator.
If you go Start - log Out - what appears on the screen, how many users?

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I have been using this computer for a while and got it set up like I want it. Last night I created additional user accounts to allow someone else to use the computer without being able to access everything (limited). The first account i created would not let me make it limited...it was permanently check marked admin, so I had to create one more account that i could make limited. When all was done, I deleted the limited account but i was unable to delete the additional admin account. The problem I have is, where did my original admin desktop and all the files and settings go??!! I cannot find it and the items i had saved there. How can i get things back to the way they were??? Thanks for any help you can give me!

[email protected]

Answer:Help! Lost original Admin when making new user accounts!

It should still be there. I am assuming you were using the "Administrator" account?

To get to it, at the welcome screen do CTRL-ALT-DEL twice until a username/password box appears. Then Type in Administrator for username and then your password and hit OK. This should let you into your desktop.

BMR777

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I am running Windows 7 64bit, 32GB Ram, Dual 10 core processors.

All accounts on the box will randomly get locked out. This lockout is occurring "at least on the surface" with no repeated log-on attempts or no repeated bad password entries. Simply press a keyboard or move the mouse to unlock the system, enter password and it says account is locked out. I attempt to switch users and it says that account is locked out also. Every user and Admin account on the box is locked.

This behavior is randomly happening. I have not been able to duplicate the problem.

Password complexity is enabled and it has a file the password is measured against
Number of bad retries attempted is set at 3
An administrator must unlocked the account once it is locked.

Again, this box is not a part of a Domain, thus no domain controller is controlling the user account.

Answer:Stand-Alone System all User and Admin Accounts are locked out

Could you fill in your system specs completely.
Use one or both of these tutorials.

By Brink:

System Info - See Your System Specs

By Kari:

Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

Is this computer at work under the control of a I.T. Department?

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I have changed the UAC in my (Admin) account to turn it off. I have accounts for 3 other people, regular user accounts.
On those regular accounts, if you try to start several of the games I have installed (LOTRO, Neverwinter, etc.) UAC stops the game from loading, asks if you will allow, then rejects it as you need to be logged in as ADMIN to give permission.

I checked UAC while logged into a regular account, and it is turned on (After I turned it off in ADMIN account). It will not let me change the setting, saying I need to be logged in as ADMIN.

Now, I am NOT going to give my 8 year old granddaughter ADMIN rights, so how do I turn off UAC in that account?

Answer:User Account Control will not change in non-admin accounts

Hello mac,

UAC settings can only be changed by an administrator. In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

As a workaround, you could see if using the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can use without getting a UAC prompt may help. However, this method does not always work for games.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have changed the UAC in my (Admin) account to turn it off. I have accounts for 3 other people, regular user accounts.
On those regular accounts, if you try to start several of the games I have installed (LOTRO, Neverwinter, etc.) UAC stops the game from loading, asks if you will allow, then rejects it as you need to be logged in as ADMIN to give permission.

I checked UAC while logged into a regular account, and it is turned on (After I turned it off in ADMIN account). It will not let me change the setting, saying I need to be logged in as ADMIN.

Now, I am NOT going to give my 8 year old granddaughter ADMIN rights, so how do I turn off UAC in that account?

Answer:User Account Control will not change in non-admin accounts

Hello mac,

UAC settings can only be changed by an administrator. In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC.

User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 10

As a workaround, you could see if using the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can use without getting a UAC prompt may help. However, this method does not always work for games.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

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My company has recently purchased internet filtering and monitoring software which requires admin access to run. I am trying to create a scheduled task from the task scheduler which runs the software as an admin any time any non-admin user logs on. However, no matter how I configure the task, it never runs on any account other than the admin account. I have tried to configure the task to be run as the admin account as well as the system account.

Under the general tab, I have the option selected to "Run whether user is logged on or not". I also have the "Run with highest privileges" option checked. It is set to configure for Windows 7.

Under the triggers tab, I have the trigger set to run the task "At log on" for the Student user. I have at this screen also tried settings for the "Any User" option.

The action is set to start the filtering program. I have not had any success in getting the task to run when the Student user logs into the pc. I would greatly appreciate any help with this issue. Thanks.

Answer:Running admin created tasks in standard user accounts

Why don't you run the program as a system service? The program is kind of a system task... isn't it?

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Here's my scenario.  I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 machine setup for standalone use.  I am using local group policy to lock down many settings.  I have 4 accounts in the local administrators group (admin accounts).  The real administrator
is disabled.  Here's what's happening:  If I create a new standard user from the control panel, all admin accounts get disabled immediately.  I checked the admin accounts settings before and after the new user is created and the disabled checkmark
appeared during the process.  Now, when I create a new user using the computer management console vs. the control panel, it works fine.  The difference is that in the computer management console, you must set a password at the time of account creation
vs. in the control panel you create an account with no password.  So, my guess is that somewhere in my group policy, it doesn't like an account being created without a password, but why would that disable all administrator accounts?  Has anyone else
experienced this?

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Alright, I've recently upgraded my HDD because my old one was dying and running out of space. I copied the whole drive over using EASEUS Partition Master. Afterwards, I rebooted (on the old drive) and expanded the Windows partition (on the new drive). I did not bother to test the installation after this. I had GRUB installed to the boot loader, and I did not (and still do not) believe EASEUS copies the master boot record, so after resizing the partitions, I swapped the drives and installed Windows 7 RC. After that, I went to test XP to check for problems. As you can probably tell from the title, I found one: no user accounts show up. Only the Windows logo is shown. It's shown where it would say "Windows is starting up...," not offset to the left to let the user accounts show up.Here's what I've done. In order:- Attempt to boot into safe mode - Failed, I don't remember what happened, to be honest.- Copy WINDOWS and some of the Documents and Settings folder - No effect- Copy entire drive by dragging and dropping (twice, under Ubuntu, performing a full format on second try) - No effect- Repair install - Allowed me to log in, but the CD was a bad slipstreaming attempt, so numerous things were corrupt.- Run chkdsk /f /r on old drive then copy WINDOWS folder by dragging and dropping (under Windows 7), merging the two folders in case it was one corrupt file - Back to square one (files are fine, still can't log in)- Hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete to type in my ... Read more

Answer:Missing User Accounts

Too uncommon huh? Oh well...

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Whilst trying to sort out my nephews laptop i've realised that the main administrator account is not visible when you turn on. I went into "user accounts" but the window is totally blank??

Any idea's how i can see all the different accounts?

CW

Answer:missing user accounts

The Built in Administrator account in XP is only visible if you boot into Safe Mode, unless you decide to make it visible.
Go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords2 and press enter. This will show you a list of all the various user accounts on the computer. If you put a check box in Users Must Use a User Name and Password for this computer. You can add an account or change the passwords

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I wanted to change passwords in XP user accounts. Went to Control Panel, clicked on User Accounts, window opened and only displays < --BACK & HOME-- > ?

There are none of my user accounts listed!

I opened windows in SAFE MODE to try to make the changes as the ADMINISTRATOR but again there are no USER ACCOUNTS listed in the window only <--BACK & HOME-->?

Anyone?
 

Answer:Missing my User Accounts?

What account are you logging in with in Normal Mode.
 

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I am running an XP Pro system on a Dell Latitude D630
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Our of nowhere, when I restarted my computer today, the accounts were gone.
CTL ALT DEL does nothing if pressed twice. If I go into safe mode the accounts are there and I can get on it.

What can I do to fix this?
They are not hidden in the registry, I already checked that

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now that I have played around with admin tools, I go to start menu/control panel/ User Accounts/Change User Account, and none of my 4+ user accounts are listed. I can now only access them in admin tools. None are disabled. What did I do wrong? Please help.
 

Answer:User accounts missing

Could we go back to your original thread?
 

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My parents gave me their pc to sort out as they couldn't log on to windows. Tried everything to get it to log on but couldn't even get it to boot into safe mode.Had to boot from the win xp pro cd and ended up installing the os again.Now all seems to be ok but the original user accounts are missing from the log on screen, the only account is the administrator account which I was asked to set up during installation.There was no format of the hard drive and I have noticed that from the administrator account all of the original programs are not available from the start menu.I have looked in the program files folder and the missing programs are still there, also in the docs and settings folder still contains the missing user accounts folders and contents.Anyone got a clue what went wrong and how I can get the user accounts and program short cuts back to original settings please?

Answer:missing user accounts in winxp

If you start/control panel/user accounts/a new account you can set up accounts for you parents. I am a little puzzled about what you have actually done so far. When you installed the operating system again did you go for a repair or a new install? During a new install of XP you would have been given the opportunity to set up user accounts. If you manage to set up new user accounts then you can simply drag and drop the files and folders from where they are to the new files and folders. Why or what has gone wriong I have no idea but this should help you get back to normality. Other posters may offer you alternative guidance or comments which may help you further.

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I reloaded a machine for a customer today, I did the same thing about 8 months ago. Th problem is when she turned on her computer the user accounts they would normally choose from were gone. No way to log in.

I am stumped as to why this would happen. She did have limeware on here machine, the best I can think of was something came from there. Any ideas?

-Bill
 

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Hello. My mother called with a problem and I don't really know where to start. I'm sure she has some kind of virus or malware, but I can't log in to try to remove it. She rebooted her computer today and when the login screen appeared, her account and the administrator account had disappeared. There is now an account for someone else and it is password protected!! I thought she could reboot in safe mode, but this also requires her to log in and she only gets this random person's account.

Has anyone seen something like this before? Is there a way to log in and delete this new account and restore her account as well as admin? Is there a way to perform a system restore without being logged in? I'm lost.

Thanks.
 

Answer:XP Pro user accounts missing - new one added

Use this to clear the password from that account and then log in. I would unplug any network connections as it appears she has been compromised.
 

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I added a networked MFP printer/scanner to a small workgroup running Win XP on 4 workstations. The way this MFP scans is to create a shared folder and give the folder permissions for the MFP to access the folder. One of the requirements for setting up the scan template on the MFP is the need for a username/password. This workstation is not password protected at logon so I added a new user..computer adminstrator.. and created a password. Usng this info I setup the MFP and tested the ability to scan into the folder. This worked just fine (as it has many, many times in the past). The customer used the workstation for the rest of the day, turned it off and came in this am to get some additional work done. Now, the PC is asking for a logon for the user I created, and all other accounts except guest are gone. Again, none of these accounts were passowrd protected. What can I do to fix this issue? Thanks is advance. Ed
 

Answer:Solved: Win XP user accounts missing

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Hello all,

Today I was installing some programs I typically like to have on my computer that I have not had a chance to do so since I got this new laptop a few months ago.

Short story: I installed Anti-Hacker 13.0
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/anti_hacker.html
http://www.host.890m.com/anti-hacker.html

It's an all-in-one tool. I was attempting to follow the instructions to uninstall it as I found nothing I would use personally.

It said to click "Standard Account" once. Well after 3 coffee's and a 5 hour (at coffee shop studying) I managed to click it twice.
Before I know it, it says it's saving data and needs to reboot. I thought maybe it was uninstalled and just needed to reboot, so I click yes.

Now the issue I have:
I have only 1 user account: Administrator
All my settings/Windows Settings/Personalized stuff is gone
Download Folder is empty
Chrome History/Settings/Bookmarks are gone
Boot Programs/Apps/Services are defaulted

Basically it's like a whole new user account except my Program Files are still the same/there.

No CLUE what this thing did. I read some things to see if I could get the user account back, not sure if I was using just a User Account or Admin Account as it came to me setup and I never made a personal profile.

Under Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts
Only Administrator

Run > CMD > lusrmgr.msc
Nothing there - blank, no users. Says "This Snapin may not be used with ... Read more

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Hi, Working on cleaning an infected machine for a business customer. Ran combofix and removed quite a few infections. I then ran adwcleaner, again lots of registry keys/services,etc found and removed. After rebooting however, I do not get a user account to click on when I reach the Windows 7 welcome screen. If I boot in safe mode, I can logon no problem. Everything looks fine.
This particular machine is running important software for the customer and a reinstall would be very much a last case scenario and a major headache for everyone involved!...
 
Here's what I've tried so far.
 
1- Tried creating another user account in safe mode. No luck, it appears to allow me create the account but no accounts appear.
2. Changed how users log on, to prompt for ctrl-alt-del (currently logging on by clicking on the win 7 animal avatar,etc). Once I reboot and press ctrl-alt-del, I am left with the same screen as the previous logon type. Just a blue windows 7 screen, with windows 7 professional at the bottom. Everything looks normal apart from there being no option to log on or select a user account.
3. Tried system restore - no luck.
4.Tried last known good config - no luck.
 
Next option is an sfc scan. Also running a malwarebytes and eset online scan at the moment which are finding further infections.
 
Anyone seen similar behavior before??
 
System is Windows 7 Pro SP1. In a workgroup enviroonment.
 
Thank you.

Answer:Missing User Accounts from Win 7 Welcome Screen after ADWCleaner

UPDATE**********
 
After Malwarebytes found and quarantined another host of infections I was able to login as normal. All fixed now! Thank you.

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I am unable to load Windows XP- I get as far as the Welcome screen which should show 2 user accounts, but no accounts appear.
When I installed XP (on a brand new hard drive, nice clean install with SP2) 4 months ago, I did not specify a password for administrator. When I tried to boot from CD and go through the repair console, pressing <Enter> at the "Enter administrator password" gets me an error message and locked out after three times.

I would appreciate any suggestions

Thanks in advance
 

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OK, full story. I was meddling a bit with the security settings for my C: partition (where my Windows 7 resides) by right clicking the drive and selecting properties > security. The reason for doing so was because I thought someone had meddled with it first, so I was trying to get it back to the default settings by using the same settings as my other two partitions. It turns out the settings for Authenticated Users for C was different from both the other partitions, so I changed them to reflect the settings from the other two. Later on I found out nobody had tampered with the settings before me (but why then did the security settings for different partition differ? Can someone explain?), so I attempted to revert the settings by using system restore.

After the system restore, my main Admin account was available but the other accounts (there were 3 others) were missing. I tried system restoring back to a few days, didn't solve it. I ended up using system restore a few time (back and forth between a few restore points), before it suddenly turned up again. Why would this happen?

Also, the system restore did not change back my security settings for Authenticated Users. Do you think this will affect anything?

This is my current security settings: (Note the "special permissions" under "write" is unticked)

Answer:User accounts missing after system restore

See if this helps --> How do I restore security settings to the default settings&#63;

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I setup a shared printer for a classroom here at school. The shared printer shows up for the account on which it was installed, but when another user logs in it is missing. Anybody know how to fix this?

I have shared many printers on our network and never had this problem before. The printers always showed up before for all users. This has me stumped.

Answer:Shared Printer missing on other user accounts

Nevermind, I fixed it. I just went and created a new local port with the UNC path to the printer.

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On Windows 7 that I am having here I have number of users using it and they have their account as well on it. Well that is not the issue there. Now I have seen that when the user tries to login to the account he can see a message saying that the user profile is not loaded correct manner. After that it just gets the user logged in an account. After seeing the login I have seen that Windows make the loggin for that user in with a temporary profile. Please let me know if there is anything with which you all can help me. I will be really glad to have any help in my case above.

Answer:Windows 7: User Accounts Profile missing

Well let me tell you that you will be able to get the user back but for that you will be required to see for changes in the Registry and then for sure you will be able to have the user profile working in your case and that too without any issues there. You will be required to login as ADMINISTRATOR and then you will be required to make the necessary amendments in the ProfileList. Open up the RUN Window by clicking the Start icon and then clicking on the Run option there. For detail solution about this problem check this link http://www.techyv.com/questions/user-profile-and-data-missing-win7

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Ok so my Mum called me up today. She had turn her computer on this morning after it working fine yesterday to find the login Window only showing the option for "Other user" and that was it.
Normally her account would be the only account on the screen and she would simply eneter her password and be done.
When she called I presumed she had just entered her password wrong too many times and the account had been locked or something.
Upon getting home I entered Windows 7 recovery mode to use the command line the enable the Administrator account so I could get logged in as typing her username manually into the "Other user" dialog along with the account password didn't work.
When prompted to enter a valid user to use the recover mode it was strange as her User was listed here but nowhere else. Entering her username and password here got me into the recovery mode options fine.
First I used net user to see if her user was listed which it was not. (Yet I had just used it to use the command line).
I then used this command to enable the Administrator user:

Code:
net user administrator /active:yes

and set a new password using:

Code:
net user administrator test

I then restarted the computer in safe mode and attempted to login as the Administrator user. Upon typing in the user information I was again greeted with a message saying the Administrator user was still disabled.

After a bit more research I gave up and used a System restore point to th... Read more

Answer:Missing/disabled user accounts after restart

I'm not expert but yes it could be a infection. Some infection try to stop admin. accounts so you can't download help or use some programs to clean the computer.
It never hurts to scan for infection with several programs.

I would also look in user account and see if their are strange account that haven't been there before.

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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:

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/717392-solved-popups-ie-firefox-w.html

Thanks
 

Answer:Missing user accounts+Program Files Access Denied

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Having turned on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 I found my user accounts to be missing and was left with an Administrator account. It seems that the system has reverted to a very old restore point. I have tried using the restore points (recent ones are displayed, but I get the 0x80070057 error). My data seems to be intact.

I have Windows and all programs stored on an internal SSD-drive and the data on an internal harddrive. I also have a recent Acronis image on a NAS. I am hoping there might be a way to solve the problem without using the image.

I have tried booting in Safe Mode, but the restore points are still not functioning.

Thank you

EDIT: I remembered that I had used a new USB-stick which would not eject correctly, before turning off the computer. I tried reinserting the USB-stick before restarting the system and... everything went back to normal.

This is great, but even though I am now able to eject the USB-stick correctly, the problem comes back when I restart without the USB-stick.

Answer:User accounts missing, restore points unavailable 0x80070057

Instead of messing with this, just restore the Acronis image. Just make sure you save any data that was created/updated after the image was made.

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I don't know what I did but the main user account (and another) is missing at the login screen. I managed to create an administrator's account which is visible but I can't see the other user accounts at login or in the user accounts control panel. I've activated and verified that the missing user accounts are active by using net user "username" /active:yes command prompt. The user's folder's are still on the hard drive. Any suggestions?

Answer:User Accounts missing at Login screen and in Control Panel

Hi there,

I had a similar situation, although I didn't have to create the Administrator's account...that was still there. All the other accounts I had created didn't show up on the welcome screen. Here's what ultimately fixed it:

I logged in as administrator and went to Computer Management. I checked each of my users and I noticed that none of them were assigned to groups anymore. I assigned each one to the Administrator's group. That brought all of them back to the Welcome screen. If you haven't resolved your issue yet, I hope this is of some help to you!!

User Accounts - Add or Remove from Groups

Take care!!

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OK, so I fear I may have messed up a bit, but I'm hoping the gurus on here will save me...

Previously (until 10 mins ago!) when switching my laptop on I was prompted with the login screen where I could select either the Administrator account or my own personal account.

I decided that I wanted to hide the Administator account and have only my personal account at startup / login, so began searching online for a how-to, and found this:

How to hide the administrator account in Windows - How-To - PC Advisor

Followed it step-by-step to the end and then restarted my laptop. Now when I switch the laptop on I am prompted with a blank Windows username and password login screen.

Now of course this wouldn't be a problem if I had a username or password, but unfortunately I do not and currently have no way of getting back in to my own account.

Please can someone shed some light on this? I would be forever grateful!

Thanks in advance

Answer:Missing user accounts on Windows start up / login screen - please help

Did you try hitting Enter when the User Name screen is on? That should let you proceed if there is no Password. If that works there is a way eliminate the User Name and Password screen.

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Thank you!

I am admin ( WIN 7 Pro 64 computer 4 years old): In admin user default account, any and ALL open, and .exe functions denied.

CMD right click 'run as admin' (net user admin etc.) has no effect. Checking all folders I show FULL permission. Right click 'run as admin' has no effect on any file.

Created new USER with ADMIN functions and all works in that account.

Q: How can I trouble shoot my normal ADMIN account (it has all of my 1000s of folders, programs etc.)
Q: Or how can I transfer all of my doc to my new user internally? (Without backup to external drive etc)

This happened after a Microsoft standard update weeks ago. I tried restore, but restore fails. By now I have done much on the computer and restore not an option.
I have not been able to open or run any program files.

Any help I would be grateful!

TF

Answer:Admin User Error5. CMD solutions failed. New User with ADMIN works

Wow. 2 days and not a single suggestion or reply?

Is this a really a simple common error? Is that why no replies? Or is there no help for it?

I searched the forums for hours over 2 days reading multiple posts and possible solutions and came up empty. Nothing applicable to my situation.

I have tried:
1. System restore. It always fails, even in SAFE mode or REPAIR mode.
2. Run as administrator (Both from right click and from CMD)
3. Sharing all folders (Although this ADMIN account has all privileges/permissions as it is anyway)
This created a 2nd ADMIN account. Don't know why.
4. Reset all privileges back to default settings.

Have not tried to re-install windows as I don't have a copy of Win 7. Plus I would like to avoid the reality of reinstalling so many programs and files.

Right now when the Original Admin user tries to run a .exe, I get a "Setup was unable to create the directory "...etc..." Error 5 access denied.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. It would at least get me moving trying some things. Thank you.

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I have created two new user accounts. The first I set up as a standard account, logged on, did a few things, then logged off, logged on as my administrator account and editted the account to be an administrator. When I log back on as this account, it appears that the user still does not have administrator privileges even though under the user it says "Administrator". For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails. However, the second account created started as an adminstrator account and exhibits neither of these problems.

I just haven't seen anything in posts about this and wonder what the difference is and if there is anything that "second class" administrator user can do to become a "first class" administrator.

Answer:New admin user acting differently than standard user changed to admin

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For example, the UAC control does not appear when you click on "Change User Account Control Settings". Also, trying to install software where the installer asks for admin privileges fails.


Does UAC control display a confirmation question? this is the case for administrator accounts
Does UAC control ask for username/password? This is the case for standard accounts
Change the account back (just for testing) to standard account. Does it ask for username/password when changing system settings?
system built-in admin account has admin rights always
manually made account with admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup.
manually made account without admin rights has only admin rights after you allow it in the UAC control popup (enter a admin's username and password).
That's how it should work

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Basically I have two admin accounts one of which belongs to another member of family and one which belongs to me. Heres the situation:

The person who owns the other Admin account is changing my accounts password (also an admin account). Surely there is some way to make it so that I can not have my account's password changed unless it is logged on to my actual account (so my account's password can only be changed if my account is logged on?)

Is there a way?

In urgent need of help!

Thanks!

Answer:Prevent Admin Accounts From Changing Other Admin Account Passwords In Xp!

Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309799But, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.

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Hi,
I am working on a 2012 ADDS based network and I have the following requirement.
I want to create a local administrator user account on the local domain computers (Win XP, 7 and 8) which will have full access on the PC but not the permission to edit other local administrator accounts.
Please advise how I can achieve this.

Thanks in advance,
Andreas

Answer:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.



I would suggest create a single shared local admin account and give it your desktop admins, change the password every 60-90 days to keep it more secure. This is common practice in many
organizations.




http://www.dannyeckes.com/create-local-admin-group-policy-gpo/

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I just bought my 15 year old son a laptop with Windows 8. I was able to set up my Admin account and his "standard" account, and put a time curfew and limits on his account, but when I logged in as him, I saw that he would be able to create another account which would pretty much defeat the whole time limit thing! Is there a way to prevent all but admin accounts to be able to create more accounts?? I'm pretty technically savvy but this new W8 is not as easy to navigate as the previous versions!! (I wouldn't mind a "classic view" either, if that exists!)

Answer:prevent all but admin accounts to create more accounts?

Hello cbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

By default, standard users are not able to create new accounts or do anything that effects anything other than just their user account.

The only way a standard account is able to create a new account is if that standard user entered the administrator's password when prompted by UAC when trying to do so through the Control Panel (icon view) -> User Accounts -> Manage Accounts.

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I noticed a few days ago that these icons were missing: http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...titled.128.JPG (look on the left of the picture)

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...titled.37f.JPG (also look on the left) PS: The "lol" profile you see there is just a test profile to see if the problem occured on that one too. It did. :(
Oh yeah, when you open the screenshots above, click on them again to see the full size version

Also, other icons missing in that same section are the ones that say "browse for more pictures" you know...

Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Small icons missing from "User Accounts"

Hi

Do you see this behavior on your desktop, in win explorer or anywhere else with icons?

There is a repair routine available, but it resets them all to how they were when you first installed XP.

DO you have TweakUI installed from Windows XP Powertoys?

Have you ran any spyware/virus checkups yet?

I would do that in SafeMode just to be sure this isn't security issue.

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XP Pro SP3

I've lost/deleted files that one sees under the 'Learn About' options on the User Accounts page, eg
? User accounts
? User account types
? Switching users

I have a backup to restore files from (don't want to restore whole OS) and another computer to copy files from but don't know their location.

This is what it should look like



but I see the outline of the 'page' with a blank inside.

 

Answer:"Learn About" files missing from User Accounts

Welcome to the forums

You could try running SFC.exe and see if that fixes things - it will search, detect and repair any missing/corrupt files.

Just run "sfc /scannow" from the command prompt:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/system_file_checker.mspx?mfr=true
 

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Hi,
I have been looking for this answer for 2 days and can not find anyone who has had similair problem.

THere are 2 accounts Administrator and Kenmystro/administrator. I have the password for both and can access both. win 7 Ultimate Hp8510.
I have already selected all user permissions and taken ownership in every box I could find for Kenmystro/admin. the UAC is at minimum and the security centre is off. Run as admin on right click does not help.
It does not matter which of the 2 accounts I log into when I try install certain HP software(Maintenance
& some drivers) it says I do not have admin privileges.

This is driving me nuts can anyone help??
 

Answer:admin account and user admin still no admin privilages

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Hi

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.

Rgds,
Andy

Answer: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.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5375-microsoft-account-switch-windows-10-a.html

Hope this helps

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Hi

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.

Rgds,
Andy

Answer: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.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/822354-ccleaner-not-working-when-i.html

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.

w3b3d1g1
 

Answer: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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I created two new user accounts for my new laptop. Upon completion I was given an error stating the service was down. Once I closed that window the new users were saved as "other user' instead of family member. How can I change it? TIA

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Computer at work does not allow administrator priveleges. System recovery tab also missing. Privileges still not accepted in safe mode. Computer has problems with missing files upon start.

Thanks for any help.

Richard

Answer:No Admin privileges with Admin accounts.

Your work has most likely blocked administrator privileges.

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I went out to eat something into the kitchen for abotu 15 minutes and I come back to see my computer on a non responsive black blank screen, I pop in my windows CD and for some reason it just decides to finish up an install.

Then windows (XP) and my user account is missing, it just loaded up a default admin account with my user name. But still the hard drive shows up as having all my info... Help anyone?
Thanks...

I just ran lavasoft and AVG this morning as well.

Answer:My User account is missing...Loads up a default admin account.. Help

My info is still on my HD in drive C/programs.. But I can't access it

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Hello

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?

Thanks

Answer: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:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/...alfeaturesexe/
Link to program:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

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I'm having some issues with my upgrade to win 10.

Programs that need elevated access are now asking me for both the Sys Admin and my local admin password.

Of course, the sys admin has no password and my local admin does. So no matter what I do, I get it wrong.

Earlier today, I was trying to reset the tiles in my start menu to default.

I followed directions I found on the web, activated the sys admin account, went to the sys admin account, the users app data tabletray..... But I kept getting the error that something " was already in use" and I couldn't copy all the files.
I went ahead and pasted what I had in my local admin and standard user account.
then I disabled the sys admin account.

Now, some programs icons I installed earlier today have disappeared. I have to go to an admin account to gain access and turn them on (MSI afterburner.....). And any program that needs admin access, I'm not sure if I'm giving it access or it's just starting without admin access. Seems like the next time I re-boot or log off, I have to do it all over again.

when a program asks for elevated access, it shows sys admin account AND local admin account above the password box. Is that normal? I could have sworn it only had my local admin account listed before.

If I have to re-install, where do I get the free win10 upgrade again? are those files saved on my pc?

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I'm having some issues with my upgrade to win 10.

Programs that need elevated access are now asking me for both the Sys Admin and my local admin password.

Of course, the sys admin has no password and my local admin does. So no matter what I do, I get it wrong.

Earlier today, I was trying to reset the tiles in my start menu to default.

I followed directions I found on the web, activated the sys admin account, went to the sys admin account, the users app data tabletray..... But I kept getting the error that something " was already in use" and I couldn't copy all the files.
I went ahead and pasted what I had in my local admin and standard user account.
then I disabled the sys admin account.

Now, some programs icons I installed earlier today have disappeared. I have to go to an admin account to gain access and turn them on (MSI afterburner.....). And any program that needs admin access, I'm not sure if I'm giving it access or it's just starting without admin access. Seems like the next time I re-boot or log off, I have to do it all over again.

when a program asks for elevated access, it shows sys admin account AND local admin account above the password box. Is that normal? I could have sworn it only had my local admin account listed before.

If I have to re-install, where do I get the free win10 upgrade again? are those files saved on my pc?

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For a long time I've had much difficulty understanding the exact difference between the computer administrator and a user whose type is administrator. On my system there are two administrators - one known as "Administrator" and another with my name, Gary or Gary and Susan. Each administrator has their own profile. I used Windows 7 Professional.

The distinction doesn't matter to system operation in general. With MS Office Professional, however, it does. When I start MS Word or MS Excel as myself, for example, it won't let me access the help files. When I try to, a message states "There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your office installation and try again." I ran the repair program successfully, but as myself I can't access the help files. When I log in as user "administrator", I can but the access is limited. I can also access all features of the program in safe mode. Yet when I log in as myself I can only access the help files if I run the program as an administrator. This perplexes me because my user type is administrator. This problem has occurred with other programs from time to time.

Would someone please help me understand this, and is there a workaround? I can set the privilege level to administrator which will permit me unrestricted access to the help files, but then a dialog box appears every time I start the program, which I'd prefer to not see.

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For a long time I've had much difficulty understanding the exact difference between the computer administrator and a user whose type is administrator. On my system there are two administrators - one known as "Administrator" and another with my name, Gary or Gary and Susan. Each administrator has their own profile. I used Windows 7 Professional.

The distinction doesn't matter to system operation in general. With MS Office Professional, however, it does. When I start MS Word or MS Excel as myself, for example, it won't let me access the help files. When I try to, a message states "There is a problem with one or more installed help files. Please repair your office installation and try again." I ran the repair program successfully, but as myself I can't access the help files. When I log in as user "administrator", I can but the access is limited. I can also access all features of the program in safe mode. Yet when I log in as myself I can only access the help files if I run the program as an administrator. This perplexes me because my user type is administrator. This problem has occurred with other programs from time to time.

Would someone please help me understand this, and is there a workaround? I can set the privilege level to administrator which will permit me unrestricted access to the help files, but then a dialog box appears every time I start the program, which I'd prefer to not see.

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Hi ,          i forgot the aminstrator Password , but one of the user have the administrator rights, now i need the  administrator password.  i try to reset the password but its giving a Warning mesege" u will lose ur data" ... is there any option to set the administrator passwordOS-windowsXP profesionalService pack-2sneha

Answer:Forgot admin password ,1 user have the admin rights

Welcome to CH!Try this:Go to Control Panel (catagory mode)Click User AccountsClick User Accounts againNow highlight the account and there should be an option to change the password.

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I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

Answer:admin user lost some admin rights

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Witch


I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?


Whats the name of the file?
Have you tried deleting it in safe mode?

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I created an administrator account for MSConway and changed my original account (pmconway) to user. Now when I log in to MSConway I get "The user name or password is corrupted." At the cmd line I entered "net users" and saw that my Admin account is mistakenly named "Ms. Conway". Also, when I use "net user" for MSConway that name is not recognized, nor is any variation on Ms. Conway (like "Ms. Conway" "Conway" "Ms" "Ms.) What can I do? I really want to upgrade to Windows 10 but I'm stuck with no Admin account.

Also, my Windows 7 DVD came with my refurbished HP and says "Intended for distribution with a refurbished PC." When I boot from that DVD I don't get an option to reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows, so I'm wondering if I can even do a clean install with this type of Windows 7 DVD. Can I?

I'd really appreciate any suggestions!

Thanks a lot,
Trish

Answer:My Admin user name is corrupted so now PC has NO admin privileges

See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable about enabling the built-in admin account. Once you get it set up I would take a system image with third party software (aomei, eg) so you have a fallback.

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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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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...
Thanks!

Answer: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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Our genealogy club has a room with a few PCs that members may use to access online databases the club pays for. With Windows 7, members use a flash drive for data transfer between their home PC and a club PC.

If a member had a Microsoft account and could log in to a club PC with that account, OneDrive could be used instead of the (old-fashioned, clunky) flash drive.

But from what I can tell, the Windows 10 club PC would have to have an account already set up, that was connected to the Microsoft account. We'd have to define an account on each PC for each member who wanted to use OneDrive. That doesn't sound like a good idea after all.

Is there any way to use different Microsoft accounts from the same PC user account?

Answer:User accounts and Microsoft accounts

tarascon said:

Is there any way to use different Microsoft accounts from the same PC user account?



Yep. Settings, then Accounts, then click on Sign in with a local account instead. That will remove the existing MS login and convert the account to use a local login. Then new person logs in on the local PC account, then goes to Settings, then Accounts, then clicks on something like Sign in a with a Microsoft account instead and converts the local account back to Microsoft login. Then before they sign out, they go back and convert it back to a local account.

You only asked if there was a way - not a practical way.

They can always just use the OneDrive website from Firefox or Edge or Internet Explorer to log into their personal OneDrive cloud. Personally, if it were me, I would rather just use a flash drive.

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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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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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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.

DETAIL -
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.

Answer: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.

Answer: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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So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

Answer:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood


So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.


The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name

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Hello,
I'm looking for a way to give a user admin permissions for his regular AD account on his computer.
Example: he is logged on as a regular user but needs to install software.
I want to give him admin permissions until reboot or some other point in time after which he loses his permissions again and has to ask again.

I know giving admin access to users is a bad idea and all, but that's how it goes.
with "whoami /logonid" I get an ID that I can add to the administrators group by code like this
$objUser = [ADSI]("WinNT://$id")
$objGroup = [ADSI]("WinNT://$computer/Administrators")
To my amazement, this works: now the user can enter his own credentials in a UAC box and get admin access. After a reboot/logon this ID changes so he would need to ask admin permissions again.
It's possible to ask the user for a motivation and log this and to also clean up the administrators group at a given interval or at boot as well as check if a user is allowed to elevate his rights on this computer. Of course once a user has admin rights
he can circumvent all this, but that's something we have to live with. What's most important is dat not just anyone can elevate his rights.
I'm looking for opinions on this way of working. Anyone have experience with this mechanism? Is it reliable and secure (as far as giving admin rights to a user can be secure...)? I may be missing something.

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Hello everyone

I dont know if this question is allowed, if not, do forgive me. Is it possible to get into a Win XP admin account without knowing the password?If so how?and is there any way to prevent it?( No, I'm not trying to ruin someone's puter, just that a relative of mine apparently had someone do it on her puter apparently and I'd like to know how he did it).The same puter has 2 admin accounts so how can one of the admins be deleted?By going into the safe mode and use the built in admin?The same for changing the admin's passy?Can we somehow disable that default built-in administrator account?*sorry for the big bunch of questions*

Answer:win xp admin accounts

Yes, there are ways of doing this, but if I tell you then I'll have to kill you. Trying to circumvent security is against Forum rules I'm afraid so we can't help you on this one.

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hellow everyone.i have a quick question.i use windows 8.1 pro with media center. me and one of my friend have separate accounts for each other on the same windows. we both are admin. my problem is... When I logged in to my friends account he can excess all the files on the other account. same when my friend log in to my account he can excess all his files and stuff tru my windows account. how can I fix this so That other users on my pc cant excess others files.even if your account is admin. i dont want other pepole on my pc to see what i have on my account. please help

Answer:need help with two admin accounts

The behavior you are seeing is by design. All admin accounts have access (or can grant themselves access) to all files on the computer. Attempting to restrict such access is an exercise in futility. Only with limited accounts are such restrictions possible.

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Hello,
My PC for some reason has removed the administrator status from my account and therefore right now there is no administrator.
I can't download/open certain files because i'm not an administrator and when it gives me the option of typing in the administrator password, there is no spot located for me to be able to type and the 'yes' box doesn't allow me to click it either as it is grayed out.
I've attached some examples the troubles i have and what i think may be of help? sorry i'm not much of a tech person
Any help would be helpful. thank you so much ><

Answer:Help - No admin accounts

Windows has a built in Administrator account that is inactive by default. You have to activate it, and then make yourself an Administrator. Because you are not a administrator now, not all options are available to activate it. Start with Option 1, but I believe you need Option 4. After you are an Administrator, you should disable the built in Administrator account. This is a guide to enable it.

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Hello everyone

I dont know if this question is allowed, if not, do forgive me. Is it possible to get into a Win XP admin account without knowing the password?If so how?and is there any way to prevent it?( No, I'm not trying to ruin someone's puter, just that a relative of mine apparently had someone do it on her puter apparently and I'd like to know how he did it).The same puter has 2 admin accounts so how can one of the admins be deleted?By going into the safe mode and use the built in admin?The same for changing the admin's passy?Can we somehow disable that default built-in administrator account?*sorry for the big bunch of questions*

Answer:win xp admin accounts

Hi,
I am waiting to see if this thread is OK. We can then go from there.

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Question: Admin accounts

need help hacking into an admin account.

im limited account so i can't do very much. I have trieds to reboot in safe mode but because my log in set up is different, i can't see the admin account.

tried nearly everything. need help please!!!!!!!!

Answer:Admin accounts

this is against the forum rules, to help with this kind of stuff

please read the forum rules:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php

thread closed

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Question: 2 Admin Accounts?

I have 2 Administrator accounts. How can I remove one of them? I tried control panel/user accounts while logged in as "Administrator", but it won't let me remove the other admin account....Please Help!

I am running WinXP Pro.
 

Answer:2 Admin Accounts?

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Hello,
My PC for some reason has removed the administrator status from my account and therefore right now there is no administrator.
I can't download/open certain files because i'm not an administrator and when it gives me the option of typing in the administrator password, there is no spot located for me to be able to type and the 'yes' box doesn't allow me to click it either as it is grayed out.
I've attached some examples the troubles i have and what i think may be of help? sorry i'm not much of a tech person
Any help would be helpful. thank you so much ><

Answer:Help - No admin accounts

Windows has a built in Administrator account that is inactive by default. You have to activate it, and then make yourself an Administrator. Because you are not a administrator now, not all options are available to activate it. Start with Option 1, but I believe you need Option 4. After you are an Administrator, you should disable the built in Administrator account. This is a guide to enable it.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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Friend of mine helped me with my Vista install, everything went well but now my user account is Bob rather than what I wanted. I changed the profile name but the user account (c:/Bob/<desired name>) is still listed as Bob.

I did a bunch of research online and it appears the easiest thing to do is just create a new Admin Account and then remove the old one. Just need to copy any specific data I want to keep from that other user. Simple enough... mmmm not true!

When I deleted the undesired account, it no longer displays in the manage accounts section but when I right click on the start (windows flag icon in lower left corner of desktop), select explore all users, expand the users folder (c:/users), I have several user folders listed and the ones I thought I had deleted. When I try to delete one of the undesired folders it starts to delete the files (sending them to the recycle bin, but then stops and states "The action can't be completed because the folder is open in another program, close the folder and try again.

This is extremely frustrating.. how can it be this difficult. I want to delete the old account along with all of its data. Now I have 3 accounts that I want deleted all with about 23 MB worth of data just sitting there - empty folders and files.

Please help. Thanks.

Answer:Help with Admin Accounts

Hello Zagith, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check with this tutorial to see if this is how you deleted the old user account. When you delete the old C:\Users\(user name), be sure to do it from within the new account.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Question: No admin accounts?

I have a laptop that I received that I didn't want to completely wipe. I just wanted to reset the local admin.

Normally these computers just have the HD's cloned. They all use the same various domains for access.

With this one, there are no local admin accounts. I don't just mean the name "administrator". I mean there are NO local accounts with local administrator privileges. I can't even access the computer in safe mode!

I attempted to use locksmith and Sala's Password Reset tool v1.1 but I still can't login locally with any of the local accounts. I attempted to upgrade one of the default accounts to admin and then renew the password. Also tried to create a new admin account. No changes ever show up.

I've heard there are ways to kill the local admin access but I never heard of a way that totally prevents the ability to add a new admin. It seems that the only way to access the laptop is via domain login, even though there is a local computer login option.

Anyone ever seen anything like this? Know of a way to restore local access?
 

Answer:No admin accounts?

You'd probably be better off wiping it and starting from scratch. Too much of a hassle just to get it working and you'd probably still have issues later on.
 

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So I have this problem since I first loaded windows.  It seems as if I have 2 admin accounts on the same pc but I can't seem to get rid of one of them.  One of them is titled "Administrator" and the other one is "XChrisX"  It doesn't effect my pc in any way and nothing seems to be slower or anything but it just bugs me that I have two admin accounts and can't get rid of one of them.  When I shutdown my pc and restart it the "Admin" account which is the one I use loads up and not the other one.  However when I log out of that account and not just switch users that account goes away and it not shown in my list of users.  However when I log out of "XChrisX" it stays there in my list of users.  I want to say that the "Admin" account I use now is the main account that had loaded up since the begining but I may be mistaken.  What I want to know is how I can get rid of "XChrisX" and just keep using the admin account since it has all of my personal files and everything on it.  I've tried going into "use Account" and changing all of that up and and modifying the account but I can't change anything.  Thanks for the help, and hopefully all of that made sense.

Answer:2 Admin accounts on the same pc

If XChrisX is under a logged off status and you access Control Panel, User Accounts, and select XChrisX, do you have the option to "Delete the account"?

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Question: Admin accounts

Hi guys, I'm having a bit of a problem here.

I've tried several times to create a guest or local account but every time I do, they are automatically changed to an administer account instead of standard. I've tried several times to manually change them from admin to standard but every time I do, when I exit out, they are changed back to admin accounts. What can I do to stop this from happening? It's incredibly frustrating.

Thanks

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I'm using WinXP and have some accounts that are not admin. All of a sudden, they cannot access the internet without a problem occurring and it auto-closes itself. The admin account works fine for web access.

Help...

Answer:Non-admin accounts on XP

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Cable Connection

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If someone sends me an invitation via remote assistance from a regular user account and then logs off and logs back on as an adminstrator, will that person still receive a pop up when I respond to the invitation? I want to know this because the person needs help with an update which requires admin rights. And also the email account is configured under the regular user, not the admin user. We will be using save the invitation as a file option and then sending the invitation via email. Thanks.

Answer:remote assistance invitation Regular user vs. admin user?

Both PCs in question will be using XP Pro SP3.

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